Fire Protection Engineer Job Description Sample
Fire Protection Engineer
Louis Berger has an exciting opportunity for a Fire Protection Engineer to join its Federal Program and Construction Services practice in Washington, DC. The Fire Protection Engineer's role is to assist NAVFAC Washington, DC with performance of fire protection engineering support from project inception through construction. The contractor shall be familiar with both Design-Bid-Build and Design-Build delivery methods for projects and able to provide technical leadership/ mentorship to junior engineers/designers and to review other fire protection engineers' work for code compliance and constructability. Should have the ability to estimate design effort and assist in negotiations with Architectural-Engineering firms and General Contractors. The contractor shall be able to address contractor submittals and requests for information (RFI's).
The successful candidate will have the following:
A minimum of Five (5) years of specialized experience in fire protection design and evaluation of new and existing facilities;
An active Secret Clearance;
Ability to develop complete construction documents, including drawings and specifications, for new and renovation projects
Bachelor's Degree in Fire Protection Engineering from an accredited college or university;
Experience with the full gambit of Fire Protection responsibilities, to include fire alarm and detection, water-based suppression systems, foam systems, clean agent systems, kitchen protection, special hazard design, fire resistant construction, occupancy and egress requirements, water supply and storage, system maintenance requirements, and smoke management systems;
Should have extensive knowledge of NFPA, ICC, and UFC codes;
Ability to use AutoCAD and other design software;
Experience in Construction Management/Scheduling and Cost-estimating;
Experience with field inspections and review of installed components;
Ability to prepare and provide high-level briefs to senior leadership. Oral and written communication skills must be highly developed.
Fire Protection Engineer
The National Fire Protection Association's mission is to help save lives and reduce loss with information, knowledge and passion. Dedicated to the elimination of death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards, the Association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission.
NFPA's Built Environment Codes and Systems department is looking for an experienced engineer to join the team!
Engineers at NFPA do it differently. They oversee the standards development process while working with experts from different professions around the world. They travel near and far to provide trainings and share their technical knowledge and expertise. They work to ensure that first responders are kept safe, help to provide architects with guidelines for building design and life safety, and work with building owners on inspection and testing procedures for their fire protection systems. They author content for key NFPA handbooks and publications. Until death, injury, property, and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards is eliminated, there is work to do.
A Little Bit About You:
You hold a Bachelor's Degree in Fire Protection Engineering, or have a mechanical, civil, or structural engineering degree, coupled with a Master's Degree in Fire Protection Engineering.
You have up to 5 years of technical knowledge of applicability, use and implementation of codes, standards and regulations used in the built environment.
You have in-depth experience with the use of the Microsoft Office Suite – particularly word, excel and power point.
You are a Project Manager at heart and have proven, exceptional organizational skills.
You are a skilled facilitator and are able to guide processes and people through highly technical, and sometimes difficult, discussions among committee members with diverse backgrounds.
You are professional in your demeanor, politically astute, and would represent NFPA in a positive manner whether speaking with co-workers, stakeholders or local and federal officials.
You are confident in your technical knowledge and abilities, and can convey information in a thorough and correct fashion – and are able to adjust your delivery depending on your audience.
You are positively curious and want to understand the mission and goals of NFPA, and how you can make an impact as part of our team.
You own your role and take responsibility for your output, following through, and understand that mistakes happen and can be learned from.
You are up for traveling up to 35% of the time.
The Nitty Gritty:
Manage complex technical committee activities and projects through the NFPA document development and revision process in accordance with the Regulations Governing the Development of NFPA Standards.
Oversee and assist with content development and review of product development activities acting as a subject matter/technical expert.
Deliver technical content via field service and outreach to stakeholders and respond to stakeholder needs through advisory services.
Represent NFPA as a liaison with federal, state, and local officials in support of their adoption of NFPA codes and standards and work with other standards development organizations to coordinate related standards activities.
Participate in cross-functional activities to provide technical review and input within your area of expertise.
Fire Protection Engineer
Position Description Benefits Supplemental Questions
The Seattle Fire Department's Fire Prevention Division is dedicated to preventing fires and assuring fire and life safety for people who live, work, and visit in Seattle. The division is recognized nationally for its successful prevention programs that have led to fire rates in Seattle that are significantly lower than US and regional averages. The Fire Prevention Division provides plan review and inspection services for all new construction and major remodels as part of the City's permitting process. The Fire Prevention Division also regulates the use of hazardous materials and enforces life safety conditions at large events such as concerts, outdoor fairs and festivals, and night clubs. The office is staffed by firefighters and professional staff and is a dynamic and fast-paced professional environment serving a meaningful mission.
