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HVAC Building Automation Programmer

Cowles Search San Francisco, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

In this role, you will be responsible for planning and oversight of all phases of projects (from Engineering, Procurement, Installation and Startup & Commissioning to Closeout) to ensure customer satisfaction stays at the highest levels. You will also be responsible for resolving issues related to scope of work on different size and complex projects, managing financials including cost to complete plans, billings and cash flow to ensure profitability, and oversight of internal labor requirement. You will be acting as our point of contact with customers for all project related issues.


• Oversee project deliverables and contractual obligations

• Oversee project team including subcontractors (when applicable)

• Ensure startup and commissioning of control and HVAC systems is complete

• Manage project closeout phase including all requirements needed to close a project

• Create, maintain and manage project schedules, labor plans and project documents

• Overall financial responsibility against established budget, including change orders

• Pro-active assistance to accounting with collections of projects

• Consistent and clear communication with internal and external customers

• Ensure quality, timeliness and completeness of work performed within budget

• Adhere to Policies and Procedures, HR, Safety Plan and others

Skills and Abilities

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Knowledge of HVAC DDC controls theory and applications

• Excellent understanding of construction law and local codes

• Strong troubleshooting skills

• Ability to work independently and unsupervised

• Strong analytical and financial management skills

Physical Requirements

• Operation of standard office equipment including utilizing pertinent software applications and use of computer equipment for extended periods of time. Required to stand, sit and maneuver around office area

• Valid drivers' license with the ability to drive and operate a vehicle is required to perform customer site visits

Qualifications and Experience

• Engineering Undergraduate Degree or Equivalence in combination between work experience and education

• 5+ years of Industry Experience

• Construction, HVAC and/or mechanical systems knowledge

• Computer literate and proficient in project accounting software and MS Project

• Proven management experience of people

Cowles Search

Why Work Here?

Cowles Search is a uniquely focused recruiting firm in the building systems arena.

Cowles Search does most of its work in the field of HVAC controls, building automation, plus fire/life-safety/security and contracting in general all around the United States. Primarily, the roles we fill are for Controls Engineers, Controls Technicians, and Sales Engineers. We will also work to recruit for Project Managers and other related roles in HVAC, building systems, contracting and energy conservation. Our common client is a Controls Contractor, anywhere from a 10-person company to a $100M company with hundreds of employees, and from small markets to very large metropolitan markets. In many markets, we are placing fire alarm, life safety and security (card access and CCTV) salespeople, system designers, IT/Network electricians, inspectors and management/leaders.


San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA