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Engineering Designer - Low Voltage & Fire Alarm

at Allied Universal

Posted: 5/22/2020
Job Reference #: 242122
Keywords: design

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Job LocationsUS-CA-El Cajon
Category (Portal Searching)
Workdays Available
Monday - Friday


Allied Universal, a leading facility services company and the largest security force in North America with over 150,000 employees, provides unparalleled security services and solutions. With headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif., and Conshohocken, Pa., Allied Universal combines people and technology to deliver evolving, tailored solutions that allow our clients to focus on their core business. An unrelenting focus on clients’ success creates partnerships rooted in quality and value, and is supported by experience gained from being in business for over 50 years. Through our people and leading services, systems and solutions…Allied Universal is there for you.

Job Description

Systems Engineering Designer is responsible for designing and engineering Low Voltage / Fire Alarm Systems. Primary objective is to ensure operational excellence in design to insure maximum productivity & accuracy with designed systems.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Those duties necessary to meet the minimum requirements of the position. Additional responsibilities of the Systems Designer include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform calculations and computation for various projects.
  • Incorporate design concepts from schematic design into design development.
  • Work with project teams to produce construction documents
  • Research code issues.
  • Respond to RFI's and perform site visits during the construction phase to ensure projects are adhering to specifications and design layout.
  • Coordinates and assists other disciplines with addendum's, requests information, changes to proposal requests and change orders and incorporates agreed upon changes into the project documents.
  • Completes work assignments with a high degree of quality, yet with regard to time and budget constraints.
  • Produce drawings and designs in accordance with company production and design standards.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High school diploma or equivalent required. Must have minimum 2 or more years of experience designing fire alarm systems and low-voltage systems. Fire alarm design: residential buildings as well as commercial, with a strong understanding of NFPA 72 and California building codes. Familiar with Edwards (Lifelines) products and equipment. Knowledge of low voltage auxiliary systems (ex. Access control, CCTV cameras, PH/DATA, etc.). Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to utilize AutoCAD and Microsoft Office.


Demonstrated knowledge of effective mathematical techniques for designing / engineering principles. Effective ability to communicate orally and in written form with all levels of management, and with internal and external customers. Outstanding stand-up presentation skills required, with proactive ability to build relationships.


Demonstrate the ability to anticipate and solve practical problems and resolve issues. Ability to effectively identify client/potential client needs and communicate proactive security solutions, effectively utilizing all USA services.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use both hands, is frequently required to stand, sit, stoop, talk and hear (communicate verbally in person and via telephone), and be able to read computer screens, correspondence and reports.
The employee must frequently walk, reach with hands and arms, and will be required to drive a vehicle on a regular basis. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
The job is may also be performed in an office environment. The ambient noise level is usually quiet, consisting of normal conversations, business machines (copiers, printers, etc.) and telephones, but occasionally may be above-normal for portions of the shift.
The employee must be able to concentrate on details, work under deadline pressures, apply sound logic and judgment, and prioritize tasks and responsibilities.
Must be able to focus and multi-task in busy environment, with the ability to successfully handle stressful situations in a calm and professional manner.
Must be able to clearly speak, read and write English.



Allied Universal provides unparalleled service, systems and solutions to the people and business of our communities, and is North America’s leading security services provider. With over 140,000 employees, Allied Universal delivers high-quality, tailored solutions, which allows clients to focus on their core business. For more information:

We proudly support the Veteran Jobs Mission, a group of over 200 companies that have committed to collectively hiring a total of one million military veterans. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Allied Universal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.

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