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Job Summary

Harrisburg, PA 17101
Architectural and Design Services
Computer Software
Engineering Services
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
1+ to 2 Years
Education Level
Associate Degree
Career Level
Entry Level

Fire Protection Designer

About the Job

NELSON and Brinjac Engineering are pleased to announce that we have joined forces to benefit clients and create new opportunities for growth.  Brinjac Engineering, A NELSON Company, will function as the firm’s engineering division with services provided under the Brinjac brand.

While NELSON has offered mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering services for many years, the acquisition of Brinjac will expand those services to include fire protection, building code consultation, lighting design, telecommunications, security, technology distribution, commissioning, structural, civil/site and environmental engineering. 

We are always looking for people committed to providing exceptional engineering services and delivering innovative solutions. We are comprised of the industry’s most seasoned and talented engineers and their commitment to outstanding quality drives their passion. If you are looking for a growing, highly professional work environment and enjoy working with creative minds, this is the place for you. For more information, please visit www.brinjac.com and www.nelsononline.com.


We are currently seeking a Fire Protection Designer to work in Harrisburg, PA.  The Fire Protection Designer will coordinate with mechanical, electrical and plumbing designers to identify potential property risks and design safeguards including alarm, sprinkler and smoke control systems.  The candidate will participate, as a member of the project team, in all aspects of project development including site survey, design development, system selection and contract documentation. The candidate will apply his/her knowledge of engineering principles and best practices. Our work environment is always changing with technology demands, this person needs to be flexible and adapt to a changing environment. This work environment is stimulating, collaborative and fun. You will be working with talented teams that are industry leaders in BIM.



  • Participate in the preparation of construction documents and specifications
  • Participate in the development of construction documents to insure compliance with design intent
  • Consult with the Senior Designer, Project Engineer, or Project Manager to establish project goals and objectives
  • Research products and systems that accomplish the design intent
  • Coordinate with other disciplines including architects
  • Apply Engineering knowledge to prepare and assist project teams with putting together working drawings, design development and construction document packages utilizing best Revit MEP practices
  • Setup new project work in Revit MEP
  • Contribute to documentation and update of standards and best practices
  • Contribute to the organization, creation, maintenance and upgrades of templates and libraries
  • High level of proficiency in the use of AutoCAD© MEP software for HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Protection drafting and design, experience in Electrical drafting and design preferred;
  • Experience in the use of REVIT© MEP software for HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Protection design;
  • Able to prepare plans, riser diagrams, one-lines, details and schedules for HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Protection designs;
  • Familiar with applicable building and design codes including 2012 and earlier IBC codes, ASHRAE Standards and good engineering practices;
  • Familiar with Microsoft© Office© software packages;
  • Able to function in a team environment and to work independently when required;
  • Able to create standards for AutoCAD and REVIT when required;
  • Able to organize and maintain project files;
  • Able to communicate effectively in orally and in writing.



  • Associates or technical degree in CAD/Revit preferred
  • At least 2 years’ of CAD/Revit experience
  • Proficiency in Revit MEP / AutoCAD MEP/AutoCAD 2012 or newer

We offer competitive wages based on skills and experience, excellent benefits package including; Paid Time Off, medical, dental, 401K, pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts, and more. NELSON is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you have read this and feel this may be the career opportunity for you, please apply by clicking the link below. Due to the large volume of candidates, only qualified applicants will be contacted. No phone calls or agencies please.


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