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Fire Protection Engineer

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Detroit
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: FPEBT1001
  • Sector: Fire , Building Services , LVI Associates
  • Date posted: 08/01/2018
Fire Protection Engineer

This company is a worldwide provider of comprehensive fire, security, life safety consulting and engineering/design services. They partner with clients to produce innovative solutions that reduce exposure to loss from fire and disasters. The result is productive, profitable environments that keep businesses safe and compliant. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, this company provides client services throughout the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

Fire Protection Engineer Opportunity
  • Establish criteria for the design of fire alarms, suppression and/or life safety systems based on client’s environmental and regulatory compliance needs
  • Review existing fire alarm, suppression and/or life safety systems for operational functionality, compliance and regulatory requirements; determines improvement recommendations
  • Develop and deliver reports to clients on recommended updates to ensure compliance and /or operational functionality of fire, suppression and/or life safety systems
  • Meet with jurisdictional authorities and clients as needed to resolve compliance questions around client fire, suppression and/or life safety systems
  • Prepare for and attend appeals and hearings as required to support and/or resolve regulatory findings
  • Perform modeling of fire, smoke, water distribution and other related variables for fire, suppression and/or life safety systems
  • Identify and/or establish design criteria for specific systems applications; may include specific UL/FM test criteria and performance-based tests as required
  • Perform information and document gathering, and serves as Engineer of Record, on assigned projects working with design/consulting teams to meet the project requirements; signs/seals engineering documents as required
  • Develop and provide evaluation and emergency response training
  • Apply standard techniques, principals, and criteria to perform assigned tasks.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of relevant fire protection, risk, building codes and constructions technologies; identify trends and recommends proactive solutions to meet/exceed requirements
Fire Protection Engineer Requirements 
  • 4 years college degree (ie: Bachelors) or a combination of equivalent experience and certification, Engineering or related field, required
  • Professional Engineer (PE) certification (or ability to obtain), preferred
  • NICET certification, preferred
  • Certified Fire Protection Specialist, preferred
  • Ability to travel 50-75%
  • 5 years field engineering/consulting experience in fire protection and/or architecture, preferred
  • Working knowledge of Fire, Life Safety and Building Codes, NFPA Standards, and UL/FM standards
  • Ability to apply broad knowledge of principles and practices in a specific area of practice.
  • Ability to manage small project of limited complexity
  • Ability to evaluate, select and apply standard techniques and procedures and criteria to perform a task.
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Working competency with MS Office & MS Project software
  • Ability to perform basic calculations using egress, fire smoke and water modeling software.
Fire Protection Engineer Benefits 

This company is a unique, professional work environment where they consider all of the associates to be part of their growing family. They provide a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package with market leading (low!) health-care costs, and a place to advance your career. More importantly as a values driven organization, at this company, you will be treated with dignity while having fun in your work!