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Lighting Controls Application Engineer

Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Research & Development

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Building Technologies
Business Unit: Region Americas
Requisition Number: 238994
Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Buffalo Grove
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 25%

Division Description:

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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Position Overview

Siemens Industry, Building Technologies, Control Products Systems is looking for an Applications Engineer for lighting control systems to join their team at the Buffalo Grove, IL location. Siemens is a global leader in smart, intelligent buildings including HVAC, Lighting, and Shade control.


Whatever the size of the building, its purpose or application: Our comprehensive building automation and control systems portfolio allows us to tailor an automation and control solution to each project‘s individual needs. Openness and flexibility are important for all our products. As a result, open communication protocols enable easy integration with other systems with the option to modernize at a later date. Combining electrical and HVAC systems in a comprehensive, multi-discipline approach and designing for reliability – this is how perfect places become a reality.

This position is tasked with supporting Sales and Operations teams in closing opportunities and delivering lighting control systems for retrofit and new construction of commercial buildings.  The role is multifaceted with focus on application/solution engineering, business development, and product management.  You will be equipping Siemens branches and partners with technical know-how and right tools/processes to drive the sale to close. 



The individual in this role will be responsible for developing designs, quoting, specifying and engineering/programming lighting control solutions for our customers.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education and Experience

All qualified candidates MUST have 5 plus years of the following experience:
1. Strong networked lighting control products and system knowledge.
2. Strong lighting application knowledge - highly technical.
3. Experience with designing lighting control solutions including the creation of one-line
diagrams, schedules, etc.
4. Experience in quoting the designed solution and ensuring that products and
services are properly budgeted.
5. Experience in engineering and programming lighting control solutions.
6. Bachelor’s degree in engineering.
7. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

1. Experience in commissioning lighting control solutions
2. Understanding of shade control products and applications
3. Understanding of HVAC and Building Automation Systems


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