Fire Sprinkler Designer

Location: 

Hanover, MD, US

Requisition ID: 171524 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Continental Fire & Alarm District 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Building 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Continental, a division of Kiewit, has been in business for over 50 years and has the expertise, and resources to handle every aspect of fire sprinkler protection for any size project!  We have a great team of qualified professionals and are adding a Fire Sprinkler Designer to our team, to support all types of customers.  We are looking for an experienced designer with at least a two years experience in Fire Sprinkler design.  Our designers are involved in all stages of the projects, preparing fire protection installation drawings and hydraulic calculations, material stock-lists, visiting the construction jobsites to review actual field conditions, and troubleshooting installation conflicts in the field.   If you have design/drafting skills in fire protection & want to expand your skills by working on larger more complex projects which offer growth into Project Management roles - we would love to talk with you!   

 


We have experience working on all types of construction, however focus our efforts on large-scale Government & Commercial Buildings, Energy, Educational, Healthcare, Retail, Sports Facilities/Entertainment, High Rise Offices, Manufacturing, Casinos and Residential projects.  Our collaborative team of Designers & Project Manager's support work in various regions throughout the United Sates through design, installation, service and inspection of Fire Suppression systems.  

 

District Overview

 

A Subsidiary of Kiewit Corporation, Continental Fire Sprinkler Company is one of the nation’s largest and most-respected fire protection contractors. With its headquarters in Omaha, NE, Continental also operates through branch offices throughout the country. Continental offers complete construction services for all markets and project sizes as well as testing and maintenance services.


 
Location

 

This position will be located in our Hanover, Maryland office location.  (This is not a remote position).  Relocation is offered for this position.  


 
Responsibilities

 

  • Design fire suppression systems including wet, dry, pre-action, special hazard systems
  • Perform detailed shop drawings (field installation drawings and hydraulic calculations), field engineering functions (on the jobsite support and review), and operation planning (field installation support)
  • Compile and prepare plan submittals (shop drawings) and material submittals for review by architects, engineers, clients, and authorities having jurisdiction
  • Coordinate fire sprinkler design in 3D with the building structure and other MEP subcontractors
  • Prepare project material stock lists to be used for material procurement
  • Assist with field engineering, troubleshooting and support for the installation operations on the jobsite
  • Prepare “as-built” drawings for in-house archive and client files.
  • General understanding of job costs related to engineering, material and fabrication, and labor

 

Qualifications

  • Associates or Mechanical degree in design, drafting, Engineering, Engineering Technology, or related degree program, plus 2+ years performing detailed design/drafting for (Wet) Fire Sprinkler systems.
  • If no degree, must have 6+ years of experience in design/drafting of mechanical equipment  with at least 4 years on fire suppression/fire sprinkler systems and experience with hydraulic calculations for water flow.
  • Experience with AutoSPRINK, SprinkCAD or related Fire sprinkler software required.   
  • NICET certification strongly preferred
  • Experienced with MS Excel, Word, and AutoCAD required.  
  • High level of self-discipline, motivation, and ability to operate in a team environment with strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player, but able to work independently  
  • Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative 
  • Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt 
  • Strong organizational skills, time management, and attention to detail

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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