Engineering Specialist

Job Description

Position Overview:


This field-based position provides expertise and knowledge throughout the system or service project lifecycle on site.  Utilizing existing tools, standards, and procedures, the Engineering Specialist provides estimating, designing, tracking, start-up and commissioning of standard jobs. This role acts as a technical resource to the team and customer as needed.

Our Culture:

At Siemens, we live and foster an ownership culture, in which every employee takes personal responsibility for our company’s success.  We trust and empower our leaders to act as owners, self-direct their teams, and innovate to succeed.  We communicate openly and honestly to learn from our failures and celebrate our successes.  We recognize individual and team achievements frequently.  We invest in our team members, offering a wide variety of internal and external development opportunities.

Who designs your future?  You do.  Working within our global company, you can design the career of your dreams.  We have more than 200 offices in 101 countries providing you the opportunity to see the world or stay in your own back yard.

Do you want to work for a company with innovating technologies that make the world a better place?  Can you see yourself learning, growing, and succeeding in this opportunity?  If so, then we’d like to meet you!




        Attends pre-booking meetings to gain knowledge of the sales estimate and project scope.

        Analyzes plans, specifications, and contract to determine system requirements.

        Participates in Design of fire detection and security systems and verifies documentation produced by a Drafter.

        Verifies the sales estimate for equipment requirements and system design and configuration.

        Verifies all labor and equipment costs associated with system projects prepared in the branch.

        Ensures the implementation and utilization of the Engineering Best Practices.

        Develops drawings, wiring diagrams, operating instructions, system programming, sequence of operations and assembly or installation instruction for the installation and commissioning of systems.

        Writes custom software application programming for the microprocessor-based fire, security, and other related systems including systems such as XL3, IXL, INS, SXL, MXL, MXLV, CXL, and XLS.

        Ensures technical accuracy, content, assembly, and coordination of technical submittals to architects, engineers, and authorities having jurisdiction. Maintains records relating to the design, installation, programming, and commissioning of the systems designed.

        Provides technical support to field technicians in solving technical, programming, mechanical, or other problems relating to the commissioning of Life Safety systems.

        Maintains library of technical information and other related data pertaining to all fire codes and standards, other local codes, and all systems available to the branch.

        Provides technical service to customer Fire Safety systems including technical support during the installation and commissioning of new or expanded systems. 

        Coordinates with contractors in the process of installation of systems sold by a branch office.

        Performs system commissioning on systems including loading software programs and implementing modifications as necessary. Conducts testing and inspects systems under maintenance agreements.

        Responds and carries out to completion any troubleshooting and repairs to assigned customer systems.

        Ensures company-owned test equipment and installation equipment is in proper working order. Returns equipment in need of repair or calibration to the office in a timely manner.

        Identifies code issues and non-conformance issues. Makes recommendations regarding both systems installations and service contract facilities. 

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:

        Required education: High school diploma, state-recognized GED, or state recognized high school proficiency exam.

        Required experience: Five years of experience in the installation and maintenance of Fire Safety Products.

        Required travel: 10%

        Other requirements:

        Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

        Strong customer service skills.

        Ability to read and understand design and construction documents.

        Skilled in the PC applications and in the use of word processing and spreadsheet programs.

        Ability to work in a variety of circumstances including climbing ladders, scaffolds, and high-lift equipment as well as working in ducts, crawl spaces, and above ceilings.

        Must be able to differentiate types/colors of wire.

        Must be able to use hand-tools.

        Must be able to carry and move equipment and tools weighing up to 75 pounds unassisted.

        Must possess a valid Driver’s license in good standing.

        Must be at least 21 years of age in order to participate in the required Siemens vehicle plan

        Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States, and will not require employer-sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.


Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience”


        Preferred education: A.S. degree in Electronics or related field, or equivalent experience in the installation and maintenance of low voltage electronic systems.

        Other preferences:

         NICET 2 Fire Alarm Certification

Why Siemens?

        Siemens is a globally diversified engineering powerhouse: an opportunity such as this one can open doors to engineering practices and businesses new to you, preparing you for a great future with potential in so many types of fields—sustainability, energy, medical technologies, to name a few—in almost any location you ever dreamed of exploring.

        Competitive compensation.

        Excellent health, dental, and vision plans with many options from which to choose.

        All employees receive Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability coverage.

        401k match dollar for dollar up to 6% of gross salary.

        Education and tuition reimbursement programs available.

        Extensive product training and professional career development.

Siemens is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, domestic partner status, disability, weight, height or AIDS/HIV status, protected veteran or military status, other categories protected by federal, state, or local law, and regardless of whether the qualified applicants are individuals with disabilities.



Job ID: 182090

Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Siemens Industry, Inc.

Experience Level: Mid-level Professional

Job Type: Full-time

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Siemens is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, protected veteran or military status, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

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