Building Automation Manager

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE: HTA) is the largest owner/operator of medical office properties in the nation. HTA is a publicly traded real estate investment trust that acquires, owns and operates medical office buildings. Since 2006, the company has invested $7.0 billion in medical office buildings and other healthcare assets comprising more than 23 million square feet across 33 states.


This position is responsible for the programming, integration and oversight of building automation systems for Commercial Medical Office Buildings across the nation. The primary role of the position will provide software programming upgrades and management of the companies Tridium Niagara 4 National automation system. The position will also assist with engineering, building control projects and field supervision of building mechanical system upgrade, and energy efficiency projects.



The Building Automation Manager role is responsible for providing the technical expertise and software systems knowledge required to program upgrade and operate all National BAS/EMS systems. These responsibilities will include operational sequence programming of contractor installed field hardware to include system integration of controlled points to local and National software systems at the direction of the Corporate Engineer. 



  • Understand DDC products and their capabilities, research and learn new product lines/updates
  • Understand and accomplish programming and graphic design for HVAC systems
  • Diagnose and correctly repair building automation controller’s programs and schedules
  • Perform database uploads and down loads to provide DDC controllers with current programs
  • Design Microsoft Visio drawings for EMS automation controls and make changes on system graphics
  • Ability to remote test operation and program with field technician
  • Set up and configure PC workstations, data servers, IP Networking devices, protocols, etc.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team and provide training to end user and building engineering staff
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours including occasional overtime, out of town, and on-call rotation



  • Must have prior experience Tridium / Niagara systems and other DDC systems
  • Tridium or Niagra Certification (preferred)
  • Troubleshooting skills; methodical approach to problem-solving; an analytical mindset combined with the ability to problem solve
  • Demonstrate knowledge of control theory, automatic temperature controls, building automation systems, and other building mechanical subsystems pertaining to HVAC/Control Industry
  • Review, modify, and implement programming changes to building automation system to ensure efficient and effective system operations and conformance with standards and guidelines.
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills.
  • Ability to read, create, modify prints and diagrams
  • Must have time management skills and the ability to work on multiple projects at once while meeting deadlines.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite programs; understanding of web-based technology; comfort with smartphones/tablets
  • Graphical Software Experience a plus  


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