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Title:  Fire Protection Design Manager


Rochester, MN

Ahern, one of the leading mechanical and fire protection contractors in the United States, has an exciting opportunity for a Fire Protection Design Manager for either our Menomonie, Wisconsin or Rochester, Minnesota office.

In 2021, Ahern was ranked as the #1 specialty contractor in WI and in the top 15% of specialty contractors across the US. 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 leverage your design talent and leadership skills as you lead, mentor & team of 3 Designers on various fire protection system projects.  As the Fire Protection Design Manager, you will exercise your attention to detail while designing automatic sprinkler systems using HydraCAD.  You will ensure quality of submittal drawings, calculations, monitor workload of other designers and maintain technical certifications to obtain necessary permits and certificates.  In conjunction with Labor Leadership and the Regional Construction 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.  You will be challenged to excel beyond your expectations in team-oriented, results driven environment.


What you need to qualify:

You must demonstrate, ideally through experience, a high skill level of leadership, mentorship and management of employees. To succeed in this role, you likely have a minimum of three years of prior relevant experience working with fire sprinkler design, ideally using HydraCAD. NICET certification is preferred. Outstanding leadership and communication skills required.  You can stand out above other candidates by demonstrating the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment.  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.  If you are ready to demonstrate this expertise, Ahern wants you!


What's in it for you?

Ahern 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/remote 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.