Fire Sprinkler Designer and Project Manager

Company: VFP Fire Systems, Inc.
Location: Fort Wayne, IN

This individual will design, coordinate and possibly 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. The designer will have responsibility for the initial planning of a project including scheduling of time, creating material stock listing, analyzing changes, and solving problems. Close coordination with the project manager, project superintendent, and sales representative will be required throughout the life of the project. 


Applicable degree from a technical school or college

NICET certification is a plus

Demonstrated ability with AutoCAD, AutoSprink, HydraCAD, or other specialized fire sprinkler layout software

Project management experience a plus

Proven ability and track record of performing work in a timely manner and meeting deadlines

Three years experience in commercial, industrial, and residential design

Detail oriented and skilled in free hand and mechanical letterings and drawings

Possess good communication skills; both verbal and written

Willing to coordinate and work well with others

Willing to pass pre-employment drug screen test, background and reference check


Review construction contract documents and coordinate with sub-contractors and General Contractor/owner to gather required information to design the project's sprinkler system

Thorough use of analytical thinking and problem solving, determine construction feasibility and systems possibilities

Create detailed drawings through extensive use of AutoCAD, AutoSprink, or HydraCAD type programs

Create stock list for all material required throughout the project

Perform hydraulic calculations

Develop initial schedules for preliminary project work

Maintain and design historical records for future use

Develop positive and ongoing relationships with customers to ensure company is meeting customers' expectations

Coordinate with other departments within the office to ensure proper handover of job information

Perform project manager functions as required

Complete other assigned responsibilities as directed by immediate supervisor or other VFP Fire Systems management personnel


Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance Flex Spending (FSA) 401(k) Plan Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Paid Time Off (PTO) Paid Holidays

Pay Range:

Pay depends on your level of experience and education.


Chris Evans

Contact Phone:

(260) 493-0843

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