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Specialist Design Applications Engineer - Lighting Controls (REMOTE) Job

Job Classification:  Remote

We Light the Way!


Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry. We take pride in our 13,000 employees, and they take pride in working with the best in the industry.  Join a team committed to lighting the way to a more brilliant, connected, and productive world.  Individually we are talented, but together we are unstoppable.  

Position overview:

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 and responsibilities:

  • 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

Qualifications and preferred experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or relevant technical experience
  • 0-2 years experience
  • Understanding of AutoCAD 2D drafting
  • Lighting Controls familiarity
  • Problem Solving
  • Comprehensive understanding of Engineering documents
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work remotely
  • Industry standard Soft Skills by HR 

**This job does NOT provide years of accrued service towards becoming a Professional Engineer**

Physical Requirements

  • Light work


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


Please utilize the internal career site to apply if you are a current employee at Acuity Brands. 


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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Req ID:  4419

Nearest Major Market: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Application Engineering, Controls Engineer, Engineer, Construction, Outside Sales, Engineering, Sales

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