Security Systems Designer - Houston


Knight Security is looking for a skilled Security Systems Designer to provide technical system design support to the local Knight Sales team during the sales process and post-order transition of a sold project from Sales to Operations. The System Designer will be responsible for identifying client requirements, recommending technical solutions, and developing a detailed scope of work describing system functionality as well as project execution.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Necessary accommodations will be provided in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and state or local law.

The statements in this job description are intended to describe the essential nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be ALL responsibilities or qualifications of the job.

Essential Functions

  • Support Sales team customer engagement with an on-site evaluation, addressing technical
    questions, and providing a detailed scope of work and proposal from Knight Security Systems that is comprehensive and competitive.
  • Provide recommendations to the sales team as far as the optimal equipment and technologies required for each project. Compile and enter project estimates in Knight Security System’s CRM software.
  • Provide pricing to the Sales team based on the customer wishes or needs so that a complete Scope of Work can be compiled by the Knight Security Systems salesperson.
  • Assist the sales process with hands-on demonstrations, product examples, and examples of completed portfolio systems and pictures.
  • Re-evaluate sold projects prior to installation to ensure that the equipment and services sold are being procured from the most economical source.
  • Oversee submittal process to design firms and or municipalities/agencies involved in obtaining permits and approvals for booked projects.
  • Conduct meeting with the Sales Representative and customer and present the project approved by the local Operations Manager.
  • Create AutoCAD drawings of projects during the sales process.
  • Creation of Asset sheets for installed materials.
  • Provide technical leadership and assistance to all other departments in resolving customer issues.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Ensure you constantly represent Knight Security Systems' core values of Honor, Integrity, Service.

Other Duties

  • Provide the local Knight Security Systems organization with IT office support as required.
  • Assist the Operations Manager and Project Managers in the ongoing management of the submittals process and creation of Bill of Materials prior to material requisition.
  • Provide on-site assistance of highly technical software or system configuration as requested by Operations personnel.
  • Provide sales engineering assistance to other Knight Security Systems offices, including serving as the technical expert with respect to certain manufacturers or technologies.

What's in It For You?

  • Competitive compensation and salary
  • Company vehicle, computer, and cell phone
  • Professional Training
  • Full benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Life Insurance coverage
  • 401 (K) with company match
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Vacation, sick, and paid holidays

Why Work For Us

Knight Security Systems, a Texas-based company, has built a reputation as one of the country’s most progressive providers of security system solutions. Knight Security Systems strives to deliver the highest level of service in the industry to help our clients reduce internal and external loss, legal liability, and employee liability while improving client productivity, safety compliance, customer satisfaction and bottom line profits. Our staff is comprised of licensed professional engineers, seasoned technical professionals, IT network security specialists, and electronic security specialists. Knight offers a dynamic entrepreneurial environment focused on delivering high-quality service and support to our clients by using innovative tools and development of our technical staff.