Grunau Company, Inc. Designer - Fire Protection in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
This individual will design and coordinate fire protection systems for various facilities. The candidate will design and create the finished representation for wet and dry sprinkler systems using drawing and drafting skills and tools. 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 close coordination with the project manager and foreman throughout the respective projects.
Responsible for initial planning of a project including scheduling of time, creating material stock lists, analyzing changes, and solving problems
Design various dry and wet fire protection systems following required codes
Identify value engineering opportunities where appropriate
Conduct field surveys of existing buildings and systems
Use design software for 2-D & 3-D drawings
Perform system calculations
Work with key customers and our design/build team to prepare conceptual drawings and estimates
Produce shop drawings and as-built drawings
Assist with system and equipment selection
Assemble system specifications and O&M; Manuals
Coordinate with field personnel to ensure information flow
Associates degree or better in drafting and design.
One year of experience in computer based drafting.
Demonstrated ability with AutoCAD, AutoSprink, or other specialized fire sprinkler layout software
Good planning and problem solving skills
Good math skills
Able to understand big picture issues
Good communication, written, verbal, interpersonal, and analytical skills
Project management experience a plus
Professional and detail-oriented. File organization skills.
Good with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
Reliable with ability to complete tasks within deadlines and communicate results back to the team
Possess a progressive, positive attitude
Ability to work as part of a team to achieve the Company’s overall goals
*Statement: *Grunau Company Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage Minorities, Women, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities to apply. Grunau intends to make reasonable accommodations for qualified job applicants and employees with disabilities.
Position: Designer - Fire Protection
Reports To: Design Manager
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Pay Range: Pay dependent upon level of experience and education
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, 401K, ESOP