Pay Grade/Pay Range: M5 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 59363.16 Midpoint - $ 103896.00
Department/Organization: 504111 - Energy Management
Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Job Summary: The Building Automation Systems Programmer is responsible for the design, programming, installation, testing, maintenance, and other aspects of the campus wide Building Automation Systems (BAS) that provide centralized control and monitoring of the building's heating and cooling systems, lighting systems, domestic water control systems, utility metering, etc. at The University of Alabama.
Additional Department Summary: The Building Automation Systems Programmer is responsible for the design, programming, installation, testing, maintenance, and other aspects of the campus wide Building Automation Systems (BAS) that provide centralized control and monitoring of the building's heating and cooling systems, lighting systems, domestic water control systems, utility metering, etc. at The University of Alabama. As a technical expert on BAS, the Building Automation Systems Programmer has the primary responsibility for participating substantially in developing, programming, maintaining, and implementing building management and control systems. Is responsible for directing the work and training of employees within Facilities maintenance pertaining to BAS controls. Responsibilities include but are not limited to coordinating the design, installation, programming, and operational support of all BAS control systems, maintenance and installation of equipment for both new construction and renovation projects, and purchasing materials and supplies.
The Building Automation Systems Programmer provides oversight, technical assistance, functional direction, and/or supervision to engineers, maintenance managers, technicians, maintenance trades, and/or others in support of the campus Building Automation Systems. Provides support and assistance for other campus events.
Under limited direction, this position is responsible for performing a full range of management functions requiring an extensive knowledge of Building Automation Systems processes. These functions include, but are not limited to: Develop and implement campus wide Building Automation Systems strategies, plans, standards, design criteria, equipment specifications, and scopes of work for HVAC, Electrical, and Plumbing control systems. Create and implement unique Building Automation System control solutions to meet specific customer requirements in new and existing facilities. Manage and provide technical expertise, direction, oversight, and coordination of activities required to implement Building Automation Systems in campus buildings. Supervise, direct, and/or coordinate the work of skilled tradesmen, designers, and external contractors. Evaluate, train, teach and coach a work force of Maintenance Technicians as required. Evaluate and analyze the current state of the building’s mechanical, electrical, and plumbing components and systems on campus. Identify and implement opportunities to improve efficiency, maintenance requirements, and reliability of the campus systems.
Provide technical support during construction and renovation projects, including reviewing design specifications and drawings, and responding to request for information from contractors. Inspect construction and renovation projects to ensure adherence to University Design Standards, specifications, and quality workmanship. Assist with the development of long-term campus growth requirements, strategies, and campus master plans.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and seven (7) years of experience in the design, programming, installation, maintenance, and/or testing of Building Automation Systems related to building HVAC and lighting control systems.
Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, Computer Technology, or a closely related technical discipline from an accredited program and a minimum of five (5) years of paid work experience in the design, programming, installation, maintenance, and/or testing of Building Automation Systems related to building HVAC and lighting control systems OR a non-technical Bachelor's Degree from an accredited program and ten (10) years of increasingly technical work experience in the design, programming, installation, maintenance, and/or testing of Building Automation Systems related to building HVAC and lighting control systems; to include formal training in BAS programming.
Must have a high level of understanding of building systems across disciplines; including electrical, mechanical, plumbing/piping, and HVAC system controls. Must have a comprehensive understanding of Facilities related maintenance processes including a wide-ranging knowledge of the means and methods, tools, materials, and equipment used by HVAC and Electrical maintenance. Must have a comprehensive understanding of Direct Digital Control (DDC) and be proficient in programming DDC systems and Building Automation Control Systems. Must have strong understanding of open system protocols including LonWorks, BACnet/ IP, Modbus, API, etc. Must have the ability to develop and implement advanced HVAC and lighting system control strategies, to include hardware application engineering, developing written sequences of operation, and programming. Must have a comprehensive understanding of HVAC testing and balancing concepts and strategies.
Must have a strong knowledge of ASHRAE and other appropriate codes pertaining to Building Automation System design, operation, and maintenance. Must have the ability to interpret building drawings, codes, guidelines and standards. Must be a technical problem solver who utilizes their experience and expertise in BAS programming, standards and procedures, and their knowledge of building systems and applications to develop programs for DDC controllers and graphics for user interface tools. This position requires mature judgment and initiative. Time management and organizational skills are also essential.
Must have valid U.S. driver's license. Must be at least 19 years of age at time of hire and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report that is in compliance with University policies. Applicants under the age of 21 will have some driving restrictions. Must drive from site to site. Final candidates who are not current University of Alabama employees must submit to and successfully pass a post-offer drug screen.
Ability to perform all tasks listed in the Job Duties section.
Skills and Knowledge: Requires initiative, great attention to detail, accuracy, and ability to prioritize and multi-task. Must have excellent interpersonal and customer services skills, and maintain a positive attitude while dealing professionally with co-workers, clients, vendors, etc. Must be able to work independently with limited supervision while still being a team player. Must have good communication skills, both written and verbal. Must have the ability to read, analyze and interpret mechanical, electrical, and plumbing drawings/specifications, blueprints, schematics, and Operation and Maintenance manuals, and do material takeoffs. Must have a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office and other computer management systems, and the ability to effectively use these for purposes of efficiently managing projects, personnel, inventory, purchasing, communication, and reporting. Must have basic accounting skills. Must have ability to organize work and time in an efficient manner and the ability to initiate and support continuous improvement methodologies. Must have the ability to perform on-site inspections. Must be able to lift, handle and maneuver the tools, materials and supplies of the job.
Preferred Qualifications: Proficiency in AutoCAD and Tridium’s Niagara software a plus. Professional Engineering License preferred but not required.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
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