Fire Protection Designer
J. F. Ahern Co. - Des Moines, IA

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Ahern, one of the leading mechanical and fire protection contractors in the United States, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Fire Protection Designer to join our team in Des Moines. Building a first class reputation in the industry since 1880 did not happen by chance. It has developed over time through upholding honest and fair work practices, being committed to conducting business ethically, and by providing continuous learning, improvement and development opportunities for its number one asset, employees. You owe it to yourself to find out what Ahern has to offer! How you will contribute: This is a great opportunity to perfect your design skills while playing a key role on various fire protection system projects. As a Designer you will exercise your attention to detail while designing automatic sprinkler systems using HyrdaCAD, an AutoCAD based software product. In conjunction with a Sales Project Manager you will plan, organize and execute projects through activities such as; on-site field surveys, generating hydraulic calculations, submitting drawings to obtain the required building permits, 3D BIM coordination using NavisWorks, preparing stock lists, ensuring the projects adhere to the proposed timeline, and preparing project close-out, operation and maintenance documents. You will be challenged to excel beyond your expectations in a team-oriented, results driven environment.

Experience Required:

What you need to qualify: Ahern will help make the most of your degree in a design/drafting related program. Being proficient in AutoCAD, mathematically and technically inclined to learn industry specific software and codes will be essential. You can stand out above other candidates by demonstrating the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment. A commitment to providing exceptional customer service, maintaining cutting edge industry knowledge and being able to execute tasks with a great amount of detail will be crucial. The ideal candidate will have prior experience designing fire protection systems and hold a NICET certification. If you are ready to demonstrate this expertise, Ahern wants you!

Education Required:

AS or Equiv.

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Level Required

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What's in it for you? Working for the 25th largest mechanical contractor in the United States comes with many perks. The Company's commitment to excellence extends beyond the outstanding customer satisfaction ratings and numerous safety awards. The Company extends this commitment by passing 40% of profits back to employees through bonus programs, 401k with a strong company match, and profit sharing. Ahern's health benefits package ranks in the top 25% of all plans nationally. Ahern's wellness program was designed to keep employees and their families happy and healthy. Significant investment in employee training programs, advancement opportunities, educational assistance, and flexible work schedules have helped Ahern stand out above others in the industry. Experience for yourself why Ahern has been voted the Best Place to Work! Equal Opportunity Employer