Berkeley Lab's Facilities Division has an opening for a Building Automation & Energy Management Controls Systems Engineer. As a member of the Facilities Division, Plant Engineering Department, you will work on a variety of projects as part of a team responsible for designing, planning, implementing and supporting the building automation & energy management control infrastructure.
What You Will Do:
Perform controls system upgrades and install new building controls infrastructure.
Install and/or oversee the installation of replacement hardware and software.
Function as system engineer, managing building control system assets.
Perform strategic planning, and life-cycle management for HVAC controls systems.
Prepare project scopes of work, preliminary design concepts, and cost estimates for small projects.
Assist in gathering field data and preparing project specifications.
Research, recommend and implement new systems to enhance existing systems functionality and reliability.
Make recommendations to change standards and methods to improve processes and results.
Assist in the development of a Change Management process.
Troubleshoot and resolve building controls system issues in support of operations as-needed.
Coordinate design with other members of the project team.
Develop and maintain relationships with Energy Management Control vendors to keep current with changes in operational control systems.
Review vendor specifications, report findings and make recommendations.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Be available for on-call work in an emergency capacity.
What Is Required:
A 4-year degree from an accredited institution, in a related engineering discipline (e.g. electrical, industrial, or similar) and/or 2-5 years of equivalent experience/training.
Experience with DDC Controls: Preferably Automated Logic (ALC), and/or Johnson Controls (JCI).
Able to maintain & modify system drawings and records.
Working knowledge of electrical, mechanical, and instrumentation process control equipment and systems, with a focus on HVAC systems.
Basic understanding of one or more of the following communications protocols: BACnet/IP, BACnet MS/TP, Modbus RTU, and Modbus TCP/IP, and LonWorks.
Must have a good understanding of networking fundamentals.
Strong organizational and time management skills with attention to detail.
Excellent interpersonal and people management skills.
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and adapt to changes in priorities efficiently.
In addition to being team-oriented, the candidate must possess strong written and verbal communication skills and have a familiarity with drawing tools such as MS Visio and AutoCAD.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed atLawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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