Building Automation Controls Engineer

Building Automation Controls Engineer


Wake Technical Community College
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-866-5000

Job Location

Southern Wake Campus, 9191 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh, NC 27603


Depends on Qualifications


State of NC

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Closes: Friday, May 3, 2019

Target Start Date

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Expected Work Hours

40 hours per week

Employment Type

Full time

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering/Engineering Technology, or equivalent combination of education and experience in a technical discipline specific to HVAC, and building automation

Five years of experience with a variety of BAS, HVAC systems and/or unit controls

Demonstrated ability to integrate, maintain and troubleshoot a variety of direct digital controls associated with a computerized energy management system

Valid NC Driver's license and a clean driving record


Knowledge of and skills with use of tools and materials for general building maintenance

Knowledge of HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems and safety standards

Knowledge of IT networking and communications, such as BACNet, ModBus, LAN

Skilled with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.

Ability to create BAS graphics, use third party analytics, and develop custom operating sequences is required.

Ability to diagnose BAS systems and equipment

Ability to demonstrate excellent customer service skills

Ability to communicate well, exhibit good interpersonal skills and work well with others

Ability to meet deadlines consistently

Ability to demonstrate good organizational skills

Ability to perform normal duties with minimal supervision

Ability to sit, stand and walk for required period of times

Ability to lift 50 pounds and perform repetitive physical tasks

Ability to drive to multiple campuses daily on an as needed basis

Preferred Qualifications

Professional licenses/certifications for any of the following:

Registered Professional Engineer in the State of North Carolina, Engineer Intern (or Engineer in Training), Certified Energy Manager, or Professional Energy Manager

Ten years of experience with a variety of HVAC systems and unit controls

Demonstrated ability to integrate, maintain and troubleshoot a variety of direct digital controls associated with a computerized energy management system

Niagara AX or N4 certification. 

Experience with Niagara AX, N4, Fin4, and Johnson Controls Metasys.

Position Description

This position will co-manage Building Management/Automation Systems (BAS), and will work closely with key stakeholders to maintain network and data security and provide BAS guidance in building renovations and new construction projects.

Responsibilities and Duties (*Essential Functions):To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described
* Responsible for programming, graphics development, data-point tagging, and creation of front end functions for BAS systems in new and existing buildings
* Co-monitor the operation of the BAS and HVAC systems, to include alarm management, performance, programming, building occupancy schedules, temperature set points, lighting control schedules, submeters, histories, trends, and other systems
* Proactively pursue BAS operational challenges, develop resolution strategies, and implement system optimization sequences which maximize efficiency and align with facilities operations goals and priorities
* Provide technical expertise in design development for all Capital Improvement Projects
* Gain understanding of complex control sequences, design documents, and perform HVAC equipment condition assessments within existing buildings; provide project management services as necessary
* Work closely with ITS staff on issues related to BAS computers and embedded controllers
Assist the Director of EST with identifying and implementing energy and cost saving opportunities (within Mechanical & HVAC operations, Electrical & Lighting systems, Plumbing & Water systems, and metering & utility usage of the campus buildings

Coordinate with the Director of EST to assist with day to day EST operations, to include other duties as assigned

Provide technical input for the development and improvement of Facilities Operations' documents & processes as needed

Perform field as needed for hardware/software installation; device testing, program downloading and programming field points

Completes annual Applied Benchmarking project on an individual or group basis

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