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Fire Protection Sprinkler Designer

Atlantic Constructors, Inc.
Richmond, Virginia, United States
April 12, 2019


Atlantic Constructors is seeking dynamic, motivated, career minded individuals to join our expanding team! Atlantic Constructors has been recognized as an industry leader in the Mid-Atlantic Region for over 50 years.

Job Title: Fire Protection Sprinkler Designer

Reports to: Fire Protection Manager


Prepares design drawings for Fire Protection Projects.

Essential Functions:

- Performs hydraulic calculations

- Designs and specifies wet-pipe, dry-pipe, pre-action, and deluge fire suppression systems supported by domestic infrastructure, fire pumps, and storage tanks on a wide variety of projects types

- Functions as the design lead on multi-discipline projects and assist in preparation of comprehensive fire protection packages

- Develops complete Shop Drawings packages from contract drawings and specifications, for review by AHJ and A/E

- Participates in BIM 3D Modeling coordination

- Verifies shop drawings are workable in field

- Compiles stock lists, and prepares field installation drawings

- Performs as-built reconciliation (field walk down)

- Performs facility commissioning of fire protection systems and/or investigate system failures

- Assists field personnel in resolving design related installation issues

- Applies sound fire protection engineering principles to troubleshoot and solve client related issues

- Performs other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibility: No


- 2 – 7 years related design experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience (preferably in a construction environment)

- Must be able to complete design projects start to finish, while working independently

- Must be able to multi-task, work with minimal supervision, follow written and oral instructions, show attention to detail and demonstrate problem-solving skills

- Working knowledge of AutoCad drafting software and HydraCad sprinkler design software

- Experience with at least one 3D CADD program and BIM

- Proven examples of large contract work awarded during career

- Must have above average skill with Microsoft Word and Excel

- Must be able to pass post-offer pre-employment drug screen, and may be required to satisfactorily complete additional background checks as required (i.e. DMV, criminal history)

- Must adhere to all company policy and procedures

- Must be available to work assigned schedules and extended hours as needed including day, evening, weekend, and holiday hours

The work environment and physical demands required would be representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, and may include, but are not limited to the following:

Work Environment:

- Works in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment

- Position may require visits to construction site

Physical Demands:

- This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopier, filing cabinets and fax machines


- May require infrequent travel (typically not overnight)


- Field experience

- NICET Level III or higher preferred

- Knowledge of special suppression systems such as foam, water spray, water mist, clean agent, wet/dry chemical, and carbon dioxide a plus

- Prior military experience

- HS diploma or GED equivalent


Atlantic Constructors offers competitive benefits, for more information check out our comprehensive list on our website.