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Western States Fire Protection Company Lead Designer/Design Manager in Houston, Texas

Western States Fire Protection (WSFP) and its subsidiaries are more than a company. We are a family of unique individuals committed to our purpose, our values, and each other. And we believe in making our own luck, creating our own opportunities. WSFP accomplishes this by constantly innovating, finding ways to create new value and seizing new opportunities.

Protecting lives and property since 1985, WSFP and its subsidiaries specializes in Life Safety Systems. Our values are simple: integrity, quality, safety, professionalism, commitment.

What we offer:

  • Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Employee Assistant Program

  • Flex Spending (FSA) (Cafeteria Plan) and HSA

  • 401(k) Plan – Matching up to 3%

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Profit Sharing Plan

  • Paid Time Off (PTO), Parental Leave, Paid Pregnancy Medical Leave

  • Paid Holidays

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Annual Discretionary Bonus

  • Employer Paid Life Insurance

  • Gym membership reimbursement

    Lead Designer

    This position is a “Great Opportunity” for a designer that desires to move up within a great industry and company like Western States Fire Protection. This individual will lead a group of 3 – 5 fire sprinkler designers by providing knowledge, support, and training. He or she will work closely with the Division Managers and Area Manager to schedule and coordinate design and scheduling. He or she will also be required to lead by example. There will also be opportunities for leadership training, project management, and sales/estimating.

    Job Responsibilities

  • Support a group of 3-5 fire sprinkler designers by providing leadership and training.

  • Review construction contract documents and coordinate with sub-contractors and General Contractor/owner to gather the required information to design the project’s sprinkler system

  • Thorough use of analytical thinking and problem solving, determine construction feasibility and systems possibilities

  • Create detailed drawings through extensive use of AutoCAD, AutoSprink, or HydraCAD type programs

  • Coordinate with other trades using BIM/3D modeling.

  • Create stock list for all material required throughout the project

  • Perform hydraulic calculations

  • Develop initial schedules for preliminary project work

  • Maintain design historical records for future use

  • Develop positive and ongoing relationships with customers to ensure company is meeting customers’ expectations

  • Coordinate with other departments within office to ensure proper handover of job information

  • Perform Project Manager functions as required

  • Complete other assigned responsibilities as directed by immediate supervisor or other WSFP management personnel

    Job Qualifications

  • NICET III certification

  • Demonstrated ability with AutoCAD, AutoSprink, HydraCAD, or other specialized fire sprinkler layout software

  • BIM/3D Coordination experience

  • Project management experience a plus

  • Proven ability and track record of performing work in a timely manner and meeting deadlines

  • Five years’ minimum experience in fire sprinkler design

  • Detail-oriented

  • Possess good communication skills

  • Willingness and ability to teach others.

  • Willing to coordinate and work well with others

  • Willing to pass a drug screen test and a background check

    All qualified applicants with Western States Fire Protection Company will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin or status as a qualified individual with a disability or protected veteran.

    VEVRAA Federal Contractor