M. C. Dean, Inc. SYSTEM ENGINEER II in Harrisonburg, Virginia


Location:Harrisonburg, VA

Req. Number:3231


M.C. Dean, Inc. is the nation’s premier electrical design-build and systems integration firm for complex, mission-critical organizations. M.C. Dean’s capabilities include electrical, electronic security, telecommunications, life-safety, instrumentation and control, and command and control systems. M.C. Dean, Inc. serves a diverse group of markets including Fortune 1000 corporations; universities; high tech and biotech firms; Federal; state, and local government clients; and other organizations with large scale, complex, and mission-critical infrastructure needs. Established in 1949, M.C. Dean, Inc. has earned a reputation as an innovator and pioneer. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, M.C. Dean, Inc. employs more than 2,500 professionals in offices throughout the Eastern United States, Europe and the Middle East.

M.C. Dean, Inc. offers an excellent benefits package including a competitive salary; medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; paid-time off; tuition reimbursement; 401k Retirement Plan and Military Reserve pay offset.

For more information about our company, you can visit www.mcdean.com.


Job Identification

Short Job Description:

The System Engineer II provides design and integration for both medium sized projects and/or larger more complex projects.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

The incumbent is responsible for:

  • Providing design drawings using AutoCAD. Depending on the size of the project, the incumbent is responsible

  • for all or a portion of the line drawings.

  • Providing designs for automation systems including a list of quantities and types of materials used.

  • Providing cost estimates for small projects or portions of larger projects.

  • Understanding product types and applications and grades of materials; ensuring materials meet specifications

  • and budget.

  • Design and integrate SCADA systems for medium or large sized projects. (WINPM, GE intellution fix, Wonderware, Factory Talk, LabView)

  • Design and implementation of industrial networks (Modbus plus, Profibus, Modbus TCP, Modbus RTU, LON works, TCP/IP, FINS Ethernet, BACnet, and SNP).

  • Integration of historian and OSI PI based data collection/archive.

  • Engineering user end custom applications using VBA, SQL.

  • Integrate alarm and event messaging systems using WIN911 and Emergin Integration Suite.

  • System design activities including researching alternative solutions and providing decision analysis reports.

  • Provide user guideline documentations and manuals for user end programs and applications.

  • Design and develop factory acceptance tests.

  • Investigate root cause of system issues and define corrective action.

  • Experience with Windows operating systems, database technologies, web application servers, and/or automated testing tools.

  • Diagnose, analyze and troubleshoot hardware, software and network issues.

  • Provide network administrative services using Active Directory.

Job Working Conditions and Environment:

This position requires flexible work hours and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. In order to get a project completed on time, employees are often required to work overtime, weekends and night shifts.

Job Interactions

  • Reports To: The incumbent reports to more experienced System Designers and the Systems Design Manager.

  • Supervises: The incumbent supervises less experienced System Designers.

  • Works With: The incumbent works with Engineers and other System Designers.

  • Company External: This position requires coordinating work with outside contractors.

Job Specifications

Years of Experience:

  • Direct project technical execution experience with at least two (2) of the following industrial application settings: Material Handling Systems (Conveyor, etc.), Pharmaceutical Process Control, Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry, Water & Waste Water Treatment, Electrical Power Distribution, and Security & Surveillance Systems.

Formal Education:

  • The incumbent must possess either a Masters + 1 yr or B.S. + 5 yrs experience, degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering Technology or related.

Personal Skills:

This position requires:

  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in the production of precision technical plans, blueprints and drawings.

  • Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work.

  • Generating high quality work.

  • Working well with others in order to reach a common goal.

Work Experience:

This position requires:

  • Knowledge of the latest edition of the National Electrical Code.

  • Knowledge of server operating systems (Win2K server, Win2K advanced server, etc.).

  • Knowledge of network architecture (Ethernet, leased lines, etc.).

  • Knowledge of TCP/IP and back office applications including SQL Server, enterprise backup systems, etc

Physical Abilities:

This position requires the incumbent to:

  • Sit in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.

  • Reach by extending hands or arms in any direction.

  • Have finger dexterity in order to manipulate objects with fingers rather than whole hands or arms, for example, using a keyboard.

  • View a computer screen for extended periods of time.

Use of Tools:

The incumbent must have:

  • Knowledge of Visual Basic

  • AutoCAD



  • This position may require ongoing or intermittent use of a company vehicle. Selected candidates must possess an acceptable driving record in accordance to our policy.

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