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Fire Protection Engineer

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Richmond
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: jdfperichmond
  • Sector: Fire , Building Services , LVI Associates
  • Date posted: 12/01/2018
My client who is recognized as one of the most trusted and fastest growing design firms in the mid-atlantic, is seeking a full-time Fire Protection Engineer to be an integral member of their Richmond, Virginia office location. 
 
Location: Richmond, Virginia

Experience
  • 5 years of fire protection engineering, and design experience, preferably with large institutional or commercial projects from schematic design through construction administration.
  • A four-year engineering degree from an accredited college or university. 
  • PE preferred.   
 
Fire Protection Engineer Responsibilities
  • The ability to provide technical assistance to architects, contractors and other private industry personnel in designing fire protection systems, interpreting and complying with fire codes and standards. 
  • Determines whether water availability and water delivery systems are adequate to protect buildings.
  • The ability to evaluate contractors’ performance in meeting agency requirements and objectives, reviews design documentation, and advises project team regarding fire safety, property protection and public safety.
  • Provides technical advice to contractors, architects and engineers while designing and reviewing fire protection system plans, monitoring code information and conducting site inspections for new construction projects.
 
Fire Protection Engineer Required Skills
  • The knowledge and skills to review construction site plans and building plans for compliance with fire protection codes and standards.
  • Good working knowledge of REVIT.
  • Strong communication skills are essential, along with the ability to work effectively within an AE environment as an effective member of multi-discipline project teams. 
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to provide strict attention to detail and be a good troubleshooter and problem solver who works well under pressure with a can-do attitude. 
  • Working knowledge of codes and standards such as NFPA, IBC, and IFC.
 
Software Proficiencies
  • CADD Experience- Autodesk Revit (BIM) experience is mandatory
  • Sketchup
  • Microsoft Office Suite

A valid, unrestricted driver’s license and driving record, as deemed acceptable by our firm’s liability insurance carrier, must be presented and maintained.

Benefits
Competitive salary; health, life, short-term disability, long-term disability insurance; paid leave; 401(k) plan; and holidays.
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