Senior Field Engineer (Lenel Certification)

Colorado Springs, CO
Work Type: Remote
  • Job Category: Information Technology
  • Travel: Yes, 100% of the time
  • Clearance: Able to Obtain Public Trust
  • Req ID: 2024-3738


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Job Summary:

Akima Systems Engineering (ASE) is looking for aSenior Field Engineerto work inColorado Springs, CO. To join our team of outstanding professionals, apply today!

Preferred Locations: Colorado Springs, CO or Phoenix, AZ.

The Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) Desert Southwest (DSW) Region requires upgrades to the Physical Access Control System (PACS) at electrical substations, switchyards, and facilities throughout Arizona, California, and Nevada.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a primary lead on assigned projects and comfortable working independently, while leading and managing a small team.

  • Work with federal agencies on the migration, upgrades, and installation of physical security infrastructure at various electrical substation facilities.

  • Responsible for installing Electronic and Technical Security Systems to DoD and DoS specific guideline and requirements.

  • Assist in personnel management, scope of work, procurement, quality of project materials, vendors, and subcontractors.

  • Develops project schedule and execution according to plan.

  • Read, interpret, and draw electrical, electronic, and electro-mechanical schematics.

  • Familiar with and use test equipment such as multimeters and cable testers (e.g., Fluke, Klein, Ideal).

  • Follow strict installation wiring guidelines and read and interpret building construction plans (blueprints).

  • Knowledgeable with National Electric Code (NEC) requirements and practices such as grounding and electrical safety.

  • Perform maintenance, installation, troubleshooting, and testing of security wiring & power circuits.

  • Be familiar with and have a working knowledge of a multitude of systems including but not limited to:

  • DoD and DoS Security Systems and requirements.

  • Access Control and Intrusion Detection Systems such as Lenel, Software House, Milestone.

  • IP CCTV Surveillance Systems such as Milestone.

  • Mechanical and electromechanical locking systems (electronic strikes, locks, mag’s, etc.).


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have High School Diploma or equivalent or a graduate of military basic and advanced electronic or communication technician courses. In lieu of military training must have at least 5 years of technical experience with installation of electronics/electrical systems.

  • Must have experience as a technician with installation of electronics/electrical systems including, but not limited to:

  • Intrusion Detection Systems.

  • Access Control Systems.

  • Closed Circuit Television.

  • Intercom Systems.

  • Mass Notification Systems.

  • Conduit Installation.

  • Low Voltage Electrical Systems.

  • Must be able to use basic test equipment and the preparation of site test data and documentation.

  • Must have the ability to work in a demanding, deadline-driven environment, be detailed orientated, and self-motivated.

  • Must have strong verbal communication skills and the ability to work independently or under limited supervision.

  • Must have the ability to install, test and troubleshoot Electronic and Technical Security System equipment, read schematics and maintenance manuals.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Products and Adobe Acrobat.

  • Must be a US Citizen with a current and valid Driver’s License.

Must Haves:

  • Lenel Certification.

  • Must have five (5) years of hands-on experience installing, configuring, troubleshooting, and servicing Lenel hardware and software.

  • Must have five (5) years of hands-on experience installing, configuring, troubleshooting Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Physical Access Control (PACS), Internet Protocol (IP) video surveillance systems and other security systems.

  • Prefer a manufacturer’s certification or technical training.

Pay & Benefits:

  • Salary Range: $80,000 to $85,000 The salary offered to the successful candidate will be determined based on the candidate’s qualifications, work experience, and their ability to meet the known requirements of the position as determined at the time of hire. Job location will also be a factor in determining the salary offered.

  • Benefits: The company offers a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k), PTO and a range of other voluntary benefits.

Travel Requirements:

  • Varies but expected travel is to exceed 50%

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to reach, climb, stoop, & kneel up to 75% of the time.

  • Repetitive motion, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, hearing, and visual acuity (depth perception).

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another.

  • Communicating with others to exchange information.

  • Repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers.

  • Subject to outside environmental conditions (extreme cold/heat), Inside or Outside / Noise levels.