AECOM Electrical Electronic System Specialist / Fire Alarm System Mechanic in Bethesda, Maryland

Requisition/Vacancy No. 149356BR

Position Title Electrical Electronic System Specialist / Fire Alarm System Mechanic

Job Category Maintenance

Business Line Government

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Maryland

City Bethesda

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


AECOM’s Global Support Services (GSS) organization resides within AECOM’s Government business line and is comprised of three divisions — International Development, Operations and Mission Support, and Global Programs. GSS has the international presence, personnel networks and procurement infrastructure to deliver support for any mission, anywhere. We optimize the reliability, availability and sustainability of equipment, logistics systems and facilities for clients around the world. GSS supports the U.S. Government, non-U.S. Governments and industry clients with worldwide program management, planning, design, operations and maintenance, logistics, aviation services, security, international development, environmental and civil engineering and mission and intelligence support.

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an Electrical Electronic System Specialist (EESS/Fire Alarm System Mechanic).

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Inspect, repair, replace, install, adjust, maintain, and make necessary tests on all fire alarm system equipment

  • Record readings and equipment, and perform minor maintenance on UPS systems

  • Work from prints, diagrams, specification, and instructions covering emergency and scheduled repairs; as well as installation, testing, and inspection of work to be done on electrical systems

  • Analyze, troubleshoot, modify, install, and repair electrical equipment and circuits using prints, diagrams, and test instruments

  • Test, inspect, clean, repair, dismantle, adjust, replace, assemble, maintain, lubricate and install all manual or automatic AC and DC systems, electrical equipment, transformers, switchgear, control panels, regulators, and various other electrical apparatus which include any and all fire alarm equipment

  • Prepare and maintain records and reports on electrical equipment, as required for maintenance programs on the basis of all information obtained through tests and preventive maintenance procedures and take corrective action, as required

  • Perform protective inspections during facility additions or repairs so as to insure safe and continuous operation of utilities equipment, as required

  • Test, calibrate, and maintain protective devices on systems

  • Operate machines and power tools, erect scaffolds, perform rigging, and operate motor vehicles, as required

  • Install conduit, piping, wiring, and apparatus for maintenance of equipment and/or substitution of existing equipment with new or old apparatus

  • Observe all safety rules and regulations

  • Responsible for submitting a material list to the Management/Lead for ordering

  • Notify main building control office when work being performed may impact building operations.

  • Perform other job related duties, as required

  • Supervise other repair personnel, as required

  • Be able to update drawings and prints

  • Be able to operate and test transfer switches and small generators

  • Be able to operate computers

  • Be able to install and test data and fiber optic lines

  • Test fire alarm systems

  • Troubleshoot electrical switch gear and electrical circuits

  • Perform other job related duties as assigned.

  • Observe all safety, practices, directives, and use proper PPE as required.

  • Inspects, tests, maintains and repairs installed fire alarm detection and suppression systems in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications and National Fire Protection Association standards

  • Inspects fire alarm equipment visually and replaces defective components

  • Tests initiating and signal circuits, detectors, and system transmitter and makes needed repairs

  • Checks pressure gauges on suppression system storage containers and recharges or replaces containers

Minimum Requirements

  • US Citizen with a willingness to be submitted for a high level government clearance to include a government polygraph. All candidates must successfully complete Security Clearance Pre-Screening.

  • Journeyman Electrician License

  • High School Diploma or GED required

  • Eight years experience in the electrical trade in maintenance and/or construction

  • Ability to obtain the Maryland Montgomery County Fire Alarm License

  • Possess a strong background in industrial and commercial electrical apparatus and control circuitry maintenance

  • Possess a strong background in low voltage switch gear

  • Must be thoroughly familiar with electrical maintenance or equipment

  • Must be able to physically lift, carry, push, and/or pull up to 50 lbs

  • Ability to climb, crawl, bend, and/or sit in cramped or uncomfortable places and positions

  • Ability to comprehend written and oral instructions

  • A willingness to work rotational shift if necessary, including days, evenings, and nights, as well as overtime, weekends, and holidays, as required

  • Must have valid Driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active Top Secret SCI clearance with Polygraph - TS/SCI with Poly

  • Master Electrician License

  • Ability to write correspondence

  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.