Director, Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
05 – O – Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Engineering
Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute
Full/Part Time:


The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) seeks a dynamic individual with an extensive background encompassing: facility operations and energy; strong ethical core values; business and personnel management experience with progressively increasing responsibility; and well-developed negotiation skills to represent and lead the Institute’s multi-million-dollar operation. PSFEI ( is an externally funded, non-academic unit of Penn State’s College of Engineering. The Institute provides engineering advisory services, custom software solutions, non-credit adult education, and applied research to agencies of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the federal government in the disciplines of energy, facilities management, and utility infrastructure. PSFEI works with more than 1,000 facility sites across Pennsylvania and conducts technical education courses in more than a dozen cities coast-to-coast. The Institute employs approximately 40 staff members and continually performs on over a dozen state and federal contracts with an annual budget of approximately $6.5 million. The Director is responsible for developing new business, serving as an ambassador for the Institute, and providing subject matter expertise on facilities management topics and executive-level business matters. The Director sets the strategy and direction for the Institute, ensures the quantity and quality of deliverables, manages all fiscal and personnel matters, promotes and maintains internal and external University relationships, and provides staff development and leadership. The Director initiates, cultivates, and maintains long-term relationships with PSFEI stakeholders, and interfaces with all levels of personnel from facility managers to deputy secretaries of the Commonwealth, and periodically with cabinet-level secretaries. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus twelve years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Professional engineer licensure and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) are preferred. Experience working with agencies of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and federal agencies is strongly preferred. Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills are required. U.S. citizenship is required. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a resume, and contact information for three to five references; please submit these items in a single pdf file. Applications should be submitted using the Penn State jobs system at Review of applications will begin on June 21, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088