Automation

Traditional automation solutions and energy efficiency go hand-in-hand at our company: our intelligent solutions measure, control, regulate and monitor technical building systems, optimise energy usage and manage operations and energy data.

The world of automation at BKW Building Solutions

We make buildings and infrastructure intelligent. Our experts advise on and execute complex building automation systems, plus integrated room and infrastructure automation solutions. We visualise technical building systems using central control or management systems, making it simpler to operate and monitor them fully.

 

Job profiles

As an SPS programmer, you create interesting, challenging SPS programs for all the trades involved in building automation. As part of this, you can draw on extensive templates that you will adapt and join together based on the requirements of specialist planners and the customer. You check the programs you create and put them into operation in the systems. Alongside pure programming and reviewing, you support our developers with testing and verifying new templates, create electrical schemas and, if necessary, help out with our control and management systems.

You can look forward to challenging, exciting projects in integrated building automation, including:

  • Engineering and programming of challenging B2B MSR projects
  • Building automation projects using Beckhoff SPS
  • Clarification of technical interfaces, sometimes at customers’ sites
  • Drawing principle and system graphics
     

In our diverse projects, you offer independent support to the project team in implementing planning services related to building automation. From the project idea through to planning, realisation and operations, you are the expert port of call for our customers and internal planning partners alike. Alongside the technical aspects, you are at home handling the economic components of a project. You bring together lots of trades involved in the construction, so you feel secure interacting and communicating with people involved in a project.

 

Vacancies

How we work

Entrepreneurial, collaborative, trailblazing. We embody the values of BKW Building Solutions and align our day-to-day actions and decisions with them.

 

Together, we make buildings smart
We are down-to-earth IT experts working in the construction sector. And we’re proud of it. That’s because our automation solutions add value and stand the test of time – today, tomorrow and into the future. Our actions are responsible and goal-focused, and align with the highest expectations in terms of quality. Within the team, we look out for each other and interact collaboratively and respectfully. Together, we’re developing the digital buildings of the future.

What we’re working on

Digitisation is our business. That’s why our specialists are developing digital buildings with smart automation. Thanks to our well-grounded expertise and proven experience, we’re involved in most large-scale building automation projects – all across Switzerland. 

 

Building automation that saves lives
The Circle is the biggest construction project of the past 10 years. It’s also home to Zurich University Hospital’s health centre. Sigren Engineering AG delivered all the automation solutions in its basic structure, with the building automation system (The Circle’s beating heart) enabling all the technical systems to be controlled and monitored on an ongoing basis. These need to meet the highest standards in terms of availability and redundancy – mistakes could cost lives.

Heading to the top with Roche
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG is building a new research centre as part of the “pRED Innovation Centre” project. Sigren Engineering AG is handling all the building automation for the ultra-modern laboratory premises, including the control and regulation of the technical building systems, such as cooling, ventilation and heating, as well as the room automation. Thanks to SIGEBA, a tool developed by Sigren, a digital twin of all the technical building systems will be available upon completion.