Located in the heart of Boston's Longwood Medical Area, Harvard Medical School is a densely populated, 2.5 million square foot campus of the medical research laboratory, administration and education space. The Facilities Group manages all aspects of continuous building operations, energy management, sustainability, grounds, and building maintenance. The Medical School Facilities Group is comprised of about 120 FTE, a portion of which are outsourced.
Reporting to the Facilities Engineer, the Controls Application Engineer will provide continuous evaluation and ongoing management to the HVAC and Building Automation Systems (BAS). This position requires a great deal of interaction with internal stakeholders as every person within the Facilities team plays a vital role in the successful operation of the HMS campus. The role encompasses a detailed and analytically driven framework revolving around maintaining and managing the BAS. As part of the Facilities Team, the Controls Application Engineer has the unique opportunity within a dynamic environment to shape the organization's solutions and significantly increase efficiency as it relates to the management of the HVAC systems and BAS. The main responsibilities will include:
Manage, review and update all aspects of the BAS (i.e. technical reviews, commissioning, reporting, etc.)
Review BAS shop drawings for system modifications for both new and ongoing construction projects.
Manage the technical portions of the BAS, including change evaluations, programming modifications, trending and quality control.
Work to identify and troubleshoot controls systems problems using experience, judgement and education.
Query the system for control points and time of day schedules that are overridden or in manual mode, identify the reason(s) for manual overrides and present a corrective action plan.
Assist with generation of correspondence to subcontractors, engineers and architects.
Manage the process to ensure that drawings for Harvard Medical School are constantly accurate and updated to reflect the most recent condition of the projects.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including: Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
A minimum of 3 years of responsible experience as a Facilities Management professional.
4-year technical degree (or 2-year technical degree with commensurate experience).
Knowledge of maintenance/operations.
Facilitation of communication over a complex group of stakeholders.
Thorough knowledge of HVAC sequence of operations, including a strong technical background in building automation and commercial HVAC operation.
Ability to read and understand mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection plans and specifications.
Proficiency in data analytics with a focus on BAS/OSI PI data trends.
Ability to use information from the BAS and other tools to diagnose potential mechanical or
controls related issues.
Experience with or aptitude for programming of BAS control sequence modifications to derive energy savings.
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
Strong technical writing and verbal communication skills.
Must have the ability to pass stringent background checks to gain access to BAS/data networks.
BAS commissioning or retro-commissioning certification preferred.
Siemens Apogee experience preferred.
BACnet experience preferred.
FE/E.I.T. certification preferred.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 51921BR
About Harvard University Medical School
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.