Ellis Fire Suppression, Inc. , a subsidiary of Davis-Ulmer Sprinkler Company, was established in 2005 and is based in N. Billerica, MA. We are a full-service contractor for the New England area, specializing in both water-based and chemical suppression systems, as well as fire alarms and extinguishers. Ellis has an on-site fabrication shop and 24-hour emergency response team. Our dedicated team is committed to providing excellence in fire protection.

As a result of growth, we are currently seeking an individual for an experienced Fire Protection Systems Designer to join our team.


  • Reads, interprets building construction documents such as drawings, specifications and other contract documents
  • Prepares fire protection shop drawings, specifications, equipment submittals and computer hydraulic calculations as needed for compliance with applicable fire protection codes
  • Prepares equipment stock lists and fabrication lists for fabrication of fire protection piping and hangers and purchases material as necessary
  • Surveys existing buildings for accurate, economical installation of fire protection systems
  • Works closely with Design Manager, Sr. Designer, Project Managers, field staff and other employees throughout the company
  • Generates Request for Information Forms (RFI’s), test certificates and Operation and Maintenance Manuals (O&M’s)
  • Attends Project Manager meetings as necessary
  • Attends related training classes, courses and seminars as requested by supervisor
  • Other duties as assigned 


  •  This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities; however, the Designer may be required to assist Design Trainees and field personnel when required.


  • Previous experience designing fire protection systems is required to be considered
  • Good oral, written and telephone communication skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Moderate to advanced computer skills
  • Time management, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to read & analyze building construction documents
  • Good mathematical skills


  •  High school diploma / GED required
  • Associate’s degree preferred with an Engineering degree a plus
  • CAD experience preferred
  • Previous experience in Fire Protection Systems design 


  • Valid Driver's License
  • NICET certifications preferred


  • 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.