Jacobs Life Safety and Security Design Specialist in Portland, Oregon

Life Safety and Security Design Specialist


Support designing High Tech manufacturing facilities across the globe and have a hand in transforming tomorrow.

As a Life Safety Specialist on the Advanced Facilities team, you will have the chance to work on projects including semiconductor manufacturing, data center facilities, and other state of the art manufacturing facilities. Working with other members of our team, you’ll deliver world class designs for industry leading clients around the world.

Life Safety specialists design Fire Alarm, Early Warning Smoke Detection, Hazardous Gas Detection systems. They work with our Architectural team to evaluate building occupancy codes and applying the requirements of NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling code as well as local AHJ requirements to ensure complete system compliance. Responsibilities also include coordinating with our Mechanical team to provide the proper type of detection and interface for air handling units, high air flow environments and smoke exhaust systems.

Life Safety specialists evaluate proper detection systems, provide design drawings, calculations, and device layouts. They are responsible for the design of Fire and Hazardous Gas detection systems including addressable and non-addressable systems. LSS staff coordinate with and direct production resources for creation of 2D and 3D deliverables.

If you’re up for the challenge, we’ve been looking for someone just like you. Join our team and help us lay the foundation for human progress.


The minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • Minimum 4 years in LSS system design

  • Proven leadership skills leading projects and teams.

  • Working knowledge of NFPA 72, IFC and IBC codes

  • High school diploma or equivalent required

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • NICET level II preferred

  • Associates degree or higher preferred

  • 5-10 years’ experience in design of Life Safety Systems for semiconductor facilities, Data Centers and support buildings including H Occupancy.


Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Oregon-Portland

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: BIA00024S