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Facilities Engineer

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Other Engineering, Operations
Redwood City, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2024

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative was founded by Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg in 2015 to help solve some of society’s toughest challenges — from eradicating disease and improving education to addressing the needs of our local communities. Our mission is to build a more inclusive, just, and healthy future for everyone.

The Team

Across our work in Science, Education, and within our communities, we pair technology with grantmaking, impact investing, and collaboration to help accelerate the pace of progress toward our mission. Our Central team provides the support needed to push this work forward.

The Central team at CZI consists of our Finance, People & DEI, Real Estate, Events, Workplace, Facilities, Security, Brand & Communications, Business Systems, Central Operations, Strategic Initiatives, and Ventures teams. These teams provide strategic support and operational excellence across the board at CZI.

The Opportunity

As a Facilities Engineer, you will maintain, troubleshoot, repair, and install electrical, mechanical equipment, and BMS systems in CZI’s leased buildings, grounds, and CZII’s life science space. You will utilize your technical, interpersonal, and critical thinking skills while understanding the importance of working as a team within the REWFS department, performing general maintenance duties, preventive maintenance, and emergency maintenance as needed and assigned. This role requires a high level of customer service, the ability to take direction, and a strong desire to learn and grow.

What You'll Do

  • General Day-To- Day
    • The ideal candidate has experience and knowledge in mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems with facilities equipment and systems.
    • Has expertise with various facilities infrastructure equipment and support equipment including ductwork, piping, exhaust, wiring and HVAC.
    • Has strong experience with Building Management Systems (BMS) and familiarity with Schneider (BMS) systems.
    • Ensures our building systems are maintained to provide maximum efficiency to support staff comfort.
    • Partners with EH&S to ensure safe storage, usage and disposal of hazardous materials.
    • Is available 24/7 for after hours work, projects, and emergencies.
    • Performs other assigned duties.
  • Vendors
    • Escorts vendors to ensure their jobs are completed safely and to satisfaction.
    • May be required to schedule and manage service providers and contractors to ensure conformance with building performance specifications.
  • Preventative Maintenance
    • Completes all assigned preventative maintenance work orders.
    • Share feedback with Sr. Facilities Engineer regarding the preventative maintenance program and inventory control for our buildings.
    • Develop and coordinate preventative maintenance programs to ensure the reliability and safety of the equipment.
  • Projects & Renovations
    • May be asked to analyze and provide input into equipment drawings prior to construction or remodeling projects. Might also need to provide oversight and inspection of construction work at its various stages until project completion.

What You'll Bring

  • Minimum of three years experience as a Facilities/Building Engineer in Healthcare, Life Science, or Class A High Rise buildings.
  • Must be familiar with HVAC and electrical codes.
  • Comply with all applicable codes, regulations, governmental agencies, and company directives related to building operations and work safety.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and other ticketing systems: Jira, Service Now, or Angus.
  • Excellent communication and time management skills.
  • Valid Driver License
  • Ability to lift and maneuver 50+ lbs frequently throughout the shift


The Redwood City, CA base pay range for this role is $102,000 - $153,000. New hires are typically hired into the lower portion of the range, enabling employee growth in the range over time. Actual placement in range is based on job-related skills and experience, as evaluated throughout the interview process. Pay ranges outside Redwood City are adjusted based on cost of labor in each respective geographical market. Your recruiter can share more about the specific pay range for your location during the hiring process.

Benefits for the Whole You

We’re thankful to have an incredible team behind our work. To honor their commitment, we offer a wide range of benefits to support the people who make all we do possible.

  • CZI provides a generous employer match on employee 401(k) contributions to support planning for the future.
  • Annual benefit for employees that can be used most meaningfully for them and their families, such as housing, student loan repayment, childcare, commuter costs, or other life needs.
  • CZI Life of Service Gifts are awarded to employees to “live the mission” and support the causes closest to them.
  • Paid time off to volunteer at an organization of your choice.
  • Funding for select family-forming benefits.
  • Relocation support for employees who need assistance moving to the Bay Area
  • And more!

Commitment to Diversity

We believe that the strongest teams and best thinking are defined by the diversity of voices at the table. We are committed to fair treatment and equal access to opportunity for all CZI team members and to maintaining a workplace where everyone feels welcomed, respected, supported, and valued. Learn about our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

If you’re interested in a role but your previous experience doesn’t perfectly align with each qualification in the job description, we still encourage you to apply as you may be the perfect fit for this or another role.

Explore our work modes, benefits, and interview process at www.chanzuckerberg.com/careers.