Regional Chief Engineer

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE: HTA) is the largest owner/operator of medical office properties in the nation. HTA is a publicly traded real estate investment trust that acquires, owns and operates medical office buildings. Since 2006, the company has invested $7.0 billion in medical office buildings and other healthcare assets comprising more than 23 million square feet across 33 states.


This position is responsible for the regional oversight of a Commercial Medical Office Building portfolio in the East Region to include NC, SC, TN, VA and surrounding areas. The primary role of the position is the implementation and general execution and oversight of the engineering staff and maintenance programs for the portfolio. The RCE is responsible for the coordination, communication and management for a staff of 15-20 local Building Maintenance Engineers and other contracted resources to ensure the proper efficient operation and maintenance of all properties and facilities within a specific market.


The Regional Chief Engineer role is responsible for providing the technical expertise and building systems knowledge required to direct all aspects of engineering related to the company’s real estate assets: Utility distribution, BAS, EMS and HVAC systems, Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing systems, fire life safety systems and other typical medical office building support systems.

Primary functions of the position in addition to demonstrated systems knowledge are administrative. These focus responsibilities include staffing and managing all personnel aspects of the regional engineering team. Managing building maintenance staff coverage for properties under supervision to include… vacancies, vacations, absences, general work load and on call/after hour emergency coverage, payroll approval, interviewing, employment and termination coordination.  Additional responsibilities include: Implementation and training of the company’s technical resources and electronic platforms, preventative maintenance and electronic work order systems. The position plays an important role on Tenant improvement construction projects and acts as a liaison with Property and Construction management responding to and resolving tenant requests complaints.


The position is required to provide technical support and assistance to the Property and Regional Construction Managers including; Management and coordination of contractors for tenant and capital improvements. Budgeting and forecasting of operational expenses related to building maintenance and staff operations. Training, management and support of Building Engineer staff including employee conflict reporting and resolution.

This position requires daily communication with area Property Managers, and Chief/Building Engineers to assess service calls, contractor projects, prioritize and communicate work or building assignments as needed. The position reports to the National Director of Facilities and is responsible for completion of assigned Corporate initiatives and company goals. The position also supports Construction Management related to building capital and tenant improvement projects.

The position requires independent physical work, the ability to effectively supervise and direct others, to include training and completion of Corporate initiatives related to employee and property improvements.

  • High school and Technical or Trade Engineering background required. BOMA RPA, FMA or SMA preferred.
  • 7-10 years of experience in the administration and maintenance of commercial office building environments including demonstrated management aspects of positon.
  • 5 Years of experience working on commercial building HVAC systems
  • 3-5 years experience managing employees in a service oriented position or environment
  • Past experience working independently with little or no supervision required.
  • Proficient in MS Office, Intermediate knowledge of building automation and sequencing.
  • Ability to comprehend and use technology to aid in the management of duties; Computers, Mobile Smart Phone, Energy Management Systems and diagnostic equipment.
  • Outstanding written/oral communication skills required.
  • Outstanding customer service skills required.
  • Ability to climb and work from ladders, man hoists or lifts, and the ability to lift and carry heavy loads (up to 50lbs.),
  • Must be willing to assist at other properties within the portfolio from time to time as needed.
  • Ability to work on call and weekends when required.
  • Frequent travel within portfolio area as required.
  • Valid Driver’s License


  • Oversee, coordinate and perform preventative maintenance and maintenance repair task, and light duty construction associated with physical structures, plumbing systems, all aspects of HVAC operation, electrical distribution and other various building systems found in commercial MOB’s.
  • Assist in the formulation and implementation of safety policies, processes and procedures related to the daily maintenance operations of the facilities. Leaderships and participation in safety program, knowledge and skills training and various administrative programs for the tracking and management of the assets
  • Provide input and regular communication the Property Manager Director of Engineering Services and Regional Construction Manager on repairs, projects, operational and capital expense budgeting.
  • Provide Oversite and coordination of vendors for capital and tenant improvements when working on site
  • Evaluate plans contact vendors and assist in formulation of budgets for capital and tenant improvements.
  • Conduct orientation of new vendors working in building for any construction management
  • Create and implement required daily, weekly, monthly, semi-annual, and annual required building inspections, and institute required corrections and/or Preventative Maintenance systems and schedules as needed.
  • Oversee and Work with Chief/Engineers, subcontractors and vendors as required to carry out the various responsibilities of such 3rd party services.

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