Fire Protection Engineer/Project Manager

Location: 

Hanover, MD, US Annapolis, MD, US Washington, DC, US Baltimore, MD, US

Requisition ID: 170410 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Continental Fire & Alarm District 

Department: Project Engineering 

Market: Building 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We have been in business since 1971 and are known for our commitment to customer safety and satisfaction.  Our business is growing, and we are adding a Project Manager in our Hanover Maryland office, to support Fire Suppression Systems Design and Construction, working from the proposal/concept stage through installation. In this division, we primarily execute projects in Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia and Delaware and support clients in many diverse industries including Energy, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Historic buildings, Industrial, Hospitality, Schools/Universities, energy, Ethanol/Bio-Diesel, High-Rises, Solar, High-Rise and high security/Government facilities.  If you are an experienced Project Manager with at least 4 years PM experience with general commercial construction in the MEP or Fire Suppression trades or an experienced Fire Protection Engineer, interested in growing into a PM - we would love to talk with you!  You will be expected to know how to read construction drawings, understand commercial construction operations and scheduling, and be a resource to the field installation personnel.  The project manager will support the design constructability reviews, communicate with field operations teams, clients, and the general contractor, as well as support and troubleshoot installation issues and conflicts in the field, as well as manage scope/schedule and financials on the project. 

 

District Overview

We are a full-service fire suppression company that designs, installs, services, and inspects fire protection systems with the highest commitment to customer safety and satisfaction.  Continental Fire Sprinkler has the expertise and resources to handle every aspect of fire sprinkler protection for any size project. Our professionals are among the most qualified and capable in the industry, allowing us to offer a full spectrum of services.  With talented people and extensive resources, Continental Fire Sprinkler Company has completed a wide range of projects within 46 different states throughout the nation since 1971. Our headquarters are in Omaha, NE, with area offices in Davenport, IA; Des Moines, IA; and Hanover, MD.  We are extremely proud to be a part of the life safety industry, saving lives and property by designing, installing, and servicing fire protection systems. 

 

We pride ourselves on developing internal talented people into the managers and leaders of the future. Our success is evidenced by the number of successful, long-term Continental employees currently on our staff. We commit extensive resources to training and developing our people through formal programs and hands-on experience. Our experienced personnel, use of innovative technology, and genuine dedication to customer service has established us as a trusted source for fire protection services.

 

Location

This position will be based out of our Hanover, MD office with travel within the Maryland/DC and Virginia region.

Responsibilities

 

  • Be proficient in reading commercial construction drawings and schedules
  • Review contracts, contract documents, specifications, and safety requirements and lead the contract administration and communication with the general contractor and other external stakeholders
  • Be proficient in shop drawing review for quality and constructability concerns and work directly with the fire protection designers to support them
  • Communicate and solve conflicts between MEP subcontractor trades in the field
  • Provide Field engineering troubleshooting and support for the installation operations on the jobsite, attend jobsite meetings and track productivity in the field
  • Compile and communicate change orders, oversee project scheduling, onsite operations planning, quantity tracking, material fabrication and procurement
  • Review “as-built” drawings for in-house archive and client files
  • General understanding of job costs related to engineering, material and fabrication, and labor and able to perform job cost projects and manage financials for the project
  • Perform method analysis reviews to ensure the design and installation is the most efficient and safe and provide that feedback to the job team
  • Ability to travel to construction jobsites and other office locations as the business requires (25%-50%), exposed to wide-ranging climates and environments
  • Provide coaching, mentoring and objective peer review to others on the team

 

Qualifications

  • A graduate in an Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering, Engineering Technology, Construction Management, or related degree preferred (Associates degree also considered), and 4+ years fire sprinkler design experience OR in MEP Design, with direct construction related experience; (Will consider no degree but must have 5+ years in the Fire Sprinkler or MEP trade plus 4 years PM experience).  
  • Experienced with MS Excel and Word, and have general computer skills required
  • High level of self-discipline, motivation, and ability to operate in a team environment, as well as work independently, with a passion for excellence and taking initiative 
  • Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time 
  • Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt 
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills 

At Continental Fire Sprinkler, we are looking for the right talented individuals who want to learn and be a part of a unique and very rewarding industry.  Being a part of the life safety industry is extremely demanding and extremely motivating.  Saving Lives and Property is not just a motto, it’s what motivates us to come to work and make decisions that make a real difference.  If you are willing to learn and put the effort into understanding why we do what we do you will find the fire protection industry rewarding and you will find our team of professionals very supportive in our training and mentorship. 

 

As a leader in the fire-protection industry, our people are among the most qualified thanks to our extensive, ongoing training. We believe in the benefits of investing in our people. A career at Continental Fire Sprinkler will allow you to constantly increase your knowledge, sharpen your skills and gain new experiences.  If you want opportunities to grow in this industry Continental Fire Sprinkler is the place for you.   

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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.
  • May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.

 

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 Continental, we only hire the best — and our family mentality will drive you to continue to be the best.

As a leader in fire-protection and alarm and detection systems, our people are the most qualified in the industry, thanks to our extensive, ongoing training. 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.

If you want opportunities to grow, 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.

 


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