Senior System Engineer-Fire-Hayward CA

Hayward, California
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 Senior Level

Req ID 157221
Required Education Associates Degree or equivalent experience

Location CA - Hayward
Required Travel 0%

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
Position Overview

This office-based position is responsible for the design of Fire Life Safety Systems and some Security Access Control/ CCTV/ Intrusion using company tools and operating protocols.


•Receives project specifications from sales team and designs Fire Life Safety & some Security systems 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 Fire Life Safety & some Security 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 Fire Life Safety & some Security 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.
•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.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

•Associates degree in Electronics or other technical field or equivalent experience.
•Bachelors degree preferred.
•8 years engineering /systems or other related experience.
•Strong knowledge of industry engineering fundamentals and business operations required.
•Proficiency in AutoCAD required.
•Good verbal and written communication skills.
•Excellent skills; capable of overseeing the design of large, complex jobs with multiple and/or unique designs with frequent deviation from standard tools, products or practices.
•Coaches Engineering Specialists, Assistants and/or other System Engineers.
•5+ years engineering 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.
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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