Senior Controls Engineer, Engineering - Operations
Company: Tufts University
Posted on: May 26, 2023
The Department of Facilities Services is responsible for the safe, reliable, and efficient operations of buildings and utility systems, consisting of approximately 5.7 million square feet of space across four campuses (Somerville/Medford, Grafton, Boston and the SMFA). This role will be based out of Medford, MA.
A broad range of services are provided to support each campus which include the repair and maintenance of the University's assets, capital renewal, engineering, energy and utilities management, waste management, event management, care of grounds, janitorial and pest services. We are committed to developing the highest standards of quality and performance and dedicated to continuous improvement across each department. We work very closely with the Department of Public & Environmental Safety coordinating daily operations with Tufts Police, Fire Marshalls, Industrial Hygiene and Lab Safety personnel. We also support the planning, design, construction, and turnover processes for major renovations and new construction in conjunction with the Department of Capital Programs. This role will have reporting requirements which are to be coordinated with these departments. Each campus utility consists of medium voltage electricity-, high- and low-pressure steam, hot water, and chilled water using both centralized and distributed boiler, chiller, power generation and heat recovery assets. These services are distributed primarily through direct buried conduit and piping systems. The efficiency and flexibility of these plants make them a key part of Tufts carbon neutral by 2050 commitment. This role will be responsible for the reliable, safe, and efficient automation, integration, control, fault detection and alarming of the buildings consuming utilities and these u tility systems.
It is a fundamental tenet for all employees within the Operations Division to support, engage and promote university investment in sustainable and economically defensible business practices that balance our stature as a prominent environmental steward with our need to deliver preeminent, cost effective education.
What You'll Do
Tufts University is seeking out a Senior Controls Engineer passionate about developing, and implementing new instrumentation, controls, automation, integration, and alarms management projects. The candidate will have experience as a subject matter expert in this area of engineering practice and demonstrate the ability to remained focused while concentrating on large amounts of information. The candidate will take initiative to effectively coach and train users in how to operate, maintain, and optimize controls hardware, software, and systems integrations.
As a collaborative partner with facilities management, technicians, and control operators, the candidate must understand and interpret their requirements to follow up with clear direction through work orders, audits, reports, and adjustments to service contracts. The candidate will also work closely with capital planning and capital programs to ensure scope of work is clearly defined upfront and purchased to support renovations and new construction projects. Opportunities to introduce new ideas and strategies that improve data centralization and new hardware/software outsid e of the current inventory will require experience with supporting the development of business cases. These strategies will be presented to the Tufts Technology Steering Committee to ensure alignment with other University hardware, software, and information management initiatives and establish funding allocations to support the candidate's vision.
Understanding where to make improvements will require developing a clear understanding of the Operations Division goals, Capital planning project forecasts, Facilities Maintenance backlogs, Operations Control Center intake and dispatch rules, and Engineering & Utilities initiatives. This role will bring industry best practices in Asset Management and Reliability standards to align with strategic investments in IBM Maximo program, organizational change recommendations, data security, and data centralization. Day to day responsibilities include monitoring, inspecting, and issuing corrective work orders to support the overall reliability, efficiency, and safety of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire, and security systems. The candidate will have experience with building performance indicator equations and effectively communicating this information as key insights for each Department head. Annual goals and metrics will be established to identify opportunities to reduce risk and maximize efficiencies in measurements, workflow, automation processes, equipment, systems, and standards. The candidate will work directly with facilities, operations, project managers, architects, engineers, contractors, and manufacturers to provide solutions tailored to meet the needs of each campus and its stakeholders.
This role will also be responsible for providing direct technical support and training to internal and external system users to ensure consumers of data and information have the appropriate knowledge and tools to repair, adjust, and maintain planned and unplanned work. As part of Tufts University human capital development, the candidate will maintain training records, certifications, permissions, and ongoing curriculum to ensure Tufts University resources are evolving with the sophistication of the technology being introduced on each campus.
May be required to work an irregular schedule and/or shift as required by the needs of operations. Engineering & Utilities is headquartered in Medford, MA. However, approximately 20-50% travel requirement will fluctuate based on demands of the Facilities, Utilities, Engineering and Planning projects. Some evening or weekend work as required.
Occasional emergency on-site support as required. Work requires regularly entering and navigating all building and mechanical/electrical system spaces, and routinely accessing and conducting inspections in both small/confined and high spaces including roofs. Some lifting may be required.
What We're Looking For
Minimum $100,100.00, Midpoint $125,150.00, Maximum $150,200.00
Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.
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