Building Systems Specialist (Long-Term Temporary Opportunity)

Winston Salem, NC
Sep 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Building Systems Specialist (Long-Term Temporary Opportunity)

*Cover letter is required with application.*

*Please note, this a long-term temporary opportunity position of 18-24 months based on workload and performance.*

Summary: The Building Systems Specialist will assist in the implementation of the Building Performance Improvement Initiative (BPI2). The goal of the program is reducing building energy consumption, energy costs, and emissions of greenhouse gas for the Reynolda Campus and perimeter properties.

Essential Functions:

  • Works closely with facilities maintenance staff to develop and implement an enhanced preventative maintenance program to re-tune systems to the best working condition.
  • Monitors HVAC automation system functions, analyzing energy consumption within each building, communicating deficiencies, and recommending changes, as appropriate.
  • Tracks, records, and reports progress of building energy management initiatives as compared to the established starting baselines.
  • Performs energy audit walkthroughs to determine existence of sources of high energy use and recommends corrective action.
  • Assists in the design of building system re-commissioning projects and manage the project through completion.
  • Assists in implementation of a Campus Building Analytics program.
  • Assists in creation and implementation of building energy management projects as they are funded.

Other Functions:

  • Is considered an essential employee as designated in the Facilities Management Severe Weather Policy.
  • Is subject to recall after hours in the event of campus emergencies, disasters or other special needs as directed by management.
  • Reports all matters of safety to the appropriate Safety Director, if necessary.
  • Follows all University and departmental policies and procedures.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field or an Associate’s degree in technology with 5 years of experience in higher education, institutional, or similar multi-site maintenance operations, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Technical knowledge and experience in building systems.
  • Ability to effectively understand and utilize control systems and other computer software systems to monitor, interface, diagnose, and troubleshoot systems.
  • Ability to practice effective communication skills verbally and in writing with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to research and analyze problems within University owned facilities.
  • Ability to effectively utilize computer software and systems to communicate, monitor, interface, and troubleshoot systems, as needed.
  • Ability to meet the requirements of the University’s automobile insurance.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM).
  • Experience with control strategies for institutional or commercial HVAC systems.
  • Experience with building system retro-commissioning.
  • Ability to read blueprints and specifications.
  • Excellent customer service skills. Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to practice effective verbal and written communication skills with internal and external customers.


  • Responsible for own work.

Note: This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States



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