Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Plant Facilities Engineer 2 (Managerial)

Recruitment #191120-6278MP-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.

DMHAS seeks qualified individual for the position of Plant Facilities Engineer 2 (Managerial), Position # 24469.  This position is located at Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH), Middletown, Connecticut.  This is a full-time, forty (40) hour per week position.  The work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Plant Facilities Engineer 2 (Managerial) will be accountable for:
  • on-call responsibilities;
  • overseeing maintenance and operation of all facilities at CVH including 6 hospital buildings, 3 large administrative buildings, a water treatment plant, a steam generation plant and over a dozen ancillary buildings;
  • directing the work efforts for large projects that are required for multiple trades;
  • serving as the hospital safety director working with regulatory bodies; ensuring compliance with all applicable life safety codes;
  • ensuring that all aspects of the physical plant are in compliance with the Joint Commission and CMS standards. 
Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application.  You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.  At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include performance reviews, attendance, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. You do not have to attach these documents to your application submission.  
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact  Miriam Lopez, 860-262-5358,  


In the Departments of Correction, Children and Families, Development Services, Mental Health and Addiction Services and a State University this class accountable for directing all physical plant operations.


Directs the staff and operations of the physical plant; coordinates, plans and manages physical plant activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in the development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in the preparation of the physical plant budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of the physical plant who might impact on program activities; directs and coordinates maintenance shops on multi-trade projects; develops and maintains large-scale preventive maintenance programs; writes specifications and draws plans for minor capital improvement project; develops specifications for and requisitions maintenance equipment and supplies; maintains cost and estimate records; prepares budget and monitors use of allocated funds; serves as liaison between the agency and the Department of Administrative Services on major capital projects; may serve as safety officer, OSHA compliance officer, energy coordinator and/or fire officer in accordance with agency needs; may develop and administer security programs including training of security personnel; may administer housekeeping operations; responds to emergencies on a twenty-four basis; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used in the maintenance, operation and repair of buildings and all utilities services and equipment; knowledge of materials and methods of building construction; knowledge of preventive maintenance techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant State and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to read and interpret blueprints and specifications; ability to plan, supervise and inspect building repair and maintenance work; ability to utilize computer software.


Nine (9) years of technical experience in the maintenance and repair of large buildings and utility services.

Note: Experience performing technical duties within the maintenance trade area on a military base, aircraft carrier or large compound may be substituted for the General Experience on a year for year basis.


Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been in a first-line supervisory capacity responsible for the direction of a large crew of trades workers, contractors or similar highly skilled maintenance specialists above the apprentice level.

Note, State employees: 

1. For positions at the Department of Correction, this is interpreted at or above the level of a Plant Facilities Engineer 1

2. For all other agency positions, this is interpreted at or above the level of Maintenance Supervisor 2.


College training in architecture, mechanical or electrical engineering or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.


Preference will be given to candidates who possess:

  • JCAHO training;
  • Knowledge of HVAC and steam heating systems;
  • Knowledge of Joint Commission Standards for hospitals, preferably mental health facilities;
  • AutoCad literate;
  • Managing project of at least $5 mil;
  • Experience managing staff in multiple trades at various levels;
  • Experience in a large State institution; and 
  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing engineering.


Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.