Building Control System Operator

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 10 $67,057 - $92,809 per year; Dec 16, 2022

This position is part of the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA).

This position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed on our Benefits Overview page .

Working for the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.

Department Summary

Working within general direction and guidance and under minimal supervision the Building Control Systems Operator’s goal is to operate all the buildings to ensure occupant comforts and research needs are met while maintaining operational efficiencies. The BCSO also provides support to the research community, Campus Services, Project Management Office, Internal Trades Group and Engineering Design and Technical Services.


  • Oversees operational shutdown process by reviewing and approving all planned and emergency shutdowns as required
  • Assists with the day-to-day operating activities of the Unified Communication Centre (UCC) Operators and providing relief when UCC Fieldworker is not available
  • Troubleshoots complex operational issues with building systems and adjust systems operating parameters to resolve identified problems
  • Presents operational feedback to internal and external campus occupants, faculties, departments, and designers regarding the operational intricacies of the building and systems on campus
  • Meets with departmental officials to review operational issues, and coordinates with internal building trades personnel, technicians, and/or external contractors to resolved identified problems
  • Meets with external design consultants or contractors to provide operational information regarding existing systems and building operation conditions
  • Acts as back-up for UCC Operators under adverse operating conditions by assisting with the control and monitoring of buildings and systems until normal operation is achieved
  • Provides building operation and control system commissioning for new construction and renovation projects
  • Supporting the HVAC Shop for building operation issues


  • Industrial Instrument Mechanics Journeyman ticket or HVAC Engineering Technology Diploma. Consideration may be given to candidates with other supporting trades (Gas fitter, Electrical Journeyman, or Refrigeration Journeyman)
  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience operating and commissioning HVAC systems
  • Ability to troubleshoot and think critically
  • Valid Class 5 drivers license and abstract
  • Professional accreditation in related areas such as Engineering or Computing Sciences is preferred
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access)
  • Basic computing skills, preferably with both MAC and PC computers, preferred
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the University campus and off campus facilities is an asset

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

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