Engineer, Fire Protection - 448037

Michoud Assembly Facility, LA

Company Conformance Statement

In the performance of their respective tasks and duties all employees are expected to conform to the following:

• Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.

• Interact professionally with other employees, customers, and suppliers.

• Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.


Employees are required to:

• Comply with all applicable safety- and health-related rules, regulations, and procedures;

• Work safely themselves and help their teammates work safely;

• Assist supervisors and managers in identifying and mitigating potentially hazardous conditions; and

• Help the organization maintain a safe and healthy workplace.


Job Description

Fire Protection Engineer, which resides in the SACOM Design Engineering Department, is responsible for maintaining fire protection design control and providing technical support.

Responsibilities include:

  • Creating, checking, or otherwise preparing design documentation related to fire protection and other related systems.  Design documentation includes:
    • Statements of Work
    • Construction Specifications
    • Drawings
    • Engineering Studies
    • Life Cycle Cost Analysis
    • Other Engineering Documents as Requested
  • Estimating probable cost of construction for assigned design projects
  • Assisting in the preparation and estimating of design project budgets and schedules and providing deliverables to the customer within said budgets and schedules.
  • Peer reviewing design projects prepared by other engineers within the department.
  • Maintain a regular work schedule
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum of five years of experience working as an FPE, must include cost estimates, drawings and specifications.


Basic Qualifications

  • ABET accredited BS Degree in Fire Protection Engineering
  • Equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Possess intermediate level computer skills necessary for daily activities, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, simple graphics, fire dynamic simulation, and a working knowledge of computer aided drafting.
  • Manage day-to-day contacts with internal and external clients utilizing experience and technology to meet expectations.
  • Perform research and document for internal and external distribution.
  • Experience in designing Fire Detection Systems, Voice Evacuation and Mass Notification.
  • Experience in designing fire sprinkler systems, Clean Agent Fire Suppression Systems and Deluge Systems.
  • Experience in Plans Review for compliance with the Life Safety Code.
  • Working Knowledge of the International Building Code, Fire Code, Mechanical Code and Plumbing Code and NFPA Codes and Standards.
  • Must have knowledge of how to work around asbestos and Lead-based Paint.
  • Effectively communicate, both written and verbal, including oral presentations.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and be able to obtain required NASA badge.
  • Knowledge working with fire pumps


 Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Working knowledge of the Life Safety Code. NFPA 101
  • Experience in designing Fire Detection Systems, Voice Evacuation and Mass Notification.
    • NFPA 72.
  • Experience in designing fire sprinkler systems to NFPA 13.
  • Experience in designing Clean Agent Fire Suppression Systems NFPA 2001
  • Experience in designing Deluge Systems. NFPA 15
  • Knowledge working with fire pumps. NFPA 20
  • Working Knowledge of the NFPA Codes and Standards, 10, 25, 33, …etc.
  • Must have an ABET accredited BS Degree in Fire Protection Engineering or BS Engineering Degree and a PE in Fire Protection Engineering.
  • Fire Safety Design knowledge to include cost estimates, drawings and specifications.

Desired skills

  • Technical skills include, but not limited to: automatic suppression system design; fire detection, alarm and communication system design; code analysis; egress analysis; fire resistant construction analysis; smoke control analysis; as well as general fire protection and life safety concepts and research.
  • Effectively interface with customers, engineers, drafters, Supervisors, and Management to complete projects and tasks on time and on budget to meet the business objectives.
  • Ability to seek out customer's needs and prioritize own work and the work of the team accordingly.
  • Experience managing multi-discipline /projects from design through construction and activation.
  • Experience in working in Hazard Rated Areas, Class I, Division II, and Group D. NFPA 70 (NEC)
  • Working Knowledge of the International Building Code, Fire Code, Mechanical Code and Plumbing Code.
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience working as an FPE,
  • Member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, grade Professional

Other Requirements

• Must have the ability to communicate the English language, both verbally and written, in an effective manner.

• Must have, and maintain, a valid driver’s license.

• Good organizational and planning skills

• Good communication skills

• Ability to pay close attention to detail

• Ability to take direction

• Ability to work with computers

• Ability to work independently but follow specific detailed instructions

• Ability to interface with various levels of personnel in a multi-cultural, team- oriented environment

• Dexterity to operate office and field equipment as required by the position.



• Prior knowledge of NASA site, experienced with working on government installations preferred. 



  • Position involves extended periods of sitting or standing. Physical requirements: sitting, walking, standing, extensive use of stairs, and access to remote structures. Typically required to lift and hold up to 50 pounds.
  • Position is located on a hazardous testing facility, may be required to wear breathing protection (respirator), hearing protection, eye protection and other associated personal protective equipment.
  • Primary work efforts located at Michoud Assembly Facility, LA. Occasional support to Stennis Space Center, MS active projects required. Telework work opportunities available per company policy.