Senior Solutions Designer – Security & Life-Safety

Senior Solutions Designer – Security & Life-Safety

Bedford, NS

VistaCare Communications is currently seeking a Senior Solutions Designer – Security & Life-Safety for our ICS division. This is a permanent, full-time position based in our head office in Bedford, NS.

The Senior Solutions Designer - Security & Life-Safety serves as a technical sales consultant to the Business Development Team and collaborates with senior management on overall company offering from the perspective of their technical specialty. In their role as a Senior Solutions Designer they support the sales cycle process by participating in customer meetings, site surveys, assisting with client needs analysis, generating functional system designs/descriptions/diagrams and creating equipment and labour proposals. There is considerable client contact as well as interdepartmental contact required which makes communication skills imperative for this position.

Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Participate in project meetings with clients, contractors and other stakeholders
  • Assist Business Development Representatives with pre-sales customer meetings, needs analysis & site surveys as needed
  • Translate customer requirements into functional system designs
  • Develop solution riser diagrams, wiring drawings and functional drawings, calculations and documentation to support system designs (CAD, VISIO, ETC)
  • Review pre-construction design and documentation
  • Assist with technical design, pricing and identify any logistical challenges
  • Generate functional system descriptions and block diagrams
  • Identify all cabling and miscellaneous material needs
  • Design wall plates and overlays
  • Provide material and labor estimates for projects
  • Provide engineering support to project installation team when needed
  • Obtain project sign-off as needed
  • Customer liaison for engineering inquires
  • Meeting with manufacturers’ representatives, helping to define our product offerings
  • Post sales project consultation
  • Travel to various job sites is required
  • Build and maintain relationships with solution manufacturers
  • Mentoring less experienced staff members in areas of expertise
Knowledge and Skills: 
  • Should have proficiency in AutoCAD, MS Visio, MS Project, and common MS Office tools
  • Experience in IP-based closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems
  • Experience with VMS Platforms
  • Experience with Access Control, Intrusion Alarm, and Nurse Call Systems
  • Experience in Mass Notification and Situational Awareness Systems
  • The ability to communicate effectively with customer IT personnel
  • Strong attention to detail and communication skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
Experience Required: 
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years Experience in Information Technology and Communication Technology (ICT) industry design experience within the last 10 years
  • Working towards or carrying industry certification is an asset
  • Diploma or degree in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering or an Electronics Technician program is desired
Additional Requirements: 
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract
  • Willingness to work overtime as necessary
  • Willingness to travel
  • Able to obtain government security clearances
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a criminal record check
Compensation and Benefits: 
  • Competitive compensation based on experience and skill level
  • 50% employer paid comprehensive group benefits (health, dental, vision, insurance)
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP)