Security Designer

BrightTree Studios is a Pittsburgh-based technology design studio. Named a 2019 Best Place to Work by the Pittsburgh Business Times, we work internationally with top universities, corporations, hospitals, and other such institutions on unique projects in the AV/IT/security fields. Our focus is on creating a complete package for our clients, including planning and programming, technology and software visioning, construction documentation, and detailed system designs.

We are seeking a Security Designer to support our growing client base. A talented individual who is committed to excellence, who thrives in an environment of collaboration, and who demonstrates a high degree of enthusiasm. The successful candidate will be self-motivated with great communication skills and the ability to work on a team with others to accomplish our client’s goals.


  • Design in collaborative setting with senior designers and drafting support staff
  • Develop security system designs and perform all engineering tasks
  • Develop specifications, system narratives, and system layouts
  • Working in Revit on 3D projects; includes maintaining multiple models, creating views and sheets, accurately placing families
  • Candidates must have familiarity and understanding of security design and production of floor plans, riser diagrams, elevations, sections, connectivity diagrams and writing CSI format specifications
  • Take ownership of completeness, accuracy, and timeliness of the work assignments
  • Conduct field inspections to determine existing conditions and to coordinate technical reports and drawings
  • Attend and participate in local and out-of-town project meetings
  • Perform QC checks on all deliverable work prior to release to clients

Ideal Candidate Qualifications

  • Experience in access control, intrusion detection, and video surveillance systems
  • PSP certification preferred; if PSP certification has not been obtained, willingness to put in time and work to obtain certification
  • Strong working knowledge of both AutoCAD 2017 and Revit 2017 or higher
  • Working knowledge of Blue Beam Revu
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Associates degree in engineering-related field is preferred, or equivalent professional experience

BrightTree Studios offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package.

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