Controls Technician

Fairfax, Virginia
Jun 01, 2023
Jul 12, 2023
Specialty Trades
Full Time
Dewberry is seeking a Controls Technician for the DC area.

This position will focus on the control systems and getting that system programmed and commissioned. They must be able to support remote workers over the phone or internet, as well as work in the field. Needs to give clear direction and be able to troubleshoot mechanical and control systems clearly and accurately. At times they will need to travel to remote sites and direct work locally, enforcing quality and standards.

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


  • Mechanical skills related to HVAC equipment should include a detailed knowledge of how common HVAC equipment is constructed and operated in buildings. Must be able to read and construct by following blueprints for MEPS.
  • Diagnosing malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.
  • Familiarity with work orders, building plans, and installation manuals in order to determine materials requirements and installation procedures.
  • Reading contract drawings.
  • Works from blueprints, drawings, layouts, or other specifications, locating and diagnosing trouble in the system or equipment.
  • Ability to execute according to schedule, meeting deadlines.
  • Keep up team morale.
  • Maintain positive relationship with end client.
  • Installing and mounting electronic controls, device, panels, sensors, and components.
  • Performing interlock wiring as required.
  • Testing control systems and sequences of operation using testing devices and procedures. Document the results.
  • Knowledge of a variety of systems is needed, with preference for Niagara, JCI, Distech, Lynxspring, Honeywell, and Siemens.
  • Knowledge of computer networking specifically in the OT environment.
  • Ability to configure remote connections to systems.
  • Basic cybersecurity skills are required, especially the ability to follow hardening guides and document compliance.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain all background, security, and clearances required to perform the duties of this position in a Federal environment.

Required Skills & Required Experience

Working Conditions
  • Professional on-site office and maintenance environment.
  • Must be physically and mentally able to perform duties for eight hour periods of time.
  • Ability to use a computer and other office productivity tools with sufficient speed to meet the demands of this position. This includes completing timesheets and daily work reports.
  • Physically able to move about in a construction environment to include walking, stooping, bending, stretching, and climbing ladders and stairs.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Must maintain a safe, productive, and professional work environment.

Work location: DC Area, 25% travel

Required: Background Check, Drug Screen

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO and all Federal Holidays, 401K

Don't meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace for our employees. So if you're excited about this role, but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

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