Lead Systems Specialist 1

Norfolk, Virginia, United States


  • Contract
  • 1
  • Never
  • 2-5 years
  • Green Card, US Citizen

Job Description


  • Grade 55: Minimum of a technical Associates Degree with two years of field experience or four years of equivalent related field experience in the HVAC industry.
  • Must have relevant technical hands on experience in systems design and commissioning of digital HVAC controls systems.
  • Must have the ability to communicate technical material to a non-technical audience.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to perform work independently.
  • Strong personal computer skills.
  • Must have knowledge of control theory and HVAC systems.
  • Knowledge of project accounting, costing principals and contracting preferred.
  • SUPERVISES Provides work direction to Systems Technicians, Systems Designers, Electrical Installers and site subcontractors.

Responsibility Level:

  • Under general direction, acts as the on-site project leader to plan, execute, and complete control systems projects with assigned customers.
  • Performs or delegates tasks as required to execute and fully complete assigned projects including hardware design, system programming, installation coordination, system and network commissioning and project closeout.
  • Responsible for the overall financial results of assigned projects including costs, project billings, and collections.
  • Maintains an effective balance between customer satisfaction and project financial results.
  • Actively pursues selling change orders.
  • Coordinates communication with the customer during all phases of the project.
  • Ensures proper execution of warranty.
  • Provides work direction to subcontractors, electrical installers, technicians, designers, and administration as necessary.
  • Ensures work performed follows state, local and Federal legal requirements and operates on the job with the highest of ethics.
  • Adheres and ensures Johnson Controls staff and subcontractors adhere to all safety standards.

Principal Duties:

  • Completes typical installation hardware design and software programming using established standards as required.
  • Provides detailed information to communicate design and operation to customers, Johnson Controls staff and subcontractors. Actively pursues additional work through change orders.
  • Evaluates the contractual scope of work and the impact of client issued bulletins, field directives and/or scheduling changes.
  • Communicates both technical and business-related issues with the clients.
  • Manages the selection, ordering, budget and delivery schedule of materials to be procured for the projects assigned.
  • Secures pricing and availability from outside vendors and suppliers, mechanical and electrical subcontractors including scope, terms and conditions.
  • May request several bids in pricing process.
  • Oversees subcontractor payment and billing processes.
  • Provides jobsite coordination for panel and field device physical locations.
  • Ensures installation is in accordance with Johnson Controls literature and project requirements.
  • Manages and completes the loading, device verification, and commissioning of all system controllers as required.
  • Validates complete system functionality and resolves issues with subcontractors and others to ensure proper operation. 
  • Provides accurate project as built and commissioning documentation.
  • Manages costs, billings and collections.
  • Completes project billings in a timely and accurate format to the client.
  • Maintains profitability goals and positive cash flow.
  • Provides coaching, mentoring and technical assistance to System Technicians, Electrical Installers and System Designers.
  • Provides technical assistance to subcontractors.
  • Ensures that delegated tasks are done accurately, on-time, billed, within budget and within scope of the contract.
  • Effectively communicates the status of projects to management as required and provides monthly forecasts of revenue, costs, and gross margin.
  • Sends warranty letter to JCI customer upon substantial completion of project and ensures proper execution of warranty.
  • Develops project plans and coordinates the required resources to ensure timely and cost-effective installation and completion of assigned projects.
  • Performs site-specific training for owner/operator on the total system in full or with assistance.
  • Ensures owner/operator has been trained. Provides proper documentation and manuals for system operation.
  • Develops and maintains viable long-term relationships with contractors, clients, consultants and subcontractors.
  • Attends job progress meetings as required.
  • Adheres to safety standards.
  • High degree of regard to employee and subcontractor safety.



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