Siemens Engineering Specialist I - Fire Solutions - Hayward CA in Hayward, California

Engineering Specialist I - Fire Solutions - Hayward CA

Locations:Hayward, California

Job Family: Engineering

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Job Description

Division: Building Technologies

Business Unit: Field Operations

Requisition Number: 227148

Primary Location: United States-California-Hayward

Assignment Category: Full-time regular

Experience Level: Mid level

Education Required Level: High School Diploma / (GED)

Travel Required: 15%

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:


Siemens is seeking a Engineering Specialist to support the Fire Solutions team in the San Francisco area. This position provides advanced expertise and knowledge throughout the system and project lifecycle. Utilizing new and existing tools, standards and procedures, the Engineering Specialist provides estimating, designing, tracking, start-up, and commissioning along a wide range of project types. The specialist acts as a technical resource to the Branch 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.

  • Selects products, sizes, types, and location placement to ensure products meet specification requirements.

  • Designs primarily small service Siemens Fire Alarm Systems consisting of mechanical system layouts, electrical drawings, bill of materials, sequence of operations, valve and damper schedules, and Direct Digital Control panel layouts to meet the intent of project plans, specifications and contract documents.

  • Oversees the creation of system graphics.

  • Troubleshoots possible issues including identifying and debugging software, electrical, or wiring installation problems.

  • Organizes and maintains the job folder and updates pertinent job related information. Prepares engineering re-estimate reports.

  • Provides on-site assistance with or performs the programming, start-up, checkout, commissioning and validation processes.

  • Participates in job site final walk-through on assigned jobs, completes all job closeout documentation and provides customer training.

  • Acts as a technical resource to existing customers and field employees as needed. Coordinates work with subcontractors.

  • Provides engineering services listed above for larger and/or more complex projects with some deviation from standard practices if required.

  • May be responsible for training and providing guidance to engineering assistants and other specialists.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:

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

  • Required experience: Experience in the installation and maintenance of Fire Alarm System products.

  • Required travel: 15%

  • Other requirements:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

  • General knowledge of AutoCAD

  • Working knowledge of MS 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.

  • Understands process of construction projects and the requirements to document all changes or deviations to specifications.

  • Strong knowledge of engineering fundamentals, Fire Alarm concepts, business operations, and job financial reports.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience”

  • Bachelor’s degree or 10+ years experience in Fire Alarm/Engineering/Electrical.

  • Nicet Level II Certification

Why Siemens?

  • Siemens is a globally diversified engineering powerhouse: an opportunity such as this one can open doors to engineering practices and businesses new to you, preparing you for a great future with potential in so many types of fields—sustainability, energy, medical technologies, to name a few—in almost any location you ever dreamed of exploring.

  • Competitive compensation.

  • Excellent health, dental, and vision plans with many options from which to choose.

  • All employees receive Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability coverage.

  • 401k match dollar for dollar up to 6% of gross salary.

  • Education and tuition reimbursement programs available.

  • Extensive product training and professional career development.


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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