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Title:  Fire Protection Design Manager


Omaha, NE

Ahern, one of the leading mechanical and fire protection contractors in the United States, has an exciting opportunity for a Design Manager working out of the Omaha, Nebraska office. Building a 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 & direct the design team on various fire protection system projects.   As the Design Manager you will exercise your attention to detail while designing automatic sprinkler systems using HydraCAD, an AutoCAD based software product.  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 a Sales 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. 


You will be challenged to excel beyond your expectations in a team-oriented, results driven environment.


What you need to qualify:

Ahern will help make the most of your Associate's degree in a design/drafting related program.  The ideal candidate will have five years of experience in a design role with increased responsibility within the fire protection industry.  Being proficient in AutoCAD, mathematically and technically inclined to learn industry specific software and codes will be essential. You can stand out above other candidates by demonstrating the ability to lead others, work 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 is in it for you?

Working for the 20th largest mechanical contractor in the United States comes with many perks. 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 profits back to employees through bonus programs and a 401k with a generous match. Ahern has a health benefits package that ranks in the top 25% 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 to apply.

Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs