Job DescriptionCampus/College Information:
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
Reporting to the Assistant Director, the Systems Performance Engineer will review designs, ensure that performance goals for new buildings and renovations are met and monitor existing buildings to improve life cycle costs and maintain the return on investment for new capital improvements and facility renewal.
Ensures through the commissioning process that projects work, meet the needs of the campus clients, meet long-term energy performance models, and works with operations and maintenance groups after commissioning to ensure facilities continue to meet the President’s Initiative. Act as Facility Performance’ representative in new building commissioning by 3rd Party Agents, retro, re-commissioning of existing building systems and analysis of operating trends in existing buildings. Reviews commissioning of renovations when significant Building Automation Systems (BAS) or HVACR is being modified on projects greater than 25% of gross building space or over $ 1,000,000.
The Systems Performance Engineer will review plans and specifications during the schematic, design and construction document phases.
Leads retro or re-commissioning activities by assessing facilities where energy goals are not met to determine if problems are resulting from the building envelope, HVAC systems, lighting control systems, user activities or other systems. Documents findings such as lack of scheduling, operating sequence deviations, poor control sequences, set points or lighting levels deviating from University guidelines, space occupancies or uses that do not match design, etc. and develops the Retro Commissioning Plan.
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.
Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of experience with local, state, federal government or large academic institutions with research facilities in analysis of energy usage, commissioning and Building Automation Systems (BAS). Experience in the preparation and troubleshooting of sequence of operations for mechanical systems and experience in performing point-to-point commissioning of BAS. Experience producing Final Commissioning Reporting. Experience working with Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) and experience M&V(ing) the ESCO’s work.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
Ability to perform project management, scheduling and contract administration of 3rd Party Commissioning Agents in new building commissioning, retro and re-commissioning of existing buildings, system by system commissioning requirements, Testing, Adjustment and Balancing (TAB) and verification procedures, the LEED rating system, building code issues. Experience developing RFP for commissioning, re-commissioning and retro commissioning. Previous experience with understanding commissioning tools, technologies and databases. Ability to resolve technical problems outside of engineering area. Ability to establish credibility and/or obtaining buy-in with departmental leaders and technical experts. Strong problem solving and interpersonal skills.
-Professional Engineer registered in Maryland.
-At least 8-10 years of experience with local, state, federal government or large academic institutions with research facilities in analysis of energy usage, commissioning and Building Automation Systems (BAS) is strongly preferred.
-Certified Energy Manager (CEM) or Certified Building Commissioning Professionals (CBCP).
-Although driving a State Vehicle is not a requirement for this position, travel by foot or vehicle may be required from time to time for meetings, deliveries, etc. across campus. If driving a State vehicle, incumbent must possess and maintain a valid class C Driver’s license or equivalent with fewer than six points.
For full and best consideration you must submit a resume, cover letter and list of three professional references by 8/19/2020.
Facilities Management (FM) supports the University of Maryland in its mission of achieving excellence as the State’s primary center of research and graduate education and the institution of choice for undergraduate students of exceptional ability and promise. We are responsible for the physical campus – its academic, research and administrative spaces, the building infrastructure, and the surrounding landscape. Our workforce of about 800 employees brings a rich diversity of backgrounds, talents and skills to the management of this complex environment. Our five departments serve the campus community twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year.
Job Risks Not Applicable to This Position
Must have the ability to work off-hours as required by the project. Must be able work on active construction sites. Must be able to climb stairs, ladders and inspect mechanical and electrical equipment located in high areas and confined spaces.
Essential status: Weather/Other.