Western States Fire Protection Company Fire Protection Service Project Manager / Designer in Fort Collins, Colorado

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

  • Flex Spending (FSA) (Cafeteria Plan)

  • 401(k) Plan

  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Paid Holidays

Fire Protection Service Project Manager / Designer

The Service Project Manager/Designer holds overall management responsibility for all aspects of fire protection construction projects from conception through systems functioning as intended. They will also design and coordinate fire sprinkler systems for commercial, industrial, and residential buildings. He/she will oversee or conduct scheduling, planning, actual construction, expediting, inspection, quality control, and total delivery of the project according to established criteria. He/she is responsible for the initial planning of a project, tracking, forecasting, and communicating all costs, profits, and financial measures of the project. Through coordination with the site superintendent, the PM will organize and manage all the elements involved in construction - labor, temporary and permanent materials, equipment, supplies, utilities, and time.

Job Responsibilities

  • Review construction contract documents and coordinate with Subcontractors and General Contractor/Owner to gather the required information to design the project’s sprinkler system

  • Through 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

  • Create stock list for all material required throughout the project

  • Perform hydraulic calculations

  • Develop initial schedules for preliminary project work

  • Maintain design historical records and historical records for all functions 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

  • Conduct long range project planning and scheduling

  • Monitor and manage projects to comply with safety, quality, productivity and profitability requirements

  • Directly manage field labor force of assigned project to assure maximum productivity

  • Track employee hours and crew mix rates for each project

  • Ensure proper staffing is in place on each project

  • Identify changes in projects that impact cost, schedule or labor requirements

  • Make sure change orders/ change estimates are completed in a timely manner

  • Monitor project billings for accuracy and maintenance of a positive cash flow

  • Continually monitor progress of projects; review reports to ensure compliance with schedule and budgetary guidelines

  • Assist/ lead during field check stage of the project

  • Forecast future manpower requirements

  • Oversee work of Subcontractors

  • Ensure work complies with codes and permits

  • Administer construction contracts; approve work quality and payment requests

Job Qualifications

  • NICET Certification required – Either “In Training” or NICET Level I, II, III or IV Certified

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

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

  • Three years' successful construction industry experience with knowledge of Fire Protection industry

  • Five years' experience in commercial, industrial design.

  • Ability to coordinate and work well with others

  • Excellent communication skills: written and verbal

  • Willing to regularly travel overnight if required.

  • Willing to pass a post-offer drug screen test, background and reference 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.

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