BAS Designer

Building Automation / Automatisation du bâtiment Surrey, British Columbia


Position at Ainsworth

If you thrive in a team-oriented workplace that challenges your skills, to drive your career development, embraces diversity and rewards innovation, with competitive pay and great employee programs, join the Ainsworth, a subsidiary of GDI, team today!  
Position Summary:  
The Controls Designer is responsible for three different facets of new/retrofit construction projects. These areas are design, programming, and commissioning.  
  • The design phase consists of working within our office environment to produce shop drawings for the mechanical consultants and for the electrical installation crew. The various components that are required to produce a working set of shop drawings are as follows:
    • Scope of work
    • Sequence of operations
    • Valve and damper schedule
    • System panel architecture
    • Points lists
    • Local panel reports
    • Wiring details
    • Bill of materials
  • To produce such a document involves extensive interaction and coordination between the Controls Designer, project manager, mechanical contractor, and mechanical engineer. The length of time to produce such a document can vary from a couple of days to several weeks depending on the size and complexity of a project. On an average project, a designer would spend about 40% of their time performing design.
  • The programming phase of a project consists of building software for the operation of the mechanical equipment that we have we have decided to control in the design phase. The programming section requires:
    • Creation of I/O
    • Creation of GCL
    • Creation of controllers
    • Creation of trend logs/alarms
    • Creation of system displays
  • The sequence of operations that was created in the design portion is used as the guideline for the programming portion of the project. On an average project, a designer would spend about 20% of their time programming.
  • The commissioning phase of the project requires the applicant to be on site working with our electrical installers to provide full system tests of the I/O points and programming to ensure the control system that has been built meets the design intent of the mechanical engineer. This first involves testing, calibrating and documenting the results of individual input sensors points and output control points on live mechanical systems to ensure individual points will function. The second part is testing the programming sequences on the live equipment to ensure it works as designed. If programming does not perform as expected, changes will be made at this point in time and re-testing ensues. The final part of commissioning is performing loop tuning. This is performed to make sure set points for rooms and mechanical equipment are within specifications and mechanical equipment is not over cycled.
    • Functional end to ends
    • Sequence/Programming testing
    • Loop tuning
  • The intent of this phase is to validate all mechanical systems work as per the shop drawing design and mechanical engineers’ specifications. This usually involves a large onsite coordination effort between the Controls Designer and a wide variety of trades and sub-vendors and our own electrical installers. On an average project, a designer can expect to spend about 40% of their time commissioning a project.
  • Working knowledge of controls and control theory, basic electrical and electronics.
  • Graduate of Instrumentation Engineering Technology, BEST or applicable diploma program
  • Thorough knowledge of computers and basic knowledge of current related software (C, Windows XP, Windows 7, Microsoft Office)
  • Well developed trouble- shooting skills and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be a team player with a commitment to quality in all aspects of life
  • Requires good time management and organizational skills.
  • The ability to work in both office and construction field environments (local and remote).
  • The ability to manage high pressure situations and meet a wide variety of established deadlines.
  • Should have the ability to interact, along with the ability to empathize with customers
  • A strong desire to continuously improve professionally.
  • To treat coworkers with respect
  • To pursue career development
Why work at Ainsworth?  
Ainsworth is growing at an unprecedented rate and to help attract and retain top talent, we provide benefits on your first day with us. We offer a wide variety of benefits including the following:   
Benefits: Comprehensive health, dental and medical benefits, including wellness supports, RSP matching and generous vacation  
Rewards: Service milestones and peer recognition plus Employee Discounts and Incentives  
Flexibility: Hybrid working models, where applicable  
Diversity: An inclusive organization that embraces diversity and belonging; work in a great team atmosphere with future potential for promotion within company  

While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.  
Ainsworth, a subsidiary of GDI, is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. Qualified designated group members are encouraged to apply as any reasonable accommodation of qualifications will be considered as per our Accommodation Policy, available upon request.  
Ainsworth, a subsidiary of GDI, is an integrated multi-trade company, offering end-to-end services and solutions for all asset maintenance and refurbishment requirements of our customers. We are continually striving to create better and more advanced products as well as provide the highest quality service. We are rapidly growing and need talented professionals to help drive our vision at becoming the best multi-trade company in the country! Join us…. Make a difference.