Santa Clara, CA 95054
Full-Time - Building Engineer

Job Details
Employment type: Full-Time
Location: Santa Clara CA, 95054
Req ID: 2024-247484

The Building Engineer is responsible for opening and ongoing operations of a new luxury senior living community, located in a high-rise, urban market. The Building Engineer manages all aspects of maintenance operations including leading the maintenance team, maintaining all physical aspects of the community, fundamental understanding of building mechanical and electrical systems in high rise buildings, managing the warranty process and ensuring resident satisfaction.

  • Manage preventative maintenance efforts for all physical aspects of the building’s HVAC, electrical, plumbing, flooring, painting, major appliances and amenities. 
  • Manage outside vendors and contractors, as applicable, including negotiating with vendors and suppliers and enforcing contract terms and conditions. 
  • Responsible for interviewing, hiring, training, developing, and evaluating assigned staff.
  • Implement and monitor programs to control expenses and improve customer satisfaction.
  • Manage department expenditures within approved budget.
  • Manage the apartment turnover process to ensure vacated rooms are available to rent in a timely manner.
  • Maintain company customer service standards by addressing all requests through the work order management system and follow through to ensure issues are resolved.
  • Inspect grounds, building and apartment homes on a regular basis to ensure all physical aspects of the community are fully functional at all times and are in compliance with DOH and company standards.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state and local laws while adhering to Atria’s policies, procedures and safety standards.
  • May drive company vehicle from community (only if required by community).
  • May perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related area and/or five (5)+ years high rise property management experience
  • Advanced knowledge in the areas of building facility management, project management and engineering, building codes, capacity, fire safety, organization and departmental principles.
  • Specific experience with complex building systems including building automation systems, work order tracking and management, access controls and life safety systems.
  • Strong customer service mindset and ability to follow through until requests are resolved.
  • Solid performance management skills, including the ability to communicate performance expectations, document performance conversations, coach and document performance issues and complete performance management expectations as guided by the company.
  • Demonstrated ability to use independent judgement and discretion to make decisions designed to achieve company expectations and goals for the community.
  • Advanced knowledge in the use of maintenance tools, supplies and equipment and the ability to train others in their safe and appropriate use.
  • Advanced skills in working collaboratively and influencing others.
  • Advanced skill to multi-task and effectively prioritize.
  • Working knowledge of computer systems and applications.
  • Ability to effectively communicate through cell phone, email, conference calls, remote video conference and text.
  • Ability to frequently transport up to 60 pounds variable distances, the mobility and flexibility to use required equipment and to access and work in confined spaces or at heights in excess of 8-9 feet.
  • Ability to be on-call and work weekends as required by work schedule.

Born out of a partnership between Atria Senior Living and Related Companies, Coterie is a new luxury brand that re-imagines what senior living can be.

From stunning architecture and thoughtful design to state-of-the-art fitness facilities and curated culinary offerings, every aspect of life at Coterie is meant to support the individual – and community – in reaching new heights. We elevate wellness and strive to anticipate every need to offer a life more inspired.


Coterie is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.  Atria will not tolerate harassment or discrimination based on any of these protected classifications.


The salary range for this position is $110,000/yr. – $120,000/yr. dependent on prior work history and experience.

Hiring Step 1
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Hiring Step 2
Application Review
Every application is given due consideration. If your experience and skills are aligned with the job requirements, we’ll contact you to schedule an interview.
Hiring Step 3
Interviews & Assessments
Your interview will be conducted by phone or in person with an Atria recruiter or hiring manager. This process may include additional interviews, reference checks and skill assessments.
Hiring Step 4
Offer Letter
If you are chosen for the position, an offer will be made by phone and email. The email will include a letter which you’ll sign electronically, return to us and can download for your records.
Hiring Step 5
Post-Offer Hiring Process
You’ll receive all needed forms, instructions and our contact information if you have any follow-up questions. This process may include a background check and/or a drug screen.
Hiring Step 6
Check-ins from your future team
As turnaround times vary for screening results, we’ll provide any needed updates and let you know what to expect for your first day on the job.
Hiring Step 7
First day and onboarding
Congratulations – we’re excited to have you join our team! Onboarding varies by position, but on your first day at Atria you’ll typically meet coworkers, take a workplace tour and begin any required training.
Job Details
Employment type: Full-Time
Location: Santa Clara CA, 95054
Community: Santa Clara
Req ID: 2024-247484

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Competitive Pay
Competitive Pay

Atria provides competitive wages as we value employee contributions and commit to investing in our employees.

Paid Holidays & PTO
Paid Holidays & PTO

In addition to company observed holidays, we encourage our employees to take earned time off to refresh, recharge, and spend time with their loved ones.

Comprehensive Health Plans
Comprehensive Health Plans

After satisfying the waiting period, employees at Atria are eligible for an array of benefits including medical, vision, and dental coverage, company paid short term and long term disability, as well as other voluntary benefits such as critical illness coverage.

Career Advancement Opportunities
Career Advancement Opportunities

We promote approximately 1,500 people a year.  Share your professional aspirations with your manager, and together we will work to achieve them. Atria focuses on talent development and growth opportunities within.

Tuition Reimbursement
Tuition Reimbursement

Want to earn a degree or pursue a new certification? Our tuition reimbursement program provides full-time employees with up to $5,250 a year in support for approved courses toward degrees and certifications.

Employee Loyalty Rewards Program
Employee Loyalty Rewards Program

Atria celebrates employees through different rewards programs including anniversary awards and recognition of great work.

Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match

We offer an opportunity for full-time employees to save for retirement through Transamerica. Traditional 401(k) and Roth options are available, and after one year of service, Atria offers a 50% match on a percentage of those savings.

Rewards & Recognition

Learn more about the many ways Atria celebrates employee achievements and rewards outstanding performance.

Health & Safety

Whether providing protection from sickness or natural disasters, such as flooding or fires, we make safety a priority for both residents and staff.