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Senior Consultant – Security System Design

Acentech, a multi-disciplinary design consulting firm specializing in Security, Audiovisual and Telecommunications system design, Acoustics, and Vibration, is hiring a senior-level (or higher) Security consultant to work in our Cambridge, MA office. This is a hybrid position with a flexible schedule.

The ideal candidate has:

  • 5-7 years minimum of experience working in the Security field,
  • ASIS Physical Security Professional (PSP) certification preferred,
  • Consulting, system design, and project management experience,
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, management, and clients,
  • Experience writing proposals and assisting with group business development,
  • Strong project-related client-facing experience,
  • Self-motivated, with an ability to work both in teams and independently, on multiple projects simultaneously,
  • Telecommunications system design expertise is a plus.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Provide mentorship to junior consultants,
  • Collaborate with CAD department staff on projects, and assist with company’s drafting standards efforts,
  • Attend client meetings, produce meeting notes, and prepare program reports,
  • Design customized Building Security solutions, which may include: video surveillance systems, access control, intrusion detection, emergency telephones and other innovative Security technologies.
  • Produce with minimal assistance, Security systems document packages. This includes:
    • Written program descriptions
    • Assembling catalog cut sheet submittals
    • Detail drawings indicating mounting/installation methods
    • Plan, riser, and detail drawings suitable for bidding
    • Bid specifications
  • Bid and Construction Administration related tasks, such as:
    • Review and respond to requests for information (RFI’s)
    • Review and respond to contractor’s submittals
    • Visit project sites to develop observation reports during construction and at the completion of construction to develop punch list reports
  • Participate in marketing and business development activities, including attending networking events in areas of your professional interest, preparing presentations for non-peer conferences aimed at developing Acentech business, and authoring blog posts or other articles intended for business development-oriented publications.
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies products/services, guidelines, standards and their applicability to potential projects.

If you don’t meet all of these qualifications, but still think you have the skills and experience to be successful in this role, we would love to get to know you more and encourage you to apply!

With a professional staff of more than 65 consultants, Acentech is one of the oldest and largest organizations of its type. We foster a highly collaborative environment and we actively look for candidates that can further broaden and enrich our experience, perspective, and expertise. Acentech places a high value on a diverse workforce, and encourages applications from all backgrounds. We value our culture and our staff and place a premium on work-life balance. We are extremely proud of being a 100% employee-owned firm.

Acentech is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive salaries and outstanding benefits including three weeks of vacation for starting employees, 11 paid holidays, 80 hours of paid sick leave, health and dental coverage that is 80% company paid including reimbursement for 100% of deductible costs, tuition reimbursement, 401(k), and many other benefits.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.


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    Benefits Package

    • 3 weeks paid vacation per year (to start)
    • 11 holidays per year (10 fixed, 1 floating)
    • 2 weeks paid sick and personal time
    • Health insurance – 80% of the monthly premium and 100% deductibles paid by Acentech
    • Fertility Assistance
    • Gender Affirming Assistance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Life Insurance – 3x salary paid by Acentech
    • Company paid Short- and Long-term disability
    • Paid parental leave
    • Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • 401(k) plan with profit sharing
    • Paid membership in a peer professional society
    • Paid membership in client industry associations
    • Peer seminars and conferences
    • Hybrid/flexible schedules
    • Company matching of charitable contributions
    • Lots of fun, not-strictly-work activities
    • Summer hours all year round