As a Fire Protection Engineer you will be part of a team of seven engineers responsible for ensuring that commercial building construction in the city limits meets the minimum requirements of the Seattle Fire Code (SFC), the Seattle Building Code (SBC) and adopted National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards. You will also contribute fire protection engineering and code expertise to other City departments and may play a role in the process of developing local amendments to NPFA standards, the International Fire Code (IFC) and the International Building Code (IBC).
To succeed in this position you will bring strong technical skills, including knowledge of fire codes, national standards, engineering principles, and fire protection systems. You will also have the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
The Seattle Fire Department provides a professional, friendly work environment in a world-class urban city with year-round outdoor recreation opportunities at your doorstep. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work with team members from all units of the Seattle Fire Department's Fire Prevention Division. The City of Seattle offers a pension and comprehensive benefits. Flexible work schedule may be available.
Review architectural plans for compliance with Seattle Fire Code and related Building Code requirements.
Perform technical reviews of plans for fire protection systems. Perform calculations as required to verify the adequacy of designs.
Prepare letters regarding approval of plans and corrections required.
Assist fire inspectors with complex or unusual field inspections.
Provide technical and code assistance to members of the Seattle Fire Department, the public, and design and construction professionals.
Represent the Fire Marshal at meetings with architects, contractors, industry groups, and other city departments.
Communicate effectively with internal and external customers, both orally and in writing.
Perform other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned.
Requires a bachelor degree in fire protection, mechanical, chemical, civil engineering or a closely related field that includes significant fire protection engineering coursework and a minimum of three years of experience in building construction and fire protection (A combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class may be considered).
A successful candidate will also possess the following:
Proven technical expertise related to engineering principals and fire protection systems.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to effectively represent the decisions of the Seattle Fire Marshal's Office to all levels of the organization and to external customers.
Ability to work effectively in a diverse environment.
State of Washington Professional Engineer License is desirable.
Obtaining certification as an ICC Fire Plans Examiner or equivalent within the first year of employment, with recertification every three years, is desirable.
Experience as a user of business systems to facilitate plan reviews and approvals processes, such as Hansen or Accela desired.
E?xperience in the public sector is preferred.
Fire Protection Engineer
Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.
The Emergency Services Division protects Laboratory personnel, infrastructure and environment taking an all hazards approach. Our goal is to prevent, mitigate, respond and recover from emergency events affecting the Laboratory.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Participate in developing and implementing fire protection programs and procedures with the goal to eliminate personnel injury, property damage; interruption to programs and damage to the environment due to fire and explosion or other related perils.
Implement programs and procedures to ensure employee and facilities are safe in accordance with BNL requirements which are based on OSHA, National Fire Protection Association standards, highly protection risk insurance standards (Factory Mutual Global) and DOE Orders.
Reoccurring assessments of BNL's 200+ facilities to determine potential fire and life safety risks.
Conduct interpretations and enforcement of DOE fire safety orders and standards, New York State Building and Fire Codes, OSHA, and Industry standards.
Participate in the reviews of complex design documents required for new construction or modifications of existing facilities to determine appropriate fire prevention measures, fire protection systems and fire safety procedures are in place.
Work with fire protection system inspection, test, and maintenance groups to ensure that fire systems operate and perform to required levels.
Work with Fire Response to provide technical assistance.
Participate in Laboratory Committees as a representative of Fire Protection Engineering.
Work with science to identify and resolve fire and life safety issues.
Participate in the fire investigations to determine the origin, cause, and what, if any, breakdown in the protective systems and procedures may have occurred.
Conduct training on fire safety topics.
Provide technical leadership to less experienced engineers and technicians and may act as lead person or technical expert on small to medium projects.
