Staff Fire Protection Engineer

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Fire Engineer

The Fire Engineer position in Minneapolis, MN involves the design and development of fire protection systems for various projects and clients.


– Create comprehensive fire protection packages, including fire suppression, fire alarm, smoke management, and life safety.

– Coordinate and specify multi-discipline fire protection systems, such as wet-pipe, dry-pipe, pre-action, deluge, and foam/water fire suppression systems.

– Address fire water supply infrastructure, including storage tanks, pumps, underground and aboveground distribution piping, and related components.

– Design outdoor fire suppression systems, including monitors, spray systems, and exposure protection systems.

– Develop addressable and non-addressable voice evacuation fire alarm systems with initiation devices, supervision devices, and audible/visual notification appliances.

– Implement releasing systems for pre-action, foam/water, and clean agent systems.

– Conduct fire protection calculations, such as hydraulic analysis of fire water supply and demand, battery calculations, and voltage drop calculations.

– Evaluate building and life safety requirements considering area and height limitations, construction types, fire resistive assemblies, occupancy classifications, hazards, egress, and smoke management systems.

– Provide construction administration, including coordination with field personnel, review of shop drawings and calculations, inspections, and testing of fire protection systems.

– Perform site evaluations and document existing fire protection systems.

– Prepare project budgets and cost estimates.

– Ensure adherence to QA/QC processes.

– Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

– Perform other assigned duties.


– Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Protection Engineering or a related ABET accredited program, with 3 years of fire protection engineering experience.


– Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Protection or related Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited program, successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, and 3 years of fire protection engineering experience.


– Master’s Degree in Fire Protection Engineering with 2 years of fire protection engineering experience.

Additional Requirements:

– Proficiency in standard engineering techniques and procedures.

– Familiarity with building codes, fire codes, NFPA standards, FM Global datasheets, military standards, and refinery/industrial API guidelines.

– Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

– Analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.

– Ability to obtain and maintain access authorization to facilities and data of existing and potential clients.

– Engineers in Training-EIT Certification (Preferred)

– NICET certification in Water-Based System Layout (Preferred) or NICET certification in Fire Alarm Systems (Preferred) or NICET certification in Special Hazard Systems (Preferred).

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