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Senior Fire Protection Engineer

Falls Church, VA

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WJE is seeking highly talented, experienced Fire Protection Engineers in ouru00a0Washington, DC officeu00a0who want to: Be part of a growing practice Work in an environment of open communication, continued learning, innovative thinking, and collaboration Work for an independent, employee-owned, and employee-managed firm Relish the opportunity to solve our clientsu2019 fire protection and life safety objectives and challenges. The fire protection engineer has project management responsibilities including: client relationship maintenance, project team management, project safety, and client deliverables.u00a0 The experienced fire protection engineer should be able to tackle complex assignments; build a client base; lead project teams; and manage and deliver client work. The person in this role should be active in industry organizations; be willing to mentor junior staff; and, participate in office and company development initiatives.u00a0 Our Fire Protection practice is seeking engineers with experience in any of the following fire hazards analysis specialties: Life safety evaluations building and fire code analysis; fire loss mitigation through proper design, construction, arrangement, and protection of buildings; materials, assemblies and systems selection; industrial processes review; fire detection, notification, suppression, and communication systems design; due diligence surveys; and post-loss investigation and analysis. Requirements Degreed in a related field with seven to fifteen years of relevant experience and expertise in fire protection and/or code consulting Professionally Fire licensed Strong regional experience and established clients An interest in solving problems with new and existing structures Experience managing projects Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and fire and egress modeling Ability to travel and work in the field Ability to travel outside local area, depending on local work load and project locations Actively participates in professional organizations, authors papers and presentations, attends conferences, and performs work on technical committees The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position requires visual acuity and listening ability. Individuals must have the dexterity to be able to operate office and field equipment such as computer, printer, fax, copier, telephone, voice mail system, and other office and field equipment. Requirements may also include: Ability to attend meetings at various office, field and construction sites Ability to perform inspections of buildings and other structures, both visually and with instruments Ability to lift and carry materials and equipment up to 20 lbs. Ability to perform work in the outdoors Ability to read construction drawings, diagrams, printed materials and computer screens Ability to record data clearly and write passages for reports, letters, etc. Ability to travel Ability to safely work at heights Ability to safely use and/or operate ladders, scaffolds, lifts and other access equipment Ability to understand and appreciate safety training specific to numerous workplace and construction hazards Ability to safely work in a variety of occupationally hazardous locations Medically fit to utilize respiratory protection devices and other forms of Personal Protective Equipment Ability to drive and safely operate a motor vehicle WJE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite all qualified applicants to apply including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans (VEVRAA federal contractor). WJE will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Fair Chance Ordinances. Qualifications Skills Behaviours Preferred Team player : Works well as a member of a group Leader : Inspires team mates to follow them Functional expert : Seen as a u2018thought leaderu2019 on a subject Enthusiastic : Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest Detail-oriented : Capable of carrying out a given task with all the details needed to get the task done well Dedicated : Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity : Motivation Preferred Self-starter : Inspired to perform without outside help Growth opportunities : Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility Goal completion : Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks Entrepreneurial spirit : Inspired to perform well by an ability to drive new ventures within the business : Education Preferred Bachelors or better in Fire Protect. Engineering or related field. Experience Preferred 7-15 years: Relevant expertice Licences & certifications Required Professional Engineer Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractoru2019s legal duty to furnish information.

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