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Engineering Supervisor - Building Automation

Austin, Texas; San Antonio, Texas
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Job Description

Division: Building Technologies
Business Unit: Field Operations
Requisition Number: 227389
Primary Location: United States-Texas-Austin
Other Locations: United States-Texas-San Antonio
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Associate's Degree / College Diploma
Travel Required: 25%

Division Description:

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationally for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in eight Divisions: Power and Gas, Power Generation Services, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives,  and Financial Services.

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.

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https://www.siemens.com/us/en/home/company/about/businesses/building-technologies.html



Job Description:

Position overview:

The Engineering Supervisor is a first-line supervisory position that reports to the Operations Manager and manages between 8-22 engineering staff (engineers, graphics designers, programmers and assistants). The Engineering Supervisor must possess a technical working knowledge of building automation systems and participate in the definition of semi-complex and complex building automation projects, selecting appropriate mix of products and installation methods to provide the most cost effective solutions. The selected candidate will perform semi-complex processes and provide technical support to design, sales, and/or other departments.

Working in an agile environment, the Engineering Supervisor is responsible for interfacing with salespeople and project managers to understand customer requirements and relative priorities and then relating these to the engineering team. The Engineering Supervisor will break these requirements down into smaller tasks and apply standardized agile sizing conventions, definition of ready, acceptance criteria and definition of done. Once tasks have been defined and sized, the Engineering Supervisor will place them in the team backlog in order of priority according to business value. The Engineering Supervisor is the primary individual responsible for setting engineering team priorities. The Engineering Supervisor also plays a QA role for the output of the engineering team. Within the Scrum framework, the Engineering Supervisor will perform the role of product owner (team backlog owner) for the engineering team.

Job Duties:

·        Supervises the activities and performance of engineering, graphics design and programming team members. Provides technical support, expertise, leadership and accountability for installed projects in assigned geographic area or location. Supervises employees to ensure schedules are maintained and projects proceed according to plans, job specifications and cost estimates. Supervises engineering activities including submittal preparation, material ordering, shipping, labor plans, job site walks, job folder updates and re- estimates.

·        Provides direct employee mentorship, and is responsible for employee development within their group. Promotes, provides training for, and ensure implementation of engineering related division productivity tools.

·        Actively coordinates engineering activity schedules with the Project Managers and Operations Managers to ensure correct staffing and correct abilities are provided to meet individual project schedules and commitments.

·        Participates in or facilitates representation for the Project Manager to Field Work Force Project Turnovers.

·        Plans and justifies manpower, staffing requirements, tools, and other appropriate investments for effective and timely execution of assigned work. Provides monthly project estimates and assists in monthly forecasting. Ensures proper job management and cost control by reviewing project financial statements with Project Managers and Operations Managers.

·        Maintains and improves planned and executed margins for Solutions projects.

·        Reviews customer feedback and ensures high customer satisfaction.

·        Coordinates plan discrepancies or changes to minimize cost and delay throughout the estimating, bidding and operations phases of each project.

·        Builds and maintains an effective operations organization committed to customer and employee satisfaction and profitable growth. Manages or advises on hiring, training and development, allocation and performance assessment of personnel within area of responsibility. Provides the tools, training and environment required to achieve employee success.

·        Supports agile engineering through the successful application of Scrum.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, & Education:

·        Requires two years of college or technical school resulting in an Associate's degree or equivalent.

·        5+ years of experience in Engineering or Project Management of Building Automation (DDC) Systems and 3yrs supervisory experience

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

·        Must have valid state driver’s license and must be at least 21 years of age in order to participate in the required Siemens vehicle plan

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, & Education:

·        Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering

·        Certified ScrumMaster or Certified Product Owner from the Agile Alliance

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