Senior Facilities Engineer – Tiered sign-on bonus tiered up to $5,000

November 11, 2023
Raleigh, NC
Job Type


This position is eligible for a tiered sign-on bonus and recruitment incentives tiered up to $5,000.

What You'll Be Doing

Are you a licensed Engineer or Architect? Are you inspired by buildings and the systems that keep them operating? If you answered yes, keep reading about what Wake County General Services Administration (GSA) has to offer. GSA is looking for a Senior Facilities Engineer to provide professional guidance and leadership in maintaining diverse facilities, making repairs to complex building systems and serving as Project Manager for renovations. Our portfolio includes nearly 200 buildings, totaling over 5 million square feet and vary greatly from cutting-edge new construction to one of the oldest and most unique high-rises in NC. Our facility inventory includes courthouses, EMS stations, libraries, health centers, detention centers and the list keeps going. Every day brings something new and we keep you inside the county, only traveling from Apex to Zebulon. If this appeals to you, take a look at what you'll be doing as our newest Senior Facilities Engineer.

Essential Functions:

The typical day may start with you arriving to work tackling a handful of projects you're responsible for specializing in Mechanical, Electrical or Plumbing system repairs and replacements to overseeing renovation projects. With an inventory as large as ours, often we have unexpected issues to handle. This may be as simple as an unannounced inspection by a regulatory organization for one of our medical or jail facilities or troubleshooting the continuity of operations during a power outage or other utility failure. Physical Plant has four work groups: General Trades, Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing. The Supervisors for these trades will often rely on this position for guidance in problem solving, modernizing systems or coordinating resources among each trade discipline. Essentially, your expertise will be solicited and valued on nearly all things facility related.

Facility Management:

  • Keep Wake County facilities, its building systems and related equipment operating as consistently and efficiently as possible
  • Assist Trades Supervisors with troubleshooting system failures and ensure that buildings are code compliant and meet all regulatory requirements

Project Management:

  • Function as or work collaboratively with Project Managers on establishing the scope, budget, design, schedule, and implementation of the project

Data Analysis:

  • Analyze a range of data inputs including building system information and financials to identify meaningful trends that will assist in decision-making processes and interpret diagnostics on system operations in order to maintain the integrity of core building systems


  • Utilize your strong knowledge of mechanical, electrical, plumbing systems and general construction principals and processes to offer guidance to all related Trades groups


  • Assist in the planning of CIP projects based on completed Facility Condition Assessments and Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing assessments
  • Develop preventative maintenance plans for critical building systems, equipment and components
  • Assess equipment life cycles to ensure predictability of required maintenance and planned replacements

NOTE: A criminal background and credit check will be conducted.

About Our Team

General Services Administration (GSA) manages Wake County owned and leased facilities, the Wake County fleet, provides criminal justice support, and supports a number of General Government business units. GSA is dedicated to ensuring safe, productive work environments; and safe, reliable vehicles for our customers

The Basics (Required Education and Experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Facility Management, Information Technology or related field
  • Five years of job-related experience
  • Valid Driver's License and "safe" driving record
  • Equivalent education and experience are accepted

Beyond the Basics (Preferred Education and Experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction, or related field
  • Five years of experience in Engineering or Architecture related field
  • Five years or more experience in managing projects
  • North Carolina Professional Engineering License or Architecture Registration

How Will We Know You're 'The One'?

  • Ability to identify problems, determine possible solutions and actively work to resolve the issues with sound judgement
  • Firm grasp of mechanical, electrical and plumbing operations along with general construction knowledge
  • Strong project management skills including the ability to work with multiple disciplines to complete a project
  • Ability to read and interpret construction documents
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization with tact and diplomacy
  • Excellent computer skills including the ability to manipulate large databases and extract relevant information
  • Proven ability to estimate, budget, plan, organize and prioritize a large portfolio of projects
  • Strong troubleshooting skills including the ability to take data from multiple sources to identify the point of failure
  • Ability to firmly adhere to codes of conduct and ethical principles and set a good example for team members
  • Knowledge of workplace safety practices and PPE to conform with OSHA requirements

About This Position

Location: General Services Center Raleigh, NC 27610

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: Mon - Fri 7:30am - 4:30pm

Hiring Range: $82,862 - $116,002

Posting Closing Date: This position is open until filled and may close at any time.

What Makes Wake Great

Home to the State Capital, Wake County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation and the most populous county in the state, with more than 1.1 million residents. The County has received national and international rankings and accolades from publications such as Money, Fortune, and Time magazines as being one of the best places to live, work and play. The central location of the County allows for a short drive to the spectacular mountains or coast. Wake County Government is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners, who are elected at-large to serve two-year terms. Wake County Government has a general operating budget of $1.874 billion, employs over 4400 employees, experiences minimal turnover, and is an award-winning leader in wellness and technology initiatives; such as offering employees and covered spouses free access to the Employee Health Center. Wake County Government offers a wide range of training and development opportunities, a stable career in public service with a balance of work and family life, flexible work schedules and a competitive salary and benefits package.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Wake County provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Background Check Statement

Position may require a background check that may include: criminal, credit, motor vehicle, education, and sexual offender registry or others based on job requirements. Unless required by state law, a record of conviction will not automatically exclude you from consideration for employment. Wake County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Emergency Service Worker Statement

In the event of an emergency, as determined by the County Manager or designee, participation in preparedness and response operations should be expected. Employee may be required to fill a temporary assignment in a role different from standard duties, work hours and/or work location in preparation for, during and after the emergency. Employee may also be required to participate in relevant exercises and regular preparedness training.

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