Designer – Fire Protection

General Summary

Responsible for the layout and design of fire protection systems in accordance with all applicable government codes and per scope of assigned contract.

Principal Responsibility

  • Prepares layout and design of fire protection systems in accordance with applicable local, state, and national codes within the scope of the contract while meeting customer needs.
  • Prepares hydraulic calculations that support complete design of appropriate Fire Protection systems.
  • Performs field surveys when necessary to determine actual field conditions to ensure designed system will fit the given building structure.
  • Prepares a complete and detailed material cut list for fabrication to ensure design specifications are met. Addresses all fabrication shop and field personnel questions to facilitate efficient shop and on-site production.
  • Obtains plan approval from appropriate agencies, e.g. local fire department, relevant insurance company, State of Wisconsin, etc.
  • Prepare submittal packages to meet project specifications.
  • Obtains shop drawing approval from architect, engineer, owner, etc.
  • Coordinates design drawings and piping layouts with various trades on the project to ensure proper fit (HVAC, plumbing, electrical etc).
  • Communicates with appropriate parties to resolve design issues, change orders, and approvals. Maintains organized records of assigned active projects.
  • Assists with technical interpretation and writing of RFI’s as need arises.
  • Represent Hooper Corporation in matters of project coordination and technical assistance as required.
  • Performs additional assignments per project manager’s direction.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Two year Associate degree in engineering, preferably in Fire Protection technology.
  • Proficiency in latest computerized design applications, e.g. AutoCad software.
  • Minimum two years experience in Fire Protection system design.
  •  Good analytical and problem solving, verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills to work effectively within team environment.
  • Strong understanding of NFPA and other local and state code.
  • Good design skills and maintains working knowledge of latest Fire Protection system technology.
  • Valid Drivers License.

Scope Data

  • Works and interacts in team environment with 30-40 personnel.
  • Designs approximately 10-20 jobs per year.

Description of physical working environment

  • Works in normal office environment and makes frequent client visits requiring driving personal vehicle.  When in the office, regularly works from a sitting position with a computer.  Repetitive typing and computer use required.  Regular bending, twisting, and light lifting is common.
  • Works on field construction site in all kinds of weather to survey site conditions and resolve coordination issues with the trades.
  • Ability to climb up and down ladders and steps on site is required.