Department/Organization: 504111 - Energy Management
Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30am to 4:45pm
Job Summary: The Director of Facilities Engineering directs the engineering function for the Facilities Operation department to deliver professional engineering services in support of the operation and maintenance of building mechanical systems on campus.
Additional Department Summary: The Director Campus Automation and Recommissioning is responsible for the design, installation, testing, maintenance, and all other aspects of the campus wide Building Automation Systems 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.
The Director Campus Automation and Recommissioning is also responsible for the development, implementation, management, and oversight of all aspects of the Recommissioning process of technically complex buildings.
The Director Campus Automation and Recommissioning 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 and Recommissioning processes.
Serves as the Project Team Leader for Facilities related Building Automation and Recommissioning projects.
Provides engineering support and assistance for other campus events.
Under limited direction, this position is responsible for performing a full range of engineering and management functions requiring an extensive knowledge of Building Automation Systems and building Commissioning / Recommissioning 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 unique Building Automation System control solutions to meet specific customer requirements in new and existing facilities. • Develop and implement campus wide Commissioning / Recommissioning strategies, plans, standards, design criteria, equipment specifications, and scopes of work for HVAC, Electrical, and Plumbing systems. • Manage and provide technical expertise, direction, oversight, and coordination of all activities required to implement Building Automation Systems and Recommissioning processes in campus buildings. Supervise, direct, and/or coordinate the work of other engineers, skilled tradesmen, designers, and external contractors. • Evaluate, train, teach and coach a work force of Engineers and 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 Department Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in electrical or mechanical engineering, or a closely related engineering discipline from an accredited program. Must have a minimum of seven (7) years of paid work experience in the design, installation, maintenance, and/or testing of Building Automation Systems related to building HVAC and lighting control systems; plus must have a minimum of three (3) years of paid work experience leading a Commissioning / Recommissioning program at a University, industrial facility, research institution, or similar organization that has a large number of varying types of facilities related HVAC equipment.
Professional Engineer (P.E.) required. Must currently have a P.E. license or obtain P.E. license within 6 months of start.
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 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 the ability to 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 codes, guidelines and standards.
Must be willing to work long and/or unusual hours to include nights and weekends depending on the schedule of campus events.
Valid U.S. driver’s license. Must be at least 21 years of age and have an acceptable motor vehicle report as determined by the insurance carrier.
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.
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster
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