Parsons Corporation Engineering Design Team Lead - Security Systems - Government Facilities - PE Required in Huntsville, Alabama

Engineering Design Team Lead - Security Systems - Government Facilities - PE Required


Huntsville, Alabama, United States

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Engineering Design Team Lead - Security Systems - Government Facilities

PE Required

Huntsville, AL

Ready to put your project engineer expertise to work on electronic security systems projects that will protect our nation's infrastructure? Would you enjoy being involved on a wide variety of engineering tasks on large scale, complex projects? Parsons is now hiring a Principal Project Security Engineerin Huntsville, ALfor our rapidly expanding electronic security systemsprojects.

Parsons extensive experience in this field combined with your advanced project and engineering knowledge, will propel your career forward with opportunity to lead teams. We need our engineers to be versatile, enthusiastic to work in highly flexible, team-oriented environment and who have exceptional communication, analytical and leadership skills.

In this role you will be the Functional Lead for all Security Engineering staff, reporting to the Federal Group Engineering Manager. You will be primarily assigned to support the Electronic Security Systems Projects and other projects.

Duties may includeintegrating the various engineering, scheduling, procurement, construction, and start-up aspects of a large, complex project or study in accordance with contractual obligations. May manage a subtask of a significantly large and complex project or study in accordance with contractual obligations. Responsible for the technical excellence of the engineering functions of the project, including coordination of technical disciplines, procurement of materials and equipment, and construction planning assistance. Previous project engineering experience is a prerequisite for this position. Travel will be required to support project needs.

General Responsibilities:

  • Develops the scope of engineering work, schedules, and budgets for the assigned project elements, and monitors progress to meet schedule and budget requirements. Identifies and documents changes in scope.

  • Determines the scope of procurement work, schedules, and budgets for technical aspects of the contract and monitors progress. Interfaces with Procurement and Subcontracts to facilitate procurement coordination with vendors/subcontractors. Participates in bid analysis to help determine supplier availability and capability.

  • Reviews work produced to ensure that applicable codes, standards, and procedures are followed and that quality is acceptable. Monitors productivity and technical proficiency of assigned technical personnel, and makes reassignments as project needs arise. Conducts performance evaluations, takes corrective action as necessary, and recommends salary actions. Also provides training and development opportunities for assigned personnel.

  • Coordinates the utilization of interdisciplinary technical personnel on the project, as well as the assignment of personnel from other technical support groups within the company.

  • Assists the Project Manager in planning, directing, supervising, and controlling the execution of technical, fiscal, and administrative functions of the project or study. Participates in determining the technical skills and staff hours required for successful completion of the project.

  • Ensures client criteria and scope are met by all engineering disciplines. Expedites distribution of action items following discussions/meetings with the client and Project Manager. Understands the client's business goals in order to enhance the project work.

  • Prepares technical reports and documentation of activity for the client and project management.

  • Acts as Project Manager's deputy for certain activities, such as attending meetings in his/her absence, etc.

  • Obtains, analyzes, and circulates technical and contractual information to project disciplines.

  • Reviews and approves change orders. Notifies project management and other affected personnel of all changes.

  • Participates regularly in decision-making meetings with the client and project management.

  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

Proof of US Citizenship Required.

PE License Required

Other Requirements:

• Technical proposal development – Assist with responding to RFPs, provide oversight to the technical approach, design direction and pricing

• Proposal development - Produce technical response in proposal

• Lead in the preparation of design drawings

• Bill of material/Pricing Estimates

• Product research

• System design and integration across systems

• Knowledgeable in the UFGS specifications as applied to government security systems and their installation

Technical Requirements:

• Knowledge of security technologies including but not limited to:

• Video Surveillance and related technologies

• Access Control and related technologies

• Physical intrusion detection

• Ability to apply UFGS specifications requirements to security design drawings

• Physical security information management

• IP based video, access control, and intercom systems

• TCP/IP networking design knowledge


• Ability to communicate orally and in writing fluently in the English language

• Ability to read and understand technical drawings and blueprints

• Ability to create and/or modify technical drawings in various formats

• Self-motivated and focused and able to work as part of a team

• Excellent customer relationship skills

• Ability to convey technical issues simply and accurately

• Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook and the ability to use search engines effectively


Desired security or CCTV manufacturer certificates such as Lenel, Argus, Software House, Hirsch-Identiv, Vindicator, Open Options, GALAXY™, AMAG, DAQ, Pelco, Bosch, Axis, etc. are a plus.


No Clearance Required - Current or the ability to obtain DoD Secret or above is a plus


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Technology or similar is required

  • Minimum 15+ years of related field engineering experience

  • Proven track record of success designing security systems required. Government facilities highly preferred.

  • Previous supervisory experience in a project engineering role is required

  • PE License is required

  • Proof of US Citizenship is required

  • Proven ability to perform in a supervisory capacity

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

  • Thorough knowledge of industry practices and regulations are required. Experience and proficiency with ICD 705 highly preferred.

  • Must also possess a thorough knowledge of current technology and be able to select and apply appropriate engineering software for use on project.Ready for action? We’re looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and don’t hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of Engineering. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today.Parsons Referral Plan Maybe this opportunity isn’t the right fit for you, but you know someone who is? Why not join our Parsons external referral program? When you refer other top professionals and they are hired, you are rewarded with an incredible financial incentive. Help us find top talent!

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT.

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Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT

Parsons is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws.