Ahern, one of the leading mechanical and fire protection contractors in the United States, has an exciting opportunity for a Fire Protection Designer to support our Des Moines office either on site in our Des Moines office or remotely within a 90 mile radius. In 2020, Ahern was named the ENR Midwest Specialty Contractor of the Year. Building this first class reputation in the industry since 1880 did not happen by chance. It has developed over time through our commitment to conducting business ethically and by providing continuous learning, improvement and development opportunities for its number one asset, employees. You owe it to yourself to find out what Ahern has to offer!
How you will contribute:
This is a great opportunity to showcase your design skills while leading key roles on various fire protection system projects. As a Designer you will exercise your attention to detail while designing automatic sprinkler systems using HyrdaCAD, an AutoCAD based software product. In conjunction with a Sales PM and Project Manager you will plan, organize and execute projects through activities such as; on-site field surveys, generating hydraulic calculations, submitting drawings to obtain the required building permits, 3D BIM coordination using NavisWorks, preparing stock lists, ensuring the projects adhere to the proposed timeline, and preparing project close-out, operation and maintenance documents.
What you need to qualify:
Ahern will help make the most of your degree in a Design/ Drafting, Engineering or Construction Management related program or construction design experience. Being mathematically and technically inclined to learn industry specific software and codes will be essential. You will stand out above other candidates if you have two plus years in fire protection or mechanical construction design experience. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, deadline driven work environment is critical. A commitment to providing exceptional customer service, maintaining cutting edge industry knowledge and being able to execute tasks with a great amount of detail will be crucial.
What’s in it for you?
The Company has a commitment to excellence that extends beyond our outstanding customer satisfaction ratings and numerous safety awards. The Company extends this commitment by passing a significant amount of profits back to employees through bonus programs, and generous 401K match. Ahern has a health benefits package that ranks in the top 20% of all plans nationally. Ahern also has a wellness program that was designed to keep employees and their families happy and healthy. Significant investment in employee training programs, advancement opportunities, educational assistance, and flexible work schedules have helped Ahern stand out above others in the industry. Experience for yourself why Ahern has been voted the Best Place to Work!
Ahern is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages veterans, women, minorities, and disabled individuals to apply.