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Smart Building Assurance Engineer

Do you have what it takes to be a Smart Building Assurance Specialist? We’ve found that many “smart buildings” aren’t delivered as smart as advertised, and we’re out to change that. If you think smart buildings are a good idea, but share our belief that a majority of buildings are delivered under-performing, then this is your opportunity to do something about it.

Interval Data Systems is hiring a SBAS for its Smart Building Assurance department. To make a Smart Building run smart, you have to know HVAC mechanical design, Sequences of Operation, BAS controls, integration with major subsystems, ASHRAE standards, and data analytics.

Does your background meet the qualifications of a Smart Building Assurance Specialist?

  • Mechanical Engineering degree or deep knowledge of HVAC mechanical design and controls. PE, CEM, or Cx certifications help. You should have a passion for seeing systems actually operating as they should.
  • You must be able to communicate HVAC basis of design and fundamental engineering concepts in an organized, simple to understand, presentation form. Must be able to speak authoritatively and knowledgably with a systems perspective on building operations.
  • Able to read and interpret HVAC trend data as readily as you can read English. See the big picture in addition to the minute details. In short, be a data geek.
  • Have a strong desire to see the industry do better and help make it so. Change how buildings are delivered, how they run, and what it costs to keep them going.
  • Experience with complex buildings required, such as medical and science labs, hospitals, cleanrooms, etc.
  • HVAC Commissioning experience is an excellent foundation, HVAC design engineering is an excellent foundation. Both is even better.
  • Familiarity with ASHRAE standards 90.1, 62.1, 55 and in particular ASHRAE G36 High Performance Sequences of Operation for HVAC Systems is a plus
  •  Presentation skills, written and oral. This is your opportunity to stand in front of the customer (virtually) and provide feedback and recommendations. Become recognized as an expert in building science and operational excellence.
  • Must be able to work with design engineering firms to provide input on SOO, data required for MBCx, and input on controls and HVAC equipment. We’re pioneering the discipline of Smart Building Assurance which means AIA Section 23 is the place we start.
  • You can impart your expertise on many more buildings when the building comes to you (via data) than going to the building (also means you can earn more money).
  • Good attention to detail in your analysis and writing.

This is a chance to advance your career and expertise in HVAC design and implementation, hone your presentation skills, and present mechanical engineering through data.


At IDS, we’re committed to providing our customers with the best solutions possible to create comfortable, healthy, and efficient buildings. We don’t believe in outdated sequences or half-baked implementations. If you’re tired of seeing mediocrity delivered to customers, and instead want to work with a team dedicated to excellence, IDS is the place for you. IDS offers competitive salaries with bonus plans and benefits including 401K.

Please email if you’re interested and we’ll have a chat.

Integrated DNA Technologies

ID 2019-4563
Job Locations US-IA-CoralvilleCategory Facilities
# of Openings 1
Shift/Schedule M-F 8:00A-5:00P


The HVAC Technician installs, maintains, repairs and inspects mechanical equipment and electrical systems associated with HVAC and industrial humidification equipment. This position also participates in general facility related work.


Essential Functions:

  • Maintains central HVAC distribution systems, as well as other systems.
  • Inspects work to assure proper installation, maintenance, and repair of equipment.
  • Requisitions and/or purchases supplies, materials, tools, machine parts, and other necessary equipment.
  • Ensures the proper use, care and storage of tools and equipment.
  • Changes all varieties of filters/belts on HVAC equipment.
  • Performs general facility related work, including laboratory fit out, after hour's snow removal and project clean up.
  • Reports to work punctually, works all scheduled hours and on-call hours, and works overtime as necessitated by business demand.
  • Performs maintenance tasks on refrigeration systems.
  • Records and updates maintenance management system upon completion of work.
  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Universal license for refrigeration required.
  • Valid driver's license required.

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum of two years of experience in an HVAC service field required; eight years preferred.

Other Job Qualifications

  • Ability to work effectively with others and to clearly communicate ideas and directions both verbally and in writing. Must be able to work with minimum supervision
  • Knowledge of the accepted practices, processes, materials, and tools of the maintenance trades.
  • Knowledge of electric motors, generators, pumps, pressure systems, water systems and other equipment and systems found in buildings and manufacturing facilities.
  • Knowledge of the maintenance and repair of air handling equipment, fans, belts, drives, and drives.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the building maintenance trades.
  • Knowledge of the proper use of chemicals used in the facility.
  • Ability to do routine mechanical or electrical maintenance and care for tools and equipment.
  • Ability to work from sketches, drawings, and blueprints.
  • Ability to maintain records in a CMMS program, regarding material, equipment, and repairs.
  • Adaptability to perform under stress when confronted with critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or situation in which working speed and sustained attention are make-or-break aspects of the job.
  • Adaptability to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.
  • Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers.
  • Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards.

Physical Requirements:

Exert 50-100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 25-50 lbs. of force frequently

Frequent (34-66% of work day)

  • Reaching: extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Sitting: to assume a position in which the weight is largely supported by the buttocks, usually with the body vertical and the thighs horizontal.
  • Standing: maintaining an upright position.
  • Walking: moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.
  • Lifting: raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.
  • Using Fingers/Grasping/Feeling: writing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers or palm and perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touch.
  • Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken work- those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Hearing: perceiving the nature of sounds at normal range; ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when auscultating and percussing.
  • Repetitive Motion: substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Bending: bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist and/or bending leg; bending legs at knee to come to rest or kneel.
  • Pushing/Pulling: using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward/using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Climbing: stairs, stools, ramps, ladders.

Visual Acuity:

  • Ability to read pertinent printed material and distinguish colors.
  • Ability to accurately read measurements on equipment.
  • Ability to prepare and read written documentation; use of computer.

Integrated DNA Technologies is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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