Principal Development Engineer I

Johnson Controls
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Location in MN
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What you will do 


Under minimal direction, designs conceptual solutions for customers based on customer needs and team direction and strategies


Ensures assessments contain a broad set of JCI capabilities as appropriate for the customer’s requirements.


Manages the development of a compelling business case for the proposed scope of work.


Leads and manages the development of projects utilizing Engineering Pool resources and Subject Matter Experts as needed to efficiently and cost effectively deliver projects from inception through close.


Responsible for development budget and timeline. Has an advanced understanding of the full range of JCI capabilities (e.g., energy management, renewable, security, fire systems, building automation systems, services, operations and maintenance, finance, facilities management, etc.) and is able to combine these capabilities to solve critical customer needs.


Must also have demonstrated ability to lead this process and review the detailed work. Possesses a strong understanding of the solutions performance contracting regulatory, legislative and business environment, as well as procurement requirements.


The Principal Development Engineer is jointly accountable for increasing secured sales and margin metrics, accountable for incorporating more JCI capabilities into customer solutions, shortening the solution development cycle, increasing win rates, applying appropriate solution "best practices" and minimizing development costs.


How you will do it

Develops the initial Order of Magnitude assessment during the Qualify phase.

Acts as the Project Development point of contact throughout the project development.

Develops and engineers smaller opportunities using Engineering Pool resources as appropriate to develop within projected costs and schedule, and provide a final solution consistent with customer’s procurement process.

For large, complex, or "high opportunity" projects, leads teams of subject matter experts, pool


What we look for  

Bachelor's degree in engineering, business or a related field, MBA desirable.

Requires 10+ years of engineering, construction, and facility operations, with excellent knowledge of building-related systems and services.

Proven track record as project manager handling multiple projects involving energy solutions within the HVAC/Building Automation industry.

Experience with public sector vertical markets a plus.

Possesses an advanced understanding of JCI’s capabilities and the conceptual skills to solve important customer problems through a combination of JCI capabilities.

Demonstrated experience and the skills and comfort level required to be a key part of Area Engineering Team.

 Must have solid knowledge of regulatory, legislative and business environment.

Possesses strong project management skills for managing large development projects with diverse resources.

Excellent presentation and communication skills required.

Strong conceptual skills required for developing innovative solution designs.

Has excellent customer-facing skills and is comfortable presenting at the C-level.

Strong team leader, able to quickly assemble and manage a solution development team as required.

Has excellent business analysis skills used to create compelling business cases.

Third-party technical or business certifications are desirable, such as PE certification which is a big plus. Possesses solid working knowledge of common computer applications (e.g., MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Project, etc.).

Ability to travel up to 50%, primarily within Region.

Mostly day travel with approximately 10% overnight travel.


How to Apply

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