Assistant Building Automation/HVAC Project Manager [Commercial Construction]

Location Santa Barbara
Contact name: Eric Dickerson

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Job ref: 3381
Published: over 1 year ago

Assistant HVAC/BAS Project Manager [Commercial Construction]

Permanent, full-time job with excellent salary, insurance, retirement benefits package, PTO, vacation, etc. 


Work within the project management division of a full-service self-performing HVAC and building automation controls construction company with an excellent reputation. Typical responsibilities include estimating (take-off & analysis), scheduling material deliveries and workforce, submitting RFIs (Requests for Information), preparing submittal packages, among other tasks.


Coordinate multiple aspects of commercial HVAC and building automation controls systems in commercial buildings, including high rises, schools, airports, medical, labs, data centers, pharmaceutical, stadiums, among others.

Projects include ground-up, installation, and retrofits. They will vary in size and scope from 10k to 2 million+ and include Design-Build, Design-Assist, Design-Bid-Build, Plan-Spec, and Negotiated work.

Balance time between the office and one or multiple job site(s) as needed, and attend meetings (kick-off, preconstruction, coordination, BIM, QC, safety, planning, commissioning, etc.) from project inception to completion.

Work with internal (management, estimating, preconstruction, fabrication, design, detailing, installation, safety, QC, legal, purchasing) stakeholders and external (general contractors, building owners, other subcontractors [such as controls and insulation]), suppliers, distributors, and other business partners/vendors.

Assist with surveying, planning and design, value engineering, purchasing, fabrication, equipment and material deliveries, equipment buyouts, coordination with Field Foreman and Superintendents, prepare conceptual and detailed bid documents, cost estimates, scheduling (Gantt charts and project timelines), submitting change orders and RFIs, review additional construction documents, forecasting, document control, POs, track labor and materials, budgeting (creating, managing, and maintaining), and close-out documentation tasks.


Three to five or more years of experience in construction, mechanical contracting, project engineering, estimating, or engineering HVAC and building automation controls systems.

Knowledge in commercial HVAC and building automation controls systems, verbal and written communication, always be on time, and a reliable team member.

Familiar with federal, state, and local building, ASHRAE, ASPE, and OSHA safety requirements.

Local and stable work history.

Nice to Have

Prior hands-on commercial HVAC and building automation controls installation experience.

Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management

BAS, EIT, or PE Licenses.

LEED AP Certification

Construction software experience: AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks, BIM360, Glue, MS Project, BlueBeam, Primavera, Timberline, Procore, Prolog, Quickpen, Trimble Autobid, among other similar applications.

Familiarity with construction accounting.