Senior Fire Protection Specialist

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Fire Safety Lead

Successful applicants will join a team of professionals in fire protection who work on a variety of exciting and challenging projects, including airports, aircraft storage and maintenance hangars, central utility plants, manufacturing and food processing plants, industrial and petroleum processing sites, state-of-the-art information technology facilities, aircraft manufacturing plants, educational and cultural facilities, and more. You will be working in team environments with an emphasis on client and peer interaction. You can expect to work in a dynamic and growing company.

As a member of our fire protection engineering team, successful applicants will design 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 be involved in building code and life safety code reviews, review of hazardous materials, design and analysis of building egress and passive fire protection systems, and reviews of existing buildings for compliance with applicable building and fire codes. You will also be involved in the construction and commissioning process.

Successful applicants will:

  • Lead the creation of construction drawings using AutoCAD, AutoCAD MEP, Microstation, Smart Plant, PDS, and Revit.

  • Lead the design and preparation of 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.

  • Create and present technical reports for clients.

  • Establish effective relationships with existing clients, customers, and contractors and identify new business opportunities.

  • Train, guide, and develop junior members of the fire protection team.

  • Apply sound principles of fire protection engineering to troubleshoot and solve client-related issues.

  • Perform evaluations of sites and document existing fire protection systems. Resolve installation issues related to design with field personnel.

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

Requirements

Applicants must have a Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Technology or a related field and 7 years of relevant experience; an Associate’s Degree in a related field with 11 years of relevant experience; or 12 years of relevant experience.

  • The ability to obtain NICET Level III in Water-Based System Layout, Fire Alarm Systems, or Special Hazard Systems within one year of employment. Having multiple NICET certifications is highly desirable.

  • Must have the ability to gain and maintain access 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 for work purposes.

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

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, along with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, are required.

  • A highly motivated self-starter with strong attention to detail, capable of recognizing discrepancies, and able to prioritize work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Familiarity with Revit is preferred, but the willingness and ability to learn new software is required.

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

  • Ability to take direction and collaborate effectively with individuals at all levels in the organization in a team 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.

Benefits

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

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