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Continental Fire Sprinkler Company Fire Sprinkler Project Manager- Continental Fire Sprinkler Company in Hanover, Maryland

Requisition ID: 140123

Job Level: Mid Level

Department: Design Engineering

Market: Building

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Overview

We are an innovative and collaborative team of designers that prepare submittal and field installation drawings, hydraulic calculations, and submittal data for fire protection systems based on the requirements set by NFPA code standards, the International Building Code, and the Local Authority or fire marshal. The position requires direct experience in general commercial construction and preferably in the fire sprinkler trade. This project management position will require minimal training provided by the company. The training will involve company policies and standards and some project management skills specific to the fire protection trade rather than the entry level directed classroom training.

The experienced level fire protection project manager will be expected to know how to read construction drawings, understand commercial construction operations and scheduling, and be a resource to the field installation personnel. The project manager will support the design constructability reviews, communicate the field operations and schedule to the general contractor, and support and troubleshoot installation issues and conflicts in the field.

This position, being a part of the construction industry, is extremely schedule and deadline driven. The key attributes needed for this position are Drive, Adaptability, and Effective Intelligence (learning a principle and applying it to unique situations). The most successful candidates will exhibit the qualities of humility, integrity, and team-ability.

We are looking for experienced resilient candidates that can perform the job duties on day one and still learn new things, have a curious mind and are not afraid to ask questions, be able to adapt to changes, meet deadlines, and be humble enough to learn from mistakes. We are looking for candidates who put the team first.

District Overview

We are a full-service fire suppression company that designs, installs, services, and inspects fire protection systems with the highest commitment to customer safety and satisfaction. Continental Fire Sprinkler has the expertise and resources to handle every aspect of fire sprinkler protection for any size project. Our professionals are among the most qualified and capable in the industry, allowing us to offer a full spectrum of services. With talented people and extensive resources, Continental Fire Sprinkler Company has completed a wide range of projects within 46 different states throughout the nation since 1971. Our headquarters are in Omaha, NE, with area offices in Davenport, IA; Des Moines, IA; and Hanover, MD. We are extremely proud to be a part of the life safety industry, saving lives and property by designing, installing, and servicing fire protection systems.

We pride ourselves on developing internal talented people into the managers and leaders of the future. Our success is evidenced by the number of successful, long-term Continental employees currently on our staff. We commit extensive resources to training and developing our people through formal programs and hands-on experience. Our experienced personnel, use of innovative technology, and genuine dedication to customer service has established us as a trusted source for fire protection services.


This position will be based out of our Hanover, MD office.


  • Be proficient in reading commercial construction drawings and schedules

  • Lead the contract administration and communication with the general contractor and authority having jurisdiction effort

  • Review contracts, contract documents, specifications, and safety requirements

  • Be proficient in shop drawing review for quality and constructability concerns and work directly with the fire protection designers to support them

  • Review project material stocklists for accuracy

  • Communicate and solve conflicts between MEP subcontractor trades in the field

  • Field engineering troubleshooting and support for the installation operations on the jobsite

  • Attend jobsite coordination meetings

  • Compile and communicate change orders

  • Oversee project scheduling, onsite operations planning, quantity tracking, material fabrication and procurement

  • Review “as-built” drawings for in-house archive and client files

  • Track weekly productivity in the field installation

  • General understanding of job costs related to engineering, material and fabrication, and labor

  • Perform method analysis reviews to ensure the design and installation is the most efficient and safe and provide that feedback to the job team

  • Perform job cost projections

  • Ability to travel to construction jobsites and other office locations as the business requires (25%-50%), exposed to wide-ranging climates and environments

  • Be able to teach others how to read construction, engineering, architectural, and structural plans

  • Be able to teach the fundamental understanding of general construction methods, practices, and terminology

  • Be able to perform objective peer review and mentoring in a team environment

  • Teach project management responsibilities to less experienced employees


  • A graduate in an Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering, Engineering Technology, Construction Management, or related degree preferred (Associates degree also considered), and 4+ years fire sprinkler design experience along with associated 4+ years direct construction related experience; Or related similar trade construction experience 5+ years

  • Experienced with MS Excel and Word, and have general computer skills required

  • High level of self-discipline, motivation, and ability to operate in a team environment

  • Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative

  • Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time

  • Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity

  • Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

  • Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals and objectives

  • Strong organizational skills, time management, and attention to detail

At Continental Fire Sprinkler, we are looking for the right talented individuals who want to learn and be a part of a unique and very rewarding industry. Being a part of the life safety industry is extremely demanding and extremely motivating. Saving Lives and Property is not just a motto, it’s what motivates us to come to work and make decisions that make a real difference. If you are willing to learn and put the effort into understanding why we do what we do you will find the fire protection industry rewarding and you will find our team of professionals very supportive in our training and mentorship.

As a leader in the fire-protection industry, our people are among the most qualified thanks to our extensive, ongoing training. We believe in the benefits of investing in our people. A career at Continental Fire Sprinkler will allow you to constantly increase your knowledge, sharpen your skills and gain new experiences. If you want opportunities to grow in this industry Continental Fire Sprinkler is the place for you.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, paid parental and maternity leave, and generous paid time off.


Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position may require an individual to be fully vaccinated by an FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Company: Continental