ES Sr Application Engineer (Remote)

at CBRE in Kansas City, Kansas, United States

Job Description

ES Sr Application Engineer (Remote)

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GWS Segment

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Areas of Interest

Building Management, Engineering/Maintenance, Facilities Management


Brookfield – Wisconsin – United States of America, Remote – US – Remote – US – United States of America


The purpose of this position is to create control databases, graphic screens and set-up of control systems based on project specification and/or sale proposal. Performs field startup and system commissioning tasks as well as the remote installation of software and control programs. Provide on-site and remote technical support to installers and customers. Responsible for ensuring, along with the Sr Applications Engineer, that an Application Engineer has the required tools and training prior to completing a start-up on their own.


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

Programs control applications using various software using various software tools to support operator workstations, 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.

Acts as the technical liaison between owner/construction managers.

Delivers on-site customer operator training on the use of the installed system.

Performs system analysis and diagnostics. Determines corrective action to restore systems to proper operating condition.

Coordinates system installation with installing contractor at job site as required.

Performs final walkthrough with owner and construction manager to ensure all punch list items are complete and job received signoff of substantial completion.

Responsible for becoming proficient in the programming tools used in the projects assigned in order to train others on those programming tools and communication networks.

Identifies new business opportunities through organization memberships, industry publications and other means of remaining abreast of industry changes.

Part of the on-call rotation for after-hours response to customer’s.

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.

Responsible for mentoring and training new Applications Engineer’s both in-house and in the field.


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.


Bachelor’s Degree in HVAC, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of three years related industry experience, or minimum two years as a Application Engineer.


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


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.

Must possess accuracy and attention to detail.


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


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


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. Proficient in programming tools and communication networks to include proficiency in Niagara. Must be proficient in reading BAS drawings to determine if the drawing and programming required will work together.

Proficient with controls and HVAC systems and their terminology.

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.

*Colorado Residents: CBRE carefully considers multiple factors to determine compensation, including a candidate’s education, training, and experience. The minimum salary for the ES Sr. Application Engineer position is $80,000 annually and the maximum salary for the ES Sr. Application position is $95,000 annually. The compensation that is offered to a successful candidate will depend on the candidate’s skills, qualifications, and experience. Successful candidates will also be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on CBRE’s applicable benefit program.

CBRE is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

NOTE: An additional requirement for this role is the ability to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing.

CBRE, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans)

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Job Posting: JC196320647

Posted On: Oct 31, 2021

Updated On: Jan 09, 2022