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Controls Project Engineer

Columbia, MD
This job opportunity is with a market leader of Control Systems, BAS / BMS Solutions in Critical Facilities. This opportunity provides a career-growth minded role with exciting projects with leading-edge technology and innovation as well as competitive salaries and benefits. They provide reliability, uptime, and custom-fit solutions for mission-critical facilities for many of the world's largest organizations including Enterprise Data Centers, Colocation Providers and Hyperscale Companies.

Controls Engineer - Data Center Construction - Columbia, MD

This position is also available in: Ashburn VA. 

The Controls Project Engineer will be responsible for interpreting project plans, specifications and coordination of all engineering. Applies an intensive and diversified knowledge of complete BMS / BAS - design, commissioning / testing, and maintenance of operations once systems go live. 

  • Support the Project Manager and act as eyes and ears onsite
  • Complete assigned projects
  • Coordinate and facilitate communication including and not limited to operations turnover, application engineering, programming, and field execution
  • Comprehension and implementation of project specific control sequences and related scope
  • Coordinate with BAS application engineers to develop / translate shop drawings in AutoCAD, submittals, databases, programs, and graphical interfaces
  • Understands controls / process
  • Provide quality assurance of engineering packages prior to submission. Must have the ability to modify packages as necessary before and after submission to customer
  • Understanding of the scope of work, ability to read and interpret project plans and specifications
  • High level understanding of end user standards and requirements. Maintain those standards for all scope and the life of the project
  • Proactively communicate technical issues to project managers and more senior level technicians as well as contractors and subcontractors
  • Collaborate with the Project Manager to forecast revenues and re-estimate project costs as it relates to project execution
  • Support the project team by performing specialist and subcontractor coordination to maintain the project schedule and working relationships with other jobsite contractors
  • Maintain redlines, and coordinate field markups from the project team and submit As-Built documents
  • Coordinate and maintain commissioning requirements for third party commissioning and testing
  • Coordinate and manage the check-out, start-up, and commissioning activities to ensure the system is functional and complete
  • Mentors junior engineers on the team
  • Take part in solutions-based discussions with owners and project stakeholders
  • Attends and contributes to project meetings when needed
  • Analyze potential risk issues that may prevent project from moving forward
  • Support a performance-based culture, both team and individual, to assure continuous improvement and alignment with enterprise vision, mission, and objectives
  • Maintain an open/honest dialogue and involvement with all team members that demonstrates the value of their input and engagement in improving performance
  • Strive for high performance and accountability in employee and site safety as well as other aspects of the business
  • Assist PM with Critical Facilities Construction Project plans – size up, costs, scheduling, timeline
  • Maintain liaison with primary client, A/E firm, Owner's Rep firm, and other vendors for design and construction activities and be responsible for communication of information among all project team members
  • Assist in establishing project objectives, policies, procedures and performance standards
  • Assist the preconstruction effort as it relates to Project Engineering
  • Preferably 3-5+ years’ experience with BMS / BAS Controls
  • Rockwell experience a plus
  • AutoCAD a must
  • Familiarity with the design process of building systems for data center and mission critical projects a plus
  • Experience with writing programs in any of the following systems (JCI / Johnson Controls, Metasys, Siemens, Schneider, Honeywell, Automated Logic, etc.)
  • PLC / ALC Programming Experience
  • Experience with critical hvac equipment (Chillers, Air Handlers, CRAC / CRAH units, Boilers, etc.)
  • Have a moderate understanding of building construction methods, HVAC Controls, electrical systems as well as mechanical systems
  • Able to execute HVAC Controls, Building Automation Systems projects with high level of contract and project complexity
  • Demonstrated ability to thoroughly understand drawings and specifications, general contract and subcontract documents, materials, means and methods
  • Utilizes hand tools and test equipment to perform work
  • Requires excellent verbal, written communication skills & customer relation skills
  • Must be able to provide high level of quality customer service
  • Must be able to complete Field Service Reports within a timely manner
  • Requires knowledge of equipment manufacturer’s specifications (OEM Specs)
  • Ability to work independently and resourceful with good initiatives
  • Technical degree or bachelor’s degree a plus
  • Previous experience in the Military / Military veterans in all branches that have experience with Electrical / Mechanical is a huge plus (Navy nukes- EMN, ETN, MMNs, SeaBees, Army - Power Generation, Air Force – Power Production, Generator Techs, Maritime, Coast Guard, etc.
  • US born citizens only as candidates need to be clearable
  • Not a traveler role as once design / construction is complete, candidate will remain onsite for support and provide ongoing design upgrades
Submittal Instructions:
Please send resumes to resume@pkaza.com ( resume at pkaza dot com ) with 15807722 in the subject. After applying, if you have further questions, you may call 973-895-5200 and ask for Iggy. You can also submit via our career portal and take a look at other Critical Facility openings we are working on at https://www.pkaza.com/jobs/

If you are in Data Center Facilities but this opportunity is not what you are looking for let’s still talk. New openings are coming in weekly and others we are not allowed to post. We also not only keep leads confidential but pay for referrals as well.

Company offers competitive salaries and benefits package including medical insurance, a 401(k) plan

EOE/AA Employer M/F/D/V
Pkaza, LLC is a third-party employment firm. All fees assessed by Pkaza will be paid by our employer that we represent and not by the candidate.


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