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Assistant Fire Protection Engineer

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Burns & McDonnell

Denver, CO

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Assistant Fire Protection Engineer','180362','Fire Protection Engineer','!*!The Assistant Fire Protection Engineer will assist in the design work on multi-discipline projects and the preparation of comprehensive fire protection packages including fire suppression, fire alarm, and life-safety systems. 

Assist in the design, specification, and multi-discipline coordination of the following fire protection systems: Wet-pipe, dry-pipe, pre-action, deluge, foam/water fire suppression systems, clean agent fire extinguishing systems, and other types of 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 conventional fire alarm and voice evacuation systems including initiation devices, supervision devices, and audible and visual notification appliances. Releasing systems for pre-action, foam/water, and clean agent systems.

Assist in performing and evaluating fire protection calculations including the hydraulic analysis of fire water supply and demand, battery calculations, and voltage drop calculations.

Assist in evaluating building and life safety requirements including building area and height limitations, building construction types, fire resistive assemblies, opening protections, occupancy classifications, hazards, building egress, and active and passive smoke management systems.

Assist in the construction administration process 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.

Assist in performing site evaluations and documenting existing fire protection systems.

Assist in the preparation and evaluation of project budgets and cost estimates.All other duties as assigned.


A Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Engineering or related engineering discipline from an ABET accredited program, a Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Engineering or related field from an ABET accredited program, or Master of Science degree in Fire Protection Engineering with an ABET accredited undergrad and 2 years of related experience.

Certified Engineer-in-Training (EIT) is required for a Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Technology, and strongly preferred otherwise.

A commitment to pursue licensure in Fire Protection Engineering is required.

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.

Familiarity with building codes, fire codes, NFPA standards, FM Global datasheets, military standards, and refinery/industrial API guidelines is strongly preferred.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong analytical and problem-solving skills requiring adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures, or criteria is required

NICET certification in Water-Based System Layout, Fire Alarm Systems, or Special Hazards Systems (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies) is preferred.

Prior internship or consulting experience is preferred.



EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans','Full-time','Yes, 5 % of the Time','US-CO-Denver','','*LIJS','Assistant Fire Protection Engineer

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We are a full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm, based in Kansas City, Missouri. Our multidisciplined staff of 5,300 includes engineers, architects, construction professionals, planners, estimators, economists, technicians and scientists, representing virtually all design disciplines. We plan, design, permit, construct and manage facilities all over the world, with one mission in mind: Make our clients successful. Our company got its start in 1898. Two new Stanford University engineering graduates — Clinton S. Burns and Robert E. McDonnell — sought a professional home base teeming with opportunity, a place to continue the partnership they forged while working for the city of Palo Alto, California. They chose Kansas City because it provided the most potential clients in a 200-mile radius — cities and towns in need of water and power systems to support growth.

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