Life Safety Systems Designer (3)

Portland, OR 97201

Posted: 01/10/2019 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 169011 Pay Rate: DOE

Job Description:

The Designer will be accountable for budget, schedule and quality of assigned tasks

Gain familiarity with the client’s expectations, scope, budget and schedule for assigned tasks

Recognize and communicate scope and design changes promptly

Collaborate design criteria with engineering team members to gather information required to design fire alarm system

Coordinate with electrical team members for systems power requirements

Plan and design fire alarm, security, HPM monitoring, and safety systems drawings and schematics for commercial and industrial buildings using CAD software.

Conduct field reviews and surveys to verify accuracy of completed design

Interpret architect drawings / specifications, and construction documents

Perform battery and voltage drop calculations for systems

Review contractor submittals for adherence to design conformance to specifications

Apply all applicable fire, life safety, and building codes including manufacturer instructions.

Utilize BIM software to provide layouts, general arraignments, profile views, details, under close supervision

Develop installation specifications with engineering review and approval

Develop construction cost estimate, detailed engineering schedule, and an effort hour budget for a small project

Provide on-site assistance during start-ups and construction

Provide guidance to a draftsperson or other subordinate

Coordinate work activities with other staff members and the discipline lead


High School diploma or GED required

2 year technical degree or Bachelor’s degree


A minimum 5 years relevant experience in LSS design / drafting, with 10 being more common.

Familiarity of NFPA 101, NEC (Article 500), IBC, and other NFPA codes governing LSS designs

Familiarity with relevant codes and standards such as NEMA, ANSI

Familiarity with and application of company engineering design and BIM & CAD drafting standards

Able to route and size raceways, perform fill calculations

Familiarity with specifications and installation details

Able to create accurate installation documents from information found on vendor equipment drawings and submittals

Knowledge and understanding of work / information flow between disciplines

Knowledge and understanding of schedule constraints and information requirements for the production of deliverables

Proficient in Revit and 2D AutoCAD

Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, OneNote, and Access

Good listening, writing and communication skills

Good presenting skills

HKA Enterprises is a global workforce solutions firm. If you're seeking a new career opportunity or project experience, our recruiters will work to understand your qualifications, experience, and personal goals. At HKA, we recognize the importance of matching employee goals with those of the employer. We strive to seek credibility, satisfaction, and endorsement from all of our applicants. We invite you to take time and search for your next career experience with us! HKA is an EEO Employer who participates in the US Citizenship and Immigration Services E-Verify Program.

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