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Classification Specifications


Classification Number: 3253


  Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
Salary Range 32 $5403 $5670 $5949 $6233 $6541 $6857 $7193 $7540 $7916 $8294


The FACILITIES ENGINEER 3 applies a wide range of advanced engineering principles, methods, and theories to design and develop system-wide projects involving multiple facilities in mechanical, electrical, civil, or other specialized engineering disciplines. The Facilities Engineer 3 ensures that projects satisfy client requirements, comply with building codes and engineering principles, and meet budget limits and is responsible for administering a facility program that is part of a total engineering department.


This is the third level in a three-level series. Applying advanced methods and procedures to design and develop complex or system-wide projects involving multiple facilities and administering a facility program distinguishes this class from the lower levels.


The duties listed below are not inclusive but characteristic of the type and level of work associated with this class. Individual positions may perform all or some combination of the duties listed below as well as other related duties.

  1. Program Administration. Consults with staff on all program related issues. Checks facilities to identify operations and maintenance needs or capital investment projects and recommends improvements to update existing facilities.  Develops project ideas. Participates in selecting consultants, reviews and approves consultants' designs and administers contracts for project implementation. Maintains records and writes reports about program status.  Consults with staff on development of new facilities. Investigates and prepares reports on complex engineering design, feasibility studies, and investigations, or oversees engineering consultants developing designs, feasibility studies, and investigations.
  2. Project Design. Develops and designs system-wide projects requiring difficult engineering computations, complex cost and material estimates, and evaluation of complicated engineering data. Prepares final drawings, specifications, and cost estimates. Oversees and instructs designers, drafters, and other staff working on the project. Writes reports outlining project goals and cost estimates. Presents design package to client and answers questions concerning project.  Consults with shop managers, contractors and vendors regarding project design, compliance with specifications, and other questions or problems during implementation. Inspects finished project for compliance with specifications and design.
  3. Miscellaneous. Investigates facility problems reported by users. Analyzes problems, prepares reports and cost estimates and recommends solution. Notifies appropriate personnel to correct problem. Consults with physical plant personnel as requested on design questions or problems involving engineering principles.


The Facilities Engineer 3 has regular contact, in person and by telephone, with managers, purchasing agents, vendors, contractors, engineering consultants, and material controllers to exchange information to ensure timely and accurate project completion and with clients or client representatives as needed during project design and implementation to keep them informed on the project's status. The Facilities Engineer 3 also has contact with staff at other agencies and professional organizations to exchange information.


The Facilities Engineer 3 works independently with general supervision from a supervisory engineer or administrative supervisor who assigns and reviews the work for compliance with engineering principles and accuracy. The Facilities Engineer 3 uses engineering manuals, building codes, and administrative policies and procedures to design and implement projects.


The Facilities Engineer 3 must be willing to occasionally bend, stoop, and climb ladders to inspect projects and work sites and to occasionally travel throughout the State.


  • A Bachelor's degree in either Civil, Electrical, Structural, or Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management Engineering, or Energy Management Engineering; AND
  • Four years of engineering experience.

Some positions in this class may require a Professional Engineering License (PE).

Some positions in this class may require other professional credentials or certifications.