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The statements on this job standard are intended to describe the general nature of the role and level of work being performed. They are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the employee.

Job Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75925
  • Pay Grade: P10
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Senior
  • Family: Campus Planning & Facilities
  • Function: Facilities Operations Services


This position is responsible for the technical engineering assessment, review and oversight of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems projects for the Boise State University Facilities Department. Serves as the campus liaison, for all projects involving mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design and construction.

Level Scope

Recognized subject matter expert who knows how to apply theory and put it into practice with in-depth understanding of the professional field with limited oversight from managers. Independently performs the full range of responsibilities within the function; requires deep job knowledge of areas typically obtained through higher education combined with experience.  Manages large projects or processes and problems faced are difficult and often complex; analyzes problems/issues of diverse scope and determines solutions.  May manage programs that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources; functions with a high degree of autonomy.  Influences others regarding policies, practices and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years experience or equivalent

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of major building and utility systems , components, and maintenance and testing requirements.
  • Strong knowledge of applicable building codes, including IBC, IECC, and ASHRAE standards and guidelines.
  • Individuals must have a keen eye for detail. Strong ability for reviewing construction plans for code, compliance, clearances, for  maintenance, and accessibility is key.
  • Must have experience reading electrical, mechanical and plumbing building plans.
  • This position is responsible for decisions involving safety issues affecting department personnel and the university community. Poor judgment when dealing with these matters could result in injuries or even fatalities to campus personnel.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Facilities System Engineer must:

  • Provides detailed engineering review of design drawings, specifications, and submittals for construction projects for remodeling, renovation, repair, replacement or new construction.
  • Ensures documents adhere to applicable codes, Campus Design Guidelines, and MEP systems are designed to meet the needs and best interest of the University.
  • Attends design review meetings and site visits to ensure appropriate information is being collected and discussed regarding existing systems and future system integration.
  • Coordinate with A&E Services all stakeholders on all  projects involving mechanical, electrical, or plumbing.
  • Collaborate to develop the department’s deferred maintenance project list.  Ensures the project list is up to date, tracked, and prioritized.
  • Serves as the facilities representative for the State of Idaho, Department of Public Works (DPW) projects involving mechanical, electrical or plumbing improvements.
  • Provides a detailed scope and recommendation of corrective work when requested.
  • Inspects the work on ongoing projects ensuring quality and completeness and adherence to the Campus Design Guidelines and communicates timely with A&E, contractors, and DPW when deficiencies are found.

35% of Time the Facilities System Engineer

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Facilities System Engineer

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and requiring wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Facilities System Engineer

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbents must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.