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Project Manager / Designer

Company: Western States Fire Protection Co.
Location: Houston, TX

This individual will design, coordinate, and project manage the fire sprinkler systems for commercial, industrial, and residential buildings.  He or she will design and create the finished representation for the sprinkler systems using drawing and drafting skills and tools.  The drawings produced will be used as a guide by every other link in the chain of construction, both on-site and in the office.  This person will have responsibility for the initial planning of a project including scheduling of time, creating material stock listing, analyzing changes, and solving problems.


-Preferred Construction Management degree, Fire Protection degree or applicable other degree from a technical school or college
-NICET certification recommended: NICET Level 1, 2, 3, or 4 certified with the expectation of continuing education towards these certifications and testing for State License RMEG
-Demonstrated ability with AutoCAD, AutoSprink, HydraCAD, or other specialized fire sprinkler layout software
-Proven ability and track record of designing and managing fire protection systems installation as well as performing work in a timely manner and meeting deadlines
-Proven ability and track record of managing the financial aspect of fire protection installation through budget management, change order management, information management etc. 
-Three years experience in commercial, industrial and residential fire sprinkler design
-Must have working knowledge of state, local and NFPA fire codes
-Ability to coordinate and work well with others
-Excellent communication skills-written and verbal


-The Project Manager/Designer holds overall management responsibility for all aspects of fire protection construction projects from conception through systems functioning as intended. He/she will oversee or conduct scheduling, planning, actual construction, expediting, inspection, quality control, and total delivery of the project according to established criteria. Responsible for tracking, forecasting, and communicating all costs, profits, and financial measures of the project. Through coordination with the site superintendent, this person will organize and manage all the elements involved in construction - labor, temporary and permanent materials, equipment, supplies, utilities, and time.

Western States Fire Protection and its affiliates are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers.

Pay Range:

Pay depends on your level of experience and education.


Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, 401K, ESOP.

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