Who We Are:
As buildings have grown in size and complexity, so have the requirements for their fire protection systems. Attention to detail and practical experience are crucial to designing successful fire protection systems. Originating from contractor-based fire protection design, Northern Sprinkler Design (NSD) was formed to offer leading-edge solutions to these complex design challenges.
At Northern Sprinkler Design, we pride ourselves on our talented and committed team of professionals who are experts in the field of fire protection design. We partner with our clients through the complete design process, from pre-construction through to building occupancy. By focusing on our client’s specific needs, we approach each project with the end result in the forefront of our minds: to provide real design solutions that ultimately end with successful, cost-effective installations.
By joining the Northern Sprinkler Design team, you can expect to work side by side with an experienced and knowledgeable group in a welcoming and encouraging environment. Here at Northern Sprinkler Design our people are our greatest asset, therefore employee training, development and well-being is our highest priority!
Who We’re Looking For:
An Engineering Lead is highly motivated, organized and knowledgeable individual willing to contribute their experience and expertise to our team, specifically in leading a team of design professionals in the design of fire protection systems. The Engineering Lead will be located in our London, Ontario office.
What You’ll Be Doing:
As an Engineering Lead, your responsibilities would include but would not be limited to the following:
- Manage a team of designers and ensure projects are being completed efficiently and successfully per company standard operating procedures;
- Review all projects assigned by the Design Manager and identify any information gaps;
- Initiate pre-design site surveys, fire hydrant flow tests, and client document requests to fill the identified information gaps;
- Plan and coordinate team resources to meet design deliverable timelines and schedules;
- Provide technical support, value-added design evaluation, mentorship, and continual developmental coaching to members of the assigned design team;
- Design fire protection systems following local codes, project documents, and company standards. Develop system drawings and calculations, and communicate project status to project stakeholders as required;
- Review and seal completed design documents;
- Conduct regular “rough-in” inspections of fire protection systems during their installation;
- Conduct “final” inspections of completed fire protection systems in preparation for occupancy;
- Review site inspection reports to evaluate and ensure conformance with all local codes, approved drawings, project specifications, and contract documents;
- Work closely with all stakeholders, including the NSD team, sprinkler contractors, general contractors, architects, consultants, building owners, local building officials and fire inspectors to ensure the continued success of all assigned projects;
- Participate in weekly leadership planning meetings to coordinate and meet project deadlines;
- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Design Manager.
What You’ll Need In Your Toolkit:
- Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline (fire protection, mechanical or construction);
- Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario (P.Eng.) is a must
- Experience in the construction industry;
- Experience in a management or supervisory role;
- Ability to read and interpret codes, technical specifications, and building construction drawings including fire protection, architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical;
- Valid driver’s license;
- Ability to travel to job sites throughout Southern Ontario;
- Experience with AutoCAD, Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook);
- Experience in the fire protection industry is an asset;
- Working knowledge of the following codes is an asset: OBC, NBC, NFPA 13, 13R, 13D, 14 & 20;
- Experience with HydraCAD, HydraCALC and/or Revit are assets;
- Detail-oriented with great organizational skills and work ethic;
- Ability to work both independently and in a team environment;
- Ability to clearly communicate, in writing and verbally, with all project stakeholders; and
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize, meet project deadlines and problem solve efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
Please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Northern Sprinkler Design is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. We are committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format of job posting) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know.