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Experienced Fire Alarm Designer - Continental Fire Sprinkler


Omaha, NE, US

Requisition ID: 144121 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Building 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We are an innovative and collaborative team of designers that prepare submittal and field installation drawings, installation details, calculations, and submittal data for fire alarm and detection systems based on the requirements set by NFPA code standards, the International Building and Fire Codes, and the Local Authority or fire marshal.  The position is direct experienced level in fire alarm design and will require minimal training provided by the company.  The training will involve company policies and standards rather than the entry level directed classroom training.  

The experienced level designer will be expected to know how to read construction drawings, prepare fire protection installation drawings and hydraulic calculations, visit the construction jobsites to review actual field conditions, and troubleshoot installation conflicts in the field.

This position, being a part of the construction industry, is extremely schedule and deadline driven.  The key attributes needed for this position are Drive, Adaptability, and Effective Intelligence (learning a principle and applying it to unique situations).  The most successful candidates will exhibit the qualities of humility, integrity, and team-ability.

We are looking for experienced resilient candidates that can perform the job duties on day one and still learn new things, have a curious mind and are not afraid to ask questions, be able to adapt to changes, meet deadlines, and be humble enough to learn from mistakes.

District Overview

Continental Fire Sprinkler Company, a subsidiary of Kiewit Corporation, is a turnkey fire protection contractor headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. 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.  


This position is located in Omaha, NE. 



  • Be proficient at detailing of shop drawings (field installation drawings and battery calculations), field engineering (on the job site 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 alarm and detection design with the building structure and other MEP subcontractors
  • Oversee project scheduling, onsite operations planning, quantity tracking, material fabrication and procurement
  • Field engineering troubleshooting and support for the installation operations on the jobsite
  • Contract administration and communication with the general contractor and authority having jurisdiction
  • Prepare “as-built” drawings for in-house archive and client files.
  • General understanding of job costs related to engineering, material and fabrication, and labor
  • Be able to teach others how to read construction, engineering, architectural, and structural plans
  • Self-directed NFPA, Building, and Fire Codes research 


  • 2+ years of fire alarm design experience with associated 2+ years direct construction related experience preferred
  • Experienced with AutoCAD
  • NICET certification strongly preferred
  • Experienced with MS Excel and Word
  • High level of self-discipline, motivation, and ability to operate in a team environment
  • Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative 
  • Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time 
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills 

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.


Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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