Midwestern Mechanical Inc. Fire Protection Designer in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Driven Fire Consultants is a design and consulting firm specializing in fire sprinkler systems. We work with contractors, architects, engineers, and building owners to create code compliant and cost effective fire protection systems for all types of buildings. We are affiliated with Midwestern Mechanical, Inc.

We are passionate about our customers, our employees, and the work we perform. We maintain a workplace that individuals can be proud of, where talents are embraced, and results are encouraged and supported.

We are looking for a talented designer who values integrity, informed decision-making and collaboration. If you believe you are one of those talented people, and are interested in being considered for a career at Driven Fire Consultants, we invite you to apply today!

CURRENT OPPORTUNITY: Fire Protection Designer

Position Summary:

The designer is responsible for fire sprinkler system design work on multiple projects according to all pertinent specifications, drawings and codes. Completes permit drawings and hydraulic calculations for all types of buildings under construction, including residential, commercial and industrial. Applies knowledge of system operations and follows planned blueprint instructions.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Print or obtain the appropriate and up-to-date plans.

  • Maintain constructive communication with administrative staff, estimators and managers.

  • Obtain all pertinent water flow data and properly size system.

  • Determine requirements for products, material, clarifications, or substitutions.

  • Design complete system and obtain approval from manager prior to submitting to the estimator or AHJ.

  • Attend all required meetings both in house and with contractor.

  • Maintain proper documents and updates and forward to appropriate personnel.

  • Maintain accurate and appropriate documentation on each project.

Required Skills:

  • Good time management and organizational skills. Personal accountability is a must.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • The ability to make decisions independently.

  • Prior experience or knowledge is preferred.

  • Completion of AFSA and NICET Certification in design is required, and may be completed during employment.

  • Understanding of codes or willingness to learn codes as taught or directed by design manager.

  • Proficient with computers and programs, especially CAD and specialized add on programs.

Educational and Experience Requirements:

  • Any level of education is acceptable for the right candidate. A strong desire to learn, grow, work hard and improve oneself are the most important qualities.

  • Candidates with the above qualities with any level of experience are encouraged to apply, although candidates who can show that they possess these qualities through past achievements will receive preferential consideration.

  • Past achievements that show an eagerness to grow, learn and contribute include but are not limited to: Bachelor's degree in engineering or high school diploma with related experience including drafting or construction experience, especially in plumbing or fire sprinkler installation.

Working Conditions:

This position entails spending most of the time in the office with the occasional visit to a construction site. Some travel may be required to visit construction sites. Most days will entail working hard in the office and going home at night. The occasional visit to a construction site may expose the individual to adverse weather conditions and normal construction hazards. Personal safety equipment will be provided for any necessary site visits.

We offer market competitive pay, as well as opportunities for advancement, knowledge and skill development, and recognition of individual achievements. In addition, we offer the following benefits to our employees:

  • Health, dental, vision and life insurance

  • Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Savings Accounts

  • 401(k) retirement program with company match

  • Paid holidays and vacation