Fire Protection Sprinkler Designer - Extremely competitive compensation, telecommuting possible! in Newport News, VA at Atlantic Constructors, Inc.

Date Posted: 10/17/2020

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Job Description

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 Design Manager


Design Fire Protection Systems for all types of projects including Industrial, commercial, and residential.

Essential Functions:

  • Designs layout of various types of fire protection systems including 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
  • Interprets architectural drawings and specifications to develop complete fire protection submittal packages in accordance with the contract documents, building codes, and NFPA Standards
  • Participates in BIM 3D Modeling coordination
  • Performs hydraulic calculations
  • Conducts field survey prior to fabrication
  • Compiles stock lists, and prepares field installation drawings
  • Prepares closeout documents
  • 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
  • Strong communication and research skills, mechanical aptitude, and attention to detail
  • 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 advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • 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

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 will require occasional visits to construction sites

Physical Demands:

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


  • May require infrequent travel (typically not overnight)


  • Field installation 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
  • Revit experience
  • Prior military experience 
  • HS diploma or GED equivalent


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

At this time, Atlantic Constructors, Inc. will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization (work visas) for any position.

Atlantic Constructors, Inc. is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or other related medical conditions), genetic information, sexual orientation/gender identity, veteran or marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you would like an accommodation or any assistance in order to apply for a job, please call 1-877-WRK-4ACI for assistance, or fax your requested accommodation to 804-523-8781. Nothing contained herein is to be construed as an offer of employment or a binding contract of employment for a specific period of time. Employment can be terminated by either the employee or the employer at any time, for any reason, with or without notice.