Siemens Engineering Specialist II - Fire Solutions - Reno NV in West Sacramento, California

Engineering Specialist II - Fire Solutions - Reno NV

Locations:West Sacramento, California

Job Family: Research & Development


English (US)

Job Description

Division: Building Technologies

Business Unit: Field Operations

Requisition Number: 217284

Primary Location: United States-California-West Sacramento

Assignment Category: Full-time regular

Experience Level: Mid level

Education Required Level: High School Diploma / (GED)

Travel Required: 10%

Division Description:

The Siemens Building Technologies Division is the North American

market leader for safe and secure, energy-efficient and

environmentally-friendly buildings and infrastructure. As a

technology partner, service provider, and system integrator, Building

Technologies has offerings for fire protection; life safety; and

security as well as building automation; heating, ventilation, and air

conditioning (HVAC); and energy management. Since 1995,

Siemens has helped to modernize nearly 7,000 buildings worldwide,

including important American landmarks such as World Trade

Center Memorial, Times Square Building, Carnegie Hall, Walt

Disney World and the Mount Vernon Estate.

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Job Description:

Position Overview:

This field-based position provides expertise and knowledge throughout the system or service project lifecycle on site. Utilizing existing tools, standards, and procedures, the Engineering Specialist provides estimating, designing, tracking, start-up and commissioning of standard jobs. This role acts as a technical resource to the team and customer as needed.


  • Attends pre-booking meetings to gain knowledge of the sales estimate and project scope.

  • Analyzes plans, specifications, and contract to determine system requirements.

  • Participates in Design of fire detection and security systems and verifies documentation produced by a Drafter.

  • Verifies the sales estimate for equipment requirements and system design and configuration.

  • Verifies all labor and equipment costs associated with system projects prepared in the branch.

  • Ensures the implementation and utilization of the Engineering Best Practices.

  • Develops drawings, wiring diagrams, operating instructions, system programming, sequence of operations and assembly or installation instruction for the installation and commissioning of systems.

  • Writes custom software application programming for the microprocessor-based fire, security, and other related systems including systems such as XL3, IXL, INS, SXL, MXL, MXLV, CXL, XLS.

  • Ensures technical accuracy, content, assembly, and coordination of technical submittals to architects, engineers, and authorities having jurisdiction. Maintains records relating to the design, installation, programming, and commissioning of the systems designed.

  • Provides technical support to field technicians in solving technical, programming, mechanical, or other problems relating to the commissioning of Life Safety systems.

  • Maintains library of technical information and other related data pertaining to all fire codes and standards, other local codes, and all systems available to the branch.

  • Provides technical service to customer Fire Safety systems including technical support during the installation and commissioning of new or expanded systems.

  • Coordinates with contractors in the process of installation of systems sold by a branch office.

  • Performs system commissioning on systems including loading software programs and implementing modifications as necessary. Conducts testing and inspects systems under maintenance agreements.

  • Responds and carries out to completion any troubleshooting and repairs to assigned customer systems.

  • Ensures company-owned test equipment and installation equipment is in proper working order. Returns equipment in need of repair or calibration to the office in a timely manner.

  • Identifies code issues and non-conformance issues. Makes recommendations regarding both systems installations and service contract facilities.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:

  • Required education: High school diploma, state-recognized GED, or state recognized high school proficiency exam.

  • Required experience: Five years of experience in the installation and maintenance of Fire Safety Products.

  • Required travel: 10%

  • Other requirements:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

  • Knowledge of AutoCAD, Word, Excel and Outlook software programs.

  • Ability to work in the U.S. without a need for current or future sponsorship.

  • Must be at least 21 years old to participate in required Siemens vehicle plan.

  • Must have a valid driver's license in good standing.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience”

  • Preferred education: A.S. degree in Electronics or related field, or equivalent experience in the installation and maintenance of low voltage electronic systems.

  • Other preferences:

  • NICET 2 Fire Alarm Certification


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Siemens is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, protected veteran or military status, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

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