Building Automation Design Engineer – Omaha, Nebraska

Office Location: Omaha, Nebraska

Brief Description:
This is a full-time office based position. Using company software tools and procedures, the candidate will be expected to design HVAC building automation systems and energy conservation measures using company tools and operating protocols to meet contractual requirements and project goals.

Reports To:
Operations Manager


  • Receives project specifications from sales and service team and designs building automation system and service installed jobs.
  • Works directly with customers and end users to design and optimize building automation systems and migration to new product lines, as well as assisting with energy conservation measure and facilities improvement measure design.
  • Chooses the appropriate mix of products and installation methods to provide the most cost effective solution.
  • Prepares all required submittals and schedules subsequent hand-off to field operations.
  • Acts as a technical resource to team and customer as needed.
  • Participates in sales to operations turnover meetings to evaluate accuracy of the sales estimate and job layout.
  • Independently designs building automation systems for standard and/or critical environment facilities such as data centers or laboratories.
  • Designs building automation systems for large and/or complex buildings consisting of mechanical system layouts, electrical drawings, bill of materials, sequence of operations, valve and damper schedules, DDC panel layouts to meet the intent of the project plans, specifications and contract documents.
  • Designs mainly large complex building automation network architecture to support operator workstations, Lighting Control, DDC field panels, third-party integration devices.
  • Analyzes plans, construction contract specifications and codes to determine project requirements and risks and provide value engineering ideas and details.
  • Generates DDC point database on projects.
  • Provides start-up and checkout documentation to the Project Manager and system specialist for use in commissioning and validation.
  • Prepares engineering re-estimate and follows up with appropriate sales and management to assure understanding of and satisfaction with job scope.
  • Prepares specifications and drawings for special components and panels purchased from outside suppliers.
  • Selects proper types and sizes of company products and outside suppliers to meet project requirements.
  • Prepares all information on pre-installation extras or change orders to submit to customer or general/ subcontractor.
  • Ensures the job folder is organized and maintained including all pertinent job related information.
  • Prepares bill of materials and tracks all required products and materials for timely delivery on the job site.


  • Excellent communication skills-both written and verbal.
  • Ability to communicate on both a customer and management level.
  • High degree of motivation, self-direction, commitment and integrity.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with strong team orientation.


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, although an Associate’s Degree in HVAC or other technical field along with equivalent experience will also be considered.
  • 3-6 years HVAC Controls engineering experience preferred, however candidates with at least an Associate’s Degree in HVAC will also be considered.
  • Strong knowledge of building automation HVAC Controls industry engineering fundamentals and business operations required.
  • Knowledge of VISIO and AutoCAD required.
  • Able to design medium to large jobs with deviation from standard tools, products or practices as needed.


Parallel Technologies is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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