The role of the Fire Alarm Design Engineer is to promote complete system integration for building Fire Alarms to the Electrical and end user client Bid Market. This position will need to evaluate clients’ job(s) and help assess life safety design, as well as educate our clients on the pros and cons of various system components and help them decide which will serve them best. This position also designs systems to meet specific criteria and PM’s the project including the procurement of municipality alarm permits as required.
Coordinate with Install Department Manager regarding job progress.
PM of jobs with Supervisor during project and to client/customer after the sale.
Responsible to grow the service business by providing solutions to existing client base, as well as develop new client base through a combination of Bid contract work, field sales and hot leads
Create proposals to customers outlining a preventive maintenance or repair scope of work along with the solution to the problem
Make necessary sales presentations to customers and management as requested
Acquire and maintain sound knowledge of all product lines and services offered
Review testing reports and work with Service Technicians to quantify service repair proposals based on discrepancies discovered during system inspections
Work with internal departments to communicate job scopes and relay customer needs
Possess excellent cold calling skills and the ability to identify and seek out new business
Assist in marketing initiatives such as trade shows and networking with contractors.
Must have at least 5 years’ experience in Fire Alarm systems design including the ability to read and interpret architectural, electrical and mechanical drawings.
In depth understanding of fire alarm life safety systems (FCI, Mircom and Potter/Harrington) installation and testing.
Strong knowledge of industry fire alarm codes such as NFPA 72 and NFPA 101. Local Experience is a plus with end users and contractors.
Candidate must have a strong work ethic oriented to achievement of positive results, strong negotiation skills, and exceptional customer service, thoroughness and self-motivation
Excellent oral, written and presentation skills with the ability to present to senior level executives within the customer organizations
A Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, mechanical engineering, related degree, or equivalent years of experience
5-10 years of experience in the installation and maintenance of low voltage electronic systems including at least two years of supervisory or management experience.
NICET Level II, III or IV in fire alarm required
Experience with Excel, Word and AutoCAD and familiarity with NFPA codes (72, 70) and ICC codes (IFC, IMC)
Strong organizational and time management skills
Strong work ethic-Willing to do what it takes to get the job done
The ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Preferred experience with Honeywell/FCI, Mircom, Potter/Harrington, Silent Knight, Notifier
What We Offer:
Competitive Sales Commission Plan with Benefits, salary DOE
Vacation 2 weeks per year and 7 Holidays
Benefits include 50% Medical, and optional Dental, Vision,
Job Type: Full-time