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Ghafari Senior ICT + Security Designer in Chicago, Illinois


General Summary:

Provide data, telecommunication, fire alarm, security, wireless LAN, acoustic calculations, audio visual systems design for new construction and/or renovation of industrial or commercial structures in conformance to client requirements and applicable codes. Provide the engineering to develop the construction documents for the installation, telecommunication and security networks.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Possess / demonstrates the engineering knowledge and understanding to design or analyze telecom and security systems, low voltage systems :fire alarm systems, telecommunications, data networks, lighting control systems, power monitoring systems, etc.), sizing of equipment, etc.

  • Review and/or establish project scope, electrical budget, design approach, and applicable constraints with the Project Manager or client as appropriate.

  • Knowledge of all aspects of BICSI/ANSI guidelines and NFPA -72, as they apply to the design.

  • Able to completely design a Public Address System.

  • Able to design audio visual systems.

  • Able to provide threat and security analysis reports for various types of facilities.

  • Able to adhere to project quality, budget, and schedule.

  • Perform production and quality monitoring of construction documents per company standards.

  • Communicate and work with all other disciplines to produce coordinated construction documents.

  • Edit or draft project specifications.

  • Develop and mentor less experienced staff.

  • Develop accurate project cost estimates.

  • Conduct field measuring and checking at the construction site.

  • Maintain organized project file containing project calculations, correspondence, appropriate reference materials, etc.

  • Review project submittals (shop drawings) for conformance with contract documents; specify action required for conformance.

  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related degree required

  • RCDD certification preferred

  • Security Certification CPP PSP from ASIS or ICAO preferred

  • 10+ years of related experience

Additional Skills:

  • Microsoft Office, emphasis on Excel and MSWord, Autodesk (Revit and AutoCAD); Acoustic Calculators EASE, BIM360


Ghafari is a global engineering, architecture, process design, consulting, and construction services firm driven to understand and meet the distinct needs of every client. For nearly forty years, we have taken a personal approach to highly technical projects in complex markets. By blending insight with technological innovation, we help clients elevate their efficiency, sustainability, and impact.

Our full-service, in-house team works together to meet the unique demands of each project. Working side by side, market experts and discipline leaders exchange insights to uncover new opportunities for efficiency. This rigorous collaboration allows us to bridge smart design with precise functionality.

Ghafari was founded on the promise of technological innovation. Today, we are recognized as a pioneer in adopting and standardizing the latest advancements in our field. We aim to remain at the forefront of our industry and create ever-smarter spaces that help clients navigate new demands within their field.

Join our team and work on forward-thinking projects around the world.

Ghafari Associates, LLC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the employment application process. If you need an accommodation due to a disability in order to use our online system to apply for a position at Ghafari Associates, LLC, you may apply for positions in the following ways:

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It is Ghafari Associates, LLC’s policy not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, weight, height, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a qualified individual with a disability or a protected veteran, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance.

Job ID 2021-1571

Job Location US-IL-Chicago

Category Engineering