Fire Protection Designer

at Bernhard, LLC in Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

Job Description


Bernhard’s core mission is delivering innovative engineering, construction, and energy solutions that empower our clients and promote a sustainable future. Bernhard is comprised of four divisions: Mechanical, Electrical, Engineering, and Development, each with a distinct identity and service offerings. The intersection of our capabilities enables Bernhard to provide turnkey Energy-as-a-Service (“EaaS”) solutions to our clients. At the same time, our divisions continue working in the market sectors and communities that the Company has traditionally served. Bernhard’s vision is to be the leading EaaS provider in North America through the delivery of excellent, high-value service and innovative solutions for our clients

Purpose and Essential Duties:

Fire Protection Designer’s responsibilities include staying informed of NFPA requirements as well as applicable local codes and standards applicable to Fire Protection Systems, althewhile maintaining a high level of output/production with a sure amount of confidence. Produce construction documents for contractor bidding and shop drawing preparation purposes. Participate in job site surveys, job meetings, general note-taking, and discussions associated with design projects. Maintain a high level of understanding of and high use level of the latest Revit version software AutoCAD, or other drafting software maintained by BTME particular to Fire Protection Design. The Fire Protection Designer performs technical activities on assigned projects under the supervision of a licensed professional engineer, NICET III, or NICET IV certified employee including participation in technical studies, investigations, and designs on assigned projects.

Specific responsibilities include:

+ Designs and prepares drawings for Fire Protection systems for building projects including conducting code review, sprinkler calculations, standpipe and sprinkler system layout, etc.

+ Attends meetings with owners, clients, and/or architects as needed; and prepares meeting notes.

+ Conducts site surveys to determine existing facility conditions and specific client needs.

+ Assists the design team in the coordination with other disciplines including structural architectural, mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, civil, etc.

+ Accompanies senior level staff/project manager in performing project job site visits during construction to monitor progress and ensure conformance to design specifications, owner expectations, and building codes. Assist in preparing punch lists and project observations reports to note findings.

+ Actively attends in-house training sessions to obtain knowledge in necessary technical areas.

+ Must continually seek NICET II certification in water-based systems layout.

+ Is expected to perform tasks with moderate supervision.

+ Other duties as assigned.

This position is Full Time, Exempt, and reports to the

Travel Requirements About 25% of travel is required including overnight stays out of state. Must be able to travel by plane and automobile. Valid driver’s license required.

Required Education, Experience, and Qualifications:

+ Must have a degree from a technical school with a focus on Revit or two years experience using Revit or other design software.

+ Must have strong written and oral communication skills.

+ Must be able to comprehend code terminology and possess the skills necessary to apply the code or standards.

Preferred Qualifications

+ NICET II Certification

+ Two years experience in Fire Sprinkler Design.

+ Two years of field installation of Fire Protection Systems

Travel Requirements About 25% of travel is required including overnight stays out of state. Must be able to travel by plane and automobile. Valid driver’s license required.

Physical/Work Environment Requirements

+ Must be able to work in an office environment.

+ Must be able to ride/drive/fly for long distances.

+ Must be capable of field surveying; measure and accurately document job site conditions legibly.

+ Must be able to stand, walk, bend, stoop, squat, and climb a ladder on job sites.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that diverse candidates are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Bernhard, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Bernhard is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Women, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities, and participate in the e-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law.

To staffing/placement agencies: We are not responsible for any fee related to unsolicited resumes from 3rd party staffing and placement agencies (whether submitted through this website or sent directly to an employee of Bernhard LLC or its operating companies) unless a written agreement is in place between the agency and Bernhard, LLC (“Company”) and an authorized Company representative makes a written request to the agency to assist with a requisition. Similarly, no fee will be paid for candidates who apply and claim to be represented by an agency. Any unsolicited resumes, CVs, or other candidate information submitted by an agency will become the property of the Company, and no fee will be paid in the event such candidate is hired.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or © consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35©

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Job Posting: JC196871824

Posted On: Nov 06, 2021

Updated On: Sep 21, 2022

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