Fire Alarm Designer III Job at Johnson Controls, Tempe, AZ

  • Johnson Controls
  • Tempe, AZ

Job Description

What you will do

The primary role of the Project Systems Specialist III is to design fire alarm systems for SimplexGrinnell projects. Acting as a design lead on large complex multi-faceted projects and directing other members of the design team supporting these projects

How you will do it
  • Organizes and plans own workload, helps to direct workload of other design team members, and additionally works with other design teams when required.
  • Providing stamped approval of drawings, if license or certification allows.
  • Facilitates reviews of initial designs of high complexity to provide value engineered/code compliant solutions where required.
  • Coordinates with other design team members to prepare fully detailed technical submissions with complete detailed schematics and drawings to meet design criteria.
  • Oversees CAD Support Technicians in the preparation of project submissions for high complexity systems including: system operation, drawings, and calculations.
  • Completes detailed calculations to verify system design meets code and standard requirements.
  • Maximizes project load by overseeing multiple CAD Support Technicians working on projects simultaneously.
  • Participates in pre/post project design meetings and attends customer/site coordination meetings, as applicable.
  • Develops bill of materials to facilitate construction.
  • Examines completed submission in conjunction with CAD Support Technicians for equipment application, equipment compatibility, and compliance with specifications and scope.
  • Contributes project support for project managers once orders have been received to assist in maintaining and/or improving Project margins.
  • Reviews equipment application, researches outside purchases, and ensures equipment compatibility.
  • Provides answers to questions from customers, contractors, and authorities, having jurisdiction, as they arise.
  • Collaborates with the Project Manager during system commissioning to verify system performance against the design.
  • Supports field technical staff and other design team members with technical support and design inquiries.
  • Provides pre-sales estimate support to the sales and project management teams.
  • Mentors and provides guidance to CAD Support Technicians in the completion of project deliverables.
  • Performs the duties of a CAD person on assigned projects, as required, if a CAD person is not available to fulfill those duties.
  • Directs, supports, and reviews work product provided by CAD Support Technicians.
  • Monitors actual hours to ensure all time is properly coded to projects and are within originally estimated hours sold on the projects.

What we look for
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Drafting (AutoCad) preferred, Or equivalent field experience.
  • Nicet Level III or above required.
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience in design of Fire and Security systems.
  • Demonstrated ability in drafting/CAD, computer skills estimating/pricing, and project management.
  • Experience in Fire Alarm, Security, Nurse Call, CCTV and/or Construction Industry.
  • Proficient in reading and understanding architectural and electrical diagrams
  • Knowledge of multiple electronic building systems.
  • Advanced understanding of mechanical systems and their interface to fire alarm systems.
  • Fundamental understanding of Microsoft Office Suite including, Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, Adobe
  • Effective written and oral communications.
Who we are

At Johnson Controls, we're shaping the future to create a world that's safe, comfortable and sustainable. Our global team creates innovative, integrated solutions to make cities more connected, buildings more intelligent and vehicles more efficient. We are passionate about improving the way the world lives, works and plays. The future requires bold ideas, an entrepreneurial mind-set and collaboration across boundaries. You need a career focused on tomorrow. Tomorrow needs you.

Johnson Controls is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation during the application process please email

Johnson Controls International plc. is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by law. To view more information about your equal opportunity and non-discrimination rights as a candidate, visit EEO is the Law. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation during the application process, please visit here.

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