Facilities Engineer, Industrial Projects – Lakeland

Location: Lakeland, FL between Orlando and Tampa
Job ID: 25468BR
Department: Industrial Projects
Date Posted: Jul 31, 2023

$60 - 91k


We are seeking a Facilities Engineer to join our Facilities team! As one of the top privately-owned supermarkets, holding no long-term debt and experiencing continuous growth year after year, our commitment to diversity and our associates contribute to our success in being a great place to work and shop. The Facilities Engineer develops, coordinates, and manages the design of Publix industrial projects. This is accomplished through interaction between various design disciplines (i.e., architects, and structural, mechanical, plumbing refrigeration, civil, and electrical engineers) and Publix stakeholders.
It’s satisfying to work for – and be an owner of – a Fortune 100 company that is widely recognized as a leader in the supermarket industry!

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing support for managing design development of new construction, additions, and renovations of industrial projects
  • Supporting project programming of design for all capital industrial projects
  • Managing continuous improvement efforts related to the design and maintenance of industrial warehousing, manufacturing and distribution facilities and systems
  • Participating in procurement of design services and management of selected design firm
  • Developing, maintaining, tracking, and reporting of design Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for all projects and
  • Designing documentation and records retention using CAD programs and/or Excel, Access, Word, or other similar Microsoft Office formats.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited Engineering program
  • Must have ability to obtain licensure as an Engineer in the State of Florida with the ability to obtain licensure in other states
  • Knowledge of material handling automation
  • Knowledge of project management principles
  • Knowledge of supplier management principles
  • Knowledge of AIA and similar Architecture and Engineering design and performance contracts
  • Knowledge of Process Safety Management/ OSHA requirements

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Engineering
  • 5+ years of experience working as an engineer in design and construction of industrial and manufacturing complexes with experience in refrigerated systems and warehousing
  • Licensed as an Engineer in the States of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee
  • Knowledge of CQI methodology


  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health plan (with prescription benefits)
  • Group dental plan
  • Group vision plan
  • Sick pay
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Company-paid life insurance (with accidental death & dismemberment benefits)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vacation pay
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Paycheck direct deposit
  • Credit union
  • Access to over 50 discount offers including discounts on computer, vehicle and wireless purchases
  • 6 paid holidays (associates can exchange the following holidays with their manager’s approval: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day).

Additional Information

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