Lead Controls Engineer in Charlotte, NC at Syska Hennessy Group

Date Posted: 3/24/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

As a global leader in consulting, engineering, and commissioning services, we specialize in highly technical smart and mission critical buildings and high performance mechanical and electrical systems that bring them to life. We are currently seeking a performance-driven, highly motivated Lead Senior Controls and Instrumentation Engineer. This role can be based out of Charlotte, NC, Chicago, IL, Dallas, TX, Los Angeles CA, and New York, NY.

Understanding of the Critical Data Center Industry with experience in commercial and industrial Building Management Systems (BMS) design and troubleshooting. Provide design and implementation services for mission critical high reliability systems for up-time in Data Center mechanical plants, assisting clients in selecting BMS vendors, monitoring installation compliance, system testing and verification.  Not only will you demonstrate your engineering and consulting skills, but you will also have the opportunity to make an impact by growing all Syska services locally by seeking new business opportunities and leveraging the firm’s holistic smart technology competitive edge.

Our dynamic work environment provides the optimal setting to take your instrumentation and controls management and engineering career to the next level. From our supportive culture, diverse workforce, the latest and greatest hardware/software, and competitive compensation to our flexible work schedules and fun social events, it’s everything you’ll need for an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career.

Job Responsibilities:

As the Lead BMS Engineer you will be responsible for the design and coordinate the execution of all instrumentation and controls support activities and maintain internal and external client satisfaction. You will be responsible for managing assigned project team members as they prepare controls design drawings and integrated systems specifications for Critical Facilities, Data Centers, Financial, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and various other markets the firm is active within.

The position might require travel to sites throughout the US and provide the opportunity to interface directly with internal clients at other Syska offices and client personnel at state-of-the-art facilities.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Preparing drawings, specifications and perform system design calculations
  • Select equipment for use in building systems and write reports
  • Assist clients in vendor leveling/selection/procurement of “best of breed” solution
  • Attend project meetings while Interfacing with clients and contractors
  • Interface with PICs, PMs, site leaders and practice area leaders
  • Closely work with the entire mechanical, electrical and plumbing project design team
  • Manage quality control and BMS resource management
  • Support business development activities and client relationship management
  • Financial management of projects assigned to you
  • Develop and keep up to date BMS processes and standards
  • Assisting in hiring activities while collaborating with leadership

Job Requirements:

We are looking for a BMS Leader who can oversee all efforts for the clients, demonstrating an understanding of owner/client big picture business strategies and revenue goals, as well as the ability to foresee challenges. To succeed in this role, your technical expertise must be complemented by self-motivation, relationship building skills, effective communication skills, and the ability to effectively work in a fast-paced, challenging environment. The ideal candidate will have experience in BMS/EPMS/DCIM/SCADA systems design, implementation and operations for Critical Facility Data Center applications.

Additional requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering, preferred (exceptional candidates may substitute significant years of experience, including on-site facilities management of large integrated BMS/EPMS/DCIM/SCADA systems)
  • Revit and latest version of AutoCAD MEP experience
  • 7+ years’ experience working in the Controls and Instrumentation Industry as a Consultant, Contractor or Client Facility Manager
  • Thorough knowledge of HVAC/electrical instrumentation design and building control sequence of operations
  • Knowledge of building IT infrastructure and basic understanding of other integrated low voltage technologies including security systems, lighting control systems, and fire alarm systems
  • Produce BMS design documents including system architecture, one-line control drawings, specification, etc.
  • Provide evaluation and troubleshooting services in mission critical industry for DDC and Industrial control applications.
  • Understanding of high reliability systems for uptime in Data Center mechanical plants.
  • Effective team player; ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent organization skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Candidate with good communication skills and recent industry publications (Presentations, Webinars, Trade Publications)
  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE), a plus but not a requirement
  • Active involvement with ASHRAE, CABA and other organizations, a plus


As the BMS Senior Engineer with Syska Hennessy Group, you will be a part of a global firm with and amazing history! We are committed to being the best, to advancing engineering design practice, and to supporting our clients with integrity. To make all that happen, we rely on the talent, drive, enthusiasm, and the total job satisfaction of the great people who work here.

As a member of our highly collaborative team, we provide you a flexible benefits package that reflects our respect for your workplace contributions, professional goals, and personal priorities. The personal benefits program at Syska Hennessy includes:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer matching
  • Roth 401(k) Option
  • Individual and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Health Wellness Programs, including flu shots and biometric screenings
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training and professional development courses
  • Professional development incentive bonuses
  • Opportunities for community outreach through internal networks
  • A Generous Personal Time Off Program (PTO)
  • Transit/parking program
  • Monthly business phone stipend
  • Flexible summer work schedules

At Syska, we have cultivated a community that supports learning and provides guidance for professional development and further our culture of excellence. We promote an environment that is committed to embedding diversity and equality into the core of our business and culture. We empower our employees so they can take ownership for their work and development and strive to continually improve themselves and our firm. We rely on the talent, drive, enthusiasm and the total job satisfaction of the great people who work here for our success! Syska is a place where you can build an exceptional career and have a lasting impact on the world.

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