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Become A Fire Sprinkler Designer

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Working As A Fire Sprinkler Designer

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $84,600

    Average Salary

What Does A Fire Sprinkler Designer Do At Kiewit Corporation

* Compile and prepare shop drawings and material submittals for review by architects, engineers, clients and jurisdictional authorities
* Coordinate sprinkler design with existing structures and other MEP subcontractors
* Optimize design efficiency for system fabrication and installation
* Perform hydraulic calculations for fire sprinkler systems
* Detail the design for fabrication, prepare installation drawings and prepare “as built” drawings for client files and in-house archives
* Prepare stock lists and material requisitions

What Does A Fire Sprinkler Designer Do At American Fire Protection Group Inc.

* Overhead pipe installation, including: steel overhead sprinkler piping, wet, dry, pre-action and deluge, fire pump, standpipe and hose systems.
* Install residential systems, including: CPVC residential pipe and copper residential pipe installation.
* Install and service underground pipe including: private service fire mains, hydrants, pits and underground control valves.
* Install and service valves, devices and trim for system risers, alarm valves, dry pipe valves, pre action and deluge valves, backflow prevention devices, sprinkler system alarms.
* Fabricating, assembling, installing and maintaining piping, fixtures and equipment for fire sprinkler systems.
* Inspects installation of equipment such as valves, pumps, and backflow preventers to ensure systems meet required standards and are in working order.
* Cut, thread, groove, and bend pipe to specifications, using tools such as saws, cutting torches, pipe threaders, groovers, and benders.
* Assemble and secure pipes, tubes, fittings, and related equipment, according to specifications, by welding, brazing, cementing and threading joints.
* Attach pipes to walls, structures and fixtures using brackets, clamps, tools or welding equipment.
* Inspect, examine, and test installed systems and pipe lines, using pressure gauge, hydrostatic testing, observation, or other methods.
* Measure and mark pipes for cutting and threading.
* Lay out full scale drawings of pipe systems, supports, and related equipment, following blueprints.
* Plan pipe system layout, installation, or repair according to specifications.
* Benefits: Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Long
* Term Disability, 401K, ESOP.
* Pay Range: Pay depends on your level of experience and

What Does A Fire Sprinkler Designer Do At S A Comunale Company Inc.

* Design & Layout of Fire Sprinkler Systems
* BIM modeling
* Hydraulic Calculations
* Field Surveying
* Listing for Fabrication
* Coordination between Trades
* Other duties assigned

What Does A Fire Sprinkler Designer Do At Kiewit Corporation

* We are looking for candidates to perform design work in connection with the installation of the fire protection system based from our Omaha, Nebraska office.
* Responsibilities include:
* Detailing of shop drawings
* Field engineering
* Operation planning
* Project scheduling
* Quantity tracking
* Material procurement
* Contract administration
* Estimating and supervision of field activities

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How To Become A Fire Sprinkler Designer

Health and safety engineers must have a bachelor’s degree, typically in an engineering discipline such as electrical, chemical, mechanical, industrial, or systems engineering. Another acceptable field of study is occupational or industrial hygiene. Employers value practical experience, so cooperative-education engineering programs at universities are valuable as well.


High school students interested in becoming health and safety engineers will benefit from taking high school courses in math and science, such as algebra, trigonometry, calculus, biology, chemistry, and physics.

Entry-level jobs as a health and safety engineer require a bachelor’s degree. Bachelor’s degree programs typically are 4-year programs and include classroom, laboratory, and field studies in applied engineering. Students interested in becoming a health and safety engineer should seek out coursework in occupational safety and health, industrial hygiene, ergonomics, or environmental safety. In addition, programs in mechanical, electrical, and industrial engineering, programs in systems engineering and fire protection engineering constitute good preparation for this occupation. ABET accredits programs in engineering.

Students interested in entering the relatively new field of software safety engineering may pursue a degree in computer science.

Many colleges and universities offer cooperative-education programs, which allow students to gain practical experience while completing their education.

