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Ghafari ICT + Security Designer in United States


Ghafari Associates is looking for a ICT + Security Designer to join the team. This role will report to a Director in the Chicago office, but can be 100% remote from anywhere in the U.S. If desired, we also have flexibility to come into the office if you live near one of our office locations.

The ICT + Security Designer will provide design for telecommunications, LAN, CCTV, fire alarm, access control, and wireless LAN for new construction and/or renovation of industrial or commercial structures in conformance to client requirements and applicable codes.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Possess / demonstrate the engineering knowledge and understanding to design or analyze data, telecommunication, fire alarm and security systems for the design and installation, of data, telecommunications, fire alarm and security systems/networks using applicable BICSI, ANSI/TIA/EIA guidelines and NFPA -72.

  • Prepare working drawings for construction on CAD system. Provide CAD support to more senior staff.

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

  • Conduct field measuring and checking at project site.

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

  • With assistance, edit project specifications.

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

  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Required Education and Experience

  • Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering preferred or related field, ie. engineering, information technology or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 2-6 years related experience in data, telecommunication, fire alarm and security engineering field.

  • RCDD certification a bonus

  • Security Certification CPP PSP from ASIS or ICAO a bonus

Additional Skills

  • Microsoft Office, emphasis on Excel and MSWord, Autodesk Revit, 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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By fax at 313.436.8624; Attn: Human Resources

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If there are any questions or additional accommodations that are required, please contact 313.441.3000 for assistance.

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.

Working Options

Fully Remote, Hybrid, In Office

Job ID 2023-2125

Job Location US-

Category Engineering