Burns & McDonnell Staff Fire Protection Engineer - Life Sciences & Technology (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri
Burns & McDonnell is seeking a motivated and experienced professional to work on the design and construction of manufacturing facilities and laboratories in the pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical device and advanced technology industries. In this role, you will support an industry-focused team providing excellent and trusted services globally.
We don’t run from challenges; we tackle them. Through integrated design-build delivery, our industry leaders – backed by our firm’s more than 13,500 engineers, architects, construction professionals and more – work in tandem with our clients to solve complex problems.
When we plan, design and construct projects, we do it like we own it. With a shared vision, mission and goals, our life sciences and technology team fosters a great place to work through its unique employee-ownership culture and professional development opportunities.
We make our clients successful. We are committed to growth through the development of our employee-owners and world-class EPC project delivery, leveraging both to bring our clients back, project after project.
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 aboveground 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 systems.
Prepare project budgets and cost estimates.
Responsible for QA/QC process adherence.
Responsible for compliance with company and site safety policies.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Complies with all policies and standards.
Bachelor Degree in Fire Protection Engineering or related degree from an ABET accredited program and 3 years of fire protection engineering experience. Required or
Bachelor Degree in Fire Protection or related Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited program and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. and 3 years of fire protection engineering experience. Required or
Master Degree in Fire Protection Engineering and 2 years of fire protection engineering experience. Required
Strong knowledge in standard engineering techniques and procedures.
Strong knowledge of building codes, fire codes, NFPA standards, FM Global datasheets, military standards, and refinery/industrial API guidelines.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment, and demonstrated critical thinking skills.
Proficient in standard engineering techniques and procedures.
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.
Engineers in Training-EIT Certification Preferred
NICET certification in Water-Based System Layout (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies) Preferred or
NICET certification in Fire Alarm Systems (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies) Preferred or
NICET certification in Special Hazard Systems (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies) Preferred
Job Fire Protection Engineer
Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Req ID: 240698 Job Hire Type Experienced