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Facilities Engineering Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Responsible for the supervision and coordination of assigned engineering support activities. Provides direct supervision for staff under HVAC, Electrical, Controls, Plumbing and General Maintenance. Ensures the successful delivery of engineering projects and services.

Job Outlook

There were 73 Facilities Engineering Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 1762 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Engineering Manager industry, which includes the Facilities Engineering Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Facilities Engineering Manager 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 $95,164.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $91,529.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Facilities Engineering Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $85,012.

Education and Experience

Posted Facilities Engineering Manager 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 Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree80%
Master's Degree20%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other0%

Posted Facilities Engineering Manager 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 years6%
3 to 5 years54%
6 to 8 years16%
9+ years24%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Facilities Engineering Manager 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.

  • Communication Skills (46%)
  • Planning (43%)
  • Preventive Maintenance (39%)
  • Problem Solving (29%)
  • Microsoft Office (27%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Budgeting (64%)
  • Repair (43%)
  • Project Management (40%)
  • Engineering Management (38%)
  • Scheduling (30%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Plumbing (20%)
  • Facility Management (17%)
  • Staff Management (17%)
  • Occupational Health and Safety (15%)
  • Machinery (14%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Environmental Regulations (7%)
  • Lean Manufacturing (7%)
  • Total productive maintenance (7%)
  • Boilers (6%)
  • Process Engineering (6%)

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 along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • Engineering Activities (4%) – marginal value $2,239
  • Engineering Leadership (3%) – marginal value $2,024

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Plant Engineering Manager
  • Chief Bldg Engineer Supervisor
  • Hotel Chief Engineer
  • Maintenance & Engineering Manager

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 Engineering Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • CBRE Group (105)
  • Sodexo (45)
  • Lucid Motors Inc (22)
  • Northrop Grumman (21)
  • Dart Container (16)

North Carolina

  • Hampton Inn (5)
  • Hanes Brands (4)
  • Duke University (3)
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (3)
  • Holiday Inn (2)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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