Senior Physical Security Design Consultant

Location United States of America
Contact name: Brian Stevens

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Job ref: 772
Published: about 2 months ago
Senior Physical Security Design Consultant

Client seeks a Physical Security Design Consultant to join its Global Technology Solutions Group. 

You will be a vital member of a diverse network of design professionals who value collaboration, fresh insight and bold talent. You will also be part of a sought-after culture that supports dynamic career advancement and work/life balance.

Job Description

Come join our growing team of highly qualified and driven members. This a unique opportunity to help build upon our group of technology experts and create an exciting work environment driven by our relationships formed around great projects and hyper-focused on our exclusive clients.

The successful candidate will have successful experience in pursuing, securing and performing physical security consulting and design work.  We are looking for a motivated, self-starter individual who is comfortable working mostly unsupervised with Clients, Architects, GCs and integrators.

The selected candidate will prove to have a strong track record at collaborating and coordinating with project stakeholders (internal and external partner teams) for the overall project pursuit, delivery, including the management of the project development from concept through completion in accordance with program objectives.? This role will consult, advise, provide technical and project management oversight and facilitate resolutions to complex physical security issues, such as strategic security planning, operational impacts and technology selection, for example. 

Working as part of a dynamic technology design team, the Physical Security Design Consultant will implement best practices, project methodologies and expert advice.  Overseeing the design and performing will be required.

Help achieve the project goal by delivering on project scopes, budgets, reports, contracts, and schedules.  Must possess a reliable ability to multi-task, communicate effectively and address project?challenges in a fast-paced environment. Continually apply expertise to solve complex problems, ensuring the success of our projects.

  • As a mid-senior level consulting/engineering role, the qualified candidate leads multiple mid to large-size projects that span design disciplines. Projects may vary from multiple mid-sized to large size development projects
  • This individual works with clients, product manufacturers, contractors, other design team members to lead each project from start to finish with limited direction. This entails producing or oversight and reviewing detailed drawings, specifications, calculations
  • Produce and maintain status and decisions reports and share with project stakeholders
  • Projects are expected to be completed on time and on budget.
  • Engineering, selection and design of physical and electronic security systems including access control, video surveillance, command & control center, physical security measures (barriers, bollards, fencing)
  • Prepares construction drawings and specifications for DIV 28 security systems
  • Performs engineering calculations, including various Technology Room or enclosure sizing, pathway fill, heat loads and power loads for these rooms/spaces
  • Responsible for quality control on assigned projects
  • Provides technical guidance as needed
  • Coordinates with Owners and other project stakeholders to gather and document system and design requirements.
  • Coordinates, hosts and participates in project meetings with the design team(s) and owners.
  • Create reports, design narratives and coordinated construction documents including detailed drawings and specifications.
  • Prepares and security systems cost estimates and is capable of presenting to project stakeholders
  • Performs and oversees system testing, and commissioning.
  • Works closely with inter-disciplinary technical leaders
  • Research and evaluate new security technologies
  • Perform site surveys to document construction progress.
  • Coordination and integration of security and telecommunications systems with other intelligent building systems.
  • Develop Business: Fosters client relationships and fellow design team members
  • Ensures an excellent client experience that results in repeat work.
  • Assists leadership with proposal preparation, response to RFPs, and project interviews
  • Leads fee development of Physical Security Consulting Services for project proposals, and qualifications materials with marketing
  • Attends client and/or industry events to represent The Firm
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field preferred, or equivalent experience in the security industry
  • 5-10 years of Security Integration and/or Security Consulting experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills will be needed to develop and maintain effective relationships with clients, Architects, Engineers, Contractors and other team members 
  • Ability to prioritize and concurrently service multiple projects
  • Maintain effective communication with project manager and team members
  • Interacts well with other disciplines and clients in a manner that builds productive and trusted relationships
  • Excellent planning and organization skills required for our fast-paced environment and must be highly motivated, proactive and willing to take on new challenges 
  • Experience across a range of project types including medical, government, mission critical, high rise commercial, post-secondary education, convention centers, transportation, etc. 
  • Understanding of local and national codes (NEC, IBC, NFPA) related to the design and operation of security systems.
  • Design/construction/integrator experience for Security and Telecommunications systems for buildings’ projects of various types and sizes.
  • Knowledge of PMI, ASIS, BICSI and EIA/TIA, NFPA, NEC, and AVIXA industry standards are a plus
  • Proficient understanding of threat vulnerability assessment (TVA) process.
  • Experience in Bluebeam Studio
  • Well versed in Microsoft Suite including Project and Visio

Leadership and Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability and willingness to face challenges with composure.
  • Motivate other employees, and sell new business; is knowledgeable of how the business and competition works.
  • Act in a manner of integrity that shows support for the company, its values, and the employees, while maintaining constant focus on meeting/exceeding customer requirements and expectations.
  • Ability to decide and act without having the total picture; and can handle risk comfortably.
  • Informal task supervision of Designers and Engineers at the direction of the Project Manager

  • ASIS Physical Security Professional (PSP)
  • ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP)
  • PE, PMP, and/or BICSI RCDD
  • BICSI- Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD)
  • A background in law enforcement is a plus
  • Training in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles
  • Existing security clearance
  • Experience on Federal projects
  • BIM (Revit) experience
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities