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Jacobs Building Automation Systems Engineer in Dearborn, Michigan

Building Automation Systems Engineer




TheTechnology/Controls Engineer will lead in identification, selection and integrationof intelligent/Smart Building Automation Systems (automatic temperaturecontrol, access control, lighting and energy management). Candidate will workin a team environment to provide, revise or extend building management mechanicalsystems (HVAC) for new construction and/or renovation of industrial, commercialor institutional structures as requested by the client.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Review and/or establish project scope, budget, necessary constraints and design approach with project manager and/or client

  • Proper communication skills to be involved in design team / owner meetings and communicate directly as the owner’s representative

  • Develop and maintain knowledge leadership in areas of IoT devices, sensors, controls and software apps in the SMART Building environment

  • Prepare feasibility studies and project cost estimates

  • Maintain working knowledge of latest building codes and standards used in the industry

  • Initiate and monitor system upgrades in commercial/manufacturing facilities for building management systems (e.g. compressors, chillers)

  • Work with IT infrastructure on building system upgrades

  • Perform and/or review calculations and energy models; formulate design of building management systems including HVAC and IT

  • Create engineering documents using computer aided design (CAD) technology utilizing Revit and AutoCAD

  • Edit or draft project specifications

  • Review drawings for omissions, errors, interferences, overall quality, content accuracy, compliance with standards and codes

  • Maintain organized project files containing project calculations, correspondence, appropriate reference materials, etc.

  • Prepare project file updates, transmittals, letters, reports, requests for reproduction services

  • Assist with checking, standards review, and maintenance of master specifications

Performs relatedduties as assigned



Minimum Requirements :

Education / Core Skills:

  • Bachelorof Science in Engineering, Mechanical or Electrical preferred

  • One(1) year of related engineering experience OR a Masters’ degree in Engineering

  • Professional Registration, RCDD ProfessionalCertification, and/or LEED AP BD C Accreditation preferred.


  • 5-10 years of related experience in buildingsystem management and engineering preferred

  • 3-5 years of IoT/Smart Building sensordeployment and integration preferred


  • Proficiency with AutoCAD and Revit

  • Proficiency with Tridium Niagara & Modbus,BACnet

  • Must have valid passport. Could be asked to travel internationally, aswell as domestically, up to 10% of the time.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication

Strong attention to detail


Unusual orSpecial Physical Requirements of Position:

  • Lifting:Up to 50 lbs, 15%

  • Climbing:NA

  • Crawling:NA

  • Special clothing/equipment (wearing): Businesscasual professional attire 100% of time. Safety glasses, slip resistanthardened toe shoes, gloves

  • Unusual physical requirements: Extensivewalking required 75% of time. Sitting (90%), Standing (50%), Bending (10%),stooping (10%)

  • Highnoise level: NA

  • Other:NA

Description ofWork Environment:

  • Inside? Outside? Combination? Where?: Inside officeenvironment 50% of time. Visiting other sites (field work), 50% of time.

  • Extreme(hot/cold) temperatures involved: NA

  • Hazardousconditions - What are they?: Equipment at facility 100%

  • Travel/transportationrequirements: Potential for over-night travel up to 15%

  • Other:NA

Equipment andMachines Involved in Work Tasks:

  • Officeequipment/machines electrically/battery operated - which?: Work with Computerscopiers fax machines, telephones, 100%

  • Vehicles,forklifts, etc. operated which?: NA

  • Toolsused in trade - which ones?: NA

  • Other:NA

Criticality ofAttendance:

  • Overtime, regular days, off days: 8 hours perday Monday through Friday exempt. May need to flex time to cover weekends andevenings based on project needs

  • Shift,1st, 2nd, 3rd: Day shift

  • Necessityfor regular attendance: Critical that attendance is regular

  • Urgencyfor punctuality: Punctuality is a must.

  • Workhours are normally 8 hours per day and 5 days per week, Monday-Friday. Regularattendance of scheduled hours is extremely important. Punctuality and regularattendance are necessary. Must have flexibility of work days to cover weekendtesting requirements.

Other EssentialFunctions:

Must complete and pass a pre-employment drugscreen, health performance evaluation, and background check.

Mustdemonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with customers,management and co-workers. Must have clear, concise and accurate communicationsskills in English, both verbal and written. Grooming and dress must beappropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to self orothers. Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicatingin a professional manner. Dependable personal transportation to work site isrequired. Travel to and from customer’s locations and the test fields may be requiredto support projects. This may involve airline travel. In some cases,accommodations can possibly be made for POV, if necessary. When operating anyvehicle for work purposes, must wear seat belt and in addition, no cellulardevices are to be used when vehicle is in motion.

Distribution: HR Representative

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Job Engineering

Primary Location United States-Michigan-Dearborn-20313-DETO-05

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: PFO0001F1