LSS Designer

Requisition ID: 271729 

  • Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Chandler, AZ 

Position Summary:

LSS Designer will be responsible to provide design support within the Life Safety Systems discipline for the Advanced Technology Facilities, Mission Critical, Electronics, and other High-Tech Infrastructure industries as assigned in the M&T global business unit. Will develop complete and complex engineering systems designs with minimal supervision. Makes decisions regarding engineering complexities and methods while directing the technical work of others when needed. Represents the discipline on the project and with the client as directed to resolve technical questions.


Job Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of systems, equipment, applications of design methods, materials, and computers for preparation of analyses and development of project design deliverables within the Life Safety Systems discipline to include Fire Alarm, Security, and Toxic Gas Monitoring.
  • Skill in reading, interpreting, and using related documents and drawings prepared by other project groups.
  • Knowledge and understanding of technical and cost issues related to selection of design features within the discipline.
  • Skill in directing the technical work of less experienced designers and/or drafters.
  • Knowledge of the application of engineering and construction materials related to the Life Safety Systems design responsibilities.
  • Managed work using Standard Application Programs and appropriate computer aided engineering (CAD and CAE) tools.
  • Knowledge of developing Fire Alarm System networks and device layouts, Emergency Voice Evacuation Systems, Air Sampling Detection (i.e. VESDA), Security System design to include Access Control and CCTV, Toxic Gas Monitoring Network Infrastructure along with single point and area detection requirements, as well as interfacing with other discipline systems as it relates to Life Safety Systems.
  • Coordinates engineering effort in assigned areas between Engineering Technologies and other engineering groups or disciplines, with the client, suppliers, contractors, and between other groups.
  • Familiar with the industry and regulatory codes and standards to include NFPA 72, NEC, NFPA 318, NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, IBC, as well as design criteria pertinent to the engineering discipline.
  • Experience in providing technical support to Construction, as well as guiding and resolving queries submittal reviews.
  • Familiarity with relevant Engineering Department Procedures (EDPs), Bechtel design guides, appropriate Bechtel Standard Computer Applications (BSAPs) and administrative practices.



  • Works independently in the preparation of complex designs from which detailed scale models and/or construction drawings are completed. Assists in constructing detailed scale models.
  • Generates 2D drawings or 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) design models of high complexity with minimal guidance from others.
  • Provides technical guidance to subordinate designers and drafters as assigned.
  • Ensures compliance with approved design standards in own work and by those assigned, to provide quality design.
  • Review and check calculations, design models, drawings, and design documents prepared by assigned designers/drafters for quality, accuracy, neatness, functionality, and satisfactory completion.
  • Responsible for the accuracy of bulk material quantity take-offs and material requisitions for materials applicable to the Life Safety Systems discipline.
  • Coordinate with designers in other disciplines to coordinate overall design and technical requirements.
  • Develops work plans, budgets, and schedules for basic designer tasks based on input and direction from supervisor in Life Safety Systems discipline.
  • Coordinates with client representatives as delegated to obtain approval on phases of work.
  • Reviews and approves key engineering drawings and calculations and bid summaries.
  • Coordinates assigned design work with other project groups.
  • Mentors designers and drafters by providing appropriate on-the-job training for their professional development.
  • Promotes the creation of a work environment, supported by leadership, which fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.


Qualifications and Skills:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5-10 years of experience delivering basic and detailed design, and project coordination of High-Tech facility Engineering Technology Systems.
  • Experience in an Engineering office or consultancy to the High-Tech Industry – especially Semiconductors. Candidate will be familiar with applicable codes, standards, and local practices.
  • Extensive knowledge in use of industry standard software (CAD, REVIT, Navisworks, Microsoft Suites).
  • Communicates complex technical issues and recommends solutions to upper management.
  • Possesses strong applicable experience in project design/execution with previous demonstrated experience and ability in the specific discipline.
  • Prior work experience being responsible for the engineering progress and performance reporting within a project earned value management system and change management program.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Strong directional leadership, people management, teamwork, and communication skills.
  • Is a self-motivated individual with the ability to influence without being authoritative.
  • Ability to provide strong, active technical leadership to follow and enforce a consistent approach.
  • Effective problem solver including resolving conflict between personnel and activities.
  • Has the ability to manage priorities and evolving responsibilities.
  • Possesses excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal, mentoring, and knowledge transfer skills.
  • Ability to develop, guide, train, and transfer knowledge within a culturally diverse organization, recognizing and respecting differences.
  • Take personal responsibility to ensure own and others’ health and safety – including those who may be affected by the delivery of this role.
  • Cooperate in matters relating to health, safety, and environment including following safe working procedures and not deviating from agreed safe system of work.
  • Advocate, promote and engage Bechtel’s health, safety and environmental policies and initiatives.

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.