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Baker Group Systems Engineer in Ankeny, Iowa

Baker Group, the Midwest’s leading provider of critical building infrastructure systems, is expanding its team of more than 800 dedicated professionals. Headquartered in Ankeny, Iowa, Baker Group is the recognized leader in developing and deploying a variety of systems for commercial and industrial clients. With special expertise in Mechanical, HVAC, Plumbing, Piping, Electrical, Sheet Metal, Automation, Access Control, Security Cameras, Parking Revenue Control, Fire Alarm design and 24/7/365 Service, our team includes the breadth of skills required in the construction of highly technical, special-use buildings like hospitals, educational facilities, corporate office buildings, data centers, industrial facilities and research laboratories. To learn more about our company and our career opportunities, please visit .

Do you care about people and possess a passion for service? Do you love what you do and leap at the opportunity to solve complex challenges with equal parts creativity and teamwork? Are you mentally tough and excited by the prospect of exceeding expectations? Do you proudly take ownership in your work in a way that pushes you to partner with leadership to accomplish long-term goals and move your organization forward? If your answer to these questions is a resounding “Yes!” we want to visit with you about a career at the Baker Group


The Systems Engineer-Automation will work with the engineering and leadership teams to assist with the direction of strategic initiatives that improve delivery and quality, as well as reducing costs. Maintain and grow the “Client for Life” concept for existing and new clients. Performs related work as required.


The following duties are typical for this job. These are not to be constructed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Provide sales support as needed to assist project manager / sales to obtain more work. Assists in customer demos, estimating work, product application information and creation of proposals

  • Ensures employee satisfaction by continual coordination and communication

  • Responsible for executing scope and pointing out opportunities for items above and beyond contracted scope of work

  • Responsible for understanding and adhering to contract terms and conditions

  • Act as the subject matter (SME) expert for Designer Suite engineering tool. Work with Team to develop best practice library and smart shapes. Create format for consistent look and content of our engineering submittals

  • Act as the SME for Tridium, Alerton, and Schneider Electric products, assist project management with road maps for estimating migration of existing controls as well as future direction on new systems

  • Produce engineering and project control submittals utilizing Baker Group’s standard engineering software, select Baker Group’s standard parts when applicable, and producing control submittal with necessary information as per Baker Group’s standard control submittal format

  • Collaborate with engineering team to review product standards, control submittal formats, and any other items as necessary related to engineering control systems

  • Partner with engineering team and field electricians / technicians to continually improve our engineering process, accuracy, and quality.

  • Work with project managers, engineering team and mechanical design engineers to develop sequence of operations for equipment.

  • Re-estimate projects based upon engineered control submittals.

  • Provide as built documentation for operation and maintenance after the project completion

  • Assist with updating our as built process for a better quality product.

  • Initiate and / or participate turnover meetings to engineering and field discussing project scope, safety, timelines, etc.

  • Utilize and enhance company standard documents for business development, pre-proposal checklists, project tracking, field labor scheduling, turnovers, subcontracts, purchase orders, warranty, etc.


  • 4 year Technical Degree OR

  • Equivalent experience in the Building Automation (DDC) industry may be substituted for this requirement


  • Good communication skills

  • Ability to work while minimally supervised and at times unsupervised

  • Understand numerous computer operating systems and drafting applications

  • Advanced knowledge of computers

  • Excellent typing skills


    At any given time, may be exposed to:

  • Normal office conditions


  • Laptop PC

  • PPE when required (hard hat, safety vest, gloves, steel toe boots)

  • Computer operating systems

  • Designer Suite

  • Microsoft Visio

  • Tridium software

    Baker Group offers a competitive compensation, excellent benefits, including ESOP, and a positive work environment. Wage is dependent on experience.


    Baker Group is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

    All positions are contingent upon successfully completing a drug test.

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