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Aero Fire Sprinkler Designer in Denver, Colorado

Requisition ID: 172207

Job Level: Mid Level

Home District/Group: Aero Automatic Jet Pipe District

Department: Design Engineering

Market: Building

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Overview

AERO has been in the Fire Sprinkler Design business since 1985, and was acquired by Kiewit in 2007. AERO has continued to expand operations and services, providing Fire Suppression design and project management to all industry sectors. We have a broad scope of projects including office complexes, hospitals, warehouses, sports stadiums, high rise offices, sports stadiums, hotels, retail buildings, universities/schools and industrial plants. We are adding several Fire Sprinkler Designers to our team, to support new work in the Colorado area. If you have a 5 or more years of experience in Fire sprinkler design, and are seeking an opportunity for growth, where you can work on larger, more complex projects, we would love to talk with you! This is a great opportunity to work with our teams of subject matter experts who provide coaching and development and opportunities to move into Project Management roles to oversee Fire suppression projects, and manage the entire life cycle of the project.

District Overview

Aero Automatic Sprinkler Company, a subsidiary of Kiewit, is one of the largest fire sprinkler contractors in the Southwest. Founded in 1985 in Phoenix, AZ, Aero Automatic Sprinkler Company offers a variety of services including design, 3-D modeling, installation and more. We are committed to all aspects of the fire protection business: sprinklers, service inspection and testing, and fire alarm. Aero handles all sizes of work from service calls and inspections to full installations.


This position is based out of our AERO Denver office at 6753 47th Avenue Drive.


  • Design automatic fire sprinkler systems (wet, dry, foam, and fire pumps) utilizing AutoSprink and HydroCAD

  • Compile and prepare plan submittals (shop drawings) and material submittals for review by architects, engineers, clients, and authorities having jurisdiction

  • Coordinate sprinkler design with existing structure and other MEP subcontractors

  • Communicate with Sales, Estimating and other departments to optimize design efficiency for fabrication and installation of systems

  • Perform hydraulic calculations for fire sprinkler systems

  • Detail the design for fabrication and prepare installation drawings

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

  • For more senior level experienced designers, perform coaching and mentoring to more junior designers


  • Associates or Bachelors degree in Design and/or Drafting or Fire Protection or related field.

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in fire sprinkler design. (If non-degreed, must have a minimum of 8 years Fire sprinkler design experience). Experience with AutoSprink, or HydroCAD is required.

  • NICET Level II is required (or in the process of completing)

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

  • Attention to detail to get the job done right the first time

  • Sound organizational and time management skills, as well as strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity

  • interest and ability to freely access all points of a construction site in a wide-ranging climates and environments.


Designer/Drafter, Designer, Technician, Fire Suppression, Fire Systems, Fire Life Safety Designer

Other Requirements:

• Regular, reliable attendance

• Work productively and meet deadlines timely

• Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment

• Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.

• Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.

Base Compensation: $70,000 - $120,000

(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

This posting will be active from: 04/30/2024 - 06/25/2024

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, and generous paid time off.

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: Aero