A few colleges and universities offer 5-year accelerated programs through which students graduate with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. A master’s degree allows engineers to enter the occupation at a higher level, where they can develop and implement safety systems.

Important Qualities

Creativity. Health and safety engineers produce designs showing potential problems and remedies for them. They must be creative to deal with situations unique to a project.

Critical-thinking skills. Health and safety engineers must be able to identify hazards to humans and property in the workplace or in the home before they cause material damage or become a health threat.

Observational skills. Health and safety engineers must observe and learn how operations function so that they can identify risks to people and property. This requires the ability to think in terms of overall processes within an organization. Health and safety engineers can then recommend systemic changes to minimize risks.

Problem-solving skills. In designing solutions for entire organizational operations, health and safety engineers must take into account processes from more than one system at the same time. In addition, they must try to anticipate a range of human reactions to the changes they recommend.

Reading skills. Health and safety engineers must be able to interpret federal and state regulations and their intent so that they can propose proper designs for specific work environments.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensure is not required for entry-level positions as a health and safety engineer. A Professional Engineering (PE) license, which allows for higher levels of leadership and independence, can be acquired later in one’s career. Licensed engineers are called professional engineers (PEs). A PE can oversee the work of other engineers, sign off on projects, and provide services directly to the public. State licensure generally requires

  • A degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program
  • A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Relevant work experience, typically at least 4 years
  • A passing score on the Professional Engineering (PE) exam

The initial FE exam can be taken after one earns a bachelor’s degree. Engineers who pass this exam are commonly called engineers in training (EITs) or engineer interns (EIs). After meeting work experience requirements, EITs and EIs can take the second exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering.

Only a few states require health and safety engineers to be licensed. Licensure is generally advised for those opting for a career in systems safety engineering. States requiring licensure usually require continuing education for engineers in order to keep their license. Most states recognize licensure from other states, if the licensing state’s requirements meet or exceed their own licensure requirements.

Health and safety engineers typically have professional certification. Certifications include the following:

  • The Board of Certified Safety Professionals offers the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification, the Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST), and a new certification called the Associate Safety Professional (ASP)
  • The American Board of Industrial Hygiene awards a certification known as a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
  • The American Society of Safety Engineers offers a Certificate in Safety Management (CSM)
  • The International Council on Systems Engineering offers a program leading to a designation as a Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP)

Certification is generally needed to advance into management positions.


New health and safety engineers usually work under the supervision of experienced engineers. To move to more difficult projects with greater independence, a graduate degree is generally required, such as a master’s degree in engineering or a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree.

An advanced degree allows an engineer to develop and implement safety programs. Certification as a safety professional or as an industrial hygienist is generally required for entry into management positions. For more information, see the profile on architectural and engineering managers.

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish


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Real Fire Sprinkler Designer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Fire Sprinkler Designer/Project Manager VFS Fire & Security Anaheim, CA May 26, 2016 $76,315 -
Fire Sprinkler Designer/Project Manager VFS Fire & Security Anaheim, CA Oct 10, 2014 $76,315 -
Sprinkler Designer S.A. Comunale Co., Inc. Farmington Hills, MI Feb 14, 2010 $74,880
Fire Sprinkler Designer Western States Fire Protection Co. Round Rock, TX Sep 12, 2011 $53,800
Fire Sprinkler Designer Ranger Fire Inc. Grapevine, TX Apr 01, 2012 $53,000 -

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Top Skills for A Fire Sprinkler Designer


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Top Fire Sprinkler Designer Skills

  1. Autocad
  2. Administer Hydraulic Calculations
  3. Nfpa
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assist in preparing code compliant fire sprinkler design shop drawings using Autocad and Hydracad fire protection software.
  • Calculate and design fire protection system in accordance with NFPA13, International Building Code, and local county regulations.
  • Create complete layout of buildings, from steel layout to the reflected ceiling and roof plans.
  • Designed fire alarm systems and lock down devices for health care facilities
  • Reviewed fire protection system submittal packages.

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