Building Control Systems Technologist (Extended)
VP Administration and Finance
Facilities Services/Campus Development
35 hours per week
As soon as possible
Subject to CUPE JJE
CV/Resume, Cover Letter, Qualifications , Referees/References
Reporting to the Technical Systems Manager, and working alongside the HVAC&R mechanic and Power Engineer, the Building Control Systems Technologist will play a key role in ensuring the facility is able to run at optimal comfort and efficiency levels with minimal downtime. Responsible for proactively improving and maintaining an optimized campus building automation system for maximized energy efficiency resulting in a healthy environment for building occupants, the incumbent will be the administrator for various other systems such as Kantech access control, exacqVision cameras and Delta enteliWEB DDC controls.
Diagnose and correct energy monitoring and control system.
Work with contractors to ensure optimal system performance during the tuning phase.
Assist with the repair, installation, and troubleshooting of computer-based automation systems.
Monitor and read energy meters to implement changes that reduce energy consumption, in coordination with Manager, Technical systems.
Evaluate existing systems to determine where failure exists based on energy consumption and historical data.
Maintain required files, filing systems, and documentation.
Establish and monitor scheduled replacement of equipment when obsolete or when a repair is ineffective to VIU standards.
Monitor performance of heating, cooling, and other environmental control equipment utilizing the Delta Enteliweb building automation systems (BAS).
Coordinate, instruct, and/or reprogram the system including adjustments and direct repairs to be made to establish and maintain a workable balance between equipment efficiency and environmental quality.
Program building system controllers to operate as required using logic based functions, programming, and overall network programming/ configuration.
Implement graphical changes to any visual displays showing building automation systems.
Maintain and update CAD drawings for as-built purposes.
Ensure compliance of operating systems and equipment within the applicable Workplace Safety & Health legislation and all Municipal, Provincial, and Federal codes and requirements. Recommend upgrade initiation when appropriate.
Develop workflow automation to improve office efficiency and consistency.
May require lifting, bending, and working in elevated areas utilizing scaffolding, etc, and working in confined spaces and enclosures.
Ensure equipment, tools, materials, work-spaces, etc, are properly maintained and kept in a clean, safe, and orderly condition.
Notify customers when services are to be interrupted, when work is to be performed, and when work has been completed.
Ensure clients concerns are addressed in a practical and reasonable manner.
Prepare estimates of time and materials for specific projects as required.
Participate in new construction and commissioning as required.
Programming of programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and BAS's general control language (GCL+).
Provide sketches of field changes and discrepancies for engineering corrections and drawings.
Adhere to all VIU and WSBC work procedures and policies, and provide safety awareness on work sites.
Respond to snow crew call-ins as needed.
This position is included in the operational needs group (Article 28.11)
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Systems Technology, Air Conditioning, Controls Engineering, Electronics, Electrical Technology, Instrumentation Technology, or a similar field from an appropriately accredited institution. Minimum three years of industry experience, or five years in servicing electronic and/or mechanical systems in HVAC industry. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Working knowledge of heating, refrigeration, electric, electronic, instrumentation, and building systems.
Training and experience in the installation, operation, and maintenance of HVAC and Building Automation Systems (BAS).
Demonstrated understanding of Computer and Systems Networking.
Demonstrated ability to read blueprints and schematic drawings.
Valid Class 5 BC Driver's License.
Qualification in a trade recognized by ITA would be an asset.
Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Indigenous descent.
It is currently a requirement of employment at VIU that all employees disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status. Employees who are unvaccinated or who choose not to disclose their vaccination status may be subject to secondary safety measures, including rapid testing.”