Facilities Engineer
Deadline for Applications is 02/27/2020

Code: 16312 Posted: 02/13/2020

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Facilities Engineer.

This is a highly responsible and professional position, reporting to the Assistant Director of Facilities Management. This position serves as technical support staff to the University’s Facilities Management Division, addressing various Administrative needs as required and assigned. The incumbent shall help with the design, organization, and implementation of a Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) compatible with other Facilities Management operations software, and in coordination with Facilities Management maintenance and operations staff. The incumbent shall help manage, maintain, and upgrade the Computerized Maintenance Management System as required by the operational needs of the Facilities Management Division. The incumbent is to assist the Assistant Director, who is responsible for the preparation, review, and management of State and University maintenance and renovation projects. The incumbent is responsible for knowledge and application of State building codes (including DIHLR, OSHA, ADA, NEC, and WEPA) as they relate to University planning issues, maintenance and operations, and project proposals. The incumbent is responsible for the maintenance and management of all facilities records, documentation, plan sets, and CAD system and drawing files.

Essential Job Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

60% A. Project Manager

  • Assist in managing complex construction projects. Complex building construction projects include building remodeling and/or additions which can involve any facet of construction in an educational facility including science lab ventilation, classroom remodeling, office remodeling, road and parking lot resurface and repairs, repairs to pool circulation/filter system, athletic facility components, mechanical HVAC system, electrical high voltage primary distribution, etc.
  • Coordinate with Facilities Management, campus personnel, UW-System Administration Staff, DOA/DFD Staff, and auxiliary contractors. Plan, schedule, and expedite projects for maintenance and renovation of campus systems as they relate to immediate operational needs and/or anticipated future needs. Administer contracts for maintenance and remodeling projects.
  • Develop plans and specifications for various maintenance and operations repair and renovation projects. Supervise outside contractors providing maintenance service: determine and develop specifications; inspect the installation work and review of completion of projects. Coordinate with Facilities Management maintenance and operations staff to schedule staff and auxiliary contractors to accomplish work/repair projects to meet deadlines.
  • Maintain knowledge of State building codes, including: Department of Commerce (DOC), OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), NEC (National Electric Code), and WEPA (Wisconsin Environmental Protection Act) as they relate to University planning issues, maintenance and operations, and project proposals.
  • Interact with State Agencies and their inspectors to comply with building code interpretation regulation, inspection or report generation. 
  • Interpret project specifications and blue prints for code compliance, project scope, and institution intents. 
  • Preparation and presentation of Engineering Department project status through memos, written reports, and periodic meetings with Facilities Management Administration and Facilities Management staff.

20% B. Manage facility records

  • Provide diagnostic analysis and exploratory research skills for University facilities, utility distribution systems, mechanical systems, and energy management systems. Assist Maintenance Supervisors & Staff to identify system malfunctions; develop short and long-range repair plans; determine primary and alternative sources of technical maintenance supplies. Evaluate and analyze department needs within specific operational units to determine and recommend equipment replacement purchases.
  • Survey University facilities, utility distribution systems, mechanical systems, and energy management systems, to establish organized records and resource center for future Facilities Management operations and endeavors. Establish utility and equipment system, subsystem, type, and component records, and organize into a comprehensive information database.
  • Facilitation, maintenance, and utilization of the University’s master facility, CAD, project, planning, and landholding resource library. Serve as resource for the historical tracking of University facilities, projects, maintenance, and planning file documentation.

20% C. Preventative Maintenance Program

  • Maintain and further develop the campus Preventative Maintenance program within the Computerized Maintenance Management System (TMA).
  • Monitor reports on the operation of the PM program and repair information.

5% D. Miscellaneous Duties

  • Service tickets and other reports or documentation as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Knowledge And Abilities

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with the public, coworkers and other University workers. Ability to interact with a diverse and multicultural population
  • Competence in computer programs in word processing, spreadsheets and miscellaneous programs utilized by the office
  • Knowledge and ability to learn relevant software
  • Ability to read and write construction specifications
  • Ability to inspect facilities by climbing ladders, crawling in small spaces and reaching very inaccessible areas
  • Ability to conduct on-site investigations to determine existing conditions and preparing plans for remodeling or repair projects
  • Ability to inspect building projects
  • Ability to perform field surveys and analysis
  • Ability to estimate costs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to learn, recall and apply policies, procedures and regulations
  • Ability to accurately complete tasks after interruptions
  • Ability to multi-task and handle stressful situations
  • Responsible for Money, University funds, or accounts which hold financial information?


  • Ergonomic Requirements:

                 Visual acuity to read, distinguish or detect small print or numbers on a sheet of paper or on a computer screen


Education, Experience, Training And/or Certifications


  • Associates Degree in Architecture or Engineering OR successful completion of a union apprenticeship
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf

Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/

Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Names and Contact information for three References

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Thursday February 27th, 2020 are ensured full consideration. 

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Laura Menarek
Available Until: 02/28/2020

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