Critical Facilities Engineer

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – L – Exempt
Work Unit:
Information Technology
Data Center Services
Full/Part Time:


Data Center Services (DCS), a unit of Penn State IT (PSIT), is seeking a Mission Critical Facilities Engineer (Electrical Engineer). This position reports to the Lead Mission Critical Facilities Engineer. This position requires an engineer experienced with building electrical systems to provide specialized expertise to support operations of University data centers and critical facilities. The successful candidate must possess a strong understanding of redundant systems operations. Duties include review and critique of design documents, providing input to design professionals for projects on the University Park and Commonwealth campuses related to data centers and critical facilities; preparation of special studies, written reports and project scoping documents; developing new and implementing existing standards for the University’s building systems; providing technical expertise to resolve complex system operational problems and deficiencies; working with trades supervisors and crews to improve building operation; participating in the Owner’s project acceptance process to ensure successful transition from design, construction and commissioning to occupancy and continuing operations. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering or related discipline or higher plus five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful candidate must be a leader that has our colleagues/customers best interest in mind, with a strong service management background and the ability to engage large groups with a proven track record of delivering projects on time and within budget. Knowledge and understanding of building automation and control systems, are required. Previous data center experience is highly desired.

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