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CBRE Building Automation Systems Engineer in Santa Clara, California

Building Automation Systems Engineer



Provides program oversight in the operation and maintenance of all building automation systems to maximize efficiency and minimize costs. Working under limited supervision, monitors, inspects, and supervises repairs to equipment. Ensures compliance with safety rules and regulations, and oversees and schedules contracted work.

(Metasys, Tridium & ALC Experience Required)


Maintains a total facilities systems management program which includes all the various connected and separate electrical, mechanical, etc. systems that are operational in a facility. Ensures that measures are taken to operate all specialized systems in the most efficient manner to keep operating costs at a minimum. Will be responsible for interaction and working with JCI personnel and other control vendors. This will include the ability to assess technician’s performance and verify full compliance to current and future service agreements. Ensure Service Contract required Calibration of sensors (including temperature, pressure, and DP) is being provided by service provider.

Ability to interface with mode bus and BAC Net protocol’s. Remote monitoring and adjustment of system when required. Interface with IT regarding patching, outages, system password changes, etc. Interact with 3rd party vendors to ensure proper system integration to systems mentioned. Support Data Requests from project teams as needed. Make sure system is cleaned up after Projects so that all non-used points and equipment is purged from system.

Complies with all applicable codes, regulations, governmental agency and Company directives related to systems operations and work safety. Inspects specialized systems to ensure operation of equipment is within design capabilities and achieves operational conditions prescribed by client. Oversees scope development, work request initiation, scheduling, and inspection of work performed by outside contractors, which includes proprietary work, licensed installations, upgrades, and maintenance and inspection of specialized systems. Responds quickly to emergency situations, summoning additional assistance as needed. Reviews assigned work orders.

Estimates time and resources and orders necessary materials and supplies to complete all repairs. Performs assigned repairs and emergency and preventive maintenance. Completes maintenance and repair records as required. Performs other general maintenance of building systems and features to assist other trades as directed. Other duties as assigned.


No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and a minimum of four years of related experience and/or trade school training. Experience in HVAC and automation system control and/or emergency backup systems (generators, UPS, etc.) preferred. 8+ years of previous Metasys, ALC programming experience preferred.


Metasys Master Programmer and Master Operator certifications preferred. Electronic certifications in one or more of the following: Electrical, mechanical, access control, server and PCs, application and controller software or firmware, digital and analog controllers, networking, process controls, mechanical power transmissions, or data analytics. Licenses or certifications as may be required by local applicable law or ordinance.


Ability to comprehend and interpret instructions, short correspondence, and memos and ask clarifying questions to ensure understanding. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, co-workers, and/or supervisor. Ability to effectively present information to an internal department and/or large groups of employees.


Requires basic knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate simple figures such as percentages.


Ability to understand and carry out general instructions in standard situations. Ability to solve problems in standard situations. Requires intermediate analytical and quantitative skills.


Uses personal computer and / or PDA for work order system, email, ESS and training. Basic skills with Microsoft Office Outlook. Physical requirements include stooping, standing, walking, climbing stairs / ladders and ability to lift / carry heavy loads of 50 lbs. or more. Knowledge of standards and city codes with respect to Fire/Life Safety codes, relating to both mechanical and electrical systems in commercial buildings.


Decisions made with general understanding of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to co-workers and supervisor.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans