Electrical and Mechanical Systems Engineering Technology Certifications:
Fire Protection Water-Based (formerly Automatic Sprinkler System)
Mechanical - Fire Protection, Mechanical Engineering
We are currently seeking aFire Sprinkler Designer IIIto join the team as a member of our growing Fire Protection division.
McKinstry is a full-service, design-build firm specializing in consulting, construction, energy and facility services. The firm's innovative, integrated delivery methodology provides clients with a single point of accountability that drives waste and redundancy out of the design/build process. With nearly 2,000 professional staff and trades people throughout the United States and operations in more than 15 states, McKinstry advocates collaborative, sustainable solutions designed to ensure occupant comfort, improve systems efficiency, reduce facility operational costs, and optimize profitability "For The Life of Your Building." For more information, visitwww.mckinstry.com.
This person will be responsible for:
Fire Protection Development/Design
Reads and interprets construction documents that includes drawings, specifications and contracts and actively participates with pre-planning the overall fire sprinkler system design approach.
Designs and lays out fire sprinkler systems for complex buildings utilizing CAD and/or AutoSprink software. Adheres to NFPA, FM Global, local and other national codes as appropriate.
Actively participates in the coordination of new projects that often requires analytical thinking to solve unique and complex fire protection situations.
Coordinates with other trades or internal McKinstry teams as necessary. Field surveys assigned project when needed.
Participates in the design start and periodic project team updates for projects.
Works with project managers and/or foreman to develop field prints and fabrication details. Supports the team with technical information as needed.
Participates in the BIM/CAD environment and maintains all related fire sprinkler supporting documents.
Develops and promotes practices to improve production efficiency and effectiveness of the designated BIM/CAD software platform used by providing comments and updates to standards.
Performs hydraulic and seismic bracing calculations. Includes both manual methods as well as with packaged software.
Selects material and completes stock lists throughout the project.
Takes the initiative to further develop drafting, modeling, and design skills.
Develops positive working relationships with all internal and external team members assigned to your projects.
Ability to manage multiple design projects simultaneously depending on complexity of scope.
Other duties as assigned.
Qualified candidates will possess the following:
Fire sprinkler layout and design experience; a minimum of seven (7) years.
NICET III Certification or higher preferred.
Engineering Degree or equivalent preferred.
Ability to read blue prints, schematics, drawings, specifications and technical material.
Knowledge of applicable codes.
Knowledge of building systems and applications required.
Working knowledge of AutoCAD-based products; AutoSprink experience strongly preferred; Revit and Navisworks experience preferred.
Intermediate knowledge of the Microsoft Suite, Word, Excel and Outlook required.
Project Management experience preferred.
People Management experience preferred.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Ability and willingness to travel.
Physical ability to navigate jobsites in uneven terrain.
Provide personal transportation for meetings and job visits away from the office; reimbursed.
Normal office working conditions.
McKinstry's success isn't a matter of fate or luck. It's the natural consequence of our commitment to innovation...how we support our employees...the unique truly integrated way we deliver...the long-term relationships we forge with our clients...and our unwavering commitment to creating buildings that are good to their owners, occupants, and the environment. Innovation runs on ideas, which can come from anywhere. Projects at McKinstry are not owned by individuals or departments, but by all of us, which is why it's common to see new employees from one discipline collaborating with 30-year veterans from another.
Our company culture includes a robust mix of sound business practices and employee initiatives that promote personal and professional development, work/life balance, health and wellness and community involvement.
The Company is an equal opportunity employer. We believe every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, or Veteran or military status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law in the relevant jurisdiction. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to employment, advancement, assignment and training.
McKinstry is committed to strengthening our diversity through recruiting and retaining minority and women professionals from all backgrounds. Our commitment is consistent with our recognition that it is the outstanding people within McKinstry who have always been the source of our strength. We recognize that promoting diversity is an integral component of our continuing quest for organizational excellence.
This commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity is made equally as a social responsibility and as an economic and business necessity.
Anyone with questions or concerns regarding Equal Employment Opportunity should contact their direct supervisor or the Human Resources Department without fear of retaliation of any kind.
Keywords: Fire Sprinkler, Fire Protection, AutoSprink, Drafting, design, REVIT, BIM, CAD, Modeling, Mechanical Systems, construction documents, Layout, Construction Drawings, NICET, As-Built Drawings