Application Engineer - Smart Buildings/ HVAC

Job Description

Wanted: Application Engineers of the future!

Who designs your future? You do.

Are you looking for a career where you can showcase your technical aptitude and passion for problem solving to ensure your customers can work in a comfortable, safe, and energy-efficient environment? Then look to Siemens!

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Our Culture:
At Siemens, we live and foster an ownership culture, in which every employee takes personal responsibility for our company's success. We trust and empower our leaders to act as owners, direct their teams, and innovate to succeed. We communicate openly and honestly to learn from our failures and celebrate our successes. We recognize individual and team achievements frequently. We invest in our team members, offering a wide variety of internal and external development opportunities.

What you will do for Siemens Smart Infrastructure:
This position is based in Greater Chicago

As an Application Engineer at Siemens Industry, Building Products, you are the expert in HVAC equipment that knows how to apply the Siemens product range to deliver solutions to meet unique OEM customer needs. Working in a multi-functional sales and development environment, you are responsible to provide pre-sales and application support for the Siemens Climatix portfolio, to meet our business goals: generate growth, build dedicated customers, and maximize return on investment. You will help drive the overall process for application specification and development to ensure our OEM partners receive the best solution for their market requirements. 


The individual in this role will be responsible for supporting our OEM partners in clarifying requirements, developing designs and sequences of operation, selecting products, programming applications and providing sales and operations support as needed for the Climatix portfolio.

  • Work with Product Portfolio Manager in establishing market requirements for new product developments
  • Support OEM sales team as technical/application expert during customer meetings
  • Conduct product feature/benefit analysis in support of improved sales effectiveness within the market
  • Perform product evaluations within targeted OEM accounts to define marketable value
  • Develop technical on-boarding plan for new customers, in support of proposal development
  • Use programming tools to translate customer equipment sequence of operations into application code
  • Work with test engineers to define test plans and validate application code
  • Train customers to enable customization of delivered applications
  • Provide support Product Management and Marketing during product development and launch
  • Work with both customer and internal groups in support of identifying and resolving field issues
  • Lead on-site implementation of Siemens product use within customer facilities
  • Work directly with engineering and product management in coordinating custom requests by customers
  • Conduct both customer and sales team trainings specific to product operation, feature/benefit, programming, installation and troubleshooting


  • 5+ years of recent experience with HVAC equipment design and control programming, operation and troubleshooting. s
  • Understanding of related energy and industry-specific codes, laws and specifications.
  • Strong knowledge of rooftop units and air handlers
  • Validated strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, including the ability to articulate sophisticated technology concepts simply and concisely.
  • Proficient knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office suite, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, or equivalent work experience
  • Up to 20% travel
  • MATLAB, LabVIEW, Logicad
  • Experienced in HVAC equipment control programming

Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.


  • Competitive salary based on qualifications
  • Health, dental, and vision plans with options
  • Matching 401(k)
  • Competitive paid time off plan, holidays, and floating holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Company cell phone and laptop
  • Extensive product training and professional career development
  • Education and tuition reimbursement programs available
  • Overtime, on-call pay, and company uniform and vehicle for eligible positions

Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Siemens Industry, Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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