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Fire Sprinkler / Protection Designer

Red Hawk Fire Protection in Puyallup, WA, USA


$50,000 to $96,000 Annually

Benefits Offered

Dental, Life, Medical, Vision

Employment Type


Why Work Here?

“Red Hawk Fire Protection is a growing, family owned and operated, licensed fire protection contractor.”

Red Hawk Fire Protection – Puyallup WA

We have an immediate position available for a fire sprinkler designer with 2+ years’ experience. This involves the ability to read and interpret blueprints and using architectural backgrounds as a basis to design the sprinkler systems. We use AutoSPRINK software to perform design and hydraulic calculations. Will need to read and apply the local building codes and NFPA standards to assure code compliance. The ability to go out in the field on construction sites, perform field surveys, and interact with field personnel. The ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously, as well as general organizational skills. Oral and written communication are very important requirements as the designers’ main responsibility is to communicate a plan to our installers, shop foreman, fire marshal or other authorities having jurisdiction. Most importantly, you must be a team player.


This position comes with company benefits including matching IRA contribution, holiday/vacation/PTO pay, medical, dental, and life insurance. Compensation is negotiable and completely dependent on experience and potential.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Experience in fire protection design and NFPA codes.

  • Experience in Auto-Sprink design program is beneficial.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Be a team player

  • Must have valid WSDL

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel. Strong math skills

  • Ability to read and interpret architectural/structural drawings and plans

  • NICET certification a plus

  • Experience with 3D BIM Coordination a plus

Job Requirements:

  • Review construction contract documents

  • Plan and execute a design strategy for each project

  • Coordinate with sub-contractors and General Contractor/owner to gather the required information.

  • Use Auto Sprink CAD software to produce permit and shop drawings.

  • Create stock list for all material required.

  • Provide hydraulic and systemic calculations

  • Submit plans to AHJ and customers

  • Maintain design file to include correspondence and issue logs.


Competitive wage based on experience level and NICET level achieved

About Red Hawk Fire Protection:

We are an automatic fire sprinkler contractor in the Puyallup WA area. We install fire sprinkler systems for new construction, retrofit of existing building, tenant improvements, 24/7 emergency service as well as regular service and repairs, testing and inspections of fire sprinkler systems, backflow devices, fire hydrants, etc.

Red Hawk Fire Protection is a family owned premiere fire protection contractor. In 2015 Red Hawk Fire Protection received the gold level STEP Award for its ongoing efforts in the development of a quality safety program.