System Engineer II - Building Automation HVAC Controls - Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis, Indiana
04 Oct 2016
24 Dec 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 156067
Required Education Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience

Location IN - Indianapolis
Required Travel 10%

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, Healthineers 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
Controls - HVAC Design Engineer.  Interprets A/E plans and specifications to create control system design drawings.  

Must be familiar HVAC controls or PLCs.  Experience with plan & specification takeoff, controls materials takeoffs, estimating, lab controls, lighting controls, chiller plants, heating plants, complex AHUs, integration, and Tridium preferred.  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.

Preferred skills:
•BACNet, Terminal Equipment Controllers, complex chiller plants, complex heating plants, lab controls, complex AHU controls, and Tridum.  
•Tridium certification is a plus.  
•Detailed understanding of AutoCAD.  
•Experience evaluating plans, specifications, and contracts to determine proper scope of the project.  
•Knowledge of Integration with lighting, laboratory controls, packaged equipment controllers, etc.  
•Ability to evaluate Sequences of Operation in determining controls needs.  
•Complex PLC design experience in lieu of HVAC controls would be considered.

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.  3-6 years engineering experience.
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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