Fire Protection Engineer
Company: Burns McDonnell
Posted on: May 3, 2021
The Staff Fire Protection Engineer will perform the design work
on multi-discipline projects and prepare comprehensive fire
protection packages including fire suppression, fire alarm, smoke
management, and life safety. This position will work on various
projects with a diverse portfolio of project types and clients.
- Design, specify, and provide multi-discipline coordination of
the following fire protection systems: Wet-pipe, dry-pipe,
pre-action, deluge, and foam/water fire suppression systems. Fire
water supply infrastructure including fire water storage tanks,
fire pumps, underground and above ground distribution piping and
associated appurtenances. Outdoor fire suppression systems
including monitors, spray systems, and exposure protection systems.
Addressable and non-addressable voice evacuation fire alarm systems
including initiation devices, supervision devices, and audible and
visual notification appliances. Releasing systems for pre-action,
foam/water, and clean agent systems.
- Perform fire protection calculations including the hydraulic
analysis of fire water supply and demand, battery calculations, and
voltage drop calculations.
- Evaluate building and life safety requirements including
building area and height limitations, building construction types,
fire resistive assemblies and opening protections, occupancy
classifications, hazards, building egress, and active and passive
smoke management systems.
- Provide construction administration including coordination with
field personnel to resolve design related installation issues, the
review of contractor shop drawings and calculations, field
inspections, and testing of fire protection systems.
- Perform site evaluations and document existing fire protection
- Prepare project budgets and cost estimates.
- Responsible for QA/QC process adherence.
- Responsible for compliance with company and site safety
- All other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Engineering or related
degree from an ABET accredited program and 3 years of fire
protection engineering experience.
- Or Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection or related
Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited program and
successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)
- Master of Science degree in Fire Protection Engineering a
- Successful completion (i.e.passing) FE or EIT preferred.
- NICET certification in Water-Based System Layout, Fire Alarm
Systems, or Special Hazards Systems (National Institute for
Certification in Engineering Technologies) is preferred.
- Strong knowledge in standard engineering techniques and
- Strong knowledge of building codes, fire codes, NFPA standards,
FM Global datasheets, military standards, and refinery/industrial
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative
problem-solving environment, and demonstrated critical thinking
- Proficient in standard engineering techniques and
- Must have the ability to obtain and maintain access
authorization to facilities and data of existing and potential
clients, including, but not limited to DOE, aerospace, military,
food and consumer product manufacturers, pharmaceutical,
laboratories, and others necessary to perform work.
The expected compensation range for this position is displayed in
accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. The
final agreed upon compensation 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
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.
Burns & McDonnell is making the world a better place every day.
When we take on some of the worlds toughest challenges, were
putting the industrys best thinking to work, striving to create
amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our
employee-owners. Our staff of more than 7,000 engineers,
architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and
business professionals is constantly growing.
We have offices and projects across the U.S. and around the globe.
We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazines 100 Best Companies to
Work For. Our culture, powered by 100% employee ownership, plays a
major role in getting us there. Each employee brings a high level
of commitment to every project. Clients have shown their
appreciation of this dedication, rewarding us with a 90% repeat
business rate and decades-long partnerships. Thats pretty cool for
a firm that started as a small engineering consulting shop back in
At Burns & McDonnell, youll have the opportunity to make a
difference while fulfilling your personal and professional
ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny
and shape the path your career travels. And with hundreds of
service specialties, your career and development options are
Are you ready to create amazing? Burns & McDonnell is an Equal
Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans
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