Technical Security Sales Estimator / Engineer

CM3 Building Solutions Inc. is an awarding winning regional system integrator serving NJ, Eastern PA, and DE. We’re a provider of integrated security solutions including access control, IP video, intrusion, lockdown solutions, and public address / intercom systems. In 2015 we were ranked as the 4th fast growing integrator in the SD&I Fast 50. We are currently seeking a Technical Sales Estimator/Engineer to conduct site surveys, provide technical and system design support to account executives in regards to integrated security solutions.

The Technical Security Systems Engineer/Estimator is the person who supports the sales and project staff by designing and estimating low voltage systems (e.g. structured cabling, access control, intrusion alarm, video surveillance, paging, and specialized school communications systems.)

The Technical Security Systems Engineer / Estimator will work closely with our technical personnel and the management team to provide “best in class” security solutions. They will be responsible for assisting our sales team in developing a proper scope of work, creating a bill of material, estimating labor, and forecasting projected revenue. Site surveys with the sales team will be a necessary function to gather design information that will be used to produce the project estimate.


We offer a very competitive package which includes the following.

  • Competitive base salary
  • Attractive benefit package and 401K
  • Monthly car allowance plus gas and tolls reimbursed.
  • Two weeks paid vacation and nine paid holidays per year
  • Long term career opportunity with advancement opportunities.
  • Company laptop and cell phone provided.


  • Create project documentation for floor plans identifying security component locations, cabling and installation detail, device hardware, project scope and all other activities related to security systems.
  • Work effectively in team environment.
  • Responsible for being the technical lead for bids and estimates that include system deployments, upgrades, expansions, etc.
  • Responsible for specifications for all intrusion detection systems, physical access control systems, IP video surveillance systems, emergency call stations, and Paging / Intercom Systems.
  • Works closely with sales and operations team to insure technical accuracy of equipment, configuration, labor estimates.
  • Maintains good communications between sales, operations, and management staff.
  • Attend site visits with sales team to review project requirements and site conditions prior to generating a bill of material and quote.
  • Responsible for engineering, design, and configuration aspects of sales proposals.
  • Assists in preparation of proposal documents and manufacturer documentation.
  • Insure accuracy of equipment and configuration estimates.
  • Use computer assisted drafting programs to create drawings for security systems, access control, IP video surveillance and communication systems.
  • Responsible for revisions and updates to drawings and efficiently organize and store files for projects.
  • Analyze technical scopes of work and create detailed, accurate drawing packages that meet the expectations of our customers.
  • Act as a technical resource by responding with correct and prompt information to operations team requests/efforts related to designing low voltage systems design, support infrastructure, installation, and testing/certification.
  • Assist in the development of low voltage design templates, standards, and guidelines to improve department accuracy and efficiency.
  • Create, review, and evaluate product shop drawings/submittals during pre-construction of low voltage systems.
  • Review “bid and spec” projects and develop the proper equipment list.
  • Submit RFI responses prior to the due date to clarify discrepancies on the specifications and/or plans of a project designed by an outside architect.


  • B.S. degree or higher in electronics, electrical engineering, or other field appropriate to the position and three or more years of experience in security systems design.
  • Three or more years of related experience with the design, documentation, and implementation of card access, IP video, intrusion, fire, burglary, and other security systems to meet operating parameters and standards.
  • Have a strong working knowledge with the following systems S2, Feenics, AMAG, Avigilon, ExacqVision, Identicard, Genetec.
  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors
  • Strong written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills to coordinate effectively with team members and clients
  • Strong math and analytical skills as well as an eye for detail
  • Strong organizational skills; must have the ability to prioritize workload effectively
  • Ability to interpret complex documents
  • Ability to solve problems and carry out responsibilities with minimal supervision
  • Able to design integrated security solutions with appropriate infrastructure
  • Proven track record of meeting and exceeding organizational expectations
  • The ability to layout and design projects on floor plans as well as provide wiring and riser diagrams using AutoCAD, Visio.
  • Working knowledge of low voltage hardware and devices (installation experience a plus)
  • Strong computer skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office, File Explorer and Remote Desktop
  • High attention to detail
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new software and/or solutions
  • Candidate must have a valid driver’s license.


Candidate will be subject to a criminal background check, child abuse clearance, and a drug test.

CM3 Building Solutions is An Equal Opportunity Employer – All qualified persons interested in learning more about this position will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, you can provide your resume and contact information at the link below.


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