Continental Fire Sprinkler Company Fire Sprinkler Designer- Continental Fire Sprinkler Company in Davenport, Iowa
Requisition ID: 133879
Job Level: Mid Level
Home District/Group: Continental Fire & Alarm District
Department: Design Engineering
Employment Type: Full Time
We are an innovative and collaborative team of designers that prepare submittal and field installation drawings, hydraulic calculations, and submittal data for fire protection systems based on the requirements set by NFPA code standards, the International Building Code, and the Local Authority or fire marshal. The position is direct experienced level in fire sprinkler 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, prepare material stocklists, 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.
A Subsidiary of Kiewit Corporation, Continental Fire Sprinkler Company is one of the Midwest’s largest and most-respected fire protection contractors. With its headquarters in Omaha, NE, Continental also operates through branch offices throughout the region. Continental offers complete construction services for all markets and project sizes as well as testing and maintenance services.
The locations of our position needs are Omaha, NE, Des Moines, IA, and Davenport, IA.
Be proficient at designing fire suppression systems including wet, dry, pre-action, and foam fire sprinkler systems
Be proficient at detailing of shop drawings (field installation drawings and hydraulic calculations), field engineering (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 with the building structure and other MEP subcontractors
Be proficient at preparing project material stocklists to be used for material procurement
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.
Be able to teach others how to read construction, engineering, architectural, and structural plans
Be able to teach the fundamental understanding of general construction methods, practices, and terminology
Be able to perform objective peer review and mentoring in a team environment
General understanding of job costs related to engineering, material and fabrication, and labor
Self-directed NFPA and Building Code research
Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering, Engineering Technology, Construction Management, or related degree preferred
2+ years fire sprinkler design experience along with associated 2+ years direct construction related experience
Experienced with AutoSPRINK software strongly preferred
NICET certification strongly preferred
Experienced with MS Excel, Word, and AutoCAD preferred
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
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 organizational skills, time management, and attention to detail
• 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.
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.