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Lead HVAC Control Engineer (8192C), Facilities Services - 27182 - 1309
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 3, 2019
Title Lead HVAC Control Engineer (8192C), Facilities Services - 27182 - 1309
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Lead HVAC Control Engineer (8192C), Facilities Services - 27182 - 1309

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: July 10, 2019

Departmental Overview

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. Facilities Services is comprised of the following units: Campus Recycling and Refuse Services, Custodial Services, Environmental Services, Grounds Operations, Shops, Quality Assurance & Customer Service, Sustainability and Engineering Services and People's Park.


Trade Expertise and problem solving
  • Under supervision of the Energy management Systems, work is not restricted to the following: Direct the HVAC Control Engineers and Electronic Technicians to physical repair of campus buildings controls equipment including control devices in research labs and animal facilities.
  • Tasks routinely performed include the following: Specification of appropriate materials if needed for each job.
  • Coordination of work with building managers and coordinators, other shops in buildings, classrooms, administrative spaces, research labs and animal facilities.
  • Operation and maintenance of Barrington and ALC building automation systems.
  • Development and implementation of sequence of operation, software programming strategies and hardware point lists for control systems.
  • Analysis, diagnosis and troubleshoot HVAC/R systems. Diagnosis and troubleshoot electronic, DDC and pneumatic controls.
  • Maintenance and installation of electronic system & sub-systems; analysis of technical data to determine applicability to design problems.
  • Installation of energy management control systems (or similar systems) from control panels to end devices including cabling.
  • Documentation and installation of control system hardware, cabling and conduit on building energy management conversions.
  • Installation of new control panels, new field devices temperature sensors, pressure sensors, flow sensors, control relays, and all communication cabling between panels and devices.
  • Performing calculations to size circuit control transformers, wire, fuses and other control circuit components.
  • Calculation of conduit fill limitations and sizes.
  • Reading blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, and instructions for assembling and installing materials for each job. Knowledge of all processes and procedures utilized by each individual shop.
  • Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions, work with manufacturers' reps and technical support. Knowledge of state-of-the-art tools and software through training and reading.
  • Providing system end-user with application information and technical support when needed.
  • Coordination of warranty repairs when required. Having excellent ability to analyze work load and prioritize jobs.
  • Providing field technical assistance and support.
  • Working with other trades to coordinate shutdowns and maintaining all buildings in good working order.
  • Acting as training resource and establish training for trades persons.

Administrative Duties
  • Interact with UC shop personnel. Balance MOP and recharge responsibilities as directed by management.
  • Duties include using the Work Order Scheduling Program to schedule and dispatch work requests and using the Campus Barrington Systems and Automated Logic Controls energy management system software.
  • Check completed jobs for accuracy and perform timekeeping duties.
  • Consult supervisor/or project superintendents who administer requirements and standards for modification projects.
  • Keep accurate work records and complete paperwork in a neat and timely manner.
  • Define and describe materials, tools and/or equipment, work methods and task sequences.
  • Serve as liaison with clients, relaying their needs and requirements to the appropriate department or superintendent.
  • Obtain materials and equipment when requested.
  • Maintain records of materials ordered, utilized and billed to others.
  • Support craft workers with any administrative duties pertaining to jobs.

  • Adhere to all university and departmental safety guidelines. Attend job-related and safety training as required. Schedule and document monthly shop safety and craft meetings.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Employee must possess five years controls experience in a comparable position or related experience in a university, hospital or large building complex.
  • Education and training can be through documented experience and/or professional development through an accredited college or university.
  • Must be able to interpret complicated mechanical drawings and good understanding of latest mechanical national codes.
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces (manholes, crawlspaces and under floors).
  • Must be able to safely move supplies and objects up to 75 pounds with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Must possess a valid California driver's license.
  • Must be available to respond to emergencies, work on-call, weekend on-call, rotating swing shift, watch and holidays.
  • Must possess knowledge and ability to utilize the Work Order Scheduling Program to manage and assign shop work orders.
  • Must possess knowledge to utilize correct tools, techniques and methods for handling specific t asks and projects by applying thorough knowledge of codes and the skills of a craftsperson.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of trade specific tasks and systems.
  • Experience in commercial, institutional and computerized repair and maintenance systems.
  • Must have the ability to operate all machinery and state-of-the-art-tools needed to perform skilled related job tasks.
  • Ability to safely move supplies and objects up to 75 pounds with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills and ability to interact in a positive manner with campus community, including students, building managers, academic personnel, and craft personnel, in a diverse multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to track jobs to completion and prioritize requirements.
  • Ability to read and interpret information from equipment manufacturers manuals, service requests, layout sketches, blueprints, appropriate state and local government codes, trade-specific manuals and practices, draft diagrams and schematics and to determine how the fixture or equipment should perform.
  • Knowledge of relevant building codes, DHI Standards, ADA Regulations, Fire Codes and University Accessibility guidelines.
  • Ability to communicate clearly over the telephone and two-way radio.
  • Ability to execute all job assignments in a timely manner.

Salary & Benefits

Hourly rate of pay for this position is set at step 1, which $58.05 hourly.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Driving Required

A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.

Physical Exam

Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.

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:
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