Fire Protection Project Manager


Denver, CO, US

Requisition ID: 172206 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Aero Automatic Jet Pipe District 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Building 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit's AERO Fire Protection division has been in business for over 38 years, saving lives, protecting people and their property.  We design, fabricate, install, inspect and service Fire Suppression systems and have grown to be one of the largest Fire Protection contractors in the Southwest.  We are well versed and have a broad scope of clients that range from build to suit office complexes, multi-story hospitals, storage warehouses, sports stadiums/arenas, apartments and high-rise hotels. 

We are adding a Fire Sprinkler Project Manager to our team in Denver to support the entire project life cycle, from RFP to contract closeout.  In this role, you will be involved initial design for the proposal, negotiation, change order management, design, install, delivery and services for your projects, ensuring projects are delivered on time and within budget.  If you have 3+ years as a Fire Sprinkler Project Manager  with construction/installation experience, we would love to talk with you! Our Project Managers are liaisons to internal departments and external customers and are responsible for managing all administrative and technical requirements for assigned projects.  If you are an experienced Project Manager, with a few years of experience, and looking for an opportunity to grow your skills and enhance your experience by working on large projects - come talk to us.  Our PMs have the opportunity to support complex construction projects, while working with the most talented minds in the industry.  We appreciate a passion for excellence, innovation, out of the box thinking and strong leadership skills and offer the best benefits in the industry!   

District Overview

A subsidiary of Kiewit Corporation, Aero Automatic Sprinkler Company is one of the Southwest’s largest and most-respected fire protection contractors.  With its roots in Phoenix, AZ, Aero also operates through branch offices in California and Colorado.  Aero offers complete services for all construction market types and any size project as well as complete testing and maintenance services.


This position is based out of our Denver office, located at 6753 47th Avenue, Denver Colorado.  We are looking for local candidates in the Denver metropolitan area.    


  • Design and project manage Fire Sprinkler projects from cradle to grave. 
  • Review commercial construction drawings and schedules, contracts, specifications and safety requirements and ensure projects meets required standards and client contract.  Administer contract and all subsequent addenda, supplemental information, schedules, and change requests.
  • Key POC with the client, coordinate design with fire protection designers, interface with subcontractors in the field, provide troubleshooting  in the field for installation and participate in site management meetings, proactively coordinating all phases of the project.  
  • Develop initial design layout for the project.  Review as-built drawings for in-house archives and client files. 
  • Direct planning for contract installation, including personnel requirements, job progress schedule, schedule of materials, fabrication, and equipment to job site.
  • Monitor job costs, expenses, and quality control of all project activities to ensure completion within contractual time & budget constraints. 
  • Perform method analysis reviews to ensure the design and installation is the most efficient, and safe and provide feedback to the job team.
  • Travel to construction jobsites to perform walkdowns, attend jobsite meetings, and track productivity in the field.  
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to others on the team. 


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Construction Engineering, Construction Management, Fire Protection or related degree OR an equivalent combination of education and related work experience
  • A minimum of 3 years relevant experience in fire sprinkler systems with construction/installation experience, working as a Project Manager performing similar responsibilities as outlined above    
  • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously handle a large and diverse number of projects and issues with tact, cooperation, and persistence.
  • Strong knowledge of engineering fundamentals, relay logic, and fire protection operations.
  • Working knowledge of NFPA, IBC, and IFC codes
  • Superior organizational and time management skills, excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Team player with ability to coordinate efforts among other project managers, and other departments 
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, and Prolog or equivalent).
  • Willingness to travel to job sites as needed to support your projects.  


 Other Requirements:
•    Regular, reliable attendance
•    Work productively and meet deadlines timely
•    Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment
•    Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
•    Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.

Base Compensation: $97,000 - $120,000 

(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

This posting will be active from: 04/30/2024  - 06/25/2024  

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

At Aero, we only hire the best — and our family mentality will drive you to continue to be the best. We believe in the benefits of investing in our people. Around here, you’ll constantly increase your knowledge, sharpen your skills and gain new experiences. 

At Aero Automatic Sprinkler Company, you'll learn and grow in all aspects of the fire protection business. If you want a career that can take you places, look no further.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, paid parental and maternity leave, and generous paid time off.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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