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Applications Engineer (Remote!) Job

Who are we?

An innovation leader in energy management solutions, Distech Controls provides unique building management technologies and services that optimize energy efficiency and comfort in buildings, while reducing operating costs.  We deliver Innovative Solutions for Greener Buildings™ through our passion for innovation, quality, customer satisfaction, and sustainability. The company serves multiple market segments through its worldwide business divisions, service offices and a superior network of Authorized Partners. Distech Controls, Inc. is a subsidiary of Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. For more information visit www.distech-controls.com

What will be your role?

We are presently recruiting for an Application Engineer who will be part of the Strategic Accounts team (DCES). You will be responsible for developing control system engineering drawings, submittal packages, sequence of operations, and control logic programming for our strategic customers. You will be leading the design engineering activities to support the successful implementation of large and/or multi-site building automation projects.  

Reporting to the Director of Operations & Engineering, the Application Engineer will be responsible for delivering a high level of consistency in engineering and project delivery of our Strategic Account Customer projects.

The ideal location is in or near Brossard, Quebec, but we will consider all qualified applications in the US and Canada!

What will you do?

•Develop Detailed Design Engineering drawings for Building Automation and Control Systems.
•Produce BMS Submittal Packages, including:
   oPanel drawings, network architecture (riser) drawings, control schematics and floorplans
   oEquipment and IP schedules
   oBill of Materials
   oCheck out and commissioning documentation
•Provide oversight and assistance to Startup Technicians in helping troubleshoot installation issues during the startup and commissioning of building controls and systems;
•Develop and refine engineering processes and standards for multi-site (enterprise) systems to increase efficiency and add value and stakeholder satisfaction.
•Perform MEP Drawings and Specifications reviews and ‘take-off’s’.
•Develop detailed ‘Sequence of Operation’ documents intended for client review and application programming development.
•Provide input to the Sales staff as requested or required to assist in the accurate estimation, design, installation, start up, commissioning, and training for building systems;
•Provide Service Department support on upgrades and existing installations to continue meeting existing customer needs and to insure and recommend efficient building operation;
•Complete time sheets, service work orders, and other paperwork required for this position in an accurate and timely manner;
•Assist in turnover of projects from Operations Team to Service Team;
•Other duties as assigned.

Qualified Applicants will have:


•Two year technical degree in HVAC or Electronics related studies preferred. An undergraduate degree in Electrical or Mechanical related studies is excellent;
•Application of DDC Controls or Automation Engineering of 5 years in a control systems environment;
•Other technical experience such as military, on the job training programs, etc. may meet this requirement as determined by management.
•Ability to work effectively from a home office/remotely
•Self starting individual, able to think outside the box, ability to prioritize and work effectively without daily guidance/supervision
•Current passport and ability to travel 25%

Preferred experience:


•3 years or more experience in control systems design using AutoCAD;
•Demonstrated experience in integrating multiple software packages, such as Excel, AutoCAD and Visio, to increase productivity;
•A vast understanding of computer networking and configuring of systems to communicate on customers computer networks and be able to troubleshoot any networking issues that arise;
•The ability to configure and debug computer and software related problems;
•Niagara AX and/or Niagara 4;
•A thorough understanding of HVAC operations within and how they interact with overall building performance;
•A clear ability to work with electronic equipment such as volt meters, amp meters, oscilloscopes, etc;
•The ability to troubleshoot basic electric and electronic circuitry including reading and interpreting electrical and electronic diagrams;
•Clear and concise ability to communicate verbally and in writing;
•The ability to build lasting relationships with customers through verbal and written communication;
•An ability to understand empathetically the issues and perceptions others have and to creatively and successfully

Req ID:  1670
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