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Federal Systems Development Engineer

Company name
Johnson Controls, Inc.

Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type

Engineering, Architecture, Cad

Posted on
Sep 18, 2021

Valid Through
Jan 01, 2022

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Federal Systems Development Engineer ','2112654','!*!What you will do:

Under general direction, supports the design development, scope definition and cost development for large facility sustainment and modernization projects for Federal government installations.  Identifies technical opportunities to support established goals through maintenance, upgrades, and/or construction projects by contributing to site engineering surveys.  Ensures project scope of work is well-defined to verify feasibility of implementation, to ensure adherence to codes, standards, and agency requirements, and to mitigate cost and schedule risks. Participates on multi-disciplinary teams to develop cost estimates, scopes, project requirements and schedules. Contributes to the development of large projects and may lead the engineering and cost estimate development for small projects.


How you will do it:


Supports site surveys, system assessments, and initial data collection to develop preliminary concepts for facility modernization and improvement projects (>$2M).

Develops understanding of JCI product and service offerings and their applications to meet specific customer goals.

Supports the sales team in preparing concept presentations, sample Performance Work Statements, and preliminary equipment selections.

Assists with rough order of magnitude estimates to support customer’s budgeting processes.

Applies appropriate methods to estimate baselines and potential savings in energy use, peak demand, water use, and/or operating costs.  

Reviews customer RFPs, Performance Work Statements (PWS), and design documents for proper information to receive accurate pricing from subcontractors and suppliers. Prepares requests for information (RFIs) to clarify customer requirements. Generates value engineering concepts.

Leads the development of facility improvement measures, and clearly defines division of scope responsibilities among Johnson Controls and external subcontractors

Prepares quantity take-offs and estimates costs of materials, labor, and use of equipment required to fulfill all provisions of the contract.

Develops and maintains relationships with engineering consultants and subcontractors.

Develops detailed subcontractor RFP packages including Scope of Work narratives to solicit complete subcontractor bids. Manages the subcontractor solicitation process and reviews subcontractor bids for exclusions, cost-competitiveness and to ensure estimate covers all PWS requirements, Agency standards, and local codes.

Supports the Project Manager in planning staffing and schedules project delivery.

Support the Operations team in identifying risks and quantifying impact and probability. Engages internal experts to develop risk mitigation strategies.

Supports Operations team in “Post Award” technical activities, including site surveys, design reviews, and submittal preparation.

Responsible for remaining current with relevant engineering or design standards and practices and participating in industry associations (SAME, AEE, ASHRAE).

Responsibility for the promotion and adherence of JCI safety policies and culture.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Architectural Engineering, or related field.

Three years or more experience in the design, cost estimating, and/or construction management of building improvement projects with an MEP engineering firm or design build contractor. Demonstrated subject matter expertise in Energy Management, HVAC systems, building automation, lighting, utility metering, fire alarm & protection, and/or renewable energy systems. Basic experience with the assessment of facility systems. 


EM Certification & LEED AP accreditations preferred.


Demonstrated ability to lead teams, work effectively with others, drive for results, focus on the customer, & act ethically.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills and is comfortable presenting in customer-facing situations.  Proficiency with MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Project.equired.  Experience with Autocad/Microstation, and cost estimating tools such as RS Means CostWorks is preferred.  Experience performing building energy simulation modeling (eQuest or EnergyPlus) is preferred.


U.S. Citizen with ability to acquire Department of Defense Security Clearances. 


Ability to travel within the region approximately 50%.

Who we are:

As a trusted partner to the federal government for more than 100 years, Johnson Controls Federal Systems (JCFS) manufactures products, provides solutions, and installs and maintains building technologies at more than 750 federal sites and military installations worldwide. The JCFS team is passionate about designing, constructing, and maintaining energy, water, and utility savings projects at various federal and military sites around the world.

If you’d like to learn more about who we are, what we do, and the systems and products we work with please check out our “Take a Journey” video on YouTube to learn more. (Around 7 minutes long.)

Johnson Controls is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information, please view EEO is the Law. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation during the application process, please visit

Division: JCFS (Johnson Controls Federal Systems)







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