Security Technology (Low Voltage) Designer

Posted Date 1 month ago(4/12/2024 2:24 PM)
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US-TN-Nashville | US-AL-Birmingham
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Job Description

Dewberry is currently seeking a Security/Technology (Low Voltage) Designer to support the Technology group within our Engineering Design Center located in Nashville, TN (Also Birmingham, AL). Our growing, fast-paced, multi-disciplined engineering department seeks a client focused, highly motivated, organized, and outgoing designer looking to expand his/her technical and management skills. As such, we are looking for candidates with technology design backgrounds, who are able to employ areas of technical strength while also growing their skill set in other technical disciplines and management.


The Security/Technology Group is a specialized group of individuals responsible for security electronics, telecommunications infrastructure, and audio/visual designs for a variety of project types including K-12, Higher Education, Healthcare, Justice/Public Safety and Commercial.


The individual will be responsible for performing and overseeing the work committed to in proposals and performing and leading the appropriate resources to do the work for each discipline area.  The individual will assist Project Managers by providing design resources – a design team - to help meet the client’s desires and budget. Duties would also include some involvement in direct sales and assisting with sales efforts for multidiscipline projects, and provide the design/engineering resources and guidance to accomplish our commitments.


Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you’re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


  • Provide technical design for discipline area.
  • Peer review project work for the discipline area.
  • Work with team members in establishing/improving standards for discipline area.
  • Adherence to project design schedules.
  • Adherence to discipline project budgets.
  • Pay attention to project scope during the design process to identify potential additional services.
  • Provide general updates of projects (status in the process, tasks to complete, percentage complete currently, etc.)
  • Identify milestone dates when each discipline should provide information, at each phase, to allow sufficient time for good design coordination.
  • Provide 'on-the-spot' advice and decisions, technical and cost estimates.
  • Coordinate with all of the disciplines involved, including outside consultants.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • H.S. Diploma required.
  • Accomplished (3+ years of experience) in low voltage systems including:
    • Experience in the following systems:
      • Structured cabling, both inside and outside plant
      • Electronic Physical Access Control
      • Video Surveillance
      • Intrusion Detection
      • Overhead Paging
      • Audio/Visual
    • Experience in the following systems a plus:
      • Nurse Call
      • Real Time Locating Systems
      • Infant (and memory care) Protection
      • Emergency Responder Radio Communication Systems
    • Knowledge of the design and construction process
    • Self-motivated with highly developed verbal, written and interpersonal skills
    • Experience in the design of low voltage systems, and an understanding of document preparation utilizing a BIM/Revit platform
    • Well organized with the ability to take detailed notes
    • Strong conceptual understanding of low voltage systems with general knowledge of system operation, space requirements, and cost

Don’t meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace for our employee’s. So if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.


*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.




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