Systems / Design Engineer II - Building Automation Systems

Job Description

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Engineering Supervisor, this office-based position is responsible for the design of building automation systems using company tools and operating protocols. 

Job Duties:

  • Receives project specifications from sales team and designs building automation system and service installed jobs. Analyzes plans, construction contract specifications and codes to determine project requirements and risks. Prepares all required submittals and schedules subsequent hand-off to operations. Orders and tracks all required products and materials for timely delivery on the job site. May perform some field activities as required. 
  • Chooses the appropriate mix of products and installation methods to provide the most cost effective solution.  
  • Acts as a technical resource to team and customer as needed. 
  • Participates in sales to operations turnover meetings to evaluate accuracy of the sales estimate and job layout.  May participate in initial job site walk through with contractors and/or building management. Independently designs building automation systems for standard and/or critical environment facilities such as data centers or laboratories. 
  • Designs building automation systems for large and/or complex buildings consisting of mechanical system layouts, electrical drawings, bill of materials, sequence of operations, valve and damper schedules, DDC panel layouts to meet the intent of the project plans, specifications and contract documents.  May need to create unique design solutions to meet specific customer requirements. Designs mainly large complex building automation network architecture to support operator workstations, DDC field panels, third-party integration devices connected through LON, Ethernet, Siemens P2 or BACNET. 
  • Generates DDC point database on all projects.  Provides start-up and checkout documentation to the Project Manager and system specialist for use in commissioning and validation.  Oversees the creation of system graphics.  
  • Prepares engineering re-estimate and follows up with appropriate sales and management to assure understanding of and satisfaction with job scope. 
  • Prepares specifications and drawings for special components and panels purchased from outside suppliers. Selects proper types and sizes of company products and outside suppliers to meet project requirements. 
  • Prepares all information on pre-installation extras or change orders to submit to customer or general/ subcontractor. 
  • Ensures the job folder is organized and maintained including all pertinent job related information. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education:

  • Required Education: High School diploma / GED
  • Required Experience: 3+ years experience engineering DDC controls systems / building automation systems / HVAC Controls systems 
  • Other Requirements:
    • Strong knowledge of industry engineering fundamentals and business operations required. Proficiency in job start-up, checkout, and troubleshooting required. 
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, and AutoCAD required. 
    • Good verbal and written communication skills. 
    • Fully proficient and independent design skills. 
    • Able to design medium to large jobs with deviation from standard tools, products or practices as needed.
    • Qualified applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States.  Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education:

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or an Associate’s degree in Electronics or other technical field


Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Siemens Industry, Inc.

Experience Level: Mid-level Professional

Job Type: Full-time



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