Senior Engineer ( Fire Protection / Suppression Engineer )
Scope technical tasks and develop creative solutions to assigned problems. Begin using SRNS systems and meeting SRNS requirements with minimal supervisory guidance. Accepts complex tasks and receives minimal guidance from senior professional
Incorporate conventional engineering or scientific practices and a variety of complex features such as complicated technical requirements, application of new or special materials or processes and difficult coordination or oversight requirements into problem solving and program planning. Provide limited guidance and direction to less senior engineering professionals. Carry out development and qualification programs on tasks concurrent with other phases such as design and fabrication to better evaluate and minimize future problems. Develop alternate solutions to existing problems. Perform all detail work necessary to determine best solutions. Evaluate proposals and make recommendations based on proposed projects/tasks in area of assignment.
May delegate portions of the detail work to less senior personnel. Prepare costs and schedule estimates on proposed projects/tasks in assigned area. Demonstrate cost and schedule consciousness through timely completion of assigned tasks and projects. Prepare manuals and other documents supporting or publicizing the technical effort. Demonstrate creative ability through medium of patent disclosures, problem solving, engineering reports, technical papers and articles. Develop and lead the implementation of Total Quality initiatives within the group.
Define scope of technical programs and develop effective and efficient solutions to challenges which involve unique or controversial problems. Routinely use SRNS systems and meet all SRNS requirements with little supervisory guidance. Assist in teaching newer professionals and guiding their efforts.
Primary responsibilities include engineering task analysis, walk-downs, design development and generation of fire suppression design output documents including but not limited to: Plan Drawings, Elevation Drawings, Piping Isometrics, Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams, Riser Details, Hydraulic Calculations (manual and electronically using “HASS” software), and Sway Brace Calculations in accordance with NFPA codes and standards. Provide technical support to site construction forces, start-up & testing, suppliers or subcontract personnel. Prepare Data Sheets, Statements of Work, Procurement Specifications, Design Build Specifications, and Purchase Requisitions.
Incorporate conventional engineering or scientific practices and a variety of complex features such as complicated technical requirements, application of new or special materials or processes and difficult coordination or oversight requirements into problem solving and program planning where only general objectives are stated. Coordinate various phases of the activity and perform development work in assigned field.
Define specific problems based on general problem information from management and customers. Plan technical effort and coordinate activities with those of other divisions, departments, and sections in focuses areas to solve problems. Ensure compliance with technical requirements of assigned work, proper utilization and training of personnel operating under one's technical guidance, and compliance with approved schedules and staffing estimates. Ensures appropriate technical performance of the end product developed and designed to resolve the original problem.
Determine scheduling and staffing requirements for assigned tasks, in collaboration with management. Demonstrate cost and schedule consciousness through timely completion of assigned tasks and projects. Communicate results and objectives verbally and in manuscript form to customers, colleagues, and management. Enhance expertise in field through participation in local technical societies. Demonstrate creative ability through medium of patent disclosures, problem solving, engineering reports, technical papers, and articles. Demonstrate commitment to Total Quality concepts by active participation and successful implementation of Department Total Quality Initiatives.
Major Fire Protection Engineer
(Quantifiable; e.g. Three Years Experience, Bachelors Degree) In applicable science or engineering discipline entry level PhD degree, MS degree with 2-4 years experience; or BS and 5-10 years experience. Understands and applies advanced knowledge of discipline's standard theories, concepts, principles and techniques; has working knowledge of standard engineering scientific practices and applications
(e.g. Masters Degree) Registered PE in Fire Protection, Member of SFPE, or NICET Level III Certification is preferred
Other Basic Requirements
(Subjective; e.g. Excellent Communication Skills) Candidate must have design engineering experience in suppression systems design. General knowledge of mechanical systems, P&ID development, pump calculations, line sizing, and mechanical equipment sizing calculations is required. Candidate must be capable of performing hydraulic calculations both manually and electronically using HASS software. Candidate must possess a working knowledge of NFPA Codes and Standards. Experience with 2D Microstation Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) is required.
Ability to operate Windows Microsoft XP applications is required. Must be able to pass SRS Radiological Worker Training Level II to remain in this position. Candidate must be able to perform field walkdowns.