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Facilities Engineering Manager

Date posted 12/15/2016

Job ID#: 10651BR
Company: General Atomics
Job Title: Facilities Engineering Manager
Job Category: Facilities
City: Palmdale
State: California
Regular/Temp: Regular Employee
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Facilities Engineering Manager to join our Facilities Department in Palmdale, CA.


  • Manages, initiates, and coordinates the design of facility projects and works closely with maintenance and project management for the alteration of equipment, machinery, buildings, structures and other facilities.

  • Formulates and recommends policies, objectives, budgets, plans, procedures and schedules for the department.

  • Conducts quality control audits and evaluates work standards and performance levels ensuring uniformity, effectiveness, and appropriate staffing levels.

  • Manages and coordinates the efforts of various outside design, layout, construction, and service disciplines in the design, costing, alteration at various facilities.

  • Standardizes facilities engineering equipment and procedures.

  • Communicates results to engineering staff and makes technical presentations.

  • Reviews and estimates costs including equipment, installation, labor, materials, preparation and other related costs.

  • Manages budgets, schedules and performance standards.

  • Assigns tasks, reviews work, and provides direction to staff while ensuring business objectives are met within established timelines.

  • Manages and actively participates in the planning, attraction, selection, retention and development of human resources to ensure the availability of the required talent.

  • Assesses staff performance and provides coaching and guidance to ensure maximum efficiency as well as develops personal growth opportunities.

  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Utilizes MS Office suite and other applications.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

  • Typically requires a bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, facilities management or a related discipline and nine or more years of progressive professional experience in facilities management with at least three of those years in a management role.

  • May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.

  • Must demonstrate a thorough understanding of building and site design, construction, operation and maintenance as well as broad knowledge of design and construction methods and processes related to building construction and maintenance.

  • Must have knowledge of codes, standards and regulations as they apply to design, construction, operations and maintenance of buildings and building sites.

  • Must be able to organize, schedule, conduct, and coordinate workloads and staff to meet established milestones.

  • Must be customer focused and possess: (1) a valid California driver's license verified by the DMV; (2) the ability to identify issues, analyze and interpret data and develop innovative solutions to a variety of complex matters of diverse scope and nature; (3) excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report, and present findings to a variety of audiences including senior management and senior external parties; (4) excellent interpersonal skills to influence and guide all levels of employees, including senior managers and senior external parties; (5) the ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information; (6) the ability to select, train, and motivate personnel; (7) the ability to represent the company on external projects; and (8) excellent computer skills.

  • Must be able to work extended hours and travel as required.

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