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Building Automation System Administrator

  • Requisition no: 505241
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Morningside
  • School/Department: Facilities Operations
  • Grade: Grade 13
  • Categories: Facilities/Maint/Trades/RealEs
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration --
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Position Summary

Reporting to the Assistant Director, HVAC, the Building Automation System (BAS) Administrator operates and analyses the efficiency of the Campus Building Management System. He / She performs daily checks, runs system diagnostics, performs system backups and maintains the integrity of the network including the file server, controllers, and field installed equipment and workstations. 


  • The BAS Administrator develops and maintains security access to all systems, performs all system programming as necessary for improvements and customization and makes recommendations for energy efficiency improvements.
  • He / She assists the managers and mechanics in the daily operations and maintenance of the Building Management System and in diagnosis and correction of HVAC system anomalies and oversees the implementation of the control system conversion projects to ensure that it is in conformance with the University's standards.
  • The BAS Administrator interfaces with contractors on new/retro fit installations to ensure adherence to standards and oversees and commissions programming and graphics developed by contractors.
  • Tracks recurrent system problems and making recommendations for improvements.
  • Evaluates and responds to system advisories and alarms.
  • Develops system report generation and distributes as necessary.
  • Develops database of systems and associated room areas to assist in efficient troubleshooting.
  • Develops equipment upgrading and/or replacement programs to ensure continued operation of the physical plant and conformity with approved standards of physical plant maintenance.
  • Prepares purchase order requisitions, prepares contracts and reviews and approves invoices for payment.
  • Prepares and closes-out work order tickets in Maximo.
  • Maintains orderly project files, policies and procedures.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.             

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required; candidates may substitute 6 years of related experience in lieu of the degree requirement.
  • In addition to the degree requirement or its equivalent, the optimal candidate must have a minimum of 4 years hands-on experience in operations and maintenance of HVAC controls systems and / or Building Automation Systems.
  • Must be able to interpret diagrams, blueprints and system manuals.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of OS/2, DOS, Windows (95, NT) and communication networks/protocols.
  • Must have experience in Direct Digital Control System HVAC programming. Good analytical, communication and interpersonal skills required.                          

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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