Technology Systems Engineer / Designer (Telecom / Security) in San Francisco, CA at Syska Hennessy Group

Date Posted: 8/12/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Watch your work come to life in landmark projects around the world when you partner with Syska Hennessy Group.  As a global leader in consulting, engineering, and commissioning services, we specialize in highly technical buildings and the systems that bring them to life. Our Information and Communication Technology Group (ICT), in our San Francisco office, is seeking a Technology Systems Engineer / Designer with a focus on telecom and/or security systems design experience.  This role will support the engineering of systems for a variety of projects while working closely with clients, client reps, architects and MEP engineers in creating designs for all kind of spaces including Critical Facilities, Corporate Interiors, Sports & Entertainment, Healthcare Facilities, Airports, and educational facilities throughout the country.  

Our dynamic work environment provides the optimal setting to take your career to the next level. From our supportive culture, diverse workforce, and competitive compensation, to our flexible work schedules and fun social events, it’s everything you’ll need for an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career.

Technology Systems Engineer / Designer (Telecom / Security)

Job Responsibilities

As a technology systems engineer / designer you will support the design efforts on a wide range of projects. You will work closely with senior and supervising engineers to develop designs through construction documents, including creating design criteria, performing calculations and laying out highly technical spaces.  Individuals in this position must demonstrate the ability to progress from basic design work assignments to more complicated and involved projects working in conjunction with a technical team.  This role will partner with our engineering teams in the development of construction documents for the procurement and installation of technology systems; including CAD and Revit drawings and book specifications.

 Additional Responsibilities: 

  • Represent Syska Hennessy Group and work in close contact with and effectively interact with the internal design team as well as external clients and consultants, when necessary (including owners, builders, developers, program managers, architects, vendors, etc.)
  • Utilize industry technical standards and best practices
  • Assist with QA/QC (Quality Assurance/Quality Control) review on projects led by other engineers
  • Assist with budgeting, bid analysis, and leveling activities
  • Provide on-site coordination with the project team, including client representatives, construction managers, general contractors and subcontractors
  • Perform construction administration and field investigation tasks for assigned projects including conducting field inspections and subsequent detailed inspection reports
  • Assists the senior engineer / senior designer in processing RFI’s, Change Orders, Bulletins, and Addenda
  • Conduct field inspections to determine existing conditions and to coordinate new work
  • Assist Senior Engineer in preparation of due diligence, feasibility, gap analysis, and other technical reports and drawings
  • Oversee testing and commissioning activities by third parties

Technology Systems Engineer / Designer (Telecom / Security)

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in Engineering or Technical discipline or equivalent relevant work experience
  • 4 to 7 years of audiovisual and/or security design experience in a variety of markets including critical facilities (data centers, call centers, trading floors, etc.), healthcare, aviation, sports and entertainment, corporate interiors, and educational facilities)
  • Proficiency in written and verbal communication and organizational skills
  • General knowledge of active network systems and structured cabling design
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD
  • Experience in Revit preferred
  • Certification such as RCDD, PE, PSP, or CTS a plus

Technology Systems Engineer / Designer (Telecom / Security)


As an employee with Syska Hennessy Group, you will be part of a global firm with an amazing history! We are committed to being the best, to advancing engineering design practice, and to supporting our clients with integrity. To make all of that happen, we rely on the talent, drive, enthusiasm, and the total job satisfaction of the great people who work here.

As a member of our highly collaborative team, we provide you with a flexible benefits package that reflects our respect for your workplace contributions, professional goals, and personal priorities. The personal benefits program at Syska Hennessy Group includes:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer matching
  • Individual and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Health Wellness Programs, including flu shots, biometric screenings, and gym programs
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training and professional development courses
  • Professional development incentive bonuses
  • Opportunities for community outreach through internal networks
  • A Generous Personal Time Off Program (PTO)
  • Transit/parking program
  • Monthly business phone stipend
  • Flexible summer work schedules

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