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Fire Protection Designer


Omaha, NE, US

Requisition ID: 93299 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Building 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Mechanical Designer, you will design fire sprinkler systems that protect lives and property.

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 based in Omaha, NE.

  • Assist in developing fire protection plans (e.g. fire alarm and special hazard) for commercial and industrial projects
  • Review plans with all disciplines to ensure development of well-coordinated construction documents
  • Learn to review and interpret IFC requirements and NFPA standards


  • Interpret specifications, interface with on-site and remote cross functional project teams
  • Maintain project drawing files, associate records, and documentation tracking
  • Participate in construction administration activities such as reviewing submittals and performing construction punch lists
  • Procurement of all material required throughout the project
  • Identify changes in projects that impact cost, schedule, or labor requirements
  • Oversee cost management on projects to secure cost vs budget
  • Associate's degree or equivalent training in Design & Drafting Technology (or currently in the process of receiving degree)
  • NICET Level I in Fire Alarm Systems will be required within 2 years of employment


  • Willingness to gain knowledge of industry codes, local codes, OHSA standards and rules, and labor to cost ratios
  • Detail orientated to effectively manage multiple complex tasks through the use of analytical thinking and problem solving
  • Positive and professional attitude with a strong work ethic and customer service skills
  • Highly motivated, proactive and reliable team player
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to travel to project sites, collaborate with design professionals for training and other purposes.
Working Conditions

•     While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk, talk and hear.  
•     Employee must occasionally lift and/or move computers, documents and books up to 30 pounds similar to those normally found in an engineering office environment. 
•     The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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.