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Facilities Electrical Engineer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Facilities Electrical Engineer provides electrical engineering support for facilities.

Job Outlook

There were 27 Facilities Electrical Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 658 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Electrical Engineer industry, which includes the Facilities Electrical Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Facilities Electrical Engineer jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $97,815.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $97,815.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Facilities Electrical Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $88,299.

Education and Experience

Posted Facilities Electrical Engineer jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree2.13%
Bachelor's Degree82.52%
Master's Degree15.96%
Doctoral Degree5.78%
Other2.74%

Posted Facilities Electrical Engineer jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years13.17%
3 to 5 years65.4%
6 to 8 years9.38%
9+ years12.05%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Facilities Electrical Engineer positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Operations (43.31%)
  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving) (36.02%)
  • Communication (29.64%)
  • Management (24.47%)
  • Planning (23.4%)
  • Coordinating (22.49%)
  • Problem Solving (22.19%)
  • Reliability (18.54%)
  • Leadership (14.89%)
  • Microsoft Excel (14.44%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • AutoCAD (25.78%)
  • Power Distribution (22.2%)
  • Electrical Engineering (88.04%)
  • Electrical Equipment (29.35%)
  • Electric Power Distribution (21.27%)
  • Electrical Systems (45.96%)
  • Switchgear (23.6%)
  • Project Management (26.71%)
  • Transformers (Electrical) (21.12%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Semiconductors (4.66%)
  • Medium Voltage (16.3%)
  • Bill Of Materials (3.73%)
  • Fire Protection Systems (7.61%)
  • Mechanical Electrical And Plumbing (MEP) Systems (8.7%)
  • Change Orders (8.54%)
  • SKM (Power System Software) (7.61%)
  • Computer-Aided Design (6.37%)
  • Fire Protection (9.01%)
  • NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) Codes (13.98%)
  • Architectural Drawing (6.99%)
  • Three-Phase (3.73%)
  • Fire And Life Safety (8.7%)
  • Arc Flash (13.2%)
  • Automation (9.94%)
  • Electrical Wiring (4.19%)
  • Building Automation (5.12%)
  • Change Control (2.95%)
  • HVAC (15.37%)
  • Autodesk Revit (13.04%)
  • Control Systems (15.53%)
  • Motor Control (18.32%)
  • Systems Engineering (6.99%)
  • Construction (18.48%)
  • Cost Estimation (7.3%)
  • Relays (9.16%)
  • Building Codes (9.94%)
  • Engineering Design Process (11.18%)
  • ETAP (8.54%)
  • Circuit Breakers (4.19%)
  • Instrumentation (10.25%)
  • Continuous Improvement Process (6.06%)
  • Procurement (11.02%)
  • Warehousing (9.47%)
  • Electrical System Design (3.42%)
  • Engineering Support (9.16%)
  • High Voltage (9.47%)
  • Turbines (3.42%)
  • Failure Mode And Effects Analysis (3.73%)
  • Maintainability (5.12%)
  • Facilities Engineering (9.32%)
  • Fire Alarm Systems (4.35%)
  • National Electrical Codes (15.22%)
  • Low Voltage (13.66%)
  • MATLAB (3.42%)
  • Machinery (10.25%)
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (15.99%)
  • Lean Manufacturing (3.26%)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) Methodology (3.11%)
  • Electrical Safety In The Workplace (NFPA 70e) (9.47%)
  • Mechanical Engineering (7.76%)
  • Maintenance Engineering (18.79%)
  • Variable Frequency Drives (12.11%)
  • Short Circuits (9.16%)
  • Submittals (Construction) (10.25%)
  • Risk Analysis (5.43%)
  • Subcontracting (9.16%)
  • Environment Health And Safety (6.99%)
  • Network Switches (3.73%)
  • Electric Power Systems (18.17%)
  • Oil And Gas (4.5%)
  • Batteries (4.35%)
  • Root Cause Analysis (8.7%)
  • Commissioning (13.2%)
  • Export Control (5.75%)
  • Voltage (10.56%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Power Distribution (23.99%)
  • Electrical Engineering (95.13%)
  • Electrical Equipment (31.71%)
  • Transformers (Electrical) (22.82%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Facilities Electrical Engineer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Electrical Maintenance Engineer
  • Plant Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Power Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Building Engineer
  • Electrical Power Systems Engineer
  • Principal Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Coordinator
  • Electrical Systems Design Engineer

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Facilities Electrical Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Uline (49)
  • Power Engineers (26)
  • GE Aerospace (24)
  • Sandia Corporation (20)
  • Actalent (16)
  • Naval Nuclear Laboratory (14)
  • General Dynamics (12)
  • Burns & McDonnell (10)
  • Cliffs Natural Resources (10)
  • Northrop Grumman (9)

North Carolina

  • Actalent (6)
  • GE Aerospace (5)
  • Wolfspeed (5)
  • GE Vernova (3)
  • Insight Global (1)
  • Research Triangle Institute (1)
  • Wolfspeed (1)
  • Kimley-Horn (1)
  • State of North Carolina (1)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!