William E. Johnson

Chief Engineer

Value Delivered

As Chief Engineer at the Moakley Federal Courthouse for EFS, Bill is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the building. Working with an in-house crew of seven, and several highly respected trade contractors, Bill ensures the building is operated efficiently, and the building systems are maintained at design specifications. He is also responsible for an annual budget, identifying capital projects, procuring bids for repair work, and overseeing subcontractors. Bill is also charged with quality control, ensuring work is completed to the highest industry standards and in a timely manner.


Bill has nearly 20 years of experience in the facility management arena. Throughout his professional career, he has held various positions, from Project Manager to Facility Manager to the Director of Operations, where he has gained valuable industry knowledge. Prior to his role as Chief Engineer at the Courthouse, Bill was responsible for overseeing and maintaining contracts for over 12 BTE sites. He ensured that each specific site was managed and operated according to company policies and procedures to maintain each building at the highest level of operational performance. Bill reviewed, evaluated, and made recommendations on vendor proposals and specifications for the customer as well as coordinating the purchasing of materials according to customers purchasing procedures. He facilitated BTE’s monthly safety meetings and ensured all staff members were properly trained and equipped to perform their assigned tasks safely.

Before coming to BTE, Bill was employed by Genesis Management Group and was the Building Engineer for the State Transportation Building. Bill’s responsibilities included overseeing an in-house crew of ten technicians, as well as numerous service contracts. He was also responsible for managing an annual operating budget, capital budgeting and capital projects, as well as preparing bid documents and soliciting bids under the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ bidding laws.

In 1991, Bill attended Wentworth Institute of Technology and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Facility Management. He also took a Journeyman Electrician course and is licensed by the State of Massachusetts as a Second Class Fireman and Refrigeration Technician Trainee. Bill has a Universal Refrigerant Reclamation license.

The Personal Side

Bill enjoys spending time with his wife Michelle and their two daughters, Madelyn and Samantha.