Physical Security Systems Engineer

TRC Companies, Inc. Irvine , CA 92606

Posted 3 months ago

A pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s, TRC is a national engineering, consulting and construction management firm providing integrated services to the power, oil and gas, environmental and infrastructure markets. We serve a broad range of clients in government and industry, implementing complex projects from initial concept to operations.

TRC has over 5,000 technical professionals and support personnel at more than 140 offices throughout the U.S. Our clients depend on TRC's multidisciplinary teams to design and successfully execute solutions to their toughest business challenges in the energy, environmental oil and gas and infrastructure markets.


The Physical Security Systems Engineer will be responsible for accurately engineering, designing, and estimating enterprise grade intrusion, access control, video surveillance, video analytics, and supporting subsystems while adhering to classic project constraints. The position will require working in a team environment providing physical security system consulting and design services to clients operating commercial, institutional, and educational facilities. As a Physical Security Systems Engineer you must work closely with account executives, operations personnel, and end users who rely on your technical expertise to design adequate systems and have general knowledge of industry standards to assure compliance. You will attend planning meetings and site visits, take responsibility to create technical installation packages including a detail scope of work, and submit required material lists to purchasing for procurement of associated components; all while meeting company, customer, and industry standards. Additional tasks involve risk assessments; electronic and physical security systems designs carried through the life of the project from conceptual design through construction documents.

The candidate will need to:

  • Adherence to project manager's and client directives and project scope, performing site surveys and/or client engagement to develop design requirements.

  • Drawing & specification documentation for existing or extended electronic security systems.

  • Review, evaluate and update drawings and product submittals, prepare technical specifications for installation methods and components.

  • Coordinate physical infrastructure system layout and as-built designs with internal and/or external partner teams.

  • Interact with systems vendors to negotiate contract bids and awards.

  • Assuring quality control to ensure a successful implementation

  • 5-10% domestic and international travel may be required

Basic Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years' experience in the security systems design or design/build field.

  • Thorough knowledge of security system design and integration, including basic signal flow, system functionality, and best practices.

  • Intimate knowledge of services, hardware, infrastructure and systems architecture for physical security systems. Experience should include knowledge of technical, physical and operational security elements.

  • Must have knowledge of UL, NFPA, NEC, and building standards.

  • Must have a thorough knowledge of construction and electrical wiring, as well as a strong comprehension of blueprints.

  • Strong communication skills, attention to detail, follow through, and excellent customer service skills

  • Valid Driver's License

  • Use of standard office equipment and small hand tools

  • Finger and wrist dexterity and hand/eye coordination

  • Confined sitting

  • Necessary vision to work with small, detailed diagrams and color coding

  • Ability to walk, stand, bend, lift up to 50 lbs., and drive a vehicle.

  • Proficient in MS Office, specifically Excel, Word, Visio, and Power Point

  • Works equally well as an individual contributor or team member.

  • Proficient in Bluebeam and Acrobat

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD ADT-2015 / Revit 2015 or later, Microsoft Office 2010 or later, including Word, Excel & Outlook.

Preferred Qualifications, Not Required:

  • A demonstrated proficiency in network based systems is preferred.

  • American Society for Industrial Security International

  • CPP (Certified Protection Professional)

  • PSP (Physical Security Professional)

  • IAPSC (International Association of Professional Security Consultants)

Preferred Location: Irvine, CA, however one of our other CA based or west coast offices may be considered.


TRC operates a national security consulting service to support commercial/industrial, government and critical infrastructure clients nationally. Our teams are regionally based with a national focus, supporting dedicated clients in energy, education, transportation, chemical, government, manufacturing and other sectors.

TRC Security Services helps its clients assess and plan for current threats while accounting for possible future concerns to create and sustain a security program that is robust, viable, and adapts as required to changing conditions over time. Our services include:

  • Threat and Vulnerability Assessments

  • Risk (Physical and Cyber) Evaluations

  • Physical Security Needs Analysis

  • Security Planning and Budgeting

  • Security Training

  • NERC CIP Assessments, Validations, and Audits/Audit Preparation

  • Security Systems Engineering and Design,

  • System Commissioning and Acceptance Testing

  • All-Hazards Emergency Preparedness

  • Security Response Exercises Planning and Execution Oversight

  • Physical Asset Hardening

TRC offers advancement potential and a competitive compensation package including a 401k plan with a company match. For more information please visit our website at

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