Fire Protection Designer/ Engineer

This individual will design; coordinate, and possibly project manage the fire sprinkler systems for commercial, industrial, and residential buildings. He or she will design and create the finished representation for the sprinkler systems using drawing and drafting skills and tools. The drawings produced will be used as a guide by every other link in the chain of construction, both on-site and in the office. The designer will have responsibility for the initial planning of a project including scheduling of time, creating material stock listing, analyzing changes, and solving problems. Close coordination with the project manager, project superintendent, and sales representative will be required throughout the life of the project.


Job Responsibilities

• Review construction contract documents and coordinate with sub-contractors and General Contractor/owner to gather the required information to design the project’s sprinkler system

• Thorough use of analytical thinking and problem solving, determine construction feasibility and systems possibilities

• Create detailed drawings through extensive use of AutoCAD and AutoSprink type programs

• Create stock list for all material required throughout the project

• Perform hydraulic calculations

• Develop initial schedules for preliminary project work

• Maintain design historical records for future use

• Develop positive and ongoing relationships with customers to ensure company is meeting customers’ expectations

• Coordinate with other departments within office to ensure proper handover of job information

• Perform Project Manager functions as required

• Complete other assigned responsibilities as directed by immediate supervisor


Job Qualifications

• Applicable degree from a technical school or college

• NICET certification is a plus

• Experience in AutoCAD or demonstrated ability with AutoSprink, or other specialized fire sprinkler layout software

• Project management experience a plus

• Proven ability and track record of performing work in a timely manner and meeting deadlines

• Detail-oriented and skilled in free hand and mechanical lettering and drawings

• Possess good communication skills; both verbal and written 

• Willing to coordinate and work well with others

• Willing to pass a post-offer drug screen test, background and reference check 


What we offer:

  • Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Flex Spending (FSA) (Cafeteria Plan)
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Employee Stock Plan 
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays

About Security Fire Protection

As a life safety contractor, we at Security Fire Protection have a reputation for protecting people’s lives and property. Over the past 50 years we have built our reputation by taking on challenging projects and diligently inspecting & maintaining existing systems. Our reputation has been accomplished in thanks to our 100+ employees between our offices in Memphis (Headquarters), Nashville, and Knoxville (Morristown Automatic Sprinkler).

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