Chief Engineer| Snapdragon Stadium - OVG360 (San Diego · CA)

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Under general supervision of the Director of Operations, the Chief Engineer manages, supervises and coordinates the maintenance of the mechanical, HVAC, electrical systems, plumbing and related equipment for the stadium. The Chief Engineer also plans and oversees a variety of projects determined by Executive Management.


This role will pay a wage of $85,000 to $100,000. 


For FT roles:   Benefits: Health, Dental and Vision insurance, 401(k) savings plan, 401(k) matching, and paid time off (vacation days, sick days, and 11 holidays).


  • Assume management responsibility for all services and activities involved in the maintenance of the facility including HVAC, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing equipment.
  • Select, train, motivate and evaluate engineer / maintenance staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies.
  • Perform repairs and maintenance tasks such as re-lamping, replacing ceiling tiles, filters and belts as required.
  • Record and log all work performed, complete work order slips and compile all required reports in a timely and complete manner.
  • Assist other Operation Department divisions to expedite event conversions as needed.
  • Participate in the development and administration of the maintenance budget; forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; implement adjustments as necessary.
  • Conduct a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; recommend modifications to maintenance programs and policies, as appropriate; conduct financial and physical feasibility studies for maintenance and related operational activities.
  • Direct and monitor the work of contractors, engineers, and architects on building projects while promoting a safe working environment for all employees.
  • Order supplies and materials for maintenance programs within budget guidelines; receive and maintain supplies.
  • Read and interpret performance charts and control panels to evaluate the efficiency of each system.
  • Respond to routine, precautionary and emergency alarms from building automation and life safety systems.
  • Maintains walls (interior and exterior) of entire complex including all drywall repairs, sanding, and repainting.
  • Maintain an effective working relationship with clients, employees, exhibitors, patrons and others encountered in the course of employment.
  • Maintain inventory of paint and supplies. 
  • Maintain Hazardous Materials Communication Program, material safety data sheets and required records and permits as it applies to maintenance program.
  • Maintain knowledge of changes in pertinent federal, state and local regulations.
  • Perform gas and electric welding; rebuild pumps, fans and motor driven equipment used in the facility; and perform basic carpentry.
  • Other duties as assigned


The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. and five to seven years of increasingly responsible experience in building maintenance including at least two years of supervisory responsibility and experience in the repair and maintenance of HVAC or related building systems. Some technical support school or advanced electrical or refrigeration courses is preferred.
  • Possess any licenses, certificates or training required by local, state or national authorities for the operation of the equipment found in the facility. Be licensed and insured to operate a motor vehicle in the United States.
  • Working understanding of electrical components including high amperage show power and electrical installations.
  • Experience in stadiums, arenas, and/or convention centers is preferred 
  • Understand the methods, principles and practices required for the operation and maintenance of the mechanical, HVAC and electrical systems. 
  • Familiar with operational procedures, facility capabilities, industry terminology, event-related services and technical requirements for the types of events anticipated at the facility.
  • Understanding of door hardware, locks, key machine, door closers, etc.
  • Ability to read and comprehend blueprints, drawings and other related materials.
  • Ability to follow and adhere to all safety precautions, building codes, rules, regulations, risk management and emergency procedures.
  • Ability to operate equipment such as light trucks, pallet jacks, forklifts, scrubbing machines or other light power-driven equipment.
  • Ability to operate monitoring controls and a personal computer (light use) using BMS and Microsoft Office email.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and communicate effectively with others in both oral and written form.
  • Ability to work independently, exercising judgment and initiative.
  • The ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • The ability to perform physical tasks such as lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds, climbing stairs & ladders.
  • Ability to work, nights, weekends and holidays as needed.
  • Effectively work under pressure and meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to communicate with employees, co-workers, volunteers, management staff and guests in a clear, professional and courteous manner which fosters a positive, enthusiastic and cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to speak, read, and write in English.
  • Ability to consistently adhere to the highest standards of integrity, professionalism, ethics and confidentiality.