Fire Protection Designer

February 10, 2021
Bentonville, AR
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Are you interested in developing new skills in Fire Protection design? Do you want to make a difference, applying your knowledge and working with a great team of professionals to design systems that save lives and protect property? If so, then bring your talent and skills to join HFA
We have a full-time opening in Bentonville Arkansas, for an entry level designer of fire protection systems.  

What You’ll Do: This position will be designing and hydraulically calculating fire protection sprinkler systems for commercial and retail facilities under the direct supervision of a fire protection engineer. Using industry standard software (Revit, AutoSprink and others) You’ll accurately and thoroughly prepare code compliant fire protection system designs within stipulated timeframes. The fire protection designer is an integral part of a successful fire protection system design team. You will interface with other in-house design professionals (including structural, mechanical, and electrical engineers; and architects) to achieve creative solutions and meet team goals and make our clients happy. Our culture encourages collaboration based on our client team structure and office layout.

Ability to travel within the continental US is required to verify existing fire protection systems and site visits during construction to verify systems are installed per specifications and contract documents is required, approximately 15-20 percent of the time.

What We Offer: the job requires travel, so, you get the airline miles, rental car points, hotel stay points and reimbursable expenses.  More stuff: Competitive salary and benefits package, including medical/dental, life and disability insurance, paid time off, and 401(k) retirement savings plan with a work environment that is professional, engaging, and rewarding. You'll have  an opportunity to enhance your technical skills and work with industry-leading computer design programs, modeling tools and technology.

What You Bring: Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering or related from an accredited college or university. Knowledgeable with experience using design software, listed above. Ability to obtain NICET certification; learn and comply with NFPA standards and other applicable federal, state and local codes Strong analytical, critical thinking and mathematical aptitude, with attention to detail, good working knowledge or hydraulic calculations and ability to read and understand construction documents. Ability to adapt to a changing environment and handle multiple priorities under time constraints

Qualification Details:

  • BS Degree in Mechanical or Architectural Engineering from an ABET EAC Accredited Program (Engineering Accreditation Commission)
  • A technical degree or certification and strong relevant experience will also be considered in lieu of a bachelor’s degree
  • A degree from a dedicated Fire Protection Engineering Program is highly regarded
  • Relevant internship or professional experience with commercial, retail, office, and industrial building types
  • Exposure to and or experience with AutoCAD and Revit a plus
  • Exposure to HydraCAD a plus