Fire Protection Engineer (FPE)

Fire Protection Engineer (FPE)

Career Area: Engineering - Mechanical

What We're Looking For:
Barge Design Solutions is currently seeking to fill the position of Fire Protection Engineer in the Facilities Engineering Solution Center. This position will help to develop and lead full-service fire protection consulting projects for both our private and public sector clients including commercial, institutional and federal facilities.

Responsibilities for this position include:
  • Responsible for the design & day-to-day guidance of the design of fire protection and life safety systems including: water based fire pumps, tanks, distribution/hydrants, wet pipe, dry pipe, standpipe, fire alarm, and life safety systems.
  • Collaborates with architects, engineers and other clients on building/fire code & standards consulting
  • Identifies various hazards, mitigation techniques and recommended solutions, materials, and equipment on Fire Protection/Life Safety consulting
  • Identifies and supports business development, client expansion and proposal development activities for our Fire Protection Engineering & Life Safety business
  • Brings significant technical design expertise, engaged in the identification of design considerations and potential issues, participates in the research and development of solutions to engineering and other technical challenges, and is involved in the production or validation of the work applied to those solutions.
  • Supports Project Managers as a technical leader on large complex projects.
  • Reviews complete project documents for conformity and quality assurance
  • Assists leadership and staff as a technical adviser
  • Leads complex technical portions of meetings with clients.
  • Develops strong relationships with clients, customers, officials, contractors, and others.
  • Performs other duties as requested

Education & Experience Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in Fire Protection Engineering from an accredited university, or equivalent engineering education and technical training.
  • Professional Fire Protection Engineer (PE) license.
  • Between 5-10 years of experience in the evaluation/design of fire protection systems or building and fire code consultation, experience in consulting industry, preferred.
  • An interest in coaching and mentoring to technically strengthen the team capabilities.
  • Strong written and verbal communication abilities to work both within a team and independently.
  • Familiarity with the International Fire Code, NFPA Standards, and United Facilities Criteria.
  • Experience with design for low-rise and high-rise commercial buildings, Department of Defense facilities, Hangars with high-expansion foam systems, a plus.
  • Experience mentoring early-career engineers and EITs, a plus.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret job-related manuals and documents.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience using hydraulic analysis software
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills
  • Willing and able to travel to project sites and client meetings as needed.

Why join us?

Barge Design Solutions, Inc., is an engineering and architecture firm with diverse in-house multidisciplinary practice areas. The employee-owned company is more than 400-people strong and serves clients nationwide from multiple U.S. locations. Barge is ranked No. 171 on Engineering News-Record (ENR)'s 2021 Top 500 Design Firms list, is No. 177 on Architectural Record's Top 300 Architecture Firms and is a certified Great Place To Work®.

Our primary purpose for being in business is ultimately to create a better life by unleashing the potential of our people, clients and communities. This purpose is supported by our company's core values because at the end of the day, Barge CARES:

  • Collaborate - Help and expect help. Teamwork is essential in what we do.
  • Authentic - Honesty, integrity and trust are at the heart of everything we do. We are who we say we are.
  • Responsible - We are accountable for our work, our attitude, and our actions. We make Barge better.
  • Excellence - We go all in and expect more of ourselves than others expect of us.
  • Service - We are humble. We use our gifts in service of others.

We believe that if we are living out our purpose for being in business and integrating our values into everything we do, we will ultimately achieve our vision to be the firm best known for being selected when it matters most.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability. Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled