Building Automation System Manager
University of Chicago Medicine - Hyde Park, IL

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Supervises the operation, maintenance, repair and programming of existing building automation systems (BAS).
Develops, assigns and adjusts work methods and procedures to optimize BAS applications. Identifies flaws or errors in building automation programs and implements solutions.
Design, implement and monitor new BAS control strategies (technical and procedural) to improve energy efficiency, facilities operations and customer satisfaction.
Works with supervisors and staff to manage, troubleshoot, and train departmental personnel on various BAS problems and system operations to enhance operational and energy efficiency.
Provides mentoring and training on control systems and associated software to insure optimal functionality and reliability while understanding future needs to insure continuous and effective improvement through the implementation of projects and programs.
Manage BAS service contracts and contractor staff. Prioritize work activities to maximize utility gained from service work.
Manage BAS system servers, pneumatic tube system servers and BAS system workstations. Work includes managing service contractors which support servers and workstation operating system and software updates.
Manage networking and information system interfaces with internal Information Technology (IT) organizations
Develop, implement and monitor system tracking and benchmarking metrics for BAS and HVAC system performance. Routinely analyze metrics for compliance with performance, budget and energy efficiency goals.
Provides technical advice and support in the design and specifications of planned capital projects and/or contracts, including mechanical, hardware, software and control sequences recommendations.
Inspects work in process to insure standardization of control processes and sequences.
Coordinates turnover and implementation of new BAS systems installed with project managers and installing contractors.
Works with Energy Manager to analyze, identify and implement ways and means (technical and procedural) to improve the effectiveness of energy consumption in UCMC buildings.
Assists in the preparation of capital and operations budgets.
Serve as a key advisor to the Associate Director of Facilities Operations on equipment operations and BAS matters.

Education: A Bachelor's Degree in Building Automation Technology, HVAC, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology or similar degree.

Experience: A minimum of five years experience in controls/building automation systems experience. HVAC,facilities and/or energy management. Must have worked with energy monitoring and building automation systems. Experience with energy metering and metrics is highly desired. Must have knowledge of: BAS system software and hardware; proper installation, calibration and set-up procedures of BAS systems; upload/download of various system controllers; installation techniques of BAS systems and applications; configuration and modification of BAS system software and controller logic; a variety of air handling devices and mechanical systems. Experience in a healthcare or research laboratory environment highly desired.

Software Skills: Excellent working knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook. Excellent working knowledge of building automation systems (e.g., Johnson Controls, Siemens, Schneider Electric, Phoenix Controls). Knowledge of database management. Ability to quickly develop proficiency in proprietary software programs. Knowledge of information technology systems (servers, workstations, software, peripheral equipment) and ability to support functionality and deployment. Knowledge of a SQL language is desirable.

Other: Ability to communicate effectively in written format and oral presentations. Ability to multi-task and establish priorities. Ability to maintain organization in a changing environment. Exhibits initiative, responsibility, flexibility and leadership qualities. Must have ability to access areas that are physically restrictive (e.g., building mechanical rooms) for routine and investigative field checks and surveys. Must possess the knowledge and skills required to do the above duties successfully, be able to work independently, and be able to resolve issues with minimal guidance. The individual needs to be a self-starter with a demonstrated ability to analyze and manage multiple projects simultaneously from initial project requirements through final solution.

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