Will work under general direction of a senior fire protection engineer and within parameters of the existing fire safety program at BNL. Will independently determine and develop approaches to solutions based on codes and national standards, including developing rationale for solutions when conventional codes and standards do not apply. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting stated objectives.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Bachelor degree in Engineering (i.e. Fire Protection, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Chemical) from an accredited ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) institution
Minimum seven (7) years progressively responsible work experience five of which demonstrate sound knowledge of current principles and practices in fire protection engineering (FPE) or a PE License in FPE
Experience with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes and Standards
Must be a U.S. citizen
Position requires the ability to obtain/maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance
Proficiency with Microsoft Office software package (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel)
Possession of a valid driver's license
Excellent written and oral communication skills are required and will be used to justify needs and recommendations to management and operating staff
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Master's degree in Engineering (i.e. Fire Protection, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Chemical) from an accredited ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) institution
Previous Fire Protection Engineering experience at a DOE complex
Experience with applicable DOE Orders and Standards related to fire protection
Experience using scheduling software ( i.e. Microsoft Project, Primavera)
Experience using water modeling software (i.e. KY Pipe, WaterGEMS, EPANET)
Experience using fire dynamics modeling software (i.e. CFAST, FDS)
Experience with fire insurance Highly Protection Risk class of insurance programs
International Code Council Certification or New York State Code Enforcement Officer Certification
International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) Professional Certification or New York State Fire Investigator Certified
National Fire Protection Association Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS)
NICET level III or IV certification
Possession of Engineer In Training certification or Professional Engineer License from a state in Fire Protection Engineering
Climbing to roof and basements for facilities assessments
Moderate lifting (less than 30 lb) for various tools and instruments to conduct investigations
Valid driver's license for on-site driving
Visually demanding work for program and facilities assessments
Oxygen Deficiency Hazard Class 1
This position is subject to 24 hour on-call in the event of any emergency and may require irregular work hours.
Candidate must have the ability to respond to BNL within one hour of notification during an emergency event.
This position is subject to travel.
At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes but is not limited to:
On site Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits.
We invite you to consider Brookhaven National Laboratory for employment. To be considered for this position, please apply online at BNL Careers and enter the job title into the Keyword Search.
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
- VEVRAA Federal Contractor
Fire Protection Engineer
Parsons is looking for a registered FPE to join the Fire Protection Engineering Division of Parsons Federal to support projects with various Government Agencies. Parsons Federal provides a broad array of engineering consulting and design services to its clients including fire and life safety.
Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be able to apply Fire Protection Engineering principals and techniques to various and diverse technical problems at Federal facilities.
As a member of our team the FPE will:
Plan and direct engineering activities of their own projects
Conduct building and fire code reviews and analyses
Perform interpretation and application of local, state, and federal requirements and regulations associated with fire protection and life safety codes
Manage projects and design fire protection systems for new or existing facilities including fire alarm, fire sprinkler and special hazard fire suppression systems
Conduct Fire Protection Engineering studies, design, and complex calculations
Prepare and present technical reports and presentations
Audit and inspect facilities
Oversee project implementation
Possess knowledge of and able to develop Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs)
Prepare data sheets for fire protection equipment
Prepare fire hazard analysis
B.S. Degree or higher in Engineering, preferably Fire Protection
5 to 8 years of work experience in project management and fire protection engineering
Fire Hazard Analysis experience
Loss prevention/Risk Analysis experience
Experience in using AutoCAD, Revit, and Hydraulic Calculation software
Fire Protection and Fire Detection design and construction experience
Excellent report writing and interpersonal skills; Ability to present clear and technically sound fire protection engineering
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation experience is a plus
Smoke control and exhaust system design experience is a plus
Fundamentals of engineering certificate (E.I.T) required. PE as a Fire Protection Engineer is preferred.
US Citizenship is required. FPE candidate must have the ability to be cleared to hold US Government security clearances
Position is contingent upon release of funds
Fire Protection Engineer
United States of America
- New Mexico, Carlsbad
Nuclear Waste Partnership, an LLC of AECOM, is seeking a Fire Protection Engineer to be based in our Carlsbad, New Mexico location.
The successful candidate will provide day-to-day support of the Fire Protection Engineering/Life Safety Systems Engineering Program through a variety of engineering and analytical assignments at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's (WIPP) underground mine and surface facilities. Application of Fire Protection Engineering principles to problems ranging from simple code consulting to unique and complex technical problems. Tasks include application of codes and standards, evaluation of fire protection programs and facilities or development and implementation of fire protection programs, fire protection systems support including minor design modifications or recommendations. Fire Protection engineering project support ranging from small focused scope to large, multimillion dollar one-of-a-kind projects. May include computer modeling of fire, egress or other fire related or influenced phenomena. May serve as Cognizant Systems Engineer in one or more of six fire protection system categories onsite. Assist in revising and approved FPE site procedures.
