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Sprinkler Designer - Sign-On Bonus Up to $2500.

Company: Summit Companies
Location: Portsmouth
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Summit Fire & Security, a member ofSummit Companies, is a premier firm in the Fire Protection and Fire Life Safety industry SFS provides services locally and has a vast presence across the U.S., providing services for the Fire Alarm & Security, Fire Extinguisher, Fire Sprinkler, Hood Cleaning, Industrial and Rack areas throughout all building styles. We offer our clients one solution to keep them compliant, prepared, and completely protected.


Responsible for operating with minimal supervision while completing project designs and submittals. Expected to be very familiar with quality documents, procedures, and work instructions as they related to the design function.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Design automatic sprinkler systems including fire pumps, tanks, wet, dry, pre-action, and deluge systems using working knowledge of fire sprinkler codes.
  • Perform hydraulic calculations for each design.
  • Prepare submittal packages to send to (AHJ) Authority Having Jurisdiction and subsequent correspondence to achieve design approval.
  • Participate in coordination meetings with contractor.
  • Participate in design kick off meetings.
  • With assistance from the Design Manager, a Senior Sprinkler Designer, or others, prepare fabrication lists for pipe fabrication vendor and requisition materials for job.
  • With assistance from the Design Manager, a Senior Sprinkler Designer, or others, perform field surveys to ensure design is appropriate for structure.
  • Assist field personnel with design related installation issues.
  • Prepare and submit final job close-out documents after final acceptance testing.
  • Understand and follow Safety program, SDS book, Hazardous communication program, policies and procedures. Employee must know where all related safety documentation is at all times on each project.
  • Periodically attend seminars or similar education/training sessions to stay abreast of latest technology, codes, and standards changes.
  • Communicate with internal and external customers in a professional manner.


    The qualifications listed below are representative of the elements required to perform the job successfully, however in some cases, an equivalent combination of Education, Training, Certifications and Experience may meet the job qualifications.

    Education, Training, Certifications:

    • HS Diploma or equivalent required. NICET II or NICET III and/or state required certification preferred. Equivalent experience will be considered assuming individual pursues NICET education.

      Experience, Knowledge, Skill Requirements:

      • 1-2 years' experience as sprinkler designer required. Must be able to work alone and as part of a team. Construction experience, Mechanical aptitude, basic and advanced math skills, problem solving skills, decision making skills, troubleshooting, ability to multitask, ability to meet project schedules, and the ability to plan and organize is required.

        Communication Skills:

        • Must have the ability to read, write and communicate in English with employees and customers.

          Systems and Software Skills:

          • Ability to operate a computer and use Microsoft Office required. Experience with HydraCad and/or other CAD software preferred.

            Other Qualifications:
            • Valid driver's license with acceptable driving record required.
            • Must be able to comply with Drug and Alcohol policy and Background screening requirements, which may also include customer specific requirements based on contractual agreement

              SFS participates in E-Verify & promotes a drug-free workplace. SFS is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

Keywords: Summit Companies, Portsmouth , Sprinkler Designer - Sign-On Bonus Up to $2500., Other , Portsmouth, Virginia

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