Penske Facility Security Specialist in Reading, Pennsylvania


Position Summary:

Manage Physical Security design, standards, and implementation for Penske Truck Leasing locations to ensure appropriate and cost-effective protection of our buildings and sites. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, managing day-to-day issues with national security service providers (e.g. Stanley, Electric Guard Dog); evaluating new products and systems for improved security; and communicating most current practices and standards to our field facilities personnel and architects.

This exciting new position is created as a result of our growth and is conveniently located at our suburban Corporate Campus, 7 miles South of Reading PA.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develop plans and initiate actions proactively and as requested by Operations and/or Corporate Security; manage project budgets, schedules, and invoice payments; provide appropriate reports out to executive management as needed

  • Make recommendations of scope of work, contractor selection, budgets, priority of work as well as those decisions on what is required to keep a project/program on track.

  • Give expert advice on Security practices to Penske middle management (Branch and District Managers) but occasionally will provide report out to higher management levels. Each individual project/program and the decisions made have potential impact for years to come.

  • Negotiate project disputes and the dollars relating to those disputes. Judgment on making decisions comes from a well thought out plan and drawing on the authority to employ and terminate contractors as needed. This position has the potential of managing several contracted service providers touching 500 locations each year. This is a highly interactive position with large visibility to Operations.

  • Opportunities to engage in Financial Analysis to include: value engineering , Project cost analysis , Contract negotiation , Bid Analysis and contractor selection , and Invoice review and processing.

  • Other projects as assigned by the supervisor


  • College degree in security or related field or equivalent in experience or training

  • Minimum of 5 years field experience in installation, configuration and maintenance of security systems and components.

  • Knowledge of facility construction and maintenance management is a plus.

  • The skills are required for this position:

1.Knowledge of physical security best practices

2.Security equipment evaluation and selection

3.Ability to read, interpret and understand engineering drawings and documents

4.Strong written and oral communication skills

5.Highly developed organizational skills, including appropriate use of technology

6.Strong people skills; ability to work well with others

7.Project and Program management skills

8.Analytical and budgeting skill

  • This position requires a high degree of motivation and ability to work without a high degree of direction and/or supervision.

  • This position is based in Green Hills and will require minimal travel (5%); however, some travel may be warranted dependent on the project/program of concern.

  • Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are required.

Physical Requirements:

-The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

-The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.

-While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg.

-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, is a partnership of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group, General Electric Capital Corporation and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 216,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions. Visit to learn more.

Work Locations: 100 Gundy Drive Reading, PA

Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Reading

Job: Administrative

Penske (Oracle) Job Name: Administrative

Req ID: 1609841