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Ghafari Building Automation Systems/Technology/Controls Engineer in Dearborn, Michigan


The Technology/Controls Engineer will lead in identification, selection and integration of intelligent/Smart Building Automation Systems (automatic temperature control, access control, lighting and energy management). Candidate will work in a team environment to provide, revise or extend building management mechanical systems (HVAC) for new construction and/or renovation of industrial, commercial or institutional structures as requested by the client.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Review and/or establish project scope, budget, necessary constraints and design approach with project manager and/or client

  • Proper communication skills to be involved in design team / owner meetings and communicate directly as the owner’s representative

  • Develop and maintain knowledge leadership in areas of IoT devices, sensors, controls and software apps in the SMART Building environment

  • Prepare feasibility studies and project cost estimates

  • Maintain working knowledge of latest building codes and standards used in the industry

  • Initiate and monitor system upgrades in commercial/manufacturing facilities for building management systems (e.g. compressors, chillers)

  • Work with IT infrastructure on building system upgrades

  • Perform and/or review calculations and energy models; formulate design of building management systems including HVAC and IT

  • Create engineering documents using computer aided design (CAD) technology utilizing Revit and AutoCAD

  • Edit or draft project specifications

  • Review drawings for omissions, errors, interferences, overall quality, content accuracy, compliance with standards and codes

  • Maintain organized project files containing project calculations, correspondence, appropriate reference materials, etc.

  • Prepare project file updates, transmittals, letters, reports, requests for reproduction services

  • Assist with checking, standards review, and maintenance of master specifications

  • Performs related duties as assigned


Employment Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Engineering, or related technology field, required

  • Professional Registration preferred

  • Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) professional certification preferred

  • LEED AP BD+C accreditation preferred


  • 5-10 years of related experience in building system management and engineering

  • 3-5 years of IoT/Smart Building sensor deployment and integration


  • Proficiency with AutoCAD and Revit

  • Proficiency with Tridium Niagara & Modbus, BACnet

  • Must have valid passport. Could be asked to travel internationally, as well as domestically, up to 10% of the time.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication

  • Strong attention to detail


Ghafari is a global engineering, architecture, process design, consulting, and construction services firm driven to understand and meet the distinct needs of every client. For nearly forty years, we have taken a personal approach to highly technical projects in complex markets. By blending insight with technological innovation, we help clients elevate their efficiency, sustainability, and impact.

Our full-service, in-house team works together to meet the unique demands of each project. Working side by side, market experts and discipline leaders exchange insights to uncover new opportunities for efficiency. This rigorous collaboration allows us to bridge smart design with precise functionality.

Ghafari was founded on the promise of technological innovation. Today, we are recognized as a pioneer in adopting and standardizing the latest advancements in our field. We aim to remain at the forefront of our industry and create ever-smarter spaces that help clients navigate new demands within their field.

Join our team and work on forward-thinking projects around the world.

Ghafari Associates, LLC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the employment application process. If you need an accommodation due to a disability in order to use our online system to apply for a position at Ghafari Associates, LLC, you may apply for positions in the following ways:

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It is Ghafari Associates, LLC’s policy not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, weight, height, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a qualified individual with a disability or a protected veteran, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance.

Job ID 2020-1424

Job Location US-MI-Dearborn

Category Engineering