Building Management Systems (BMS) Technician

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    West Midlands

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    Market related

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    Lois Weston

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    01384 446119

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    over 1 year ago

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Job Title: BMS Technician

Sub Department: Electrical Services

Department: Campus Infrastructure - Maintenance


Job Purpose:

Responsible for the supervision, successful operation, continued development and analysis of the University's Building Energy Management System (BEMS) to the agreed KPI.

The servicing of building energy management systems in accordance with a particular design and specification. The Technician is responsible for ensuring the energy management system continues being safe, technically correct and efficient.

The BEMS controls a wide variety of complex equipment and life-critical alarms throughout the estate such as environmental systems, lifts, heating, ventilation equipment that form part of the services infrastructure.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Monitor alarms including life and business critical alarms. Plan and propose immediate and long term improvement to reduce alarms traffic
  • Maintain records and heating ventilation schedules as required. Maintain relevant records of plant and equipment data detailing financial implications and predicted life cycling costs specific
  • Assist in the development of procedures and processes for the improvement of the operation of Estates services
  • Management of specialist contractors
  • Liaising with contractors and explain the problems so that the contractor can evaluate a repair solution and take over the work in a safe and timely manner
  • Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations, issuing appropriate permits, reviewing of Contractor's competence, risk assessments and method statements
  • Review Contractor's works schedules to ensure University's statutory compliance obligations are achieved, ensuring timeliness of the maintenance activity/repair/installation, manage relationship with the contractor, accepting handover of completed works back from the contractor ensuring all certification, service records and reports are received in accordance with contract service level agreements
  • Provide regular feedback to the customer on the status of any repairs, review any actions taken and monitor repairs/installations to ensure business continuity
  • Act as point of contact and liaison for maintenance engineers to provide immediate resolution. Continuously focus on permanent resolution minimising the whole life cost to such as avoiding repetitive repair and reducing energy consumption.
  • Take initial corrective action to keep the service going and ensure business continuity and report findings and resolution to the BEMS Manager and/or the designated manager in accordance with escalation procedure.
  • Support the University to achieve energy consumption and carbon emissions reduction team targets. Continuously interrogate control loops seeking operational improvements. Liaise with University buildings owners and users to identify their needs.
  • Carry out practical site work where necessary to assist the DEL and assess the Contractors performance.
  • Undertaking technical investigations as required by line manager, Sustainability & Energy team and in particular from Building Energy Superintendent , g enerate written reports to confirm findings, works completed, recommendations and maintain appropriate records
  • Provide technical advice and support to Estates staff and contractors responsible for maintaining the University estate
  • Issuing appropriate Permits and review all supporting health and safety documentation, risk assessments, method statements, training records etc
  • Provide technical advice, works specification input and budget cost plans to assist in compiling the Estates 5 year financial plans.
  • Undertake administrative duties; maintain records and documentation as required by line manager and in accordance with Estates office and University policies.
  • Train BEMS users to improve controls and system utilisation
  • Communicate updates and relevant information to stakeholders and other departments where maintenance activities impact on the building users operations
  • Liaise with Estates and other University departmental staff to advise and assist with maintenance and defect repairs scheduling
  • Provide estimated cost for contracted services, minor works, arrange small works projects in line with the Estates department guidelines using approved contractors and the Estates' quote and tender limits policy, ensure work is completed to program, within budget, conforms to legislative requirements and to the University accepted standards.
  • Advise the budget holder with the product specifications and budget costs for specialist plant, tools, equipment and consumables required by the Estates Office/section


Knowledge, Skills and Experience




  • Have completed a recognised engineering building services apprenticeship/training programme in an HVAC or Electrical discipline.
  • Qualified to at least Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Building Services related discipline .


Professional Qualifications

  • Member of CIBSE or equivalent is desirable but not essential


Previous Experience

  • Proven work experience of having worked within the building engineering services sector, including commercial, industrial and domestic equipment, undertaking HVAC installation/maintenance works
  • Suitable/relevant IT skills in Building Management Systems
  • A good understanding/knowledge of Health and Safety and operational practices, for example confined spaces, working at height, asbestos awareness, working with electricity and pressurised gases and liquids.


Knowledge and Skills

  • Autonomous and self-starter
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise, maintain records, action plans and documentation up to date at all times is essential.
  • Computer literacy with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project is required.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills to enable the post holder to report on actions taken to remedy faults and to understand O&M manuals
  • Good communication and customer service skills
  • Technically competent in building maintenance, building management systems, mechanical biased, good understanding of HVAC systems, thorough knowledge and understanding of diverse and complex building systems installed throughout the university.
  • The ability to assess problems, propose solutions and then mobilize resources, expertise and contractors to resolve complex problems
  • Good understanding of statutory compliance and the Health and Safety requirements for themselves, staff and contractors at all time, job specific and generally. An up-to-date awareness of Health and Safety is required
  • Conversant with CO2 related issues and legislation is desirable but not essential
  • Conversant with Energy management systems is desirable but not essential


Other Information

  1. Post holder can expect to be contacted by any member of staff, university user, external company or contractor as the section representative.
  2. Must be a good negotiator and have the ability to empathise with customers' needs.



If you are interested in this position, please APPLY NOW. For more information, contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

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