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Application Engineer, Building Automation

Houston, TX

BAS Application Engineer Position Responsibilities

  • Create project documentation for submittals, subcontracting, installation, start-up, troubleshooting, operation, and training.
  • Provide technical solutions regarding application of equipment as they arise and within the estimated cost of the project.
  • Support projects in the way of solving engineering design, technical application, and installation problems through engineered solutions, product selection and product modifications.
  • Define the scope of software requirements for job sites and estimate time to complete.
  • Provide fully operational software packages, documentation, and Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manuals for assigned projects at a total cost equal to or less than the estimated value.
  • Maintain organization of all software, graphics, and documentation related to the software for each project.
  • Optimize programs to meet customer needs within the scope of our contract and assure that all labels, descriptions, etc. utilize verbiage that clearly conveys the function and use or programs and routines in the customers (operator) language.

BAS Application Engineer Qualifications

  • Technical Associates degree in a relevant field of study is required.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electronics Engineering preferred.   
  • Minimum of two years of HVAC controls system application engineering and field implementation is required.
  • Engineering design and project planning experience is required.
  • Prior programming and/or graphic design experience or training is required.
  • Experience in Tridium Niagara software platform required.
  • Networking and communication experience required to include experience in IPv4, BACnet IP, BACnet MS/TP, Modbus, etc.
  • Must have basic knowledge of IT infrastructure and technology systems.
  • Must have ability to comprehend complex arithmetical function to compute discounts, ratios, quantities, and selection of various parts and assemblies.
  • Must have ability to perform computational algorithms for control system functions and performance analysis.
  • Must have ability to demonstrate strong quantitative and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have ability to troubleshoot problems that are identified.


  • Health + Life Insurance

    DAC offers a cost-effective, comprehensive package of medical, dental and vision options for all employees. Employees are also eligible for company-provided and buy-up disability and life insurance options.

  • Paid Time Off

    DAC provides paid time off for all employees with escalating accruals for tenure.

  • Professional Development

    We encourage our people to excel in their careers and offer a reimbursement program to support their education, certifications and professional growth.

  • Profit Sharing

    Our success is based on the hard work of our people, and we provide a profit sharing program to reward them.

  • Retirement Savings

    We provide a 401K retirement savings program supported by a leading, global financial services firm, with matching company contributions.

  • Supplemental Insurance

    In addition to traditional insurance, DAC has collaborated with industry leading partners to provide employees supplemental options for life and health insurance.