Building Automation Systems Engineers supervise the installation and maintenance of building automation systems that create centralized controls for such features as a building’s lighting system, heating and cooling system, and water heating system.
Building Automation System (BAS) Engineers work with facility owners, architects, other engineers, contractors and management companies to develop innovative building automation solutions, tailored to meet the needs of the building and customer. BAS Engineers design and configure technically complex building automation systems including integration to other low voltage control sub‐systems to meet the intent of the project requirements, and often manage the installation and commissioning of the project. They must provide detailed information on the design and operation of the BAS to customers, consultants, subcontractors and the field installation team. The BAS Engineer is responsible for selecting material including DDC modules, field sensing and control devices, dampers and valves to meet the project requirements, specifications, codes and customer standards.
Building automation is the automatic centralized control of a building's heating, ventilation and air conditioning, lighting and other systems through a building management system or building automation system.
▸ Building Automation Systems Manager
This advance requires extensive knowledge of building automation systems.
▸ Project Manager
Excellent leadership skills would support this advance.
▸ HVAC Instructor
A bachelor’s degree is typically needed to advance.
▸ Energy Engineer
A bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with HVAC/R expertise, or related field is needed.
▸ Mechanical Engineer w/HVAC Expertise
This path demands a mechanical engineering degree.