Fire Protection Sales Project Manager
at Ahern

Date Posted: 2/7/2019

Job Description

Ahern, one of the leading mechanical and fire protection contractors in the United States, has an exciting opportunity for an additional Fire Protection Sales Project Manager in our Milwaukee office.  Building a first class reputation in the industry since 1880 did not happen by chance. It has developed over time through our commitment to conducting business ethically and by providing continuous learning, improvement and development opportunities for its number one asset, employees. You owe it to yourself to find out what Ahern has to offer!

How you will contribute: 
Leverage your persuasion and relationship management skills through developing and growing a customer base within the 6 Southeast Wisconsin counties. Apply your project management abilities through performing preliminary design and calculations for the bid estimates, preparing pricing for materials, labor, freight, and fabrication, seeking out competitive vendors and services to assure that Ahern’s fire protection projects are competitively bid. You will also be responsible for preparing scope and quotation letters for customers, maintaining monthly estimate logs, meeting with management on a regular basis to discuss current estimating backlog and due dates, participating in turnover meetings as required, and assisting with any follow-up information with the customer as is requested, assuming an active role in managing the projects in conjunction with the designer and construction superintendent. 

What you need to qualify:  
Ahern will make the most out of your five plus years of fire protection contracting experience.  The ideal candidate will have sales and/ or project management experience, but candidates coming from the field or design will be considered as well.  You will stand out if you have prior experience bidding work and strong understanding of estimating.  Knowledge of how to calculate systems using HydraCalc is preferred. Must have excellent communication, customer service and organizational skills; the ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.  NICET certification is preferred.

What's in it for you?

Working for the 15th largest mechanical contractor in the United States comes with many perks. The Company has a commitment to excellence that extends beyond our outstanding customer satisfaction ratings and numerous safety awards.  The Company extends this commitment by passing a significant amount of profits back to employees through bonus programs, and generous 401K match. Ahern has a health benefits package that ranks in the top 25% of all plans nationally.  Ahern also has a wellness program that was designed to keep employees and their families happy and healthy.  Significant investment in employee training programs, advancement opportunities, educational assistance, and flexible work schedules have helped Ahern stand out above others in the industry.   Experience for yourself why Ahern has been voted the Best Place to Work!

Ahern is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages veterans, women, minorities, and disabled individuals to apply.


Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Milwaukee, WI
  • Job Type: Sales
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 2/7/2019

About Us

Every day we help create safe environments across communities. From HVAC to water treatment, plumbing, pipe fabrication and fire protection systems – we are known for excellence and commitment. We are the trusted name behind the critical infrastructure.

The fact that we supply essential systems means that our employees are central to our success. They are the heroes behind the scenes. The teammates who are helping us build and maintain our reputation.

At Ahern, you can pursue your interests, find your strengths and enhance your skills. We provide a wide range of career options, professional development and challenges to help you reach your potential. A career at Ahern is more than just a paycheck, it involves personal growth, seeking out new challenges and broadening your skills. Ahern looks for individuals who are self-motivated and willing to collaborate with others to reach their career goals.

Ahern truly values the input and contributions of its employees. We can only carry out our mission with the efforts and commitment of our employees. That’s why we continue to help them grow with advanced training, ongoing career opportunities and excellent pay and benefits.

  • 8 Years – Ahern office employees average 8 years of industry experience.
  • 75% of all Ahern employees hold professional certification
  • 1,300 employees – 28% have 10+ years of industry experience
  • 45% of Ahern office employees hold one or more college degrees

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We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and encourage veterans, women, minorities, and disabled individuals to apply. Need help applying? Email or call us to request reasonable accommodation at or (920) 907-5505. Curious about our EEO policy and your rights as a candidate? Get more information here.