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DATE ADDED: Thu 11/10/2018

Project Manager- Hi-Rise Fire Alarm

Los Angeles, USA


Job Description



  • Maintains fire alarm and related systems for the District’s high-rise and other administrative offices
  • Troubleshoots all alarm issues and coordinates events occurring on the fire alarm systems Provides direction to Central Shop Supervisor, Project Managers and Crafts Supervisors on performing surveys
  • Performs job cost estimates; writes requisitions for materials and supplies
  • Inspects Fire Life Safety systems to insure compliance with local codes and specifications Coordinates, supervises and inspects maintenance contract work
  • Repairs & makes corrections required resulting from City and Fire Department inspections for HQ buildings
  • Plans and estimates long term improvements and upgrades to the fire life safety system Maintains reasonable inventory of fire alarm parts and supplies
  • Surveys sites, plans, schedules, inspects, & certifies completion of fire life safety systems and operations performed by the District and contractor personnel involving the construction, maintenance, repair, and alteration of such systems
  • Prepares scopes of work and work with contractors for improvements and installation
  • Prepares correspondence, reports, instructions, and manuals regarding safety related to fire alarm systems
  • Provides emergency responses and related services to minimize safety hazards to students, employees, and others
  • Identifies and evaluates equipment, supplies, techniques, and systems
  • Coordinates resolution of construction project issues in accordance with district policy, applicable laws, and regulations
  • Programs fire alarm system when changes or upgrades are completed; prepare as-built drawing layouts and location of fire alarm devices
  • Provides monthly preventive maintenance on main fire alarm systems & remote power supplies;submits Fire Life Safety drawings to the Los Angeles Fire Department for plan review and issuance of permits
  • Maintains voltage counts; water-flow & tamper switches; fire extinguisher location & status; stairwell lighting for motion detection functions and repairs issues as needed
  • Provides trainings to School Safely Officers to prepare for emergency situations; part of the (ERT) Utility crew to help get needed systems back online after an emergency event
  • Provides supervision in the fire control room during fire drills & active alarm events

Minimum Requirements / Required Experience:

  • Six (6) or more years of full time paid professional experience in building maintenance related to hi-rise fire alarm systems; testing and inspection; and overseeing tasks involved in the installation of various fire, security and low voltage systems

Required Knowledge/Skills:

  • Extensive knowledge of fire alarm panels and security systems
  • Experience in working with vendors, manufacturers and contractors
  • Ability to read and interpret architectural, electrical and mechanical drawings
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to identify and manage client expectations

Required Education:

  • Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor’s degree in any related field OR
  • Candidates without the required Bachelor’s degree must have a minimum of 10 years of experience. Four of the ten years of the required experience may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis
  • CA State License for Fire Life and Safety Technician

Company Description
CMTS is a multifaceted company specializing in construction management and project management for public and private sectors. As a firm with prime capabilities and national reach, we offer our clients the following services: program management, owners representative, construction management, safety, project controls, cost estimating, scheduling, engineering/architectural design review, value engineering, constructability and construction document review, commissioning and inspection services.

Role: Project Manager- Hi-Rise Fire Alarm
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Location: Los Angeles,

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