Senior Fire System Engineer

Location: Denver, CO
NICET II - IV - 5+ years of experience in Fire Protection Design (must be local to Denver, CO and work in the office at least part-time).

Sr Sprinkler Designer

Job Description:

Utilize CAD equipment to create standard layouts of fire sprinkler systems, detailed drawings, assembly drawings, sketches, and diagrams. Ensure that all necessary views and dimensions are included for efficient field installation. Prepare submittals, obtain permits, and adhere to project schedules. Make decisions of average complexity and refer questions/problems to senior level designers or management. Demonstrate a strong understanding of design and drafting techniques, familiarity with fire sprinkler terminology, mechanical aptitude, and the ability to complete basic mathematical calculations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Design Responsibilities:
  • Create shop drawings, hydraulic calculations, and stock lists with a focus on complying with applicable NFPA/local/state codes, project specifications/contract documents, and ensuring efficient and cost-effective field installation.
  • Conduct accurate field surveys as needed.
  • Coordinate shop drawings with the MEP team and General Contractors.
  • Prepare submittal packages for AHJ, Contractors, etc. and obtain all required approvals.
Project Management Responsibilities:
  • Purchase materials, review draft change orders, generate RFIs, and maintain project schedules.
  • Communicate with field personnel, AHJs, customers, sales reps, and field superintendents.
  • Maintain full project responsibility for approvals, material procurement, coordination, and schedule.
  • Attend all project-related meetings.
  • Perform other assigned/required job duties.

Key Skills and Capabilities:

  • Ability to read and interpret construction documents (drawings, specifications, ASIs, etc.).
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (especially Word and Excel), AutoCAD, and Fire Sprinkler Design software (e.g. AutoSPRINK, HydraCAD, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of hydraulic calculations, stocklisting, project design, and project management.
  • Practical experience designing Wet, Dry, and Pre Action Sprinkler Systems for installation.
  • Familiarity with general construction practices and terms.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Organized, detail-oriented, self-starter able to work in a team environment.
  • Working knowledge of NFPA 13, 13D, 13R, 14, 20, and associated Codes/Standards.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of experience in Fire Protection Design.
  • Must have experience working with AutoCAD & Fire Sprinkler Design Software.
  • Experience with Revit, NavisWorks, and AutoSprink is a plus.
  • NICET II or higher certification.
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