Facilities Engineer

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Position Title

Facilities Engineer

Additional Information

The Facilities Engineer will join a highly collaborative and forward-thinking Facilities Planning and Management Department. The Department strives to be the benchmark of excellence for facilities engineering while being mindful stewards of the university’s resources. The Facilities Engineer will develop assigned projects from client contact and design development through construction drawings and specifications. The Facilities Engineer will provide construction management and cover all necessary electrical and mechanical aspects of the development and remodeling of university facilities. This position reports to the Director of Facilities Engineering.

Benefits and Community





Learned Professional Exemption



Length of Assignment

Fiscal Year - FT Continuing Contract

Position Function

Develop assigned projects from client contact and design development through construction drawings and specifications. Provide construction management and cover all necessary electrical and mechanical aspects of the development and remodeling of university facilities. This position reports to the Director of Facilities Engineering.

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree in mechanical and/or electrical engineering or related field.

Minimum Experience

At least three (3) years of experience designing mechanical, electrical, and/or plumbing systems for buildings.

Minimum Other

Must be able to complete professional quality construction drawings and specifications. Knowledge of mechanical and electrical design, structure, and architectural principles.
Knowledge of EPA / OSHA regulations, fire and safety codes, and building codes as required.

Authorization to work in the US

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Education

Preferred Experience

Preferred Other

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

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EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO /AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.


Office of AVP Facilities Planning & Mgt:136010

Department Information

Why Consider the Opportunity:
• Quality of Work/Life Balance: The Facilities Engineer job provides interesting and varied work, offers a reasonable work schedule, and has no travel requirements.
• Beautiful Campus: Ball State’s campus is gorgeous and well maintained. With solid financial support, the deferred maintenance needs have been kept to a manageable level.
• Positive Work Environment: Employees enjoy an intellectually stimulating, friendly, and stable work environment.
• Competitive Compensation and Benefits: The university offers a very generous benefits package including low healthcare costs to employees; retirement plans; generous paid-time-off; and a tuition remission plan for the employee, spouse, and dependents. Review benefits here.
• Location: Muncie offers a low cost of living with great housing options nearby. Muncie is a one-hour drive to Indianapolis, Indiana.

About Facilities Planning and Management:
Facilities Planning and Management ( FPM ) provides timely, cost-effective quality facilities-related support to the Ball State University community. With over 300 employees, FPM designs, renovates, and builds flexible learning spaces that are conducive to innovative pedagogical models. The updated campus master plan aligns with FPM’s mission, goals, strategic imperatives, and enduring commitments to environmental stewardship and inclusive excellence. FPM is a highly collaborative and forward-thinking department, with a high standard of quality and expected longevity for its facilities. Currently, there is nearly $400M worth of construction activity underway, with additional funding in the pipeline.

Ball State’s main campus is over 790-acres and includes 120 academic, administrative, auxiliary, and residential buildings valued at more than $2B and totaling over 7.3M Gross Square Feet ( GSF ). The university also has just over 400 additional acres of property located near the main campus. The campus contains over 25 acres of parking lots, including three parking garages. Eleven residence hall complexes and two apartment communities comprise nearly 7,000 traditional beds and 520 apartment units.

Areas within Facilities Planning and Management:
• Engineering
• Systems Administration and Business Operations
• Motor Pool Operations
• Construction
• Planning
• Operations
• Building Services
• Landscape Services

FPM’s Mission
To provide safe, well maintained, highly functional, aesthetically pleasing and environmentally sustainable buildings and grounds which support the mission of Ball State University.

Ball State’s 2015 Campus Master Plan guides the physical environment of the campus for the next 15 to 25 years and aligns the university’s strategic, academic, and physical plant goals.

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Duties & Responsibilities



Job Duty

Meet with university personnel to determine the scope of mechanical and/or electrical projects; perform comprehensive studies and design development.



Job Duty

Conduct studies of campus mechanical and/or electrical systems; prepare long-
and short-term recommendations for preventive maintenance; repair and rehabilitation schedules for university facilities.



Job Duty

Provide input for budget requests; includes any supporting narrative required.



Job Duty

Provide engineering design support to complete construction projects, including drawings, specifications and other descriptive data for the development and remodeling of university electrical and mechanical systems.



Job Duty

Consult and review with environmental, architectural, electrical and mechanical portions of major projects prepared by the planning office and outside firms.



Job Duty

Provide input on final inspections of all campus construction and remodeling projects as they relate to electrical and mechanical systems for approval or rejection.



Job Duty

Conduct inspections for compliance of campus building with OSHA, EPA, NEC, and Federal and State codes and regulations.



Job Duty

Prepare estimates for projects developed internally; coordinate these estimates with other departments as required.



Job Duty

Maintain files, drawings and specifications as they pertain to any new construction projects, campus buildings, utilities, etc.



Job Duty

Perform other related duties as assigned.

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To Apply:
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