Oak View Group

Oak View Group

Chief Engineer| XL Center - Oak View Group (Hartford · CT)

Oak View Group
Jobs in Hartford · CT
Facility Operations/Event Staff: Game Day/Event Staff
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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 XL Center. The Chief Engineer also plans and oversees the Capital Improvement Program and a variety of projects determined by Executive Management.


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).


  • Assume management responsibility for all services and activities involved in the maintenance and operations including HVAC, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, refrigeration, and associated equipment
  • Select, train, manage, motivate, and evaluate maintenance staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures
  • Plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work plan for facility maintenance and operations; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems; assign work activities, projects, and programs; monitor workflow; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures
  • Participate in the development and administration of the Operation budget; forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; implement adjustments as necessary
  • Assume management responsibility of building projects
  • Assist in the direction and monitoring of the work of contractors, engineers, and architects on building projects
  • Order supplies and materials for maintenance programs within budget guidelines; receive, inventory, and maintain supplies
  • Perform corrective maintenance and preventative maintenance duties related to arenas and systems.
  • Maintain hazardous materials communication program, material safety data sheets and required records and permits; maintain knowledge of changes in pertinent Federal, State and Local regulations
  • Develop and maintain an accurate record keeping system of preventative maintenance inspections and maintenance needs
  • Manage set-up and operation of basic IT equipment including minor ethernet connections, switches, display panels, network cabling, UPS, telephones, and camera systems
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Operations


  • Applicant shall have an appropriate combination of experience, knowledge, expertise, and qualified credentials commensurate with this critical position on our team.
  • Bachelor’s degree or better from an accredited college/university with major coursework in facility management, hospitality management, business management, or related field preferred
  • Minimum of five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in facility operations management preferably with a sports facility, convention center or other multipurpose public assembly facility. Additional property management experience a plus.
  • Specialized training in the maintenance of HVAC, plumbing, boiler equipment, lighting systems, chilled water systems, electrical and other related building systems
  • Familiarity with OSHA requirements, NFPA, NEC and Connecticut Building Code
  • Possession of an electrical or HVAC license is highly desirable
  • Ability to climb stairs and lift 40lbs, unaided
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays as required
  • Knowledge in determining and coordinating logistical needs for very large events, preferably in a sports arena or event facility
  • Must have availability to work long hours, nights, weekends, and holidays, as needed
  • Applicants must be proactive self-starters able to work autonomously
  • Knowledge and ability to use Building Management Systems and Software
  • Basic knowledge of computer skills and Microsoft Office