Master of Science in Fire Protection Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with three (3) years of related experience, or
Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with five (5) years of related experience is required.
For candidates with a Mechanical Engineering Degree, strong fire protection experience is required.
Strong analytical and fire hazards analysis skills are mandatory.
Due to the nature of the work, candidates must be US Citizens.
Department of Energy or Commercial Nuclear Facility experience is desired.
NICET Level II or III in any fire protection discipline or Professional Engineer (PE) License is preferred.
What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.
AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.
Job Category Engineering
- Fire and Risk
Business Line Government
Business Group Management Services Group (MS)
Country United States of America
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 195678BR
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
Fire Protection Engineer
The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client's local programs.
We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.
Jacobs is seeking full time qualified individuals for an immediate opportunity to join their team of dedicated Fire Protection professionals.
Reporting to a Director of Engineering, this role provides fire protection engineering consulting services, including fire sprinkler, fire suppression, fire detection and alarm, and mass notification systems design for new and existing facilities including aircraft hangars, office buildings, higher education facilities, dormitories, federal facilities, hospitals, laboratories, museums, warehouses, and more.
Leading teams of other engineers and designers in the production of fire protection, alarm, and mass notification contract documents.
Providing consulting for life safety, building, and fire code compliance.
Working with an in-house staff of architects and engineers to coordinate fire protection systems in an integrated BIM working environment while considering client concerns for project costs and construction schedules.
Planning and design details including engineering concepts, distribution plans, riser diagrams, detail drawings, schedules, specifications, design analysis, engineering reports, etc.
Occasional on-site project observations and reviews; duties required to fulfill contractual obligations for construction phase services; overseeing other personnel assigned to this responsibility.
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering, or Fire Protection Engineering Technology is required.
At least 5 years' technical experience in a technical fire protection design, or consulting role involving fire protection systems, is required.
PE registration in any US State is required
US Citizen required
Experience in fire sprinkler, suppression, and fire alarm system layout utilizing hydraulic calculation programs, and knowledge of NFPA Codes, and International Building and Fire Codes is required.
Demonstrated experience in leading projects and managing resources is required.
Approximately 10-20% travel may be required.
NAVFAC project related experience utilizing Unified Facilities Criteria is strongly preferred.
Fire Protection Engineer
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a Fire Protection Engineer for Facilities Design and Construction.
Provide professional-level services for the design, estimation, and documentation of fire protection systems. The candidate will work within a multi-disciplined design team dedicated to providing highly technical solutions for complex facility modification requirements.
1.Generate construction documentation, perform engineering calculations for fire suppression, prepare material and labor estimates, and perform life safety and fire protection analysis ensuring existing and new facilities are code compliant.
2.Consult with customers and facilities operations personnel to gather and develop program requirements, validate scope requirements, conduct cost analysis, perform field surveys, and document existing conditions of fire protection systems infrastructure.
3.Coordinate with other design professionals in a team environment to apply efficient technical guidance to meet the requirements for complex renovation and new construction projects. Conduct value engineering reviews.
4.Review drawings prepared by consultants to ensure life safety and fire code compliance. Develop criteria for acceptance of fire protection systems, monitor, and inspect the installation of fire protection systems. Coordinate and partner with county code officials to ensure campus compliancy.
Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at the time of hire and may change over time.
Have a B.S. degree in fire protection engineering or has passed the principles and practices examination in fire protection engineering
Maintain a current Maryland Professional Engineer (PE) license in fire protection engineering or can acquire one within the first 6 months of employment
Possess eight years of experience in application and interpretation of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes and Standards and the model building codes.
Possess in-depth knowledge of Life Safety requirements described in NFPA 101.
Have the capability to build strong positive rapport with local building code officials
Demonstrated proficiency in the use and application of:
Autodesk® AutoCAD computer-aided design and drafting software.
Microsoft Windows®, Excel®, and Outlook®.
Developing construction estimates to include a Bill-of –Materials based on the design documents
Ability to work in a dynamic team environment and possess highly effective interpersonal skills.
Must possess a current state-of-residence driver's license.
Demonstrated experience in the use and application of Autodesk Revit® Building Information Modeling (BIM) Software strongly desired.
Prior experience designing for laboratory and data center applications.
