Ellis Fire Suppression, Inc. was established in 2005 and is based in 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. 

What we offer

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



The Project Manager is responsible for overseeing the completion of all assigned contract jobs, including profit and loss responsibility for assigned work.



  • Maintain contract documents throughout the life of the project and ensure changes from bulletins, addenda, etc. are addressed and processed
  • Communicate with site foreman to track change orders
  • Process change orders in a timely fashion, to include regular follow-up with GC/CM for updates
  • Coordinate with Designer to submit RFIs when necessary
  • Maintain continual communications with and provide regular status updates to the GC/CM
  • Attend weekly jobsite meetings, and communicate results with job designer as needed
  • Perform weekly safety walkthroughs and site safety audits, and document completion
  • Ensure completion of weekly toolbox talks, to include submission to the Safety Manager
  • Collect timesheets from field personnel to submit to Branch Manager
  • Perform monthly billing updates for all assigned contract jobs
  • Coordinate with Designer to submit required job closeout documentation
  • Submit documentation and application for construction permits when required
  • Assist in preparation of monthly WIP updates for assigned contract jobs
  • Attend turnover meetings with sales and design personnel for new jobs
  • Oversee weekly project manpower requirements for scheduling
  • Material/equipment ordering and oversight for jobs (as applicable between designer and shop coordinator)
  • Maintain communications and coordination (including drawings and testing) with fire marshal



  • Supervises the field personnel working on their assigned jobs



  • Good oral, written and telephone communication skills
  • Good customer service skills
  • Moderate to advanced computer skills
  • Time management, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to read and analyze building construction documents
  • Good mathematical skills with the ability to read, understand and create financial reports



  • High School Diploma / GED required
  • Associate’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge of CAD design preferred
  • Previous experience in the Project Management field, preferably in the Fire Protection industry, or equivalent combination of experience and schooling



  • Valid State Driver License



  • Office environment – moderate noise
  • Construction job sites – moderate to heavy noise, uneven ground, subject to all types of weather, may be subject to heights
  • Ability to maneuver in restricted, poorly lit spaces
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds at a time



All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities.  To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.  Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.


Davis-Ulmer and its subsidiaries are affirmative action and equal opportunity employers, and do not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected status or characteristic. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran


Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.