The purpose of this position is to be responsible for design, development, implementation, analysis of the design and project management of low-voltage systems.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Perform design evaluations and lead project engineering design, specific to the low-voltage systems including telecommunications, nurse call, audio/visual, security/access control, fire alarm systems, intercom, paging, sound reinforcement, clock, RF and IP Video distribution, network electronics and wireless antenna systems.
Recommend alterations to the design to improve quality.
Responsible for all aspects of low-voltage design within designated projects.
Prepares analysis of projects, to include: preliminary design, budget analysis, calculations, life cycle costs, and equipment selection.
Conducts surveys to gather field data.
Prepares drawings, layouts, and other visual aids.
Prepares technical construction specifications.
Reviews the development of designs for compliance with applicable codes, adopted engineering standards, and good engineering practices.
Performs field inspections as part of the construction quality assurance process.
Secondary Duties and Responsibilities
Assist with project schedules.
Assist with project budget and fees as needed.
Deliver technical presentations to internal and external audiences as required as part of the design process.
Provide mentoring to other staff members as directed.
May be required to perform other duties as assigned.
BSA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Critical Skills and Abilities
Strong analytical and financial acumen skills: Able to gather relevant data using appropriate methodologies and analyze that data in such a manner that valid conclusions and insinuations can be drawn that assist in making important business decisions.
Effective communication skills: Able to clearly present information through the spoken or written word; reads and interprets complex information; listens well.
Demonstrates leadership skills: Able to assume a role of authority, as necessary; sets an example for coworkers; delegates responsibility and empowers associates to make decisions and take personal accountability for decisions.
High accuracy and attention to detail: Able to perform work and job function with precision and accuracy; realizes errors can have significant impact on desired results and is able to avoid errors in almost all circumstances; carefully monitors processes; concentrates on details and organizes and maintains a system of records
Strategic Thinking: Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization’s strengths and weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.
Design: Generates creative solutions; translates concepts and information into images; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail.
Collaboration: Must be capable of effectively working in a team environment providing and receiving input toward the success of the project as a whole
Code and Mathematical knowledge required: Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local building codes and safety laws. Work requires advanced math skills, special relationship abilities, and the ability to understand “abstract” principles behind math and physics.
Computer skills required: Microsoft Windows environment, Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel; Google: Mail, Calendar, Drive, Apps; AutoCAD, Revit, 3D CAD experience preferred
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in applicable field.
BICSI Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) preferred.
BSA LifeStructures is an integrated design firm creating inspired solutions that improve lives through architecture, engineering, interior design, and planning services. With national expertise and regional leadership, BSA designs LifeStructures – innovative and inviting spaces that not only house the activities of healing, learning, and discovery but actually contribute to them – in order to make a difference for our clients and communities. As such, a LifeStructure is purposeful, a LifeStructure inspires, a LifeStructure delights and a LifeStructure improves lives.
BSA LifeStructures is 100% employee owned.
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