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$95,108 - $108,818/Year
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8 hrs/day

#119146 Building Automation Systems (BAS) Superintendent

Filing Deadline: Wed 12/7/2022

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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This position will remain open until filled.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/12/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/21/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under general direction of the Sr. Superintendent, the Building Automation Systems (BAS) Superintendent will plan, organize, direct and coordinate first response to emergency and/or maintenance calls by Building Automation Systems (BAS) staff, Sr. Building Maintenance Workers, Maintenance Mechanics, Building Systems Operators and other Facilities Management (FM) Building Operations staff as needed of all UC facilities and utilities located at the Main Campus, Scripps Institute of Oceanography (SIO), Mount Soledad, MarFac Nimitz Facilities, Elliot Field, and any UCSD affiliated real estate locations 24/7/365 days per year.

Oversee the installation, modification, maintenance and overhaul adjustment and repair of electric, electronic, pneumatic and digitally controlled Building Automation Systems which manage complex HVAC systems including, but not limited to: Variable Air Volume (VAV) systems, Variable Frequency Drives (VFD), chilled water control, heating hot water control, damper control, exhaust fan control, Fire Life Safety Systems and lighting control systems. Prioritize schedules and supervise campus-wide BAS modification repairs and physical reconfiguration.

May manage systems and procedures to protect departmental assets. Program, operate, and maintain all hardware and software. Interface with Operator Workstations and Network and field-level Controllers. Work and program with the following tools: Metasys Extended Architecture (MESA), Microsoft SQL, Microsoft Server, Visual Basic, Johnson Controls Basic, HVAC Pro, GX 9100 Ladder Logic, BACNet Protocol systems, Logic Connector Tool (TLC), System Configuration Tool (SCT), Controller Configuration Tool (CCT), Phoenix Valves and associated hardware, and METASYS UI (MUI).

Develop and implement regular security and maintenance schedules and inspections. Coordinate and direct Preventive Maintenance Program projects performed by assigned staff. Ensure continuity of service with minimal interruptions and outages. Develop and implement regular security and maintenance schedules and inspections. Responsible for quality and quantity of work. Provide guidance to BAS team to ensure prioritization and effective planning of urgent jobs and ability to carry out scheduled work. Recommend hiring of new employees, transfers, promotions, salary actions, terminations, performance management and budget recommendations. Assist in preparation and planning of FM, Building Operation's annual budget. Manage and monitor costs/expenses to remain in compliance with annual allocations. Participate in the design, creation, and reporting of building maintenance, and other operational building processes. Participate in the development and monitoring of policies and procedures related to facility maintenance and customer service.

Responsible for all emergency building repairs and responses. Make critical decisions to return BAS and FM Building Operations personnel to campus when emergency situations occur including interruptions to utilities and loss of communications with BAS, or to coordinate utility disruptions that threaten campus operations. Responsible for supervising all building operational and maintenance activities. May oversee and participate in more complex maintenance projects. Provides direction according to established policies and management guidance.

  • Must be able to work flexible shifts to manage a 7-day, 24-hour maintenance and surveillance program.


  • Graduation from college with a major in business administration, architecture, engineering or related degree with progressively responsible experience in management of Facilities Management Business Automation Systems; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience managing and administering a maintenance and repair operation including budgeting, planning, and supervision of skilled trades and facilities professionals. Supervisory experience including, but not limited to recommending hires, promotions, classifications, disciplinary, dismissal actions, and evaluating performance. Experience effectively following operational and human resources practices.

  • Experience working in the areas of building automation and mechanical systems as they relate to chilled water systems, sea water life support systems, compressed air and vacuum systems, HVAC control (electronic, pneumatic) systems, utility distribution systems and planned program maintenance.

  • Experience programming, using Metasys Extended Architecture (MESA), Microsoft SQL, Microsoft Server, Visual Basic, Johnson Controls Basic, HVAC Pro, GX 9100 Ladder Logic, M-Tools, TCP/IP Internet Protocol, Logic Connector Tool (TLC), System Configuration Tool (SCT), and Controller Configuration Tool (CCT).

  • Demonstrated administrator-level knowledge of the Johnson Controls Metasys Energy Management System including Metalink application. Experience with non-Johnson Controls, Building Automated Systems.

  • Proven experience applying engineering fundamentals with respect to Building Automation Systems and components. Experience in renovation and alteration of building automation systems and experience testing and operating fire alarm systems and motor control centers.

  • Solid knowledge of policies and procedures relative to facilities maintenance, equipment, customer service, dispatch, building maintenance, safety and emergency preparedness. Solid knowledge in supervising facility maintenance and improvements along with building maintenance work to include one or more of the following: basic plumbing and pipefitting, carpentry, painting and plastering, service of machinery, electrical maintenance and custodial.

  • Demonstrated experience planning short and long range maintenance, repair, and renovation of buildings, systems and equipment.

  • Proven experience generating, and presenting work status and detailed reports. Experience monitoring the flow of work orders and purchase requisitions. Experience with operations analysis and quality control analysis.

  • Experience reading and interpreting blueprints, sketches and wiring diagrams, technical, verbal or written instruction and guidance by trade practices, manufacturer or underwriter specifications.

  • Proven experience effectively operating personal computers using a variety of software packages including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Access, File Maker Pro, Oracle, Online Timekeeping, and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS such as MAXIMO). Computer networking experience with Ethernet.

  • Experience working in a service-oriented environment subject to frequently changing priorities, using analytical and problem solving skills and sound judgment. ability to multi-task effectively.

  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal and written methods. Ability to proactively and professionally handle a variety of situations at various levels in the University community from line staff, building systems operators, management and faculty.

  • Effective interpersonal skills, including active listening, critical thinking, persuasion/negotiation, mentoring, and leadership/supervision skills.


  • DOJ, FBI, and DMV background checks and clearances required prior to hire.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver License and participate in the DMV Pull Program.

  • Must be able to work in morgues, gross anatomy and pathological laboratories where human and animal bodies or parts thereof may be exposed to view of worker.

  • May be required to work in the vicinity of labs contaminated with bio-hazardous substances.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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