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Staff Assistant, Energy Management Control Specialist

Bridgewater State College – Bridgewater, MA

Department Summary

The Department of Facilities Management is committed to provide the best service to our students and employees at Bridgewater State University. Our mission is to create, maintain, and manage a physical environment that enhances teaching, learning, and living; and serves to support our campus constituents and our region through responsible stewardship of resources.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for the energy management and controls (program, install, test, repair, modify, and maintain) for energy management systems / building automation systems, including HVAC equipment, pumps, vent hoods, lighting, swimming pool, and miscellaneous equipment to maintain comfortable and energy efficient environments for students, faculty, staff and building occupants.

Position Type APA Professional
Essential Duties
  • Develops an appropriate level of knowledge about the university mission, strategy and practices.
  • Oversees daily operation of the universitys computerized energy management system.
  • Daily analysis of changes in space use and occupancy/events and creation of matching schedules to meet equipment energy usage requirements.
  • Designs and installs control sub-systems integrated with a total system.
  • Creates new and modifies existing EMS programming.
  • Uses network protocols such as BACNET and MODBUS.
  • Creates reports related to equipment operation and energy usage.
  • Recommends and implements changes in operations/scheduling and control strategies that result in energy savings.
  • Assists in the design and retrofit of systems for campus buildings.
  • Analyzes system problems and make corrections both by computer and to perform repairs in the field.
  • Uses broad computer skills including ability to customize system software and to build and develop graphic screens required to operate and monitor system.
  • Estimates material quantity and costs, time costs, prioritize work and perform job duties independently of supervision.
  • Creates web-based server graphic.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • This position may require evening and/or weekend work to resolve critical system issues.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in facilities management, mechanical, electrical, computer, or related field.
  • Possess a valid drivers license allowing operation of cars in Massachusetts.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office.
  • Good verbal and written communication, customer service, recordkeeping and analytical skills required.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a collaboratively team environment.
  • Ability to work sitting or standing, to work at high heights or in confined spaces, to climb and work on ladders, to lift and pull 30 pounds, to work around large equipment or power sources, and in environments that many be dirty, noisy, cold, hot, humid, dry, and odorous.
  • Ability to read schematics, prints, sketches, and building specifications.
  • Ability to be on-call and work extended hours as needed by University.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in a higher education environment or similar environment.
  • Direct experience operating, maintaining and repairing building energy management control systems.
  • Knowledge of ATC/EMS systems. Requires knowledge of software and computer language used to operate DDC control systems including: Tridium Niagra AX/WEB station AX server; JCI Metasys; HVACpro; and, Facility Explorer (FX).

Work Environment

Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities.

This position requires both office work and field work. Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment. Systems inspection and repair may require work be performed while standing, sitting and/or walking, climbing ladders, entering confined spaces, and environments that many be dirty, noisy, cold, hot, humid, dry, and odorous. Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 30 pounds.

Special Conditions for Eligibility

Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

EEO Statement

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

Salary Range $65,000 - $70,000
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S00487P
Open Date 06/24/2019
Application Review Start Date
Close Date 07/24/2019
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:

  • a minimum of one (1) employment history entry.
  • a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.

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