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Sr. Controls Engineer at Baltimore Aircoil

Sr. Controls Engineer

Baltimore Aircoil Jessup, MD (Onsite) Full-Time
CB Est Salary: $85K - $130K/Year


The Senior Controls Engineer will participate in New Product Introduction (NPI) project teams and lead software & hardware design and development for new product controls, participate in the development for controls (SMART) strategy and roadmap, and execute the controls roadmap.


  • Participate in New Product Introduction (NPI) project teams as a Controls representative and Lead NPI Controls projects and provide technical support through the activities listed below:

  • Translate product requirements and specifications into controls software & hardware designs requirements and design documents that meet product function needs and quality & cost targets

  • Propose and present optimum controls solutions per each NPI controls spec

  • Design systems to control fan motors, pumps, valves, safety switches, heating elements, sensors, and other features that require data communication into and out of the BAC units for interaction with customer building management systems and other systems on cloud.

  • Model a control system per the controls design documents, and develop robust control algorithms, using MATLAB Simulink or other commercial simulating environments.

  • Develop controls system verification and validation plan, and execute the plan

  • Partner with the product platform teams and controls panel suppliers to create panel drawings, wiring diagrams, bills of material, and system configurator

  • Independently work with vendors, contractors to evaluate and qualify suppliers and/or technical proposals to achieve target cost and quality of every Controls project

  • Lead BAC internal cross-functional teams discussions where/when ever controls technical decisions need to be communicated and agreed

  • Define ‘best practice’ rules for customer software development from lessons learned from Controls projects and document the ‘best practice’

  • Establish testing procedure and define pass criteria for Controls systems, participate in lab testing, and analyze test data to optimize product performance characteristics

  • Lead activities to promote standardization across all business functions for software development and testing on controls systems

  • Identify and implement product improvements and cost-out opportunities through participating in NPI projects or existing product sustaining projects

  • Independently write Controls related Engineering Change Notices (ECN) to communicate controls design change and/or software design/documentation changes

  • Support field issues as presented and work to satisfy the customer expectations

  • Prepare and present Controls related technical training to all levels of the organization

  • Propose and present Controls Strategy and implementation plan to Technology/Product Strategy planning teams

  • Identify opportunities and implement improvements for increasing Controls development velocity and quality

  • Learn, apply, and keep current with regulatory codes and standards such as IEC, NEC, UL, FM, and associated electrical codes in markets BAC participates in globally


The Senior Controls Engineer reports to the Controls Engineering Team Lead/manager as a part of the Global Engineering Department.  This role will have significant interaction with cross functional teams.  This role will have significant interaction with third party vendors, contractors, our sales reps, and end user customers.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related discipline. Advanced degree or P.E. a plus.

  • 8+ years of experience in engineering with technical project management experience, with a minimum of 2 years in HVAC required

  • 5+ years of experience in developing electro-mechanical control systems, experience with HVAC control systems preferred

  • Proficiency in technical writing, specifically in controls/software specification writing, test plan writing, test plan execution

  • 2+ years of experience with MATLAB Simulink or LabView or similar and in developing software for programmable logic controllers (PLCs)

  • Familiar with software languages such as C/C++, MATLAB Simulink, Structured Text, and other PLC languages

  • Familiarity with integrated communications via building management system (BMS) protocols such as BACNet and Modbus

  • Demonstrated capability with Microsoft Office, VBA experience and AutoCAD family of products, experience with software revision programs (Github) a plus

  • Previous experience in laboratory testing processes, including instrumentation and measurement techniques.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. While performing this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk up to 50% of the time. This position requires occasional lifting up to 30 pounds and travel both domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.


  • 8 year(s): Experience in engineering with technical project management experience, with a minimum of 2 years in HVAC required


  • Bachelors or better in Engineering

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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