Senior Fire Protection Specialist

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Senior Fire Protection Expert

Successful candidates will join a team of fire protection professionals who work on a wide variety of exciting and demanding projects, including airports, airplane storage and maintenance hangars, central utility plants, manufacturing and food processing facilities, industrial and petroleum processing sites, cutting-edge information technology facilities, airplane manufacturing plants, educational and cultural facilities, and more. You will work in team environments with a focus on client and peer interaction. You can expect a high-energy work environment at a successful and expanding company.

As a member of our fire protection engineering team, you will be responsible for designing various fire and life safety systems, such as wet, dry, preaction, and deluge sprinkler systems, foam, water spray, clean agent, wet and dry chemical, and clean agent fire suppression systems, fire pumps, water tanks, standpipes, smoke management systems, and building fire alarm and mass notification systems. You will also be involved in building code and life safety code reviews, hazardous materials review, design and analysis of building egress and passive fire protection systems, and compliance reviews of existing buildings. Additionally, you will participate in the construction and commissioning processes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create construction drawings using software such as AutoCAD, AutoCAD MEP, Microstation, Smart Plant, PDS, and Revit.

  • Develop comprehensive fire protection packages including fire suppression, fire alarm, smoke evacuation, and life safety drawings, calculations, and specifications.

  • Coordinate projects internally and externally.

  • Conduct quality review and oversight of assigned projects.

  • Prepare and deliver technical reports to clients.

  • Establish strong relationships with existing clients, customers, and contractors, and pursue new business opportunities.

  • Train, mentor, and develop less experienced members of the fire protection team.

  • Apply fire protection engineering principles to troubleshoot and resolve client-related problems.

  • Perform site evaluations and document existing fire protection systems. Resolve design-related installation issues with field personnel.

  • Review contractor shop drawings, conduct field inspections, and analyze testing and commissioning reports.



  • Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Protection Technology or a related field, with 7 years of related experience; or an Associate’s Degree in a related field, with 11 years of related experience; or 12 years of related experience.

  • Ability to obtain NICET Level III certification in Water-Based System Layout, Fire Alarm Systems, or Special Hazard Systems within one year of employment. Multiple NICET certifications highly preferred.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain access authorization to facilities and data of existing and potential clients, including but not limited to Department of Energy, Department of Defense, aerospace, food and consumer product manufacturers, pharmaceutical, laboratories, and others as required by the job.

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

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.

  • Highly motivated self-starter, with strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritize work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Familiarity with Revit preferred, with a willingness and ability to learn new software.

  • Capable of successfully solving challenging problems that require adapting and modifying standard techniques, procedures, or criteria.

  • Ability to take direction and collaborate with individuals at all levels of the organization in a team-oriented environment.

Compensation Range

$145,000 – $200,000

The expected compensation range for this position is displayed in compliance with all local/state regulations. The expected compensation range for this position is based on a number of factors, including but not limited to: individual education, qualifications, prior work experience, and work location. The total annual compensation package will consist of a base salary and eligibility to participate in our discretionary year-end incentive bonus program.


Our extensive benefits package takes care of you so that you can focus on doing great work. From insurance and disability to time off and wellness programs, we provide the tools to meet your needs. As part of being 100% employee owned, eligible employees participate in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in addition to our 401(k) retirement program. For more information, please visit the Benefits & Wellness page.


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