Project Manager - Fire Alarm & Security

Engineering · Tomball, Texas
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time Exempt
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $70,000 -$85,000 DOE


The primary role of the Fire & Security Project Manager role is to lead and manage all aspects of the Life Safety Fire Alarm and Security projects includes project kick-off, coordination of the schedules of technical staff and subcontractors.  Ensure quality and standards are met (and exceeded), manage project budgets, maintain technical milestones of projects, manage administrative tasks to ensure and improve the performance, productivity, efficiency, and profitability by bringing projects in on-time and under budget.  This role will also develop and maintain Quality Control processes for design, drawings, and software, develop a schedule system for all projects including resource requirements and the allocation of resources.  The Project Manager must have the experience to execute multiple projects at a time.



Essential Duties


  • Coordinate and manage of client projects – include reporting and accountability of schedule, budget, project performance and quality
  • Oversees and participates in project planning, estimating, scheduling, staffing, procurement and execution of project scope of work
  • Manage and direct field personnel, guiding the team by demonstrating a strong work ethic and inspiring enthusiasm to ensure efficiency and productive outputs to meet project needs
  • Maintains and manages client relationship and expectation
  • Manage the project Management of Change (MOC) process
  • Coordinate 3rd party interface with vendors or sub-contractors on commercial, as well as technical related project requirements
  • Manage cross-functional matrix projects through the full project life cycle process
  • Provide industry analysis to support project proposal pursuits, and maintain conformity with current standards
  • Lead in preparation and development of project proposals & process control strategies submittals
  • Participate in proposal/submittal review meetings, client site visits and estimating efforts as required in the development of the proposal/submittal
  • Represent BLTI in technical customer discussions/meetings
  • Manage all elements of project including design reviews, design verification requirement & Spec developments and implementation. Competency with Fire Alarm & Security systems, programming and Standard Codes are required
  • Assist Estimators in the quoting process
  • Provide technical input to help identify and solve project risks that may affect overall project plans and schedules
  • Support Business Sales Development
  • Knowledgeable in latest technology and techniques to provide designs that are competitive and cost effective
  • Other duties, as assigned, within ability and responsibility level of the job


  • This role will primarily involve sitting at a computer desk for multiple hours at a time
  • Work in Job site field environment. Lifting, carrying, squatting, and climbing ladders



  • Office, production, and manufacturing shop environment
  • Periodic daily and/or overnight travel in the field may be required
  • Field environment; construction, water, and wastewater treatment plants
  • Safety equipment required; hard hats, boots, safety vests, and eye protective gear
  • May be required to work overtime as needed



Educational/Experience Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in technical field from an ABET accredited four-year college or university
  • Minimum of 5+ years of experiences as project engineer/project manager and knowledge of commercial Fire Alarm, and other low voltage systems
  • Experience in Burglary, Access Control, CCTV, Mass Notification, Intercom and Data, security systems, and life safety systems
  • 10+ years of experiences as a project manager in related field without a degree
  • Knowledge of NFPA/NEC code
  • Knowledge/ Experience with industry products or ability to learn and work with: Honeywell – Silent Knight/Farenhyt, Bosch, Lensec, Gallager, Access Specialties, Continental Access, Napco, Telecor, DSX Access Systems, Viking Gate Controllers, Aiphone, Samsung, and Open Options


Special Skills, Knowledge, or Abilities


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Software especially MS Project and Power Point
  • Proficient in Computer Aided Design (AutoCAD) is desired
  • Read and interpret blueprints, diagrams, and submittal specifications
  • Read and interpret systems programs/software and operational product manuals
  • Read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
  • Write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
  • Attention to detail
  • Build relationships with customers
  • Excellent communication skills; written and verbal
  • Interact with others within the organization including Sales, Production, Project Management, & Field Services to ensure success



  • Candidate must have a Texas valid driver’s license and insurance
  • Current Texas Security License/Fire License is required
  • Valid Texas FAL or APS
  • NICET Certification a plus



  • Candidate requires a good driving record, drug testing, and clear background check



  • Daily significant interaction with manager and other coworkers. General contact with customers, over the phone, email, and in person


BLTI believes in Diversity & Inclusion and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants.

This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an incumbent to be able to perform with or without reasonable accommodation.  It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of an incumbent.  An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.



  • Comprehensive medical, dental & vision Insurance
  • Life insurance
  • PTO (waiting period may apply)
  • IRA with company matching
  • 8 Paid Holidays


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  • Location
    Tomball, Texas
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time Exempt
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $70,000 -$85,000 DOE