CBRE Senior Energy Systems Engineer in Dearborn, Michigan

Senior Energy Systems Engineer

Dearborn, Michigan, United States at

Requisition # 17018023


The purpose of this position is to provide customers with support based on the customer’s technical problems related to their building systems as well as provide on-site and remote technical support to installers, and subcontractors. This position is also responsible for creating control databases and setup control systems based on project specification and/or sales proposal. Performs field startup and system commissioning tasks as well as the remote installation of software and control programs.

USE: Energy and Sustainability ONLY


Creates programming logic using flow diagrams, sequences of operation, panel layouts, termination details and project specifications or sales proposal.

Performs programming of control applications using various software tools to support operator work stations, DDC field panels and third-party integration devices connected through multiple communications protocols.

Performs job-site system checkout, commissioning and testing of control applications, to verify proper operation according to project specifications, sales proposal and design documentation.

Develops system graphic displays, according to project specifications or sales proposal.

Provides on-site and remote technical support to installers and customers. Part of an on-call rotation for after hour’s response to customer’s.

Performs system analysis and diagnostics. Isolate and troubleshoot problems, take corrective action if possible.

Answers customer’s calls by telephone and/or email to determine the nature of the problem and responds to each situation by assessing customer’s needs and provide clear and accurate responses to the customer.

Articulates resolution to a customer’s problem clearly both in verbal and written communication. The resolutions must be explained to the customer in a format that is understandable to the customer and with the best interest of the customer and ESI in mind.

Documents problem resolution and report findings back to Account Executive/Project Manager for customer follow-up.

If required, re-create customer problem in-house for the purpose of testing solutions.

Responsible for keeping the customer and management advised of any outstanding and reoccurring problems with products, services or customers.

Advises the Sales/Solutions team of new opportunities to sell additional products or services.

Other duties may be assigned.


No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. Provides informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers. May coordinate and assign tasks to co-workers within a work unit and/or project.

Provides mentoring and training to Systems Engineer’s.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE- Associate Degree in HVAC, Electrical or Mechanical or completes apprenticeship. Five years of related industry experience.

Bachelors degree preferred.

Previous field bus and network experience preferred.

CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES- A valid driver’s license with a good driving record for applicable vehicles, without restrictions, or limiting conditions. (Corrective lenses permitted)

COMMUNICATION SKILLS- Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret various types of business documents as a basis for development and delivery of training materials. Ability to create and present training reports, manuals, instructions, and presentations in a pre-designed style and format. Ability to effectively respond to sensitive issues and complex training inquiries or complaints from clients, co-workers, supervisor, and/or management. Ability to create and present effective presentations on processes, procedures, technology and soft skill topics to all internal departments, large group of employees, clients, and/or management.

Able to prepare accurate paperwork.

Regularly communicates customer suggested improvements to the various communications and interactions with the company.

FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE- Requires knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and/or commissions. Conducts basic financial analysis.

REASONING ABILITY- Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires intermediate analytical and quantitative skills.

OTHER SKILLS and/or ABILITIES- Experience with control and HVAC systems and their terminology.

Must possess a thorough knowledge of the use, setup and operation of Windows-based computers and desktop applications such as MS-Word and MS-Excel.

Must be flexible with schedule, including working some nights and holidays when requested. Must be willing to travel including some overnights.


Decisions made with understanding of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines. Responsible for setting own project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to co-workers and supervisor.

With access to top-tier market intelligence, planning, local site selection and asset strategies, our Global Workplace Services offering includes Enterprise Facilities Management (EFM), Project Management (PJM), Advisory & Transaction Services (A&T), and Management Consulting. With over 3,300 specialists and 225+ LEED certified professionals, CBRE maintains the largest network of professional commercial real estate project managers worldwide. Our unmatched geographical coverage, combined with our optimized service delivery process, enables us to plan and execute a full suite of customized project management services for both users of and investors in commercial real estate. Service offerings include tenant improvements, office move coordination and management, branding, and environmental compliance and sustainability.

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About CBRE (NYSE: CBG): At CBRE, you are empowered to take your career path into your own hands. Enjoy workplace flexibility in a global organization with tremendous scale. Come experience the employee advantage at CBRE.

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