Job Description:

The Design Project Leader will lead the design of fire sprinkler systems for commercial, industrial, and residential buildings, while also managing the projects associated with them. This individual will be responsible for the planning, scheduling, and creation of a representation of the systems through drawings and drafting, as well as seeing the execution of the project through. The Design Project Leader will communicate, collaborate, and coordinate with both the office and field personnel (including Project Superintendents, Sales Representatives, General Contractors, and Field Leaders), serving as both the Designer and the Project Leader for the project’s entirety. All Delta employees are provided with the ability to attend trainings and other growth and development opportunities, both personally, and professionally, throughout the entirety of their employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

The following are a list of preferred qualifications for this position. At Delta Fire Systems we believe in hiring candidates that are a good fit for our culture. Because of this, we are willing to train the right person in areas in which they possess less experience.

  • Applicable degree from a university or technical school
  • Previous experience in design and/or project management
  • NICET Level II, Fire Protection Engineer, or any other relevant certifications
  • Demonstrated ability to confidently utilize AutoCAD, AlarmCAD, AutoSprink, HydraCAD, or other specialized fire sprinkler layout software
  • Two years’ experience in commercial, industrial, and residential design


  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and the ability to pass a pre-employment drug screening, background check, and reference check.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Exceptional ability to multi-task while paying attention to detail and remaining organized
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Robust people interaction and relationship-building skills 
  • Coordination, collaboration, and communication with office and field personnel; teamwork
  • Perseverance managing self in stressful situations involving multiple moving parts in a fast-paced environment
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in commercial, industrial, and residential sprinklers
  • May require travel for out of town jobs or vocational training


  • Thoroughly review construction contract documents and communicate and collaborate with both the sub-contractors and General Contractor/owner to gather all necessary and required information to create the highest quality design
  • Analyze each project and job site to determine construction feasibility, proactively identify potential issues and threats, and establish a strategy for resolution
  • Create detailed drawings through extensive use of AutoCAD, AlarmCAD, AutoSprink, or HydraCAD type programs
  • Establish and maintain stock list for all required material throughout the project’s totality
  • Oversee all phases of projects from design to completion
  • Perform hydraulic calculations
  • Coordinate initial schedules for preliminary project work
  • Consistently communicate schedule and project progress with all necessary parties, and collaborate to meet deadlines
  • Maintain historical design records for future use
  • Develop and maintain deep-seated, lasting, relationships with our customers to ensure their needs and expectations are met.
  • Perform other general Project Leader functions as required
  • Complete other assigned responsibilities as directed by immediate supervisor or other Delta Fire management personnel


Compensation: DOE 


Union Employees:

  • Insurance and other benefits through offered through Local 669 Union Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Non-Union Employees:

  • Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, 401K
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • 3 Weeks PTO in your first year 

 All Employees:

  • APi PerksSpot (online discount store)
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Health and Wellness Program 
  • Learn to Live (online mental health resources)

Company Description

Delta Fire was formed in 1963 by fire protection engineers William A. Pickett and Nels C. Sparr. The duo wanted to build a professional organization they could be personally proud of. With that goal in mind, and their leadership and ability to attract good people, Delta Fire has grown to be one of the largest and most respected fire protection contractors in the intermountain area.

For years our main business focused on the design, installation and service of fire prevention and fire suppression services, but our alarm security and monitoring divisions are growing rapidly. Delta Fire currently employs more than 180 people, and we have experience in a variety of markets, including: commercial, residential, industrial, energy and power, mining, government and military.

We are headquartered in Salt Lake City, but have a total of seven office locations to serve a huge part of the intermountain area, including the Salt Lake Valley and southern Utah, Reno and northwest Nevada, and southern Idaho.

Delta Fire was acquired by APi Group, Inc. in 2008 and since then it has been able to benefit from the synergy of more than 35 companies; including competitive manufacturer pricing, robust insurance and bonding, and extensive safety and leadership training and resources. We are an industry leader in the installation of pre-action, foam, deluge, carbon dioxide and other clean agent and special hazard systems.

Our Commitment

Delta Fire is committed to customer satisfaction and cutting edge technology, and we work hard to service our customers’ systems safely and quickly. We have an incredible safety record, and also believe in using sustainable business practices to improve and protect our environment.

Community Involvement & Industry Memberships

Delta Fire Systems, Inc. is proud to actively service in our local communities.  In addition to actively participating in volunteer causes and charitable fundraising, we also participate in trade and industry organizations and committees.  Some of those organizations include:

  • Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. (ABC)
  • American Subcontractors Association (ASA)
  • Idaho Fire Protection Forum (IFPF)
  • Institute Of Real Estate Management (IREM), Chapter 89
  • Fire Prevention Association Of Nevada (FPAN)
  • National Association Of Fire Equipment Distributors (NAFED)
  • National Institute For Certification In Engineering Technologies (NICET)
  • National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA)
  • Northern Nevada Automatic Fire Alarm Association (NNAFAA)
  • National Safety Council (NSC)
  • Utah Safety Council (USC)
Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.