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Building Automation Engineer

Company: Randstad
Location: Billerica
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

This role will serve as primary lead for all aspects of Building Automation design, installation, commissioning, qualification, and validation projects, in addition to, daily operation, in-field troubleshooting, hands-on repair and maintenance of these systems and components. This position will also be responsible for system ownership and administration responsibilities for facilities-based monitoring systems, site wide 24/7 alarm system, energy monitoring system, and environmental condition monitoring system. The ideal candidate will also possess PLC experience and technical skills associated with integration with building automation systems and components.Essential Functions

  • Lead and drive the development of building automation and controls specifications and standards for equipment, instrumentation, materials, sequence of operations, calibration, and design. Identify root cause of failures and implement quality long term solutions.
  • Serve as the Building Automation System Administrator ensuring system operation, control, maintenance, and GMP compliance. Manage system access and permissions ensuring currency and appropriateness for all users and groups.
  • Serve as the site subject matter expert (SME) on Building Automation Systems operation, equipment, design standards and technology to meet evolving pharmaceutical industry standards.
  • Identify and implement operational changes or equipment modifications to lower energy consumption through the monitoring of equipment performance and sequences of operations. Identify and garner utility rebate opportunities to help defray the cost of equipment or operational improvements.
  • Take appropriate actions to diagnose and correct plant equipment engineering, operating and maintenance issues as they occur in partnership with maintenance, manufacturing, and quality departments.
  • Support the development of project design documents, including P&ID's, wiring diagrams, and control panel layouts.
  • Support project implementation, commissioning, and startup activities as SME.
  • Manage and oversee project contract work. Review and approve contractor bids, RFI's, submittals and change requests. Inspect or direct the inspection of work to ensure conformance to design drawings, specifications, schedules, and safety regulations. Ensure contractors receive site orientation and training and that all state/local code requirements and building permit, inspection and project close-out processes are followed.
  • Support the development and maintenance of a prioritized site-wide controls system capital plan to replace or improve the existing site infrastructure and control / instrumentation / monitoring systems.
  • Responsible for integration and interface of electrical & control systems infrastructure assets (chillers, AHU's, pumps, boilers, etc.) Responsible for ensuring that designs are robust and allow for appropriate maintenance while limiting any downtime.
  • Responsible for systems administration, ownership, design and upgrades of site wide power monitoring and reporting system. Rockwell Automation Energy Metrix front-end with associated power monitoring devices.
  • Works closely with Radiation Protection, Environmental Health and Safety, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Quality Staff to realize organizational and safety objectives.
  • Achieve high customer satisfaction through effective communication of both technical and non-technical topics with all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing. Exhibit project and technical leadership and effective decision-making throughout each project and consistently deliver projects that meet all stakeholder requirements and are fully commissioned, qualified and ready for start-up/occupancy.
  • Provide support in the development, review and maintenance of operational SOPs and predictive/preventive maintenance job plans.
  • Actively promote safety rules and awareness. Demonstrate good safety practices at all times including the appropriate use of protective equipment. Report and take initiative to correct safety and environmental hazards.
  • Actively demonstrate the values of Accountability, Quality, Efficiency, Customer Service, Collaboration and Safety.Typical Minimum Skills and Experience and Education
    • A Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline preferred.
    • Minimum of 7 years' experience with Building Automation Systems, including commissioning, documentation, validation, maintenance, change control, and performance benchmarking of facility and manufacturing systems. Experience in a pharmaceutical / life sciences environment preferred.
    • Proficiency in the programming and troubleshooting of Building Automation Systems and instrumentation/electronic systems. Significant Johnson Controls experience required.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS). Maximo experience a plus.
    • Excellent leadership, organizational and time management skills.
    • Strong oral & written communication skills; ability to develop technical presentation materials.
    • Demonstrated working knowledge of MS Office, BAS/BMS and PLC based systems required.
    • Ability to lift forty (40) pounds on a regular basis, and ability to work at heights and in mechanical spaces.Other Requirements
      • This individual should be a self-starter with strong leadership, interpersonal, organizational and technical skills, with the capability to work both independently and in a team environment. Strong analytical and communications skills are critical. Thorough understanding of HVAC & control systems and their applications. Working knowledge of cGMPs; validation principles, clean room design, operation, and certification; and pharmaceutical manufacturing.
      • Provide BAS support off-hours and on weekends as required to support 7x24 manufacturing site.

Keywords: Randstad, Billerica , Building Automation Engineer, Engineering , Billerica, Massachusetts

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