Building Automation Engineering Specialist
University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

Posted in Call Centre and Customer Service

Job Info

The Building Automation Engineering Specialist will coordinate, direct, and assist with the management of HVAC systems for University Housing & Dining Residence and Dining Halls. The work will include construction project development, maintenance repair coordination, troubleshooting of building equipment and systems as well as communicating information regarding the effects of project and repair work to stakeholders. Will establish effective HVAC training for staff, ensure occupant and employee safety in all facilities listed, as well as analyze, program, and optimize Housing Niagara based Building Automation Systems (BAS). This position may also be responsible for providing supervision and leadership to staff.

For a detailed job description, please email Melanie Bell at

About the Division of Student Life:

The Division of Student Life is comprised of staff that embrace new ideas and thoughts, works together to keep our students safe, and provides them with life-changing experiences. The Division of Student Life includes 15 departments that span from Recreation Services to the Office of Leadership, Service and Civic Engagement and everything in between. We believe in working together as one team to achieve our mission: fostering student success by creating and promoting inclusive educationally purposeful services and activities within and beyond the classroom. One of our division priorities is to advance UI's goals to recruit and retain U.S. racial/ethnic minority (URM) staff and students.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a field relevant to the position, or an equivalent combination of education and experience related to facilities management of BAS systems and energy-efficient initiatives.
  • Demonstrated professional experience (typically 3-5 years) programming and maintaining complex integrated enterprise-level BAS systems.
  • Vast Air Handling Unit (AHU) experience in design, operation, and maintenance.
  • Commitment to and alignment with the values of the Division of Student Life, including a demonstrated commitment to excellence through diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Adaptive thinking to problem-solve during stressful and time-sensitive service related issues.
  • Ability to work in the field and office with a variety of stakeholders from building occupant to engineering design staff.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Extensive knowledge in airflow, hydraulics, and thermal dynamics in relation to BAS systems.
  • Niagara N4 and AX licensed programmer.

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Certification in refrigeration.
  • Experience working with chillers or similar equipment.
  • Ability to conduct regular staff training and development to provide increased institutional knowledge and provide a higher level of service for our customers.
  • Prior supervisory experience or experience leading staff in a positive, team-focused atmosphere.
  • Ability to pass and maintain university fleet safety standards.

Application Details:
  • In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. For questions or additional information, please contact

Additional Information
  • Classification Title: Engineering Specialist
  • Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Pay Level: 5B
  • Starting Salary Minimum: $72,500.00
Contact Information
  • Organization: Student Life
  • Contact Name: Melanie Bell
  • Contact Email:

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