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Design Applications Senior Specialist

Req ID:  4996
Remote Opportunities:  Remote

We Light the Way!


Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is a market-leading industrial technology company. We use technology to solve problems in spaces and light. Through our two business segments, Acuity Brands Lighting and Lighting Controls (“ABL”) and the Intelligent Spaces Group (“ISG”), we design, manufacture, and bring to market products and services that make the world more brilliant, productive, and connected. We achieve growth through the development of innovative new products and services, including lighting, lighting controls, building management systems, and location-aware applications.

Job Summary

A successful Applications Engineer understands the lighting controls requirements of a project by reviewing construction documents and specifications. The AE effectively communicates with our sales agents/customers in order to design a lighting controls system (composed of Acuity Brands controls products) that meet the projects lighting controls requirements. The AE will use Visual Controls software to generate the requested deliverable from the agent through the RFA process. Requested deliverables range from lighting controls bill of material, layout and/or submittal.  

Key Tasks & Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

  • Design lighting controls systems based on construction documents, specifications and/or sales agent/customer directive.
  • Utilize Bluebeam software to review and mark up construction documents, i.e. fixture schedules, details, single line diagrams etc.
  • Possess and maintain a solid understanding of Acuity controls products portfolio as well as competitor products.
  • Manages own workload to ensure projects are completed on schedule.
  •  Supports our sales agents/customers as it pertains to project specific controls product applications.
  • Assists sales agents/customers in value engineering projects to boost sales.
  • Collaborate and assist on special projects with internal Acuity teams outside of DAS (Atrius team, etc.)
  • Actively contributes to a culture of problem solving and continuous improvement.

Education (minimum education required)

Bachelor of Engineering

Experience (minimum experience required)

  • Bachelor's degree or relevant technical experience
  • Understanding of AutoCAD 2D drafting
  • Lighting Controls familiarity
  • Problem Solving
  • Comprehensive understanding of Engineering documents
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Physical Requirements

  • Sedentary Work

Travel Requirements

  • 1-20%

We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!


We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:  As an equal opportunity employer, Acuity Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation, you may contact us at (770) 922-9000.  Please clearly indicate what type of accommodation you are requesting and for what requisition. 


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