Fire Protection Engineer

2-09-18

Fire Protection Engineer

Period of performance shall be for 1 year with two 1-year options

Yes

Provide fire protection technical support for the SRS Fire Protection Program and operating facilities on site. Work at the direction of a Technical Lead Engineer and/or Fire Protection Engineering Manager.  The duties will include:
1.     Work as a Senior Fire Protection Engineer (FPE) with demonstrated FPE subject matter expertise with industrial and nuclear Fire Protection suppression, alarms and detection requirements. 
2.    Provide technical direction and guidance in the development and implementation of the Fire Protection Program. As assigned, prepare building fire hazards analysis (FHA) for specific buildings and/or projects.
3.    Develop and effectively utilize sound engineering principles and capabilities in the conduct of appropriate fire modeling, fire water and fire flow calculations.
4.    Evaluate and develop cost-effective, safe alternative solutions and approaches in problem solving field issues in order to maintain compliance with codes and requirements consistent with safe practices and operations.
5.    Develop and implement effective fire protection designs for compliance with fire codes, standards, and regulations. 
6.    Provide technical support/guidance to facility management and staff on all fire protection related issues including but not limited to installation, inspection, maintenance, and operations of fire protection systems and components.
7.    Conduct facility evaluations/assessments for compliance with procedures and fire protection codes and standards, identify deficiencies, recommend corrective actions and provide the necessary technical support to resolve issues. Evaluate alternate means and methods for achieving code compliance.
8.    Assist in the identification of consistent fire system inspection and testing program that satisfies the intent of the National Fire Codes, S/RID and DOE requirements.
9.    Develop and maintain a working knowledge and understanding of SRNS 2Q 'Fire Protection Program Manual'.
10.    Have a strong working knowledge of National Fire Protection Association Codes and IBC regulatory requirements, as well as experience.  A strong understanding of Fire Protection requirements compliant in DOE Orders (e.g. 420 series and DOE-STD-1066-2012 is preferred.
11.    Candidate must be capable of becoming SRS Radiological Worker qualified to remain in this position.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:    Candidates functioning as fire protection engineers shall be graduates of an  accredited engineering curriculum.   A Bachelor of Science graduate of an accredited  Fire Protection curriculum is preferred.  If not such a graduate, candidate must be a registered professional engineer in fire protection.  Candidate shall have a minimum of 5 years of experience in Fire Protection Engineering. 

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:
1.    Familiarity with DOE Orders/Guides and requirements with regards to fire safety. 
2.    Knowledge of NFPA Codes and Standards.
3.    Produce written documents with clearly organized structure and grammar. Ability to operate Windows Microsoft Office applications.
4.    Communicate orally with management, facility personnel and DOE Customers regarding fire protection issues
5.    Must be able to walk down systems in the field.

WORK HOURS:   
A 40 hour work week is scheduled.  SRS utilizes various work schedules; including 5/8s (8 hours/day; five days per week), 4/10s (10 hours/day; four days per week), and a 9/80s (9 hours/day, five days on week A and 4 days on week B).  Work week excludes SRNS holidays.  SRNS Management will determine best schedule depending on work needs.  Each workday has a 30-minute lunch.   

AREA SECURITY ACCESS:
A security clearance is not initially required: however, candidate must be capable of obtaining ' Q ' clearance to perform assigned duties.

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