Job Description: This position will routinely and consistently perform widely varying and functionally diverse controls assignments requiring in depth analysis and problem solving skills regarding complex enterprise level controls and monitoring systems. This involves highly technical work in the installation, configuration, commissioning, troubleshooting, and sustaining of the most complex controls, communications, data acquisition and instrumentation systems. Energy Utilities Specialist will independently troubleshoot enterprise level systems, implement changes and verify results; activities can include: developing project scopes, cost estimates, acquisition of materials, managing projects, developing work procedures, and auditing; Energy Utilities Specialist will audit the controls schemes of existing buildings to compare to university standards and best practices and implement modifications to achieve better system effectiveness and efficiency. Energy Utilities Specialist will audit systems, perform diagnostic tests, and identify improvements and implement programming/hardware changes. Energy Utilities Specialist will verify point database and programming operations, to make sure it is consistent with university Standard operating procedures (SOPs), intended integration and sequence; and back up data from data servers or create automated backup procedures; troubleshoot and resolve inconsistencies in the function or sequence of operations; and contact Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for technical support as/when needed. Energy Utilities Specialist sets up and configure PC workstations, user interfaces, data servers, IP Networking devices, protocols, mass storage devices and hubs. Energy Utilities Specialist confirm proper network performance. Energy Utilities Specialist schedule with trade contractors to coordinate startup services as needed; coordinate network drops, IP addresses and monitoring tools with ECU IT Department personnel; work with equipment vendors to coordinate communication protocols, and database requirements for integration to their systems. Energy Utilities Specialist run reports to analyze systems operation and efficiency (i.e. Commissioning Agents, Test and balance (TAB) contractors, etc.); participate in final inspection and testing on new projects. They often serve as technical experts in one or more areas of HVAC, Central Plant Operations, Supervisory Controls and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems, or industrial instrumentation. Work is performed independently usually under the general supervision of the controls department supervisor and is evaluated through the optimization of systems operation, project management, and the effectiveness of repairs. Energy Utilities Specialist may also lead or be a member of a team of skilled trade's people. Energy Utilities Specialists often take on more supervisory or problem-solving duties. This position may serve as a lead worker and provide input to performance management and competency assessments. Energy Utilities Specialist may work as the liaison for a team of professionals, may delegate work and oversee contractors.
Miniumum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalency and two years of related experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Requires certification(s).
Special Instructions to the Applicant: This position is subject to the Career Banding Salary Administration Plan. If candidates are not identified at the Advanced level, management may consider candidates at a lower competency level. Pay will be commensurate with applicant's competencies as well as budget, equity, and market considerations. Salary Grade Equivalent: 68 (for reduction-in-force priority purposes only)
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