VSC Fire & Security, Inc.
  • 14-Feb-2017 to 15-Apr-2017 (EST)
  • Baltimore LV
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Full Time

Our fast-growing fire sprinkler protection and life safety system company has a full-time career opportunity for a Fire Alarm & Special Hazard System Designer in Baltimore, Maryland.  With annual sales of more than $130 million, we are growing rapidly and are recruiting top fire protection and life safety talent to join our team.  

Honesty, hard work, safety and quality workmanship provide the foundation for our five decades of success. Investment in and support of our more than 900 employees, with more than 50 professionals who hold NICET 1 Certificates or above, are essential to our growth and success.   The American Fire Sprinkler Association independently evaluated VSC Fire & Security, Inc. in key areas including quality of life and industry and community relations and as a result recognized as a Quality Contractor.    

We are looking for a professional Fire Alarm & Special Hazard System Designer with a proven track record, strong technical expertise, and excellent communications skills.   We recruit and retain top fire protection and life safety professionals by offering: 

  • A challenging work environment with endless opportunities
  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience
  • Relocation incentive (when appropriate)
  • Top-tier benefit package: medical, dental, vision insurance; Flexible Spending Account(s); life insurance and voluntary life insurance; short term and long term disability insurance; employee assistance program; 401(k) retirement plan with generous company match; and, paid holiday and vacation days
  • Ongoing NICET, NFPA, AFSA and AFAA professional development opportunities via our dedicated, on-site Corporate Training Facility with working models of fire protection and life safety equipment
  • Cutting-edge technological expertise in fire protection and life safety solutions
  • A strong safety record including a dedicated Corporate Safety Manager and formal safety policies training programs

    A successful Fire Alarm & Special Hazard System Designer candidate will: 

  • Review the customer requirements and collaborate with all team members to gather required information and identify solutions
  • Plan and design fire alarm and special hazard drawings and schematics for commercial, residential and industrial buildings using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software based in the AutoCAD system as needed
  • Execute and manage the design layout, field checking, material equipment submittals, battery calculations, applicable installation requirement and close out procedures
  • Adhere to all applicable fire, life safety and building codes including manufacturer instructions, National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) codes and standards and local building code compliance requirements
  • Support the equipment sales team by providing solutions
  • Collaborate the service department on quoted service repairs 

The qualifications for Fire Alarm & Special Hazard System Designer position include:

  • NICET Level II certification preferred
  • High School diploma/GED required
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, MS Word and Excel
  • Proficient in Windows-based CAD, AutoCAD design software or other fire protection design software
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude and spatial orientation aptitude and skills
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to read and comprehend manufacturer's literature, manuals, schematics and wiring diagrams
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently
  • Capability of clear and concise communications with co-workers and clients, and possess the ability to manage change and challenges in a professional and businesslike manner
  • Ability to following written and, or verbal instruction with minimal supervision 

If you are an experienced designer, we are interested in speaking with you. Contact us today! 


VSC Fire & Security, Inc. is a drug free workplace. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcome minorities, females, veterans and disabled candidates.



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