What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Supports engineering activities surrounding planning design and maintenance of plant facilities.
There were 50 Facilities Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 1977 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Mechanical Engineer industry, which includes the Facilities Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Facilities 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.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $77,764.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $70,142.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Facilities Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $65,195.
Education and Experience
Posted Facilities 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.
Posted Facilities 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 Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||30%|
|3 to 5 years||47%|
|6 to 8 years||13%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Facilities 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.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (34%)
- Physical Abilities (28%)
- Problem Solving (28%)
- Troubleshooting (26%)
- Planning (26%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Repair (42%)
- Mechanical Engineering (39%)
- HVAC (35%)
- Scheduling (28%)
- Budgeting (27%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- AutoCAD (16%)
- Calculation (15%)
- Facility Maintenance (12%)
- Procurement (10%)
- System Design (10%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Electrical Systems (6%)
- Life-Safety Systems (5%)
- New Construction (5%)
- Ventilation (5%)
- Plumbing Systems (5%)
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Facilities Engineer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Facility Engineer
- Critical Facility Engineer
- Mechanical Engineer
- Senior Mechanical Engineer - Data Centers/Mission Critical
- General Engineer
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.
- Mechanical Engineer Surveyor
- Mechanical Engineer (General)
- Mechanical Systems Engineer
- Facilities Electrical Engineer
- Health and Safety Engineer
- Mechanical Project Engineer
- Mechanical Reliability Engineer
- Electro-Mechanical Engineer
Here are the employers that have posted the most Facilities Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Black & Veatch (139)
- CBRE Group (51)
- Bgis North America (51)
- Caravan Facilities Management (44)
- Clean Harbors (43)
- Pactiv Evergreen (3)
- Elon University (3)
- Atlantic Constructors Incorporated (3)
- Black & Veatch (3)
- Fluor Corporation (2)
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!