Design Engineer - Commerical Fire Alarms/Mass Notification - Richmond, VA

Richmond, Virginia
04 Oct 2016
24 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Division Building Technologies (BT)
Job Type Regular

Business Unit Solutions
Job Time Full-Time

Functional Area ENG - Engineering
Experience Level Mid Level

Req ID 158266
Required Education Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience

Location VA - Richmond
Required Travel 5%

Division Description
Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality 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 nine Divisions: Power and Gas, Wind Power and Renewables, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Healthcare and Financial Services.

The Siemens Building Technologies Division is the world market leader for safe, energy efficient and environmentally friendly buildings and infrastructure. As a technology partner, consultant, service provider, system integrator and product supplier, Building Technologies offers fire protection, security, building automation, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and energy management products and services.

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Job Description
Position Overview

Our contributions sometimes aren't very apparent - but our innovations have made history.  The Siemens Building Technologies Division is searching for a dynamic Fire Design Engineer to design fire alarm and Mass Notification systems using company tools and operating protocols. As a Design Engineer, you will have the opportunity to work on a multi-million dollar Fire and Mass Notification system at local industrial facility 'and will receive project specifications from the sales team and design turn-key fire alarm systems.  You will choose the appropriate mix of products and installation methods to provide the most cost effective solution. Preparing all required submittals and scheduling subsequent hand-off to operations and handling the ordering of all required products and equipment are also a part of the role. Are you ready to make history with us??

Our Design Engineers act as a technical resource to team and customer.    You will participate in sales to operations turnover meetings to evaluate accuracy of the sales estimate and job layout and initial job site walk through with contractors and/or building management. As a Design Engineer you will work independently to design life safety systems in a large Industrial Environment. You will use your creativity to design solutions to meet customer requirements.  Our Design Engineers analyze plans, construction contract specifications and codes to determine project requirements and risks.  Along with preparing engineering re-estimate and follows up with appropriate sales and management they also assure the understanding of and satisfaction with job scope.  You will prepare specifications and drawings for special components and panels purchased from outside suppliers and all information on pre-installation extras or change orders to submit to customer or general/ subcontractor. Some field activities may be required. Many more exciting tasks await you.  So if you are ready to make your mark in history and with Siemens, submit your resume today!

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education and Experience
• Associates degree in Electronics or other technical field or equivalent experience.
• 10 years experience in engineering /systems or other related experience.
• Strong knowledge of industry engineering fundamentals and business operations required. Experience with industry related Commercial Fire Alarm products.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office, MDT/CT, Navigator, and AutoCAD or any related Engineering Design Software required.
• Good verbal and written communication skills.  
• Fully proficient and independent design skills.
• 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.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education and Experience
• Bachelors degree preferred.  
•  NICET Level III In Fire Alarm Systems
• Full understanding of NFPA 72, 101, NEC, and IBC.

Siemens encourages qualified long-term unemployed individuals to apply for open positions.

Offer of employment with Siemens is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screen, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

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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, disability status, 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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