Job Vacancy Senior Programmer – Building Controls Engineer Kirkwood Community College

Job title: Senior Programmer – Building Controls Engineer

Company: Kirkwood Community College

Job description: To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.

Additional income between $4380-6348/per year on top of wage depending on the health plan selected.

Kirkwood offers a very competitive benefits package as well.


Perform skilled work in the operation, design and testing of digital controls systems (DDC) for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) of complex building systems. Aid in the design, implementation, and future compliance of Building Automation System architecture, data modeling, data acquisition, graphical design, and reporting. Critical involvement and management of Alarm classification and rules, data collection architecture and sensor selection, data analysis for energy and performance. reading and understanding blueprints and sequence of operations. The applicant will also be active in facilities’ energy management strategies.


  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.
  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.
  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.


  • Design and implement building control systems.
  • Setup and tune PID systems for air, water control systems.
  • Programming Building Automation Systems with graphical programming languages.
  • Build and maintain graphic web pages within building automation system, using Niagara System.
  • Java programming and maintenance of Kirkwood Niagara module.
  • Building Automation network administration – aid in design, implementation, and compliance.
  • Aid in development of Kirkwood Building Automation Standards.
  • Lead projects to migrate old systems to new control platform, and maintain conformance.
  • Inspect projects and contracted work for compliance with Kirkwood standards.
  • Attend project and construction meetings.
  • Involved with the strategic planning for system controls.
  • Implement and maintain Energy Analysis and Energy Management Control.
  • Work in collaboration with electro-mechanical technicians on a routine basis to resolve system issues and improve energy efficiency.
  • Respond to emergency situations such as: outages and disruption
  • Maintain the preventive maintenance program on system controls
  • Identify and implement operational strategies for campus systems to ensure continuous and reliable service
  • Lead data analysis and analytics for Building Automation System.
  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.


  • Able to represent the College in a positive manner.
  • Assume responsibility; deal effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgment when making decisions.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, and general public.
  • Read, understand and express oneself clearly and effectively in both written and oral form.
  • Attention to detail and an ability to multitask in completing complex tasks with accuracy.
  • High level of skill in the application of collaborative, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and accurately in an atmosphere with frequent interruptions. Maintain a high degree of flexibility.
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated organizational and communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and an ability to multitask in completing complex tasks with accuracy.
  • Work independently with limited supervision.
  • Able to interact with diverse personalities.
  • Thorough knowledge of Kirkwood policies and procedures with the ability to understand and interpret clearly and accurately.
  • Attention to detail and an ability to multitask in completing complex tasks with accuracy.
  • Possess a high degree of attention to safety and well-being of students, faculty, staff, and the general public.
  • Able to remain calm and make critical decisions in high stress situations.
  • Possess excellent computer skills.
  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.


Position involves working in a classroom setting. Occasional (10-33%) sitting, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work. Constant (67-100%) standing, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.


Bachelor’s degree, or transfer equivalent, in STEM/Computer Science, Engineering-related field.

4 years of recent and relevant full-time work experience with-in automation.


Experience Niagara systems.

2 years Java programming experience.

Experience in web development.

Previous experience with controls, control engineering, PID loops, and control logic.

Experience in CAPA/Six Sigma or Reliability Engineering

Experience with MATLAB and SQL like language. EEO AA/STATEMENT:

Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572, Email: or the director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: .

Kirkwood offers a wide range of employee benefits. Read more about them !

Expected salary: $66200 per year

Location: Cedar Rapids, IA

Job date: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 02:15:18 GMT

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