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Security Systems Design Specialist

At Henderson Engineers, we're about more than just buildings. We're about the people, experiences and potential found inside. We're known for our technical excellence, but we bring so much more to the table. We love the process that brings buildings to life. And we're changing the industry by integrating the building design and construction process.

We view each of our employees as an essential part of our mission to lead the field.

It's What We Do

We provide total building system design services across multiple high-growth markets for industry leaders. You'll get to use your talent to work on some of the country's biggest names in sports & venue, retail, higher education, healthcare and corporate.

It's How We're Different

But, we're also about more than just engineering. We're about you. You, and the hundreds of passionate employees who made us who we are today.

Together, we dream up inventions that solve industry-wide problems, design spaces that become landmarks, win medals in fitness challenges, and toast to the good life at our legendary golf tournaments.

So what will you be doing all day?

You would join us in our Lenexa Office as a Security Systems Design Specialist working on things like…

  • Developing overall security electronic system layouts and schematics
  • Preparing drawings of system layout, details, rack elevations and schematics
  • Performing necessary calculations
  • Preparing specifications
  • Attending occasional job site meetings for construction observation or pre-design purposes
  • Providing technical information and assistance to team leader and make recommendations as to the feasibility of certain systems or equipment, and evaluates products for their application

We'd love for you to apply for this position if you…

  • Have a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering  from an ABET EAC Accredited Program, a technical degree or certification and strong relevant experience may commensurate for bachelor's degree
  • Have minimum 2 years’ experience with a degree or at least 5-7 years of relevant experience in commensurate of a degree
  • Have security design experience or practical experience in corrections/justice/public
  • If you’ve successfully completed the FE Exam that is a huge plus

Let's Talk Perks

We take care of our people. As a Henderson employee, you'll enjoy some pretty awesome perks. Trust us, your friends will all have work envy.


  • Flexible Work Hours (Because we all need to balance work and life.)
  • Casual Dress Code (Be yourself, please.)
  • Paid Volunteer Time (We literally pay you to volunteer.)
  • Paid Parental Leave (Because we know both parents deserve to be there for a new baby.)
  • Health and Wellness Initiatives (Get Fit and Stay Fit.)
  • Receptive and Forward-Thinking Leadership (Our doors are always open.)
  • Clear Career Path Options (We want you to excel.)


  • Industry-leading 401K match and profit sharing (When the company succeeds, we all share in that success.)
  • Paid Training for Professional Development (We’ll pay for the time you take getting better at what you do.)
  • Performance Bonuses (When you do well, we reward you for your work.)
  • Comprehensive and Extensive Insurance (We’ve got you covered.)
  • Paid Term Life and Disability (We’ve got your family covered, too.)
  • Financial Wellness & Coaching Program (Financial security makes you a happier team member.)


2014-2016 - #1 Top Engineering Firm (Retail ) Commercial Construction and Renovation
2016 - #8 Top Engineering Firm (Hospitality) Commercial Construction and Renovation
2016 - #4 Top Engineering Firm (Restaurant) Commercial Construction and Renovation
2008-2016 - ENR Top 500 Design Firms
2006, 2007, 2009 - 2016 Finalist “Best Places to Work" – Kansas City Business Journal
2010-2016 “Top 55 Engineering Firms Nationwide” – Building Design & Construction (BD+C)
2016 – Ranked #6 on “Top 30 Sports Facility Engineering Firms Nationwide” - Building Design & Construction (BD+C)
2010-2016 “Top 10 Retail Architects/Engineers Report “– Commercial Construction and Renovation
2011-2016 “Top 20 MEP Giants List” – Consulting-Specifying Engineer
2009, 2010, 2014 “Champion of Business” – Kansas City Business Journal
2014 “Hall of Champions” – Kansas City Business Journal
2015 - 2016 “Healthiest Employer” – Kansas City Business Journal
2009 “Engineering Firm of the Year” – American Subcontractors Association – Kansas City (ASAKC)
2009 “Top Ten Green Projects – AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE)
2011 “Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture” – AIA Central States

Henderson Engineers, Inc. and Henderson Building Solutions are EEO – M/F/V/D employers and participate in the E-Verify program

Applicants for positions with Henderson Engineers/Henderson Building Solutions must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and verification of eligibility will be required at the time of commencement of employment.


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