Fire Sprinkler Design Manager
at Ahern

Date Posted: 4/19/2019

Job Description

Ahern, one of the leading mechanical and fire protection contractors in the United States, has an exciting opportunity for a Design Manager working out of our Des Moines office.  Des Moines was recently rated the fourth best city to live in the United States by US Weekly!  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: 

This is a great opportunity to leverage your design talent and leadership skills as you lead, mentor & direct the design team on various fire protection system projects.   As the Design Manager you will exercise your attention to detail while designing automatic sprinkler systems using HydraCAD, an AutoCAD based software product.  You will ensure quality of submittal drawings, calculations, monitor workload of other designers and maintain technical certifications to obtain necessary permits and certificates.  In conjunction with Labor Leadership and Sales Project Managers, you will plan, organize and execute projects through activities such as; on-site field surveys, generating hydraulic calculations, submitting drawings to obtain the required building permits, 3D BIM coordination using NavisWorks, preparing stock lists, ensuring the projects adhere to the proposed timeline, and preparing project close-out, operation and maintenance documents.  You will be challenged to excel beyond your expectations in team-oriented, results driven environment.

What you need to qualify:

You will have a minimum of four years of prior relevant experience working with fire sprinkler design.  Two years of leadership experience is preferred.  Post-secondary degree or completed apprenticeship preferred.  You can stand out above other candidates by demonstrating the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment.  A commitment to providing exceptional customer service, maintaining cutting edge industry knowledge and being able to execute tasks with a great amount of detail will be crucial.  If you are ready to demonstrate this expertise, Ahern wants you!

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.

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Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Des Moines, IA
  • Job Type: Design
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 4/19/2019

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.

  • Over 400 of Ahern's employees have been with the Company for 10 or more years.
  • Ahern office employees average 8 years of industry experience.
  • In the last 2 years, over 17% of Ahern's team has received a promotion or increased job responsibility.
  • Over 70% of all Ahern employees hold professional certifications.
  • Over 29% of our office employees have 10 or more years of industry experience.

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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 aherncareers@jfahern.com or (920) 907-5505. Curious about our EEO policy and your rights as a candidate? Get more information here.