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We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 6/24/2021
Facilities Services works to maintain a campus built environment that is conducive to teaching, learning and research. We strive to continuously improve the campus in partnership with all members of the campus community. Engineering and Technical Services helps develop the vision, strategy, incentives, and initiatives that will align operations, planning and design processes, and resource management with the principles of sustainability.
The Energy Management Systems (EMS) Group resides within the Technical Services unit of Facilities Services. The function of this group is to develop, install, operate and maintain the Building Control System on Campus and to provide services to the campus community in regard to that system. The group programs, designs and installs new Building Control installations and expansions. These installations include hardware layout designs, management of contracted work, controls design and programming, validation and documentation. The group employs advanced technologies and methodologies to deploy the Building Control System and relevant tools into an Integrated Application System, providing high availability and accessibility to real-time and static information for the Campus community and the Department.
The scope of this position is campus wide and touches all academic and administrative departments and research facilities covering all segments of the University. Its customers include are academics, researchers, students, staff and the general public.
Resolves issues/problems requiring specialized knowledge and is widely recognized and consulted by campus staff for their expert knowledge in a specific area of expertise, such as mechanical engineering, or other key building components. Meets with clients to help define project scope. Serves as technical advisor and assists management on all planning and related project matters, exercising independent judgment and initiative, and rendering opinions and making decisions having long-term effects on campus energy use. Reviews cost estimates, establishes project schedule and budget and reviews with clients. Prepare detailed specifications from which sequence of operations will be developed. Conceptualize, plan and design multiple hardware and control design and programming for new building control installations and expansions.
Manages day to day operations of the EMS group. Directly supervises six technical staff including; assigning tasks, reviewing completed work, approving time cards, and conducting performance evaluations.
Coordinates activities associated with technical implementation of specific systems with facilities project managers. Promotes areas of emerging technology consistent with area of expertise through programs and other educational forums, and creates an appreciation for and sensitivity to programs, projects and systems that employ, expand and enhance building projects utilizing new technologies. Establishes project milestones and schedules, prepares cost estimates, functional studies, construction plans and specifications and monitors for adherence to master plans, budgets and schedules. Participates in data gathering, tracking and analyzing campus building energy usage. Also provides historical utility data & costs with analysis for buildings being considered for project study & implementation.
Serves as technical expert and provides advice and guidance to all levels of campus management and provides expert technical advice and consultation at all levels in the area of technical expertise. Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria. Provides expertise in selection of design and construction professionals, in fee and contract negotiations, in project code compliance and regulations, in engineering and technical support, in campus policies procedures, and in guiding project development
Develops, coordinates and implements programs and services in support of area technical expertise. Responsible for the design, implementation and coordination of complex technical systems, programs, or other customized construction activities within the area of expertise including areas of emerging technology. Performs the most difficult professional work in the development, revision, refinement and/or amplification of program implementation.
Ensures building projects support applicable policies and practices to achieve specific goals and objectives related to area of expertise. Acts as liaison among participants and resolves problems or conflicts in areas of expertise, including recommending range of solutions to disputed issues or contractor claims.
Performs organizational, campus and administrative activities not directly relating to projects, including serving on campus committees representing department or unit.
Experience supervising staff
Expert written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, including expert level political acumen and negotiation skills.
Within area of expertise, expert skill in advising and consulting with all levels of campus management and/or capital planning, budgeting and construction professionals.
Expert skill in promoting, advancing and implementing programs within area of expertise.
Expert analytical, organizational, project management and problem recognition/avoidance/resolution skills.
Thorough organizational and analytical skills including skill to provide high quality control.
Ability to operate automated data base, work control, and computerized maintenance management programs.
Working knowledge of appropriate building and safety codes and regulations
Ability to complete assignments and meet established deadlines
Ability to use sound and independent judgment and make decisions based on engineering judgment and analysis
Ability to conduct training sessions and seminars.
Ability to read and interpret plans technical manuals, diagrams, architectural, mechanical and electrical drawings and specifications used in the building, mechanical and electrical trades.
Ability to plan and schedule work and to maintain reports and records.
Ability to make standard arithmetic and engineering computations, to size and locate various details of the work and to calculate the quantities and costs required to complete a project.
Maintains proficiency at a current level and continually updates knowledge through appropriate courses, seminars, publications and contacts with others in the trade.
Knowledge of complex network concept and design.
Knowledge of communication software and protocols.
Knowledge of database design and concepts.
Technical understanding of control algorithms and firm understanding of HVAC operational sequences.
Bachelor's of Science in Engineering or equivalent training and education.
Expert knowledge of design and construction, contract administration and California building codes, including expert understanding of industry practices or highly specialized and critical disciplines.
Expert knowledge of the campus, including its infrastructure and short and long range strategic building plans.
Advanced knowledge of the campus, including its infrastructure, rules, regulations, policies and short and long range strategic plans.
Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in building mechanical and electrical maintenance repair and construction activities.
Knowledge of campus policies, practices and standards relating to the maintenance program and inspection control.
Salary & Benefits
Salary commensurate with experience. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience.
Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring, and humane environment in which these values can thrive.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.