Advanced Building Automation System Controls Engineer

University of North Carolina at Charlotte   Charlotte, NC   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on March 15, 2024
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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking applications for an Advanced Building Automation System Control Engineer to work with the Department of Facilities Management within their Engineering Services unit. Facilities Management strives to provide sustainable, resilient, and innovative infrastructure systems to create an environment where UNC Charlotte can thrive as a top-tier research university.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in the engineering discipline related to the area of assignment and four years of engineering experience; or an Equivalent combination of training and experience. Some positions may require licensure by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors. Technical experience with LonWorks, BACnet, and Modbus. Knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office Suite and willingness to learn new programs. Ability to foster and create an atmosphere of teamwork with co-workers, visitors, building occupants, and the entire campus community.

Essential Job Duties: One of the most important roles is we must support the continued operation of our campus residence halls, dining, and athletic facilities. This task is accomplished using advanced airflow, temperature, and humidity control systems. It is vital for these parameters to remain within specifications to not affect occupant comfort as well as complex BAS systems found in auxiliary facilities. Our current Building Automation System (BAS) group does not have a position dedicated to auxiliary facilities. This position will be dedicated to supporting our auxiliary facilities.

  • Maintain and be responsible for the operation, maintenance, and programming of UNC Charlotte’s Facilities Management (FM) Building Automation System (BAS).
  • Conduct work in hot/cold environments, and navigate in and around mechanical rooms and large commercial equipment while performing preventative maintenance, service, and troubleshooting.
  • Work from ladders in various athletic areas, food service, and mechanical room environments safely and professionally.
  • Verify that all control-point wiring has been correctly installed and terminated, sensors have been calibrated, and field devices operate correctly.
  • Use the appropriate test devices to troubleshoot and repair pneumatic, electrical, and electronic control systems.
  • Check accuracy/calibrate system components, install and calibrate new or replacement devices, and configure per manufacturer’s specifications. Actions to resolve such issues may require reprogramming the BAS to achieve maximum energy saving, installing, updating, and changing night setback schedules and the operation of HVAC systems, or monitoring a variety of points of the variable speed drives (e.g. amps, airflow, and motor speeds).
  • Assist the BAS Manager in the management of contracted vendors, including the installation of all BAS equipment; coordinate communication protocols, encryption, and database requirements for integration of their systems into the BAS.
  • Please view the posting for further information on the position duties and responsibilities.

Salary and benefits are competitive; interested individuals should apply on-line at Search for job #010028. Applicants are subject to background checks.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.