Division: Building Technologies Business Unit: Field Operations Requisition Number: 223417 Primary Location: United States-Indiana-Indianapolis Assignment Category: Full-time regular Experience Level: Entry level Education Required Level: High School Diploma / (GED) Travel Required: 10%
The Siemens Building Technologies Division is the North American market leader for safe and secure, energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly buildings and infrastructure. As a technology partner, service provider, and system integrator, Building Technologies has offerings for fire protection; life safety; and security as well as building automation; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); and energy management. Since 1995, Siemens has helped to modernize nearly 7,000 buildings worldwide, including important American landmarks such as World Trade Center Memorial, Times Square Building, Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney World and the Mount Vernon Estate.
We are seeking an entry level HVAC Controls Design Engineer. Experience designing systems: Air Handlers, Chilled Water Plants, Heating Water Plants, System Network riser diagrams, sizing control valves, selecting proper sensors for applications, etc. is desired, but not an absolute requirement.
Must be organized, technically-minded, motivated, team-oriented, with a passion for solving problems and creating solutions to design requirements. Strong communication skills are required; written and verbal.
An Associates Degree in Electronics (Bachelor's Degree preferred), or, similar practical experience is required. Must have a strong fundamental understanding of electronics, wiring, network wiring, relay logic, ladder diagrams, etc. Experience with PLCs is a plus.
Must be familiar with AutoCAD and have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, etc. Experience with laboratory controls is a plus.
This office-based position is responsible for the design of building automation systems using company tools and operating protocols. Receives project specifications from sales team and designs building automation system and service installed jobs. Chooses the appropriate mix of products and installation methods to provide the most cost effective solution. Prepares all required submittals and schedules subsequent hand-off to operations. Handles the ordering of all required products and equipment. 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. May need to create unique design solutions to meet specific customer requirements. 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. 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. Analyzes plans, construction contract specifications and codes to determine project requirements and risks. 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. 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. Oversees the creation of system graphics. Ensures the job folder is organized and maintained including all pertinent job related information. Orders and tracks all required products and materials for timely delivery on the job site. May perform some field activities as required. Associates degree in Electronics or other technical field or equivalent experience. Bachelors degree preferred. 1-3 years engineering /systems or other related experience. Strong knowledge of industry engineering fundamentals and business operations required. Proficiency in programming, job start-up, checkout, and troubleshooting required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, MDT/CT, Navigator, and AutoCAD required. Good verbal and written communication skills. Able to design medium to large standard jobs with some deviation from standard tools, products or practices. 1-4 years engineering experience.
Job Family Responsibilities:
Participates in semi-complex drawings to suit engineering changes and processes engineering change requests. Supports the creation of semi-complex design layouts and detail drawings of semi-complex products. Supports compiling materials and specification sheets. Participates in determining dimensions/specifications necessary on semi-complex drawing. Participates in semi-complex investigations related to product design and maintenance. Participates in reviewing semi-complex engineering drawings and supporting documents for adherence to drafting standards.
Associates degree or 1-2 years of vocational technical training preferred. HS diploma or equivalent required. Specialized skill training/certification may be required.
Knowledge and Experience:
Demonstrates comprehensive working knowledge of a technical or specialty area, and of operations, methods, and practices.Generally, 2-5 years of successful experience in area of responsibility and successful demonstration of Key Responsibilities and Knowledge as presented above.
Key Working Relationships:
Primarily intra-organizational contacts and limited external contacts.
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