Job Description

Job ID
UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
Full/Part Time


The Facilities Engineer position is a technical position and is responsible for the coordination, design, project management, and record keeping/database maintenance of campus facilities information and architectural/engineering projects. This position will manage campus projects; primarily focused on site, campus utilities, and building enclosures. This position works closely with other departments within Facilities Management and the campus, UW System Administration, the Division of Facilities Development (DFD), and architectural/engineering consultants. This position may supervise student and temporary employees. This work is performed with a high level of independence. This position reports to the Campus Planner within the Planning and Engineering Unit within the Facilities Management department.


Minimum / Required

  • Associate degree in engineering or related field from a recognized college or university.
  • Minimum of 2 years of engineering, architectural, or construction management experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in drafting techniques pertaining to computer-aided drafting programs (i.e. AutoCAD, REVIT).
  • Knowledge of materials of construction, material/labor costs, estimating programs.
  • Knowledge of codes and standards pertaining to design including Wisconsin Administrative Codes, and applicable to Asbestos, Lead, NFPA, ASHRAE, ANSI, ASME standards, etc.
  • Ability to interpret design, layouts, plans, and specifications.

Highly Desired

  • Experience in a higher education environment.
  • Ability to do project planning, evaluation and implementation. Manage multiple tasks and effectively organize work to be as productive as possible.
  • Knowledge of computer applications for design, drawing and program management (i.e. AutoCAD, word processing, spreadsheets, and CMMS/TMA).
  • Knowledge of modern methods and techniques as applied to LEED, design, building, installation, operation, and maintenance of commercial buildings.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.


A. Supervise and coordinate campus construction and capital remodeling projects

A1. Prepare detailed plans and bidding documents for assigned projects. Manage assigned projects from pre-design to completion.

A2. Interpret Wisconsin State Codes and apply sound architectural and engineering construction practices for campus projects and facilities maintenance and modifications.

A3. Direct and monitor the work of contractors, vendors, subcontractors and design firms. Manage project budgets and complete daily inspection of construction work.

A4. Complete and/or follow-up on change orders, punch lists, warranties, submittals, requisitions, purchase orders, and payment requests.

A5. Prepare requests for capital projects and capital budget documents. Provide technical and budgetary information and insights.

A6. Review project designs by consultants, coordinate reviews by all campus constituents, and tabulate comments for project.

A7. Assist with and submit necessary documents for the programming and planning of University and System proposed projects.

A8. Coordinate meetings and serve as liaison with campus personnel, off-campus individuals and agencies as required. Attend construction meetings as a representative of the campus.

A9. Coordinate project information with asbestos competent person pertaining to asbestos, lead and any other potential hazardous materials encountered in conducting university business.

A10. Provide support to all facilities management operations. Focus will be primarily on building enclosure, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, sustainability and campus utilities (high pressure steam, chilled water, med-high voltage systems, storm water, water distribution, waste water). Assist in research, investigation, and purchase of various types of equipment.

A11. Investigate, survey, and update existing campus building information. Inspect condition of campus equipment and facilities. Evaluate needs and methods for remodeling of existing campus spaces. Identify deficiencies and prepare condition reports.

B. Operate and supervise CAD, database, and file system management

B1. Prepare CAD drawings for campus and State funded projects.

B2. Supervise CAD operations, including supervision of students and maintaining of files and reproduction equipment.

B3. Maintain building profiles, operation and maintenance manual files, plan files, and specification files.

B4. Create databases, collect data, and maintain database systems to store information on campus projects and facilities.

B5. Provide files, reports, building, equipment, and remodeling project information as needed by the department, campus users, consultants, and other state agencies.

B6. Assist in development and preparation of annual report for storm water management.

B7. Assist in continuous improvement efforts to maximize energy efficiency and sustainability of campus facilities.

C. Other Responsibilities

C1. Adhere to all industry safety procedures and administrative code requirements.

C2. Attend and participate in weekly department meetings and various campus meetings.

C4. Required to be on emergency call-in roster to address facilities and infrastructure emergencies.

C5. Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor.


Physical Plant is comprised of multiple departments: Physical Plant Administration, Facilities Planning and Engineering, Custodial Services, Building Maintenance and Grounds which provide service to the entire campus of 55 buildings covering of 2.5M square feet of facilities on 134 acres.


The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.

UW-Stout offers 48 undergraduate and 26 graduate degrees, including two terminal degrees. Student enrollment is just over 9,500.

UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.

All undergraduate students participating in traditional, on campus-based programs are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.

Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

More information about the UW-Stout community and region: Facts and data about the university:


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities.

An offer of employment is contingent upon the final candidate passing a criminal background check and a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications
  2. Resume
  3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
  4. Unofficial copies of transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hire

* To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by February 24, 2019. Applications may continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact: Gary Gust, Search Committee Chair, at

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact: Doreen Johnson, UW-Stout Human Resources at

Before starting the online application process we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at:

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