The primary purpose of this position is the overall leadership and management of all facilities related automation systems and oversight of campus-wide quality assurance for HVAC systems for the University. This position is responsible for the strategic direction and daily oversight of integrated building automated management systems. This includes all front-end architecture of the web-based systems and all network integration. The incumbent must remain current on emerging technologies and provide technical and budgetary recommendations to senior leadership on the opportunities these technologies provide.
This position is also responsible for the strategic management of building controls technicians. This position is critical to the energy management functions on campus. The position is key to the successful integration of University-wide controls integration programs such as the Campus Enterprise Automation Program and Smart Grid. This position frequently represents Facilities in University level discussions, including master planning, smart building concept development and building commissioning initiatives.
Performs system analysis, improvement, scoping studies, front-end design work, and/or collaborates on designs with contractors and consultants on building control systems
Analyzes building automation and control systems/data and recommends modifications to achieve better operation or energy efficiency
Designs, develops, integrates and maintains multiple BAS controls systems to maximize efficiency and utilization
In collaboration with design engineers, contractors and facility staff, provides direction to standardize quality, system integration and functionality during construction of small and large projects
Maintains a cost-effective plan/program to update hardware/software of BAS control systems to facilitate usability and future expansion
Directs technical staff in the implementation of responsibilities and provides technical engineering expertise to other University staff.
This position has been designated as mandatory personnel for the University and may be required to report to work during adverse weather conditions, or during emergency situations which may require call-backs and additional time and/or hours, even though the University may be operating on an alternate schedule.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalency and two years of experience in trade(s) areas assigned; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
BS or MS degree in the Mechanical or Electrical Engineering discipline and/or minimum five years of documentable work experience in the controls industry
Minimum of 5 years experience in Building Automation System programming
Manufacture training/certification on control systems, Tridium, Novar, York, CPC, Danfoss, etc. Working knowledge of pneumatic control
5 years supervisory experience
Facility operation and repair experience, including building automation and HVAC systems
Must have strong mechanical troubleshooting skills for commercial-grade HVAC systems as well as a thorough understanding of electronic building control system operating principles and best practices
Experience with Spyder programming
Required Certifications or Licensure:
A valid NC driver's License is required within 60 days of hire
Niagra Certification (N4)
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:
The primary purpose of the department is to maintain the building, grounds, and infrastructure of the UNCW campus so that it is safe, reliable, clean, and attractive.
PLEASENOTE: This posting will close at 11:59PM (Eastern time) on the posted closing date. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application, including the 'Work History' section before you apply for this position. Failure to answer all required questions will cause the system to disqualify your application. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.
This position is being recruited at the Journey level. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.
About The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.