Engineering Specialist

Denver, CO
Jun 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus
Engineering Specialist
Position #007234263 - Requisition 09782

A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient's bedside. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and inter-professional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002.

Jobs in this career family manage the physical infrastructure of the University. Functions include planning, architectural design, capital project commissioning, building code compliance, engineering disciplines (electrical, mechanical, civil, etc.), architectural drafting, landscape design, energy conservation and construction project management.

Professionals at the intermediate level are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field. Duties may be more limited in scope and are performed with guidance and direction from other professionals.

Responsibilities include providing engineering analysis and judgement in support of operating campus facilities. Independent decision-making is required in utilizing the Building Automation System (BAS) - Siemens. Provide minor programming and configuration changes to the BAS and networked lighting systems and assist with database backup and system alarms. Analyze HVAC sequence of operation for building systems. Troubleshoot and diagnose BAS equipment problems. Support the Central Utility Plant (CUP) metering program and perform meter calibration and BAS integration. Support the facilities audit program using software applications to development the pre-inspection template and participate in the inspection program.


Building Automation System Operation

1) Performs minor programming and configuration changes. Create or modify system graphic pages and set-up critical alarm parameters. Analyze HVAC sequence of operation. Assists with the implementation of new control strategies. Assists with BAS database management, performs system backups, and reviews for alarms, errors, and inconsistencies. Assists in the preparation of necessary status reports, prepares trend analysis (including energy usage and equipment uptime), and system troubleshooting reports.

2) Coordinate and perform BAS equipment hardware/firmware/software upgrades. Implement engineering improvement strategies. Troubleshoot and diagnose BAS equipment problems, test solutions, repair and modify equipment. Coordinate the installation of new BAS equipment.

3) Leads in addressing the preventative maintenance and corrective maintenance requirements for the BAS program. Identifies and diagnoses equipment misapplication, and generates work orders for HVAC equipment repair. Provides BAS program orientation and training for department staff.

Engineering Support

1) Participates in the problem resolution activities associated with facilities engineering objectives, including energy engineering, maintenance project planning and oversight, project commissioning, and project performance verification.

2) Supports the project development process to ensure proposed projects are adequately reviewed to define their scope of work so not to adversely impact existing building systems, including BMO Projects (Building Maintenance & Operations) associated with additions, alterations, and modifications.

3) Supports the operation and maintenance of multiple Network Lighting Control systems. Monitoring devices, graphics, component failures, and system operation. Review project designs and submittals to insure that standards, technologies, and naming conventions are consistent with project objectives. Assist with building commissioning to insure correct operation of integration between Lighting Controls and BAS controls. Assist with network troubleshooting and the installation of all required software and firmware updates.

Support Building Maintenance & Operations

1) Supports campus BMO zone operations and trade-shops. Participates in the Maximo CMMS (computerized maintenance management system) program, PM process, work order process, time and materials reporting, and the regular review of associated reports.

Support Metering Program in the Central Utility Plant

1) Supports the Metering Program and maintains integration to the BAS system. Reviews project designs and submittals to insure that metering standards and technologies are consistent with program requirements. Assists Energy Engineer with network troubleshooting and meter calibrations.

Support Facilities Audit Program

1) The Facilities Audit work includes utilization of a third-party software product to develop the pre-inspection building template. Coordinate data acquisition of facility record drawings, maintenance records, technical specifications, and integrate the base data into the software program. Adjusts software settings and set points, identifies errors and makes corrections, generates output reports, and participates in field inspections.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:
The hiring salary for this position is $66,240 -$72,000 and is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, or closely related field from an accredited institution. Plus two (2) years of relevant professional experience in Building Automation System design and operation.

Substitutions may be considered in lieu of an engineering degree if closely related to the work assignment. Substitute a related associate's degree for two (2) years of the engineering degree plus four (4) years of relevant professional experience in BAS design and operation.

If the substituted work experience is not professional level, the applicant may substitute six (6) years of non-professional technical experience repairing, performing maintenance, installing, modifying, or calibrating computer-based HVAC control systems.

Conditions of Employment:
• Must possess and maintain a current State of Colorado Driver's License or able to obtain one within 30 days of hire.
• Must be willing and able to pass a criminal background check, motor vehicle check and drug test.
• Subject to pre-employment, post-accident or incident or reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing per UCD Facilities Operations Department Policies.
• Must be willing and able to stand and walk on a constant basis, with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications:

Two (2) years of relevant professional experience in Building Automation System (BAS) design and operation working with the Siemens BAS application.


• Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.

• Outstanding customer service skills.

• Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.

• Knowledge in facilities engineering related to BAS design, installation, and operation; networked in a multi-building campus setting, preferably an academic campus.

Special Instructions to Applicants:*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at * REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A cover letter/letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2) A current resume/CV. 3) List of 3-5 professional references. Questions should be directed to Dave Thorson at

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 3-5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Category: Engineering and Architecture/Physical Science and Engineering

Primary Location: Denver

Department: U0001 -- Denver-Anschutz Administration - 60106 - ADM AVCFO Building Mntc Oprns

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jun 5, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Dave Thorson

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00734263


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