Job ID: 2019-10407 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Facilities Management and Physical Plant
Reporting to the Campus Energy Manager in the Facilities Engineering Department, the Controls Engineer responsibilities include the design, budget, install, commission, operate and maintain new control systems that follow sequence of operations worked out with the project mechanical engineer. Projects will include new construction, renovations, major maintenance, pneumatic to DDC conversions, modernization of obsolete DDC systems and energy conservation projects.
Good personal and customer service skills are required to interact with building occupants, engineers, architects, project managers both in house and consultants, departmental representatives, maintenance shop personnel and contractors. The interaction with engineers, architects and project managers occurs periodically throughout the development of campus construction projects while contact with departmental representatives and maintenance shop personnel is an integral part of the daily routine.
Install and oversee installation of building automation systems, communication networks, computers and instrumentation hardware.
Install and oversee installation software algorithms for distributed controllers and maintain associated databases.
Coordinate maintenance and repair of hardware, including the purchase and repair of all central components and instrumentation.
Assist with the design and installation of all types of HVAC systems in all buildings.
Read and interpret blue prints and building HVAC designs including review of HVAC controls installation for new projects designed by outside consultants.
Ensure that the University is receiving the best value for its capital dollars for HVAC controls.
Ensure that existing controls are operating at optimum efficiency.
Stay current in the building HVAC control field and be able to innovatively apply new technologies in the pursuit of better environmental conditions that use minimal energy.
Develop improvements of operations on an on-going basis while keeping abreast of new innovations in energy management systems.
Train system operators on all hardware and software relating to HVAC control systems.
Evaluate and analyze new product lines and make recommendations on their use on campus.
Act as liaison to resolve heating and air conditioning problems in buildings.
Assess HVAC systems for unsatisfactory operational performance and make comprehensive software changes to fix the problem and minimize energy use.
Investigate multiple layers of distributed controls including hardware and software functions to exercise and analyze the correct sequence of operations.
Solve controls problems by fine-tuning key aspects of a controller, setting up a temporary "work around fix" or implementing a permanent field change.
Operate control systems when full time operators are off site or engaged in other work on campus (i.e. serve as back up operator.)
Respond to campus emergencies, including off hours as required.
Be available for start-ups, shut downs and other project requirements that may be off hours.
This position is designated as a "University Critical Employee", requiring the employee to report to work during weather emergencies.
Minimum of 10 years’ experience with environmental controls and energy management systems in laboratories
High School diploma or equivalent
Thorough working knowledge of HVAC systems and energy management systems and complete familiarity with University environmental guidelines for energy conservation
Requires technical ability to read complicated blue prints, interpret architects' ideas, and translate this information into the design of a complete control system
Prior HVAC operations/service and maintenance experience
Ability to ensure University Design Standards, especially for HVAC and ATC systems are consistently applied
Siemens Master Programmer
Siemens Master Operator
Capable of programming other modern control systems
Capable of integrating devices of various protocols including Bacnet, Lon and Modbus
Experience in vivarium’s, clean rooms, data centers, libraries (including rare book and document preservation), classrooms, museums, performing arts theatres, natatoriums, gymnasiums, kitchens, food service, residential dormitories and apartments is highly desirable
The physical requirements include inspecting controls in mechanical penthouses that sometimes are only accessible by built in ladders; must be able to see and hear emergencies when in these mechanical spaces; and must be able to inspect contractor work in buildings - including work above ceilings. This position requires working with electrical circuits and on limited occasions there will be some outdoor work.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
Internal Number: 110344403
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