Systems Engineering Leader I - Military veterans preferred

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  full-time   employee

San Leandro
United States

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What we offer 

  • Competitive salary 

  • Paid vacation/holidays/sick time - 15 days of vacation first year 

  • Comprehensive benefits package including, medical, dental, and vision care - Available day one 

  • Extensive product and on the job/cross training opportunities With outstanding resources 

  • Encouraging and collaborative team environment 

  • Dedication to safety through our Zero Harm policy 

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What you will do

Supervise a team of Controls Systems Engineers and Controls Systems Designers to perform hardware engineering, software engineering and network level commissioning for both large and small projects based on the VCoE / GCoE Engineering Playbook. Ensures work performed complies with state, local and federal legal requirements and operates on the job with the highest of ethics. Employs practices and develops processes to ensure cost effective engineering while providing consistent delivery and customer satisfaction. Serves as the Regional expert in application engineering. Works effectively with Project Owners, HVAC Installation Manager and Systems Team Leaders. This position is based out of the Livermore, CA branch office serving the Northern California Metro Market.

How you will do it

  • Manage and schedules the workload of the Systems Engineering Team. Prioritizes work, supervises and coordinates projects to insure progress and timely completion of the engineering deliverables. Provides timeframe estimates to project management for job cost evaluation.

  • Develops, implements, monitors and communicates the Systems Engineering team processes, strategies, team schedule and standards. Provides engineering cost estimates during project development phases.

  • Seeks out new and creative applications and operational techniques. Implements improvements in the processes, facilities, tools and equipment to improve quality, reliability, productivity, and to provide leading edge technology.

  • Provides advanced technical support on application or implementation issues. Serves as the Area expert in application engineering.

  • Leads a team of Controls Systems Engineers and Controls Systems Designers to select controllers and end devices that will meet the specifications and minimize the total cost of installation to ensure that the project cost comes in below estimate.

  • Utilizes financial, contract management and other management reports such as SMART to evaluate team success.

  • Ensures that the delivery re-estimate process is followed on all projects.

  • Develops and maintains viable relationships with customers, consulting engineers and architect engineers. Leverages these relationships as needed during project development and execution.

  • Maintains high level of engineering standards by using the VCoE/GCoE Engineering Playbook and Drawing Style Guide to ensure maximum reuse of proven designs and programs.

  • Supports Strategic Accounts to ensure a consistent delivery across the Virtual Center of Engineering (VCoE).

  • Performs complex engineering and supports network commissioning as required on assigned projects.

  • Hires, retains, mentors, performance manages, and plans for career development of direct reports. Prepares and delivers clear performance expectations, performance reviews and development plans for direct reports.

  • Works with Project Owners and HVAC Installation managers to ensure timely delivery of engineering deliverables in order to maximize successful execution of projects.

  • Adheres to safety standards. High degree of regard to employee and subcontractor safety.

What we look for

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a minimum of five years of experience in Application engineering. Prior experience in supervision of technical / engineering group and a demonstrated track record of progressive responsibility in the construction industry is highly desired.

  • Recognized as a leading expert in several core engineering competencies.

  • Understands accounting principles and cost management. Good oral and written communication skills, especially in presentation of technical material.

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