Manager Facilities Engineering & Grounds

Date: Sep 20, 2019

Job ID  10206  Department  Facilities Engineer & Grounds (10000015) 
Union Classification  Non Union  Type  Full Time - Salaried  
# of Openings  Job Location  Electric Building - Annex 1st (A1)  
Closing Date  10/21/2019  Salary/Wage  $114,000.00 - $137,000.00 annually 


Job Definition

Manages, plans, organizes, develops, directs and coordinates the technical work of a team of engineers, consultants, and technicians devoted to specific projects.  Coordinates work across multiple departments and with external consultants for all aspects of the work product for District Facilities projects consistent with the District’s mission, goals, and values.  Manages and supervises a diverse staff with varying levels of expertise and a wide range of fields of expertise.  Manages and approves professional, material, and construction procurement and contracts for Facilities.  Develops and implements engineering standards and processes for Facilities Engineering.

Distinguishing Characteristics


Essential Job Functions

Manages and evaluates the performance of assigned staff including providing coaching, positive recognition and discipline when appropriate.  Provides opportunity for employee development and training as appropriate.  Ensures staff understands and complies with District Directives, safety rules and other related policies and procedures.


Establishes performance expectations, work priorities, staff assignments and administrative procedures.  Cooperates with other District departments to ensure coordinated work efforts.


Evaluates staffing needs of the Facilities Engineering group and makes recommendations to the Sr. Manager for increases and/or decreases in staffing levels.  Conducts interviews and makes staff selections to meet the Districts strategic plans and critical goals.


Manages, plans, organizes, develops, directs and coordinates the technical work of a team of engineers, consultants, and technicians devoted to specific projects.  Coordinates work across multiple departments and with external consultants for all aspects of the work product.  Approves all facilities engineering and grounds engineering design and planning documents; including structural, civil, and mechanical.  These projects are diverse scopes of work and may require large capital funding.  Performs needs analysis, project cost estimates, develops engineer’s estimates, and negotiation and administration of related contracted services.


Works with various agencies and city and state officials to achieve facilities and District goals regarding construction compliance, selection of sites for construction, land use, storm water drainage and retention as well as hazardous material spill control on District properties. 


Manages the Grounds and Engineering budget, provides input and assists with development and management of Facilities overall capital and operating budget.


Conducts the planning, design, and budgeting for the installation or replacement of facilities building systems and capital equipment, in coordination with other department managers.  Works closely with other department managers to prioritize projects, staffing, and budgets to continuously prioritize the work necessary to meet the vision of the Department and District.


Manages the design, selection, update, and maintenance of the District’s Property Management program, including working with management to determine the most effective staff within the District to address particular needs; evaluates and updates contracts, procedures and equipment as needed; ensures District property usage complies with related regulatory and organizational standards and requirements.  Oversees the investigation of customer complaints related to District grounds services.


Provides facilities engineering, construction and seismic damage mitigation advice to the Senior Manager.  Oversees technical aspects of the Facilities Department Emergency Response Plan and Rapid Response Plan, coordinating efforts with the Security and Business Continuity Manager and others to achieve District’s goals.

Specialized Job Functions


Other Job Functions


Participates in the development of the Facilities Department District Master Plan.


Provides technical and engineering support on facilities projects in other areas of the department and District as needed, ensuring engineering concerns are addressed.


Reviews work related accidents, completes accident reports and initiates corrective actions.


Other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Knowledge of:
• Project management, negotiation, relationship building/partnering, and conflict management/mediation.
• Computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets and data bases.
• Customer service techniques and practices.
• Financial and budgeting processes including cost-benefit analysis.
• Applicable Federal, State, Local and International Building codes.
• Mechanical, civil and industrial engineering principles and practices.
• Grounds maintenance procedures, materials and equipment
• Advanced engineering and construction concepts.
• Hazardous materials usage in buildings and grounds.
• Public work contract requirements and administration.
• Leadership methodologies.
• Business concepts/theories/practices and cost-benefit analysis.
• Coaching and supervisory practices and techniques.
• Conservation concepts and industry best practices.
• Research and analysis techniques.
• Conflict resolution techniques.
• Uniform building codes as relates to facilities construction, remodel and maintenance requirements.
Ability to:
• Supervise, coach and assist staff in development of management/leadership skills.
• Effectively manage and perform a variety of complex projects/tasks simultaneously.
• Build and manage effective teams within and outside the Facilities department and facilitate alignment with District goals and objectives.
• Organize and manage complex projects.
• Communicate and work effectively, both orally and in writing, with various levels of the organization, outside agencies, and customers.
• Interpret and apply District directives, policies and procedures.
• Manage confidential information.
• Analyze, apply principles, and develop effective solutions.
• Effectively coordinate a variety of activities.
• Use independent and discretionary judgement.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or related field; and,
  • Nine (9) years of progressive applicable engineering experience, three (3) years of which are in a project engineer or in a lead capacity.  
• Valid Washington State Driver License.
• Licensed Professional Engineer in Washington State or ability to obtain within 6 months of start date of the job.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in appropriate Engineering field
Working Conditions
• Duties are performed primarily in an office environment and require the repetitive use of a computer keyboard and mouse.
• Field site visits are required and incumbent may be exposed to or have to navigate through uneven terrain, inclement weather and hazardous chemicals.
• Travel to various construction sites and or business meetings is required.



Snohomish County P.U.D. #1 is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Women, Disabled and Veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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