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Project Manager and Designer (Entry-Level)

Western States Fire Protection Glenwood Springs Full-Time
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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

Project Manager and Designer (Entry-Level)

This individual will design, coordinate, and project manage the fire sprinkler and/or fire alarm systems for commercial, industrial, and residential buildings. He or she will design and create the finished representation for the fire sprinkler and/or fire alarm systems using drawing and drafting skills and tools. The drawings produced will be used as a guide by every other link in the chain of construction, both on-site and in the office. This person will have responsibility for the initial planning of a project including scheduling of time, material procurement, analyzing changes, and solving problems.

Job Responsibilities

  • Review construction contract documents and coordinate with sub-contractors and general contractor / owner to gather the required information to design the project’s fire sprinkler and/or fire alarm system
  • Through use of analytical thinking and problem solving, determine construction feasibility and systems possibilities
  • Create detailed drawings through extensive use of CAD type software
  • Procurement of 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 and field technicians 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 projects to assure maximum productivity
  • Identify changes in projects that impact cost, schedule, or labor requirements
  • Manage cost estimating for changes in work and submit in a timely manner
  • Process project billings and monitor outstanding invoices
  • Continually monitor progress of projects; review reports to ensure compliance with schedule and budgetary guidelines
  • Forecast future manpower requirements
  • Oversee work of subcontractors
  • Report to owner and general contractor about progress and any necessary modifications required
  • Ensure work complies with codes and permits
  • Recommend improvements in project management procedures and overall company business practices

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Fire Protection, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Construction Engineering, Construction Management, or related program of study
  • Experience with CAD software
  • Proven ability and track record of performing work in a timely manner and meeting deadlines
  • Detail orientated with an ability to organize and effectively manage multiple complex tasks and solve problems
  • Ability to coordinate and work in a team environment
  • Proven positive and professional attitude and customer service skills
  • Highly motivated and proactive
  • Excellent communication skills-written and verbal
  • Previous construction industry experience is preferred
  • Must be able to pass a background check and post offer drug screen
  • Valid driver’s license is required

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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