Senior Building Controls Engineer / Senior Building Controls Technician

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Job Title Senior Building Controls Engineer / Senior Building Controls Technician
Job Reference DIA0862/NH
Post Type
Division Technical
Salary information Circa £45k / £35k
Application deadline 13/09/2013
Date of interviews


Job Description

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron science facility. Located at Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire, we enable world-leading research across a wide range of scientific disciplines and industrial applications.

The key duties of the post are as follows:

  • Development, maintenance and day to day operation of both the Building Management System (BMS) and standalone building control systems
  • To witness/participate in the testing and commissioning of BMS and standalone building controls systems
  • Technical responsibility for operational aspects of the BMS including:

        * Graphics
        * Alarms – levels/types, notifications, investigation, rectification or escalation.
        * Trend/trace monitoring regimes, including normal, out of tolerance & failure modes
        * Failure/Override/Parameter change reviews
        * Building controls network

  • Liaison and supervision of external consultants, contractors, service engineers and suppliers. This includes review of technical submissions, site inspections, witnessing and ‘sign off’ of new and/or extended building control systems
  • Operational support and analysis of the control systems on all site mechanical & electrical services, including problem solving and fault diagnosis for the air conditioning, general and specialist ventilation, MTHW/LTHW, chilled water, refrigeration, hot and cold water systems, electrical monitoring, etc.
  • The continued development, implementation and periodic review of suitable operational and maintenance regimes and forward maintenance plans
  • Manage change control procedures for all building control systems/installations and keep up to date records of all QA documentation
  • To carry out hazard and safety risk assessments and prepare method statements.
  • Participation in Health and Safety and Quality Assurance procedures as appropriate to the post
  • To undertake other related duties to meet the needs of the IFM Group

Additional Duties for appointment at Senior Level

  • Lead in the development of building controls standards, updating and/or creation of appropriate management procedures; including group operational practices, PPM regime (Planned Preventative Maintenance), spares holding, critical and standard systems resilience, interface practices with associated mechanical and electrical systems etc.
  • Develop initial scoping for all new projects, basis of design, commissioning protocols and/or detailed tender/pricing documentation
  • Implement minor upgrades ‘in-house’ using programming software knowledge
  • Technical evaluation/report production of proposed modifications/improvements to systems
  • Technical responsibility for additional operational aspects of the BMS including:

        * System performance, metering, associated energy and plant load review
        * 3rd party integrations using ModBus, LON, KNX, BACnet etc.
        * Advanced Data Processing sub system
        * Management reporting

  • Identification of suitable efficiency improvements in either plant performance or improved life cycle costing
  • Review of group skills and competencies to use the BMS, create training programme, delivery of “In House” systems use and skills training sessions
  • To provide line management of the Senior Building Controls technician

Qualification & Experience - Essential

  • Computer literate;
  • Good problem solving skills;
  • Ability to work on own initiative;
  • Work planning and organisational skills;
  • Good communication skills: verbal/written;
  • Management/supervision of other staff;
  • Able to organise and prioritise tasks to meet project timescales (Project planning);
  • Commissioning/Operational management of BMS and stand alone building control systems;
  • Minimum of HNC qualification in Building Services/Controls Engineering. Applicants with relevant or equivalent on-the job experience will also be considered;
  • Effective team worker;
  • Flexible approach to the working conditions and environment;
  • Self-motivated;
  • Prepared to learn new skills;
  • Able to get on with people at all levels;

Essential Skills required for Engineer role:

  • Detailed knowledge of building services and Building Management Systems (BMS);
  • Ability to specify and project management of BMS and stand alone installation/upgrade contracts;
  • Experience with HVAC systems;
  • Experience with MTHW, LTHW, Chilled Water, refrigeration and leak detection systems;
  • Thorough Working Knowledge of Siemens Desigo Insight;
  • Proven record of managing other people;

Qualification & Experience - Desirable

  • Working knowledge of Siemens XWorks;
  • Working knowledge of Siemens RXL, RXC, RLU subsystems;
  • Working knowledge of ModBus and BACnet;
  • Familiarity with using Quality Control Systems, Work Planning and Safe Systems of work;
  • Experience of HSE and CDM legislation;
  • The Applicant should have served a recognised Apprenticeship in an Engineering discipline;
  • Ability to specify and project management of BMS and stand alone installation/upgrade contracts;
  • Experience with HVAC systems;
  • Experience with MTHW, LTHW, Chilled Water, refrigeration and leak detection systems;
  • Thorough Working Knowledge of Siemens Desigo Insight;
  • Detailed knowledge of building services and Building Management Systems (BMS);
  • Proven record of managing other people;

Further Information

Applying for employment

For further details on applying for employment at Diamond, please visit our 'Application Form' page.

Appointments will be made depending on the skills and experience of the candidate. Electronic Diamond application forms in MS-Word are preferred. These should be emailed to recruitment@diamond.ac.uk



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