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  • Engineering Manager

    Location US-CT-Hartford
    Job ID
    Spectra - Venue Management
    Location Name
    Spectra FH - XL Center
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The XL Center is Connecticut’s premier destination for sports & entertainment. The 16,000+ seat downtown arena is home to the eleven-time National Champion UConn Women's Basketball team and the four-time National Champion UConn Men's Basketball team. Led by Hall of Fame basketball Head Coach Geno Auriemma and Dan Hurley, the Men's & Women's basketball programs have established themselves as national powerhouses. The XL Center is also home to the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, the primary developmental affiliate of the New York Rangers. The team is coached by Keith McCambridge The XL Center entertains millions of visitors annually with a variety of concerts, family shows, ice-skating spectaculars, consumer events and trade shows throughout the season. The venue has played host to an extraordinary roster of world-renowned artists, including Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Pearl Jam, Black Eyed Peas, Britney Spears, Drake, and many others. The XL Center will continue to be the center of sports and entertainment for Hartford and the state of Connecticut for years to come.  You can learn more about our venue here:


    Under general direction, the Engineering Manager will 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.


    Spectra, an industry leader in sports, entertainment and venue management, is dedicated to recruiting and developing individuals with the skills, experience, desire, and values to contribute to the continued growth and success of our organization.  Together, with our 250+ sports & entertainment venue partners, we transform events into experiences! These experiences create excitement, turn heads, and make memories.  Come Join Us!  You can learn more about Spectra at



    • Manage all engineering staff involved in HVAC, plumbing, electrical, conversion, 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
    • Performs routine preventative maintenance on equipment and auxiliary systems; oils and lubricates fans, motors, pumps and generators, cleans screens, strainers, burners and automatic controls
    • 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
    • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Director of Operations
    • Assist in managing/developing department operating budget and capital expenditure plans
    • Assist in the review and managing of contractor projects and service contracts



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

    • Minimum of 3 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






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