Oak View Group

Oak View Group

Manager, Engineering| XL Center - Oak View Group (Hartford · CT)

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Under general direction, manage and direct advanced journey level and leadwork duties in the technical operation, maintenance and repair of HVAC system, electrical generating equipment and auxiliary systems of a widely dispersed building complex with numerous individual physical plants; performs related work as required.


This role will pay a wage of $85,000 to $115,000. 


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).



  • Manage all AFSCME engineering staff involved in HVAC, plumbing, electrical, event setup, and other technical services. Train staff as needed.
  • Develop, maintain and manage operating procedures relating to the engineering department
  • Review and recommend day-to-day operational policies and procedures for the Engineering department
  • Research, review, and recommend equipment, materials, and supplies required for the Engineering department
  • Oversees the operation, maintenance and repair of plant equipment and auxiliary systems; recommends operational methods and procedures
  • Monitor diesel powered electrical generator to provide emergency electrical power during power outages or curtailment
  • Participates in the operation, maintenance and repair of equipment, minor electrical and plumbing repairs to expedite the return of equipment or auxiliary systems to operational status
  • Manage set-up and operation of basic IT equipment including minor ethernet connections, switches, display panels, network cabling, UPS, and camera systems
  • Track daily productivity via allocation sheets, daily logs, and maintenance management system
  • Clearly, effectively, and timely communicate work issues with staff
  • Provide excellent customer service assistance to internal and external clients
  • Manage engineering requirements for all XL Center events
  • Assist in managing/developing department operating budget and capital expenditure plans
  • Assist in the review and managing of contractor projects and service contracts
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Director of Operations


  • Three to Five years (3-5) years of increasing responsibility in facility operations including HVAC, electrical, plumbing, conversion, and other technical services.
  • High school diploma required. College degree preferred.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks and prioritize quickly
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Working relationship with unions a plus
  • Knowledge in determining and coordinating logistical needs for very large events, preferably in a large sports arena or event facility
  • Proficiency with general office PC applications
  • Knowledge with Building Management Systems and Software
  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple, high priority projects with attention to detail
  • Applicants must be proactive self-starters able to work autonomously
  • Demonstrated sound organizational, coordinating and personal interface skills
  • Possession of Universal CFC license highly desirable
  • Must have availability to work long hours, nights, weekends, and holidays, as needed