Prior experience working in a multi-building campus environment.
Special Working Conditions:
Requires the operation of APL vehicles. Occasional travel and overtime may be required. Ability to work from ladders, scaffolding, roofs, inspect below desks, ductwork, pipes, crawl spaces, lift 50 lbs, etc.
Applicant selected will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.
APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at www.jhuapl.edu.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
Fire Protection Engineer
Benefits Supplemental Questions
Pay Schedule I, Grade 31, Regular schedule: 35 hours per week.
A vacancy exists in the Division of Buildings Plan Review, Department of Permits, Approval and Inspections.
A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.
Current and future vacancies occurring within this class may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.
All interested transfer and promotional candidates must apply at this time.
List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experience on your application. Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.
NOTE: Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered. A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position. Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.
You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.
Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.
Examples of Duties:Under general supervision, performs professional fire protection engineering work to ensure compliance with fire codes and laws.
Reviews construction plans and specifications to determine compliance with the Baltimore County Fire Prevention Code, Baltimore County Building Code, State of Maryland Fire Prevention Code, NFPA "Life Safety Code," and other standards and codes.
Evaluates and reviews sprinkler systems, fire line installations, construction materials, mechanical devices, chemical, gas, and flammable liquid installations, and fire protection equipment for compliance with fire code requirements.
Recommends materials, equipment, or methods for alleviation of conditions conducive to fire.
Reviews designs of sprinkler installations for sufficiency and code compliance.
Confers with other engineers, architects, building and fire officials, and personnel of other County agencies concerning the achievement of fire code compliance.
Conducts fire protection field inspections to resolve difficult or complex code issues.
Examples of Other Duties
Represents the County and department at meetings of various organizations or societies on fire protection procedures.
Performs other related duties as required.
(NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.)
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in fire protection or fire protection engineering, plus two years' experience in fire protection or fire protection engineering work, which included the review of construction plans and specifications for compliance with building and/or fire protection codes.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in engineering, plus four years' experience in fire protection or fire protection engineering work, which included the review of construction plans and specifications for compliance with building and/or fire protection codes.
Additional qualifying education may be substituted on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of two years for the required experience.
Licenses and Certificates
Possession of a valid driver's license equivalent to a non-commercial, class C Maryland driver's license is required at the time of appointment.
Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education
Applicants are required to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education beyond high school to meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position. Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant's major field of study. Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.
Proof of Degree Equivalency
Applicants who have obtained a degree from outside the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc. (www.WES.org)
Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN: Fire Protection Engineer
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204
You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.
Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions. Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.
Conditions of Employment:Physical and Environmental Conditions
The work of this classification is essentially sedentary. Some duties, such as those associated with conducting inspections, require traveling between work sites, exposure to adverse weather conditions and hazards associated with construction sites, and limited physical activity such as walking, bending, stooping, and climbing.
Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for an appointment to a position in Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination and drug screen and an employment background investigation, including, but not limited to a criminal background, education, and fingerprint check.
Fire Protection Design Engineer
- Design fire detection and suppression systems
- Preparation of project specifications
- Evaluate, plan, and specify fire suppression water supplies and fire suppression systems
- Evaluate, plan, and specify special hazard suppression systems
- Evaluate, plan, and specify fire alarm and mass notification systems
- Prepare and evaluate fire protection systems’ calculations, e.g. hydraulic calculations, voltage drop calculations, etc.
- Perform hydrant flow test and analysis of water supplies
- Preparation of cost estimates
- Building life safety evaluation
- Code consultation
- Utilize Autodesk Revit for design and coordination with other disciplines
- Involvement in local professional organizations
- Collaborate with other fire protection staff to further develop and refine fire protectionrelated policies and procedures
- Meet needs of both project team members (internal and external) and clients
- Communicate professionally and efficiently with team members and clients
- Registered Fire Protection Engineer
- BS in Fire Protection Engineering from an EAC or TAC ABET accredited degree program
- In-depth knowledge of model codes and NFPA standards
- Ability to work on a project team to ensure that production schedules are met
- Willing to travel to project sites as required
- 6+ years of experience in the field of fire protection and life safety
1. BS in Fire Protection Engineering from an EAC or TAC ABET accredited degree program?
2. Registered Fire Protection Engineer?
3. In-depth knowledge of model codes and NFPA standards?
4. 6+ years of experience in the field of fire protection and life safety? (preferred)
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