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Building Maintenance Manager

| Chicago

Convexity Properties - a DRW Company is a fully integrated real estate investment firm focused on giving value add properties new purpose. We take the lead role on many projects and partner with development and architecture firms on unique retail, residential, commercial and mixed use properties. Notable projects include the Three Arts Club, Viceroy Chicago, 4 East Elm and The Robey Chicago.

The Building Maintenance Manager will be responsible for maintaining the physical integrity of assets included in the Convexity Properties portfolio. This involves ensuring a safe, secure and comfortable living environment for tenants, guests, visitors and staff. 

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Continually monitor condition of Convexity Properties assets and immediately initiate action to correct unsafe conditions, i.e. broken gates, broken steps, open holes, broken/burned out exterior lights, etc.
  • Develop and implement procedures/policies for effective property maintenance
  • Design and implement preventative maintenance programs which reduce the risk of equipment failure and maximize productivity
  • Ensure maintenance contracts are in place for HVAC and other critical operating equipment
  • Meet with third-party contractors to obtain bids for work that needs to be done externally
  • Contract and supervise temporary or third-party staff when extra coverage is needed
  • Perform work area clean-up and safety-related duties
  • Oversee the maintenance of buildings and mechanical systems to ensure required tasks are completed for operational effectiveness
  • Diagnose and perform daily minor and routine maintenance and repairs as needed, including the following:
    • Electrical and plumbing (including water lines)
    • A/C and heating systems
    • Stairs, gates, fences, patios, railings
    • Tile, carpet, flooring
    • Interior and exterior lights
    • Gas fixtures and appliances
    • Shutters, doors, cabinets, windows, sliding glass doors
    • Boiler, gas and electric
    • Door locks and common area locks
    • Ceiling leaks
    • Walls
  • Perform general cleaning of interior & exterior
  • Change locks; make and manage keys
  • Remove and transfer heavy appliances and equipment from storage area to apartment (or vice versa) as circumstances warrant; assist in moving abandoned furniture, appliances, etc., to dumpster when necessary
  • Assist in keeping grounds neat and free of litter; rake, sweep, power wash, shovel and snow blow as needed
  • Wear back support belt, safety shoes, goggles, masks, gloves and other safety equipment as required for certain tasks
  • Perform additional duties assigned by Convexity Properties management as needed

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Previous building maintenance experience in a multi-building setting is preferred
  • Previous experience operating a variety of equipment, including snow blowers, various power tools and small hand tools
  • Must be proficient user of work order software and other forms of electronic communication, including text messages, email, mobile device to take/send photos, etc.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to work well with minimal supervision
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and follow specified procedures
  • Must be flexible to adjust schedule to meet the needs of the team as needed
  • Must have ability to frequently utilize personal transportation to pick up replacement parts and supplies from vendors
  • Must have valid driver’s license and automobile insurance coverage
  • Must be able to occasionally work on the weekends and in the early mornings and/or late evenings
  • Must have ability to occasionally work in poor weather conditions, including cold temperatures, rain, snow, etc.
  • Must be able to work frequently on one’s feet and must be able to frequently perform physical activities such as bending, stooping, kneeling, climbing stairs and ladders, moving equipment, and lifting/carrying items weighing up to 150 lbs
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Location

Situated in Chicago's thriving West Loop, our HQ is convenient for Metra and CTA riders alike - and foodies looking for a bite on "Restaurant Row."

An Insider's view of DRW

How does your team reward individual success?

Our team acknowledges individual success and provides an environment to further new ideas. The team then ensures higher management is aware of your contribution. These accomplishments become part of the individual’s and team’s record at the end of the year. This approach I believe has led to a lot of innovations on my team.

Kumbi

Network Engineer

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

During my internship in Chicago, I built models in python, ones that are still used on that desk today. The next summer, I returned as a full-time trading analyst and picked up right where I left off. I focus on systematic research and the development and execution of new strategies for the foreign exchange (FX) options desk in Chicago.

Alex

Quantitative Trading Researcher

What are some things you learned at the company?

We’re free to choose the technology stack that best solves each individual problem, so the learning happens project to project. I started programming in C#, but changing teams exposed me to a new suite of languages that I’m now working in regularly

Carissa

Software Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Working on the risk team, I combine the principles of risk management and computer science. I help direct how we take risk across the organization, and ensure reliability with the use of really innovative tech.

Brawnski

Software Engineer

What are some social events your company does?

DRW is not all work, all the time. We offer a number of activities and events for all interests, like monthly wine tastings, sports leagues, hobby clubs and movie outings to name a few.

Michelle

Systems Team Lead

What are DRW Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement

Additional Perks + Benefits

Daily catered breakfast and lunch. On-site yoga and meditation classes. Trivia nights. Chair massages. Wine Tastings. Mentorship Program. Game Tournaments. Speaker Series and "Geek Lunches".

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