Buildings, bridges, MEP systems, computers, aircrafts… the list can go on but none of these would exist without engineers. These experts have a crucial role in developing the spaces, systems, and technology we use every day. As Henry G., VP of Pre-Construction Development for SitelogIQ West, puts it, “Engineering is where science meets society.”
Engineers Week is a great time to celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world; raise awareness around the need for engineers, technicians, and technologists; and engage and encourage students to pursue a career in engineering. As we honor engineers at SitelogIQ and beyond, we want to share an in-depth look into the profession and celebrate the amazing impact that our team of engineers has on our projects, people, and the planet.
A day in the life of an engineer
From civil and mechanical, to biomedical and environmental, engineers lend their expertise and knowledge to a wide array of different industries and professional fields. In the architectural, engineering, and construction industry, engineers are primarily responsible for managing projects by ensuring they’re built in accordance with designs, plans, and specifications.
At SitelogIQ, our team includes Electrical, Commissioning, Energy, HVAC, Development, and Mechanical Engineers. Our engineers act as our customers’ advocates throughout each stage of a project, helping to achieve energy and sustainability goals while ensuring we exceed expectations. Our Director of Engineering for SitelogIQ Northeast, David H., explained, “We work on projects through the full spectrum, from design development through construction documents and construction administration.”
Our engineers are also responsible for:
Conducting surveys of customer facilities and assessing the current condition, operational performance, and deficiencies of the building systems and infrastructure
Guiding customers in project prioritization to improve functionality, operational performance, and facility efficiency
Revising, reviewing, and coordinating construction documents
Developing solutions to challenging systems with architecture and engineering project design teams
Creating and conducting functional testing of equipment
Performing on-site energy use and energy efficiency assessments to report findings and make suggestions to customers
Guiding, facilitating, and tracking energy management activities to achieve energy savings
Research new products and solutions and present them to the team
Beyond the jobsite, our engineers also mentor and train junior-level team members to help them build upon their skills and expertise to set them on a strong path to success.
“Scientists study the world as it is, engineers create the world that never has been.”
– Theodore von Karman, Mathematician, Aerospace Engineer, and Physicist
The difference engineers make at SitelogIQ
Engineers play such a critical role in helping our communities grow, especially at SitelogIQ, as they are the vital link between our team and ongoing energy management and sustainability programs in local communities throughout the United States.
The role our engineers play has a direct impact on the lives of students, teachers, patients/doctors, families, companies, and our neighbors by making buildings better. They’re responsible for creating indoor environments that are healthier, safer, more energy efficient, resilient, and sustainable.
Our growing team of engineers also helps drive our mission to better our planet by helping our customers lower their carbon footprint, energy usage, and greenhouse gas emissions. The work matters.
“At SitelogIQ, we take great pride in the work we do, and none of it would be possible without our strong group of engineers,” said Kelly Schuller, SitelogIQ COO. “It’s incredible to watch these talented men and women find and deliver creative solutions to improve outdated buildings and positively change the lives of our clients and communities while significantly reducing their carbon footprint.”
“Science can amuse and fascinate us all, but it is engineering that changes the world.”
– Isaac Asimov, Writer and Professor of Biochemistry
How to kickstart your engineering career
Are you interested in pursuing a career in engineering? There are various paths and opportunities that can help kickstart your career, like earning a bachelor’s degree in Civil, Architectural, or Mechanical Engineering. However, Ben Z., SitelogIQ Development Engineer, said, “Don’t let your degree or path of study rigidly define what kind of employment opportunities are available. Engineers are designed to be flexible. Perseverance, hard work, and an eagerness to learn are the building blocks to make it all happen.”
For students looking to pursue an engineering career, David H. recommends finding opportunities while in high school that will help you learn about different engineering disciplines including science and technology clubs.
SitelogIQ is currently hiring for a range of engineering positions throughout the Northeast, Midwest, and West, including Electrical, Commissioning, Energy, HVAC, and Development Engineers as we grow our solutions and expand our reach. Check out our Careers page to join our team and create your future.
by Eric Dettmer, Chief Human Resources Officer and Cyndi Castelline, Director of Talent Management Internship programs are a great opportunity for those new to the workforce to deepen their knowledge […]