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.

Responsibilities:
  • 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

Specific Requirements:

  • Associates degree or better in drafting and design.

  • One year of experience in computer based drafting.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • 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‚Äôs 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