Energy Solutions BAS/Automation Engineer

Sep 21, 2018
Feb 18, 2019
Full Time
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.


Dewberry is currently looking for an Energy Solutions BAS/Automation Engineer to join our Energy Solutions Group in Fairfax, VA.  Significant tasks include designing, reviewing, estimating and purchasing BAS and Automation systems, related components, and incorporating them into Energy Solution projects, or on a standalone basis.



Essential Functions:


  • Develop and apply risk identification and management tools – that are applicable to the type and complexity of the project.
  • Ensure BAS systems are compliance with client design requirements.
  • Liaise with project stakeholders (Building Owners, Contractors, Architects, Engineers, and management) on an ongoing basis.
  • Apply Dewberry engineering standards as well as industry standards i.e. executing work according to applicable industry standards ASHRAE , ASME, NFPA, Building Commissioning Association to ensure compliance with codes and project quality delivery.
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with project team members and other stakeholders.
  • Utilize open BAS protocols and communications - BACnet, LON, MODBUS, Ethernet, Web-Services, html, and others to achieve client BAS requirements.
  • Plan, schedule, and track project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
  • Prepare and review BAS Automation designs, drawings, bills of materials, diagrams and graphics.
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and develop contingency plans.
  • Build, develop, and grow business relationships vital to the success of the team, including suppliers, subcontractors and teaming partners. 
Required Skills:



Ability to effectively interact at all levels of an organization and effectively communicate with high profile customers.

Bachelor’s degree required in mechanical engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience in technical discipline specific to HVAC and building automation.

Certifications and training the following, Niagara v3 v4, Automated Logic, American Auto-Matrix, Johnson Controls, Siemens, or other manufacturer specific systems.

Experience, knowledge or training in Microsoft Networks, html, Ethernet/IP, and cybersecurity.

Demonstrated experience with HVAC Control, BAS, Energy Management systems and software is a MUST.

Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills.

Must be highly proficient with a PC including the Microsoft Applications and project management applications/packages (MS Project and other risk management tools) and risk management tools.

Experience with MS Visio strongly preferred.

Willingness to travel ~ 25%.

Must be US Citizen.

Minimum 5 years of experience.

Ability to pass Security screening, background check and hold appropriate Govt. clearances.

Must possess strong leadership competencies and willingness to collaborate and work cross functionally to maximize business results and positive customer experiences.

Must possess strong interpersonal skills and strong business acumen – including ability to effectively apply risk management tools/logic to various phases of a project.

Must possess a strong interpersonal style and approach that earns customer trust and builds creditability while also getting strong performance of subcontractors and others involved in the fulfillment of a project.

Must be strong supporter and advocate of the Eaton Vision, Values, and Work Philosophies – and demonstrate this in daily actions and interactions.


*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.


*Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate 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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