Reliance Fire Protection, founded in 1987 and based in Baltimore, MD, protects the lives and property of others with high performance, cost effective fire suppression systems. We are currently seeking candidates for our Fire Alarm Design department.

What we offer

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Flex Spending
  • Health Savings
  • 401(k)
  • ESOP
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life and Disability Insurance Options


The Fire Alarm Designer/Sales person will design fire alarm systems to all code specifications and assist the Company in establishing new customers and building on current relationships.

Job Responsibilities

  • Design fire alarm systems to all code specifications
  • Generating new relationships for department and all of Reliance
  • Grow department back log and establish solid project management
  • Training incoming designers and sales
  • Manage the life cycle of sold projects
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

  • Good oral, written and telephone communication skills
  • Good customer service skills
  • Able to work independently and complete duties and projects with moderate supervison
  • Moderate to advanced computer skills
  • Time management, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to read, analyze building construction documents
  • Good mathematical skills
  • Knowledge of all Local AHJ requirement for MD, VA, and DC
  • Extensive knowledge of NFPA 70, 72, and the IBC
  • Monitoring knowledge

Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma / GED required
  • Associate’s degree preferred with an Engineering degree a plus
  • Proficient in AUTOCAD, Microsoft Office, AdobePro or Bluebeam
  • Two plus years of previous Fire Protection Systems design or equivalent combination of experience and education
  • One year of sales experience is a plus

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Valid State Driver License
  • NICET III for Fire Alarm Systems a must

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Office environment – moderate noise
  • Construction job sites – moderate to heavy noise, uneven ground, may be subject to heights
  • Ability to maneuver in restricted, poorly lit spaces
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds at times
  • May be required to climb ladders up to 6 feet
  • Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)


Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.