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Senior Controls and Instrumentation Engineer in Culver City, CA at Syska Hennessy Group

Date Posted: 3/28/2019

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Job Description

As a global leader in consulting, engineering, and commissioning services, we specialize in highly technical smart and mission-critical buildings that include high performance mechanical and electrical systems. We are currently seeking a performance-driven, highly motivated Lead Senior Controls and Instrumentation Engineer to join our Los Angeles, CA office

The ideal candidate will have the diverse experience required to bring intelligent and sustainable facilities to life to include but not limited to understanding “future-enabling” trends toward converged networks and IoT technology to promote occupant wellness.  This role will collaborate with the national ICT team to grow local Syska services by seeking new business opportunities and leveraging the firm’s holistic smart technology-centric competitive edge.

Senior Controls and Instrumentation Engineer

Job Responsibilities:

As the lead BMS Engineer for the Los Angeles office, you will build a staff, 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 Aviation, Critical Facilities, 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:

  • Prepare 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” solutions
  • Attend project meetings while Interfacing with clients and contractors
  • Interface with internal PICs, PMs, site leaders, and practice area leaders
  • Closely work with the mechanical, electrical and plumbing project design team
  • Manage quality control and resource management
  • Support business development activities and client relationship management
  • Financial management of projects assigned to you
  • Develop and maintain up-to-date BMS processes and standards
  • Performance management of direct team reports
  • Leading hiring activities while collaborating with leadership

Senior Controls and Instrumentation Engineer

Job Requirements:

We are looking for a Lead BMS candidate 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 environment. The ideal candidate will have experience in BMS/EPMS/DCIM/SCADA systems design, implementation, and operations.

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)
  • 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 the basic understanding of other low voltage technologies including security systems, lighting control systems, and fire alarm systems
  • Understanding of smart building technology convergence and low-voltage sub-system integration for IT and parallel OT network Infrastructure design
  • Knowledge of Building Analytical Software platforms, rules, formulas, dashboards to identify anomalies and energy conservation measures for specifying and designing smart commercial and industrial facilities.
  • Effective team player; ability to work independently or 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), a plus
  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE), a plus but not a requirement
  • Active involvement with ASHRAE, CABA and other organizations, a plus

Senior Controls and Instrumentation Engineer


As an Engineer with Syska Hennessy Group, you will be a part of a global firm with an 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 with 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 gym memberships, 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

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