Career Opportunities

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Building Automation and Controls Designer (Early Career)

Who We Are:

Keep the internet running and the world working!

At kW Mission Critical Engineering, a part of WSP USA, that’s exactly what we do.

Simply, data centers are buildings that store information technology. These mission critical facilities must remain operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Your role is to design the building infrastructure—power and cooling systems—to make sure that happens.

Be a part of an engineering team where from day one, you will collaborate and add value to every project. Gain invaluable experience early in your career. Not only will you be designing building systems, you’ll interact with all internal mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and telecommunication engineers, external design partners like architects and structural engineers, and equipment vendors for the development of drawings and specifications. Then, travel to project locations during construction and watch your designs being built for some of the largest companies in the world.

Do you want to work on innovative, award-winning projects, travel and see your designs being built, and enjoy an occasional game of ping-pong, lunch and learn, or after-hours’ camaraderie? Are you looking for career growth? Join our great people at our great places designing great projects.

What You’ll Do:

As a Building Automation Controls Engineer with us, you will work with senior engineers to design automation control and monitoring systems serving data centers. Applications include heat rejection systems such as industrial air handling units and chilled water plants as well as integration to intelligent HVAC and electrical power monitoring systems (EPMS). Design activities include drawing and specification development for control products, points lists and Sequence of Operations.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work within multi-discipline project teams to develop drawing and specification documents for issuance to architects, contractors and building owners
  • Interface with mechanical engineers on system-specific control requirements and with electrical engineers on power monitoring requirements
  • Generate control system network drawings, details and layouts using Revit with oversight and assistance from senior engineers
  • Assist in generation of input/output points lists
  • Work with mechanical engineers to develop sequence of operations to describe control of the plant
  • Attend client meetings
  • Collaborate and coordinate with equipment vendors and manufacturers
  • Assist with scheduling and selecting equipment and devices
  • Perform vendor submittal reviews with oversight from experienced staff
  • Review contractor RFIs with oversight from experienced staff
  • Work alongside senior engineers to survey and evaluate existing conditions

Who You Are:

The ideal candidate will have an interest in developing skills and gaining experience with HVAC and EPMS control applications. Candidates should have strong communication skills, and an interest in liaising with internal and external design, client and construction team members.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • Interest in innovative design for high performing data centers and mission critical facilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail, highly organized, self-starter
  • Ability to travel to project sites
Preferred Qualifications
  • Building design experience or construction internship
  • EIT License, or ability to obtain EIT
  • Experience with applicable software packages including Revit
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical or Computer Engineering

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Interested? Send a letter of introduction and resume by applying directly through this page.

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