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Fire Sprinkler Designer - Continental Fire Sprinkler Company


Omaha, NE, US Hanover, MD, US DesMoines, IA, US Davenport, IA, US

Requisition ID: 112280 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Building 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We are looking for candidates to perform design work in connection with the installation of the fire protection system based from our main office in Omaha, Nebraska or our area offices in Quad Cities, Iowa or Hanover, Maryland.
Our mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make one too through our construction operations. Whether we’re boring tunnels through mountains, turning rivers into energy or building bridges that connect communities, we depend on our passionate, skilled, and safety-obsessed construction professionals to get it done right. You bring your big ideas, commitment to top quality, and an unwavering work ethic. In return, we offer huge career and travel opportunities and the satisfaction of building the next big thing from the ground up. There’s a reason Kiewit attracts the best: we offer fast-paced excitement and fulfillment you won’t find anywhere else. 

District Overview

Continental Fire Sprinkler Company is a full-service fire suppression company that designs, installs, services and inspects fire protection systems.  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 Glen Burnie, MD. We pride ourselves on developing top-notch people into the managers and leaders of the future. Our success is evidenced by the number of successful, long-term Continental employees. 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.


This position is based out of our main office in Omaha, Nebraska or our area offices in Quad Cities, Iowa or Hanover, Maryland.


•    Detailing of shop drawings, field engineering, and operation planning
•    Project scheduling and quantity tracking, material procurement
•    Coordinate sprinkler design with existing structure and other MEP subcontractors.
•    Contract administration, and estimating and supervision of field activities
•    Other job duties as assigned


•    Currently pursuing or a recent graduate in a Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering, Construction Management, or related degree strongly preferred (Associates degree also considered)
•    0-2 years' fire sprinkler design experience
•    Experience with Excel, Word, and AutoCAD preferred
•    Ability to travel and relocate as the business requires (25%-50%)
•    Able to read engineer/design, architectural, and structural blueprints.
•    Fundamental understanding of general construction methods, practices, and terminology.
•    High level of self-discipline, motivation, and ability to operate in a team environment.
•    Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in a wide-ranging climates and environments  
•    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 
•    Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity 
•    Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt 
•    Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills 
•    Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals and objectives 
•    Strong organization, time management, and attention to detail 

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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