Department: Facilities Mgmt EV Salary/Grade: 399/S3
Performs software programming, services electronic and pneumatic HVAC controls, maintains and installs computer based Energy Management System software, and insures operational integrity of the system including primary devices and flow instrumentation. Ensures functionality of campus HVAC systems and all ancillary equipment.
Please note: Must be available and capable of responding to irregularities during evenings and weekends ensuring 24 hour, 7 day per week coverage.
Creates, translates, debugs, and downloads software for the direct digital controllers of the pertinent energy management system.
Maintains and repairs network for the Energy Management System and environmental alarms reporting to the Central Control System.
Performs preventive maintenance and accurate calibration of the thousands of analog and digital control and monitor points in the Energy Management System and at the Central Control Center. Performs system maintenance of HVAC equipment including air balancing, ensuring a safe and energy efficient operation.
Installs, maintains, and troubleshoots primary flow meters, transmitters, switches, and processors used to monitor the amount of utility commodities including, but not limited to, central chilled water and steam systems.
Maintains and repairs building related HVAC systems encompassing air-handling equipment, chillers, high and low-pressure steam and hot water systems.
Other duties as assigned.
High School diploma, GED or equivalent combination of educational training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired;
Training and/or developmental experience equivalent to full certification in Energy Management Systems, with minimum of four years substantial work experience;
Knowledge of the tools, instruments, methods and standard trade/safety practices;
Must be experienced in BACnet with focus on system compatibility and communication from a variety of vendors;
Must possess IT networking stills including Johnson Controls and Siemens system architecture and troubleshooting knowledge;
Must be Tridium N4 Certified; or willing to obtain certification
Successfully uses multiple software program independently. Software may include Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, and Outlook, webmail and Peoplesoft;
Proficiency with mobile devices including iOS.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Receptive to feedback, willing to learn, embracing continuous improvement;
Helpful, respectful, approachable and team oriented. Ability to build strong working relationships and a positive work environment;
Seeks to build collaboration by encouraging trust, mutual respect and shared purpose;
Balances listening and talking, speaks and writes clearly and accurately, keeps others informed;
Integrates health and safety precautions into daily activities;
Works effectively in an environment in which the parameters may change daily; adjusts behavior to meet the needs of different people and situations.
Degree in computer or IT sciences
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Facilitates open and effective communication, cooperation and teamwork within and outside of one's own team;
Plans ahead, manages time well and arrives on time;
Recommends improvements and opportunities to increase efficiency and reduce costs;
Exceptional customer relationship skills and the ability to establish effective working relationships in a diverse environment;
Analytical skills including critical thinking, decision making, trouble shooting and problem solving, reading and interpreting technical drawings;
Achieves a standard of excellence with work processes and outcomes, honoring University and Department policies and all regulatory requirements.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 37346
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.