Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Birmingham


Position Summary:
Schneider Electric’s Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) business is seeking an Automation Design Engineer II to support its rapidly growing U.S. operations. The ESPC Automation team is responsible for developing and implementing industry leading automated and connected solutions to digitize and optimize the operations and physical systems of its clients to achieve greater efficiency and sustainability. Clients include federal, state, county and city governments, military installations, K-12 school districts, and higher education institutions.
The Automation Design Engineer II is responsible for leading detailed field surveys and delivering comprehensive construction grade design documentation for the turn-key installation of building automation, energy management, and integrated systems. This role requires both the ability to work independently as well as in highly collaborative teams employing advanced communication skills and a solid technical foundation. The successful candidate will operate under the supervision and mentorship of a team of senior engineers while reporting to an engineering team leader or engineering manager. Experience with multiple building automation and control system manufacturers, IP level networking, and programming experience in C, Java, C++, Python, or C#, professional licensure as an engineer or registration as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) are all significant pluses. The ideal candidate will be passionate about leveraging IoT enabled technology to provide custom engineered solutions for our clients to optimize their operations and facilities.
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Primary duties and responsibilities:
Lead detailed automation design and engineering field audits
Create automation scopes of work and cost estimates with minimal supervision
Prepare technical audit reports
Provide decision-making support for sales, engineering, and project management functions
Analyze the performance of mechanical, electrical, and control systems and recommend changes to improve functionality and/or energy efficiency through multi-disciplinary Energy Conservation Measures
Prepare automation hardware, network, and software designs
Project management responsibilities including accountability for design budgets and deadlines
Author sequences of operation for improved energy efficiency of HVAC equipment and other mechanical, electric, and pneumatic systems
Create building automation and integrated system drawings and reports
Assist in validation and commissioning hardware and project installations
Ensure conformance to industry design standards and local codes
Stay abreast of new technological developments/releases and apply to projects and processes where beneficial
Assist clients and team members with any BAS operation, software, or networking problems
Participate in strategic initiatives as assigned to drive continuous improvement
Deliver solutions with first-time quality while maintaining high levels of internal and external client satisfaction
The qualifications below are representative of the education, experience, skills and/or abilities required. A qualified candidate will meet the minimum requirements as listed in each subsection.

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferably mechanical, electrical, energy, computer science, or related from an ABET accredited program
3-9 years of relevant work experience
Capacity for analytical thought and proven problem-solving aptitude
Detail-oriented while also understanding of the “bigger picture”
Advanced understanding and technical knowledge of HVAC equipment and building mechanical/electrical systems
Advanced knowledge of current generation Building Automation Systems from Schneider Electric and competing manufacturers
Understanding of energy metering technologies and applications (electrical, water, gas, BTU, etc.)
General knowledge of low-voltage electrical contracting and construction methods
Familiarity with IP level networking and open protocols including BACnet, LON, and MODBUS
Knowledge in Microsoft Office programs including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio, and Project
Advanced organizational skills including the ability to handle multiple demands and assignments while prioritizing tasks

About the company

Schneider Electric SE is a European multinational corporation that specializes in electricity distribution, automation management and produces installation components for energy management. It is headquartered in Rueil-Malmaison, France and is also based at the World Trade Center of Grenoble.

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation.

Schneider Electric develops technologies and solutions to make energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green. The Group invests in R&D in order to sustain innovation and differentiation, with a strong commitment to sustainable development.

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