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Director of Life Safety Systems

Urban Alarm is seeking a key member of our team to manage the sales, design, project management, and delivery of Commercial Fire Alarm Systems. You will be involved in evaluating project opportunities, designing the strategy and scope for new projects, oversight of project management and the delivery of Commercial Fire Alarm Systems and Security Systems that may integrate with them.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Evaluate and develop strategic and technical approach to Commercial Fire Alarm System opportunities
  • Manage customer relationship for key projects
  • Manage project management team and process; Provide project management for key projects
  • Collaborate with Fire Alarm System Engineers on the design and technical approach for projects
  • Work with AHJ’s through the permitting process
  • Verify the quality of technical team work; system installation; system programming
  • Manage project budgets and resources to deliver projects on time and budget
  • Support and participate in the design of security systems that integrate with Commercial Fire Systems

Key Skills and Qualifications

  • Fire alarm system project management and engineering expertise
  • NICET III or IV Certification
  • Effective at working through system design challenges and managing internal and external resources.
  • Experience managing budgets and project schedules
  • Capable of designing / scoping projects in AutoCAD, Bluebeam, or similar tools
  • Expert in Commercial Fire Alarm System Programming

Urban Alarm

Urban Alarm is a leading full service security and life safety integrator in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia providing intrusion alarm, commercial fire alarm, video surveillance, access control, mobile patrol and remote video monitoring.

With a decade in the industry and significant growth every year Urban Alarm provides services for a variety of DC metro customers from your local coffee shop and bookstore to the US Chamber of Commerce,’s corporate headquarters, schools, embassies, and construction companies throughout the region. Collaborate with our team of about 30 experts utilizing the latest in management, sales, security, and life safety technologies and practices.

Urban Alarm works with leading life safety and security systems manufacturers including DMP, Potter IPA, Avigilon, Mobotix, Brivo, and Stentofon.

Benefits of Working with Urban Alarm

Urban Alarm is a collaborative team environment where you have the opportunity to support a variety of customers in the community with diverse projects. We have grown every year for the past decade and continue to grow offering unique opportunities for career advancements and development of knowledge and skills.

Urban Alarm works day to day with leading technologies for project management and collaboration including Google Suite, Bluebeam, Slack, mobile apps for work management, and web dashboards for company and project status.

Other benefits include:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Company contribution to health insurance
  • 401k with Company Contribution
  • Company vehicle
  • 529 Plan, Disability and Life Insurance, Pet Insurance, and other benefits
  • Company provided cellphone
  • Employee owned tool allowance and advance
  • Training opportunities and licensing support are available in all areas as we are committed to the professional growth of our employees.
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