Life Safety Fire Alarm Project Manager

About the job

We expect our employees to be successful with us. We challenge our employees to listen, learn, analyze, and be a part of creating unique solutions for our clients.

Our businesses are guided by the principals of strong leadership, high standards of quality and safety, employee loyalty and customer satisfaction. Our top-tier technical talent combined with hands-on experience allows us to provide exactly what’s needed to help every customer win. Join our team and help us win.

Job Description

The fire alarm/life safety project manager will manage, direct, and coordinate all aspects of project life cycle of multiple and simultaneous projects. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, self-driven team player responsible for the coordination of all project requirements included but not limited to scope, schedule, procurement, budget, client relations, project management, and contract administration. The life safety project manager will have experience in establishing and maintaining a professional relationship with the client, subcontractors, and any other project stakeholders.

Primary Responsibilities of the project manager include:

  • Accountable to project execution and successful completion
  • Act as the primary contact with the fire alarm vendor in delivery of project
  • Develop and maintain detailed work breakdown structure integrated and consistent with project schedule
  • Coordinate and interface will all project team members while promoting and maintaining open communication
  • Collaborate with supporting departments to define and manage deliverables
  • Organize all project documents and drawings using designated software
  • Manage and direct subcontractors and manage material procurement
  • Manage and generate day-to-day administrative items such as change directives, RFIs, submittals, contracts, change order requests, subcontractor change orders, etc.


  • Primary Responsibilities of the project manager include:
  • Lead periodic project meetings both internally and with the customer, and assume responsibility to ensure all deliverables are achieved
  • Implement lessons learned and strive for continuous improvement while embracing technology enhancements
  • Perform project close out and cost reconciliation

Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong knowledge of electrical and fire alarm commercial construction.
  • Knowledge of industry, state, and local code requirements.
  • Ability to read and interpret all contract drawings such as Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Security and Architectural.
  • Experience processing RFI’s, Submittals, and take-off’s is required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of project management methodologies is a must
  • Self-motivated, proactive and a quick learner that can thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment
  • High level of integrity with demonstrated critical thinking, attention to detail and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, organization, planning, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions
  • Proficiency in computer programs including Microsoft Office products is required
  • Knowledge of scheduling software is desirable. The candidate should show strong technical skills, business management acumen and possess leadership, organizational and time management skills, as well as have strong communication and client service skills.


  • Minimum of 5 years in the electrical construction industry or fire alarm industry experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management Finance, Business OR the equivalent is desirable
  • Experience as a Project Manager in the electrical contracting is preferred
  • Experience in understanding electrical blueprints, electrical diagrams, specifications, proposals, and contractual documentation is highly desirable
  • Fire Alarm NICET or related certification is desired

Work Environment

This job may require you to operate from a construction job site or a jobsite trailer. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work in an office environment but will regularly works on-site at the construction work site where the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts; high precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The noise in these work environments is usually moderate to very loud. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Performance of the required duties will require physical ability to climb permanent and temporary stairs and negotiate work areas under construction. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Performing this job requires use of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, sit, talk and hear, stand, and bend.

AAP/EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, or protected veteran status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Other Duties

The nature of our business may require that the responsibilities associated with this job may change from time to time in accordance with the Company’s needs. This description is not intended to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position. Nothing in this job description restricts the Company’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Featured benefits

  • Medical insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • 401(k)
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