Life Safety Systems Designer (3)

Portland, OR 97201

Posted: 09/12/2019 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 169011 Pay Rate: DOE
  • The Designer will be accountable for budget, schedule and quality of assigned tasks
  • Collaborate design criteria with engineering team members to gather information required to design fire alarm system
  • 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
  • Perform battery and voltage drop calculations for systems
  • Apply all applicable fire, life safety, and building codes including manufacturer instructions.
  • Develop installation specifications with engineering review and approval
  • Develop construction cost estimate, detailed engineering schedule, and an effort hour budget for a small project


  • High School diploma or GED required
  • 2 year technical degree or Bachelor’s degree
  • NICET Level II, CFPS
  • 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
  • Proficient in Revit and 2D AutoCAD
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, OneNote, and Access


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.

Allsion Guth

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