The Control System Administrator (CSA) supports the Associate Director, Facilities Automation with strategic planning efforts, including budget forecasting and tracking, staff planning, and coordination with other departments. The CSA coordinates the portfolio of projects and tasks that Facilities Automation manages, including the assignment of projects to staff members, monitoring of project schedules, and review of financial performance. The CSA will directly manage some complex projects and will personally manage relationships with key customers and stakeholders as assigned by the Associate Director.
With minimal guidance, design, install, configure, optimize, and maintain integrity of highly complex operating system platforms. Develop long-term strategic and capacity utilization plans.
Design, develop, install, and maintain operating systems, utilities, and applications software on computing systems.
Resolve system emergencies with significant impact on the integrity of user data and systems.
Design, configure, implement, and maintain system security strategies, policies, and procedures.
Establish software/hardware standards and systems policies and procedures.
Engage in long-term strategic planning with regard to systems development and integration.
Conceptualize and implement systems within broad technical or structural frameworks.
Perform capacity planning for system configuration, software services, network services, load distribution, and service interrelationships among computer systems.
Act as a technical expert or lead for local computer system administration.
Act as project leader on large-scale computing projects in which strong technical, directional, and personal leadership is necessary; assign and oversee the work of other system administrators as needed.
Manage vendor relationships and cost effective hardware and software maintenance agreements with vendors.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Manage project tracking tools used by the Facilities Automation group.
Review vendor controls deliverables for compliance with Stanford's Facility Design Guidelines.
Design, engineer and program (graphics, trending, etc) Niagara / Distech based controls platforms.
Monitor and assess performance of the projects and tasks managed by Facilities Automation. Identify emerging project performance problems and provide recommendations to rectify.
Conduct financial performance reviews of the Facilities Automation department and of specific projects as requested by the Associate Director.
Personally manage department relationships with key customers as instructed by the Associate Director.
Promote the capabilities of the Facilities Automation group to customers and management groups across the University
Review group policies and procedures and help identify opportunities for improvement. Provide specific recommendations for change to Associate Director
As required for complex projects, personally serve as subject matter expert for new construction/retrofit project teams by attending project design meetings and construction walk-throughs. May serve as a single-point-of-contact for construction project managers related to project planning, design, construction, and commissioning support from Facilities Automation.
Represent the Facilities Automation team at senior stakeholder meetings involving LBRE (SEM, BGM, IT, and Finance), SOM, DAPER, and R&DE management staff
Identify training needs for Project Managers and Control System Administrators and support development of training plans.
Produce original and/or major revisions to Facilities Design Guidelines related to building controls.
Develop cost and benefit estimates for new emerging technologies and practices
Develop deployment strategies for new systems and technologies.
Prepare scope of work documents, solicit bids, and manage professional services contracts
Lead negotiations with vendors as assigned for specific projects
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and eight years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Over 5 years related experience developing, installing, and maintaining commercial building automation systems.
Over 5 years experience managing Tridium Niagara based controls projects. N4 certification is preferred.
Experience coordinating efforts across multiple departments and organizations. Experience engaging and managing subcontractors.
Experience working within the Higher Ed market or within similar campus type environments preferred. Experience with laboratories and critical spaces is a plus.
Subject matter expertise with common DDC communication protocols and network configurations.
Experience working with multiple commercial building DDC system platforms (i.e. JCI, Siemens, Honeywell, ALC, etc.). Advanced experience with Distech and Niagara required.
Expert knowledge of commercial building HVAC processes and systems
Familiar with modern building analytic systems (like FDD).
Experienced user of MS Office Suite.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Experienced with preparing and delivering formal presentations. Experience producing high quality project reports, requests for proposals, and professional correspondences.
Excellent customer relations skills
Professional Engineer or CPM certification is a plus
Occasionally stand/walk, twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above shoulders, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 21>40 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
Exposed to high voltage electricity, noise >80dB TWA, confined spaces, hot temperatures, heavy metals.
Extended hours and weekends.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Location: Land, Buildings and Real Estate, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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