Sales Application Engineer - Security Products - Houston, TX

Houston, Texas
04 Oct 2016
12 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 157303
Required Education Associates Degree or equivalent experience

Location TX - Houston
Required Travel 10%

Division Description
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:
Reporting to the Operations Manager, this position engineers complex integrated systems including access control, closed circuit television, intercom, paging, networks, fiber communication systems, etc.

Job Duties:
• Accurately estimates labor and material job costs and provides technical support and advice to Sales and Operations teams.  Assists sales by providing project labor and equipment costs, counts, ensuring part number accuracy and assembling permit packages.  Acts as external liaison working with clients maintaining high level of customer satisfaction.  Develops and maintains resources for sales and operations team including technical library, cut sheets, manuals and vendor product information.   
• Develops and maintains engineering design and pricing resources for field sales teams.  Along with sales, operations and project managers, completes site walk throughs to determine specific client needs and ensure project requirements are met including safety standards. Designs complex integrated systems including access control, closed circuit television, intercom, paging, networks, fiber communication systems, etc.  Works with vendors to design and price Access Control, CCTV and intercom systems.  Values projects by product and installation and creates scope documents (prime to subcontractors and vice versa) using quote software.  Assists in establishing pricing including verification of subcontractor/vendor costs.
• Provides operational and troubleshooting advice as needed.
• Provides subcontractor assistance by evaluating customer site system requirements and accurate job estimates.
• Researches and develops alternative, improved solutions when possible.
• Maintains all job folders.
• Act as external liaison for owners, general contractors, sub contractors and trades people as needed.
• Facilitates project closure turnover meetings between assigned sales and operations employees.
• Stay abreast of and educate others on new product information.  Maintains and increases technical knowledge and competence in company products, applications and services.  
• Represents Siemens to community, professional and governmental groups including interaction with federal, state and local officials and professional organization representatives.

Required Knowledge, Experience, Skills, and Education:
•BS/BA in related discipline, or advanced degree, where required, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Certification may be required in some areas
•4+ years technical background in security applications, installation, project management and administration.
•Working knowledge of GE Security / Casi, Sensormatic / SoftwareHouse products. Thorough knowledge of and ability to train others on product applications.
•Strong organization, project management and communication skills and ability to make professional presentations.
•Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and Power Point.
•Senior: Expert knowledge and broad engineering understanding of security products and services.
•Individual must possess a valid Driver's license in good standing and must be at least 21 years of age in order to participate in the required Siemens vehicle plan

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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