Burns & McDonnell Staff Fire Protection Engineer - Global Facilities (Minneapolis) in Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota
Burns & McDonnell is an award-winning engineering, architectural, construction, environmental and consulting services firm. We are 100% employee-owned, with World Headquarters located in Kansas City, Missouri and regional and project offices nationwide.
Successful candidates will join a team of Fire Protection Engineers who work on a wide range of exciting and challenging projects including manufacturing and food processing facilities, mission critical facilities, aerospace manufacturing plants, airports, aircraft storage and maintenance hangars, central utility plants, industrial and petroleum processing sites, educational and cultural facilities, and more. You'll be working in team environments with a premium placed on client and peer to peer interaction.
As a member of our fire protection engineering team, successful candidates will design many fire and life safety systems including: wet, dry, preaction and deluge sprinkler systems, foam, water spray, clean agent, wet and dry chemical and clean agent fire suppression systems, fire pumps, water tanks, standpipes, smoke management systems, and building fire alarm and mass notification systems. You will also be involved in building code and life safety code reviews, review of hazardous materials, design and analysis of building egress and passive fire protection systems, and reviews of existing buildings for compliance with applicable building and fire codes. You will also be involved in the construction and commissioning process.
Successful candidates will:
Design and specify fire suppression systems including wet-pipe, dry-pipe, preaction, deluge, fire pumps, and storage tanks on a wide variety of project types. Knowledge of special systems such as foam, spray, mist, clean agent, wet/dry chemical, and carbon dioxide is preferred.
Design and specify fire alarm systems, mass notification systems, and releasing systems. Knowledge of manual, electric, and pneumatic releasing, as well as cross-zoning and flame detection is preferred.
Perform hydraulic calculations and work with outside resources to incorporate special hazard systems.
Prepare comprehensive fire protection packages including fire suppression, fire alarm, smoke evacuation, and life safety.
Apply sound fire protection engineering principles to assist in troubleshooting and solving client related problems.
Resolve design related installation issues with field personnel.
Review contractor shop drawings, field inspections, and testing and commissioning reports.
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) exam.
Master of Science degree in Fire Protection Engineering a plus.
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 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.
Job Fire Protection Engineer
Primary Location US-MN-Minneapolis/St Paul
Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time
Req ID: 202209