Berkeley Lab's Facilities Division has an opening for a FMCS Controls Specialist. Under the direction of the Facility Monitoring and Control Systems Program Manager (FMCS), Responsible for Site-wide Facilities Management and Control System (FMCS) administration, programming, diagnostics, and commissioning.
What You Will Do:
Responsible for Site-wide Facilities Management and Control System (FMCS) programming and commissioning. Coordinate interface to other control systems, as required. Plan for system technology updates, maintains appropriate engineering documentation, complying with LBNL standards and policy.
Responsible for the programming support of the Facility Monitoring and Control System (FMCS). This includes management of FMCS servers – ALC, JCI, Barrington backups, database management, Operating Systems and application software updates, server life cycle management, server and workstation hardware maintenance and repair.
Responsible for installation, programming and monitoring of utility meter integrations for gas, water and electric meters.
Maintain a proactive approach to replacement and repair of controls systems and cognizant of strategies on making the LBNL control systems more user friendly, secure, useful, and efficient.
Provide mentoring and training to the FMCS Technicians and Operators Group on building automation and system programming.
Maintain a proactive approach to improving the operability, user interface, and alarm management of the controls systems.
Plan, schedule, coordinate, and execute system and database maintenance for the FMCS. Stays informed of the scope, and schedule, of every active FMCS/programming project.
Comply with and enforce applicable Federal & State laws, DOE orders/directives, LBNL/UC policies and regulations, industry standards adopted by the Laboratory.
Support the development of a comprehensive inventory of current building monitoring and controls systems and spare parts.
Assist in validation of complete system functionality and troubleshoots problems with all LBNL crafts as required and other trades to ensure proper operation.
Support projects for control retrofits, upgrades, and or enhancements to existing control systems.
Provide alarming and graphics technical review of project upgrade plans.
Oversee activities of vendors and contractors working on LBNL building automation and process system control systems.
Provide technical support including training, troubleshooting, design and installation assistance, vendor support, networking coordination, and standards application.
Plan for system technology updates, system backups and new system configurations.
Ensure proper installation, operation and calibration of building control devices.
Participate in retro commissioning of HVAC for all buildings, laboratories' process systems and performs troubleshooting for all existing control systems.
Configure and analyze trend data for all mission critical laboratories and systems.
Consult and collaborate with Control Systems Engineers on technical issues to ensure proper repairs and installations are planned efficiently and implemented effectively.
Support projects, day-to-day operations, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the FMCS.
Participate in capital and small project commissioning and acceptance activities.
Provide mentoring and training to FMCS Technicians and Operators on building automation and process systems operations.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Participate in other related activities as directed by the FMCS Program Manager.
Participate in other related activities developed to meet DOE sustainability goals.
Perform all work in a safe manner; promote health and safety in the workplace; protect the environment. Be knowledgeable of Publication 3000. Attend all safety/technical/general meetings as required.
What is Required:
Minimum of seven years' experience with building operations and controls work.
Demonstrated specialized knowledge in automatic controls, programming, repairs, alarm management, and system performance verification.
Possesses a thorough knowledge of engineering concepts, systems, calculations, applications of engineering and construction methods and materials.
Proven ability to program in the language of the Johnson Controls Metasys, Automated Logic WebCTRL, or Barrington Controls System and to translate written descriptions, flow chart, sequential logic, Boolean equations, process control algorithms, or ladder diagram descriptions of control schemes into the 'language' of the LBNL systems.
Must be familiar with some of the industry wide energy management and control system such as Automated Logic Corporation (ALC) and Johnson Controls Metasys or other industry standard system.
Demonstrated ability to accurately translate written sequences of operation into the program languages of the Automated Logic (ALC) or Johnson Controls Metasys controls systems or other industry standard system.
Demonstrated ability to commission and troubleshoot controls systems software
Proven planning, prioritization and organizational skills. Excellent time management skills and ability to manage multiple projects at once.
Demonstrated ability to take initiative, use sound judgment and provide solutions to ensure results.
Communicates well both verbally and in writing and reviews control(s) related documents from Facilities Engineering and outside A & E forms for form and content. Provides documentation on reviewed projects and maintains documentation on all related systems at LBNL.
Skillful in negotiations, coordination and conflict management with variety of service and trade staff, engineers. Excellent interpersonal skills with a customer-focus approach. Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team.
Proven experience in execution of Control System installation and commissioning on construction projects.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
A Bachelors or associates degree, or a Vocational School four year program in a computer science discipline, electronics, electro-mechanical systems, or similar field or equivalent. Applicable professional experience may substitute for a degree.
Certificate of proficiency in the ALC, Johnson Controls Inc NAE or NCM programming languages or other equivalent professional certification in energy management or related area(s).
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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