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Facilities Engineer

Description/Distinguishing Features
The Facilities Engineer is responsible for overseeing the city-wide facility maintenance of 68 city owned structures and the downtown snowmelt system. The Facilities Engineer is responsible for planning, organizing, and managing of the Citywide Maintenance group. Duties include: supervising staff; planning and developing mission and goals for the group; coordinating, developing, implementing, and monitoring the capital and operational budget; managing operation of the division; handling labor relations activities; preparing recommendations to the City Commission; supervising the preparation of a variety of reports; administering day-to-day requisition and purchase order system for purchasing division; serving as a division or department liaison or spokesperson to other City departments.

Examples of Duties
A qualified individual with a disability must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. 
  • Supervises subordinate personnel to include: analyzing, scheduling, and assigning projects and daily work programs; determining staffing requirements; coordinating training; providing guidance and technical assistance to personnel; completing performance evaluations; and, interviewing and hiring new personnel. 
  • Troubleshooting and/or providing guidance to repair/replace various mechanical systems
  • Establish project plans (scope, schedule, cost estimates, procurement/contracting strategy, project acceptance criteria, etc.) for facilities related projects.
  • Manages operation of a department function by: managing long-range and short-range projects; implementing marketing strategies to promote division or department; establishing policies and practices including creating and reviewing SOPs. 
  • Plans, develops, and monitors mission and goals for all City building facility needs which includes: researching current trends; analyzing and determining future needs and direction; setting project priorities; identifying resources; and, tracking and reporting on accomplishments. 
  • Coordinates, develops, implements, and monitors department or division business plan and budget which includes: coordinating and implementing capital improvements; monitoring expenses and revenues; recommending funding levels; and, reviewing financial reports, budgetary transfers, and overtime usage. 
  • Administers daily requisition and purchase order system which includes preparing bid documents and ordering supplies, equipment, and services. 
  • Supervises the preparation of a variety of reports to include overseeing collection of data, establishing presentation format, and ensuring required reports are completed and submitted on time. 
  • Serves as a liaison or spokesperson to other City departments by attending meetings and providing assistance with questions.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.

Essential Qualifications
Knowledge of:
  • Mechanical systems including HVAC; 
  • Managerial principles; 
  • Supervisory principles; 
  • Budgetary principles; 
  • Labor relations; 
  • Accounting principles; 
  • Fire and police administration principles; 
  • Planning principles; 
  • City and department policies and procedures; 
  • Local, State, and Federal regulations; 
  • Plant processes, operations, and treatment; 
  • Safety rules, regulations, and procedures
Skill in :
  • Using computers and related software applications; 
  • Project Management;
  • Energy Use;
  • Resource Allocation;
  • Driving vehicles; 
  • Preparing and monitoring budgets; 
  • Asset Management and Recordkeeping ;
  • Developing and managing programs; 
  • Solving problems; 
  • Making decisions; 
  • Negotiating contracts; 
  • Handling grievances; 
  • Developing goals, objectives, and priorities; 
  • Providing leadership; 
  • Supervising personnel; 
  • Training personnel; 
  • Providing customer service and public relations; 
  • Preparing and reviewing reports; 
  • Planning and organizing projects; 
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction. 

Acceptable Training and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Public Administration, Business Administration, Urban Planning, or related field; 
  • Professional Engineering Registration or PMI, CFM, FMA certifications and/or LEED Accredited Professional Designation preferred.
  • Five years of progressively responsible supervisory, facilities management, public utilities, or related experience; 
  • Or any equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. 
The City of Kalamazoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to be a diverse, equitable, inclusive employer by creating an environment where different perspectives and experiences are welcomed and encouraged. This approach will give each current and potential employee the opportunity to learn, grow and contribute to the City of Kalamazoo.