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Communication Analyst/Designer

Company: University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

Job Posting Title:Communication Analyst/Designer----Hiring Department:Utilities and Energy Management----Position Open To:All Applicants----Weekly Scheduled Hours:40----FLSA Status:Exempt----Earliest Start Date:Immediately----Position Duration:Expected to Continue----Location:AUSTIN, TX----Job Details:General NotesWho We Are We are "the power behind UT."Utilities and Energy Management (UEM) provides reliable and cost-effective electricity, chilled water, steam, deionized water, compressed air, emergency power, and elevator services for The University of Texas at Austin. We have more than 170 employees in five divisions: Electrical Distribution and Elevator Services, Energy Management and Optimization, Mechanical Distribution, Power Plant and Chilling Stations, and Support Services.Who We Are Looking ForWe are seeking candidates who share the following core values:Safety: Commitment to the well-being of our fellow employees, ourselves, and the campus community.Respect: Treating everyone with fairness and dignity.Integrity: Transparency, honesty, trust, and ethics in our work and our relationships.Reliability: Delivery of consistent, dependable, and uninterrupted services.Teamwork: Working together through cooperation, contribution, and the sharing of our knowledge.Excellence: Setting the highest standards through innovation, collaboration, forward-thinking, and stewardship.As a member of our team, you will be part of a globally recognized district energy system that serves a top-tier research university. We strive to provide a positive workplace culture that welcomes ideas, talent and perspectives - and we look forward to hearing from you!PurposeSupport the completion of projects whose goal is to improve Utilities and Energy Management systems and processes. Gathers information on existing systems or processes and researches relevant topics related to each project. Provide skilled testing, installation, repair, and project coordination associated with building systems and distributed district energy systems. This position will provide technical support and development assistance for the proper operation of main campus and JJPRC campus plant controls, energy metering, networking, and utility system updatesResponsibilities

  • Safety Compliance, Core Values, and Administrative Duties: Ensure compliance with University and UEM safety policies and procedures. Take required safety training. Identify and report safety hazards. Promote the core values of Safety, Respect, Integrity, Reliability, Teamwork, and Excellence. Work effectively both remotely and on campus. Drive university vehicles or carts as needed. Maintain acceptable driver rating as established in Policy: UTS157 Section 2.5.4.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with Utilities Engineers, Operations, and Technical Staff within Utilities and Energy Management, emphasizing utility-focused projects. Provide support to Utilities staff and University Stakeholders- across facilities and utility systems.
  • Forward Thinking: Stay up to date with and integrate emerging technologies essential to the role. Engage in ongoing training, seminars, and educational programs to stay updated on industry advancements. Adapt and apply newfound knowledge to drive innovation and efficiency, ensuring alignment with evolving industry standards within the role's responsibilities
  • Project Management: Coordinate project activities, resources, and teams to achieve project objectives within set timelines and budgets. Lead planning, organization, and execution while ensuring effective communication, risk management, and problem-solving. Facilitate team collaboration to deliver high-quality project outcomes.
  • Programming: Responsible for assisting in the design for process control programming, repairing, and modifying utility controls systems, servers, and work stations. Works with maintenance of logic programs and database applications throughout the power plant and chilling stations Works with Lead Programmer identifying project development improvements and recommends to Engineers programming, modifications, and integration to existing utility systems. Assists with design and development of control processes that ensure minimum risk to services or systems due to error. Develop schemes for testing, analysis, and troubleshooting of process control systems and software applications. Identifies and resolves control logic program related issues and errors.
  • Reporting and Documentation: Maintain records and documentation related to Process Controls and relevant Departmental Initiatives. Prepare comprehensive reports, presentations, project plans, recommendations, and results of project implementation. Provide regular updates to stakeholders on findings.
  • Perform other related functions as assigned. Work is performed in accordance with normal trade practices and is inspected for conformity to standards, quality and quantity by journey-level employees or supervisor. Attends staff meetings, safety training and meetingsRequired QualificationsAssociates degree in science, engineering, technology, mathematics, construction, or management field. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Project management experience in any field. Able to accept supervision. Regular and punctual attendance. Ability to work independently as well as with peers and management. Enjoys learning and solving problems. Strong desire to learn software applications and field support skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent collaboration and team-focused mindset. Strong organizational skills and attentiveness to detail. Experience working on applicable software, power management equipment, and control systems applications. Knowledge of power plant and chilling station equipment and operations including gas fired boilers, steam turbines, gas turbines, heat recovery steam generators, electrical switch gear protective relaying, electrical distribution, chillers, cooling towers and associated operations. Knowledge of data management techniques across different network layers and segments.Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. Preferred QualificationsBachelor's degree in related field. Experience producing diagrams and schematics using computer aided drafting software. Experience producing professional communication documents using word processing software. Ability to properly use calibrated test instruments such as multimeters, current loop calibrators, thermal imaging cameras, manometers, and ultrasonic flow meters. Proficient (3+ years of experience) with Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, Visio, Excel), Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat, Photoshop), and/or Computer Aided Design software (AutoCAD, Solidworks, ProE). Experience and/or training in the design, testing, and/or repair of HVAC, Lighting, Electrical, Water, Solar, and/or electric vehicle charging systemsDriving RequiredThis job requires a class "C" operator's driver's license. The applicant selected must provide a current three year driving record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, a Texas driver's license must be obtained within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident. Employees who are required to have a CDL are subject to drug and alcohol testing (pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, random, return-to-duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing).Salary Range$72,000Working ConditionsEnvironmental Demands:
    • Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished)
    • May work in all weather conditions
    • May work in extreme temperatures
    • May work around chemical fumes
    • May work around standard office conditions
    • May work around biohazards
    • May work around chemicals
    • May work around electrical and mechanical hazardsPhysical Tasks:
      • Use of a keyboard and personal computer
      • Fine manual dexterity
      • Climbing of stairs
      • Climbing of ladders
      • Lifting and movingAdditional Working Conditions:
        • May be required to work in confined and elevated spaces.
        • Shifts may be extended- including nights, holidays, and weekendsWork Shift
          • 40 Hour Work Week Schedule; Monday-Friday, 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM (May work four ten-hour shifts, nine-eighty shifts, or alternate work schedule based on business needs and supervisor's discretion); This position provides for work-life balance with typically a 40- hours work week that includes flexible work arrangements. The current schedule requires the employee to work on the UT Austin campus 3 days per week.Required Materials
            • Resume/CV
            • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
            • Letter of interestImportantfor applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers:You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure thatALLRequired Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.Important for Current university employees and contingent workers:As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questionspresented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.May be required to work in confined and elevated spaces. Shifts may be extended- including nights, holidays, and weekends.----Employment Eligibility:Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.----Retirement Plan Eligibility:The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.----Background Checks:A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.----Equal Opportunity Employer:The University of Texas at Austin, as an ,complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.----Pay Transparency:The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.----Employment Eligibility Verification:If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.----E-Verify:The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university's company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:
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              • [PDF]----Compliance:Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in .The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.

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