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Fire Protection Designer

GHD Cazenovia Full-Time
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GHD is embarking on an ambitious growth strategy for our Fire Protection Engineering/Life Safety business. As a result of this effort, our Central NY office is looking for a Fire Protection Designer support a wide variety of projects involving fire protection system design, evaluation and construction administration for both public and private sector clients throughout NY State and the Northeast.

This position will temporarily be out of our Cazenovia, NY office as we will be moving to our new office location in East Syracuse, NY during the Winter/Spring of 2020.

Our Cazenovia office is made up of over 100 dynamic professionals who collaborate across a diverse range of engineering, environmental and construction projects. You will find a supportive culture that inspires camaraderie and community involvement. In addition to a strong reputation for outstanding work and client service, GHD has a positive work environment that adopts our core values of Safety, Teamwork, Respect and Integrity.

Specific responsibilities in this role will include

  • Developing drawings and specifications for fire suppression systems (including special suppression systems) in AutoCAD and REVIT
  • Performing computerized hydraulic calculations for fire protection systems
  • Performing drawing reviews for compliance with building and fire codes and contract documents
  • Performing reviews of contractor’s shop drawings, product data and calculations
  • Observing installation of fire protection system for compliance with contract documents and preparing field reports

For success in this position, you will possess the following skills and qualifications

  • National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) certification in Water Based Fire Suppression
  • 3-10 years of experience in the fire protection industry
  • Expertise in design technology and processes, in particular with Revit & AutoCAD
  • Working knowledge of ICC codes and NFPA Standards
  • Knowledge, interpretation and application of relevant client, industry standards
  • Proven ability to build positive relationships across diverse teams and client groups
  • Robust written and verbal skills, with the ability to communicate complex issues concisely
  • A passion for design and innovation

Our commitment to you

Fostering gender balance, diversity and acceptance of flexible working is central to the way GHD does business. We offer a professional, friendly and inclusive culture based on our core values of Safety, Teamwork, Respect and Integrity.

In addition to a competitive salary, GHD provides attractive career options including professional development via our GHD Business School, additional leave, and family-friendly flexible work arrangements.

Why GHD?

Be a part of a high functioning team, where everything we do is inspired by a level of passion and professional pride that comes from being employee owned. This ownership is what sets us apart and means our people enjoy an unrivalled amount of autonomy in their roles. It helps drive our passion and accountability in how we serve our clients, deliver projects, and pursue new opportunities.

So, do you have what it takes passion, collaboration, imagination and values that match our own?

About GHD

As one of the world’s leading professional services companies, GHD delivers iconic projects that shape our landscapes, support our communities and set the path of our collective future. To do this, we actively seek and nurture the very best people in their respective fields to join our team of over 10,000 professionals operating in the markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.

In return, we offer remarkable career shaping opportunities to extend your skills and gain global experience.

If you are enthusiastic about pursuing this position, please submit your resume and cover letter via the link above.

As a multicultural organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or veteran status.

This position does not provide visa sponsorship.

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