Fire Protection Engineer

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Job Description:

The NISC IV program at Leidos is seeking a Fire Protection Engineer to work in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Service Center in Des Moines, WA.

The Fire Protection Engineer will provide engineering support to the FAA Seattle Terminal Engineering Center with project management and project planning for various Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) and Terminal Radar Approach Control Facilities (TRACON) installation and upgrade projects, and other National Airspace System (NAS) modernization projects.

Specific duties for this position include:
  • Provide Fire Life Safety (FLS) Engineering Subject Matter Expertise (SME) support by analyzing feasibility, design, planning, and installation of FLS systems for various ATCT and TRACON projects throughout the Western Service Area (WSA).
  • Prepare Fire Life Safety (FLS) designs and drawings, and ensure quality and completeness of existing FLS engineering designs and drawings.
  • Review plans for new Air Traffic Control Towers (ATCT) to verify compliance with the International Building Code (IBC), applicable Code of Federal Regulations (CFR's), and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.
  • Perform site visits to make recommendations for FLS design, ensure installation is following design and schedule, and completed project matches planned scope.
  • Participate in construction meetings prior to and during construction for ATCT FLS upgrades, and advise FAA Resident Engineer on FLS concerns throughout construction.
  • Analyze and review of 3rd party contractor's fire alarm, fire stopping, and fireproofing submittals.
  • Prepare engineering risk assessments, and provide recommendations and proposals of actions or improvements to mitigate potential risks resulting from site, facility, and project/program changes.

We are seeking a talented and energetic candidate to work with the best and brightest employees around the country in creating innovative all-encompassing solutions for our programs. You will work in a fast-paced and diverse environment, enjoy flexible work arrangements, and will have a management team that encourages your career development and growth.

In this role, you will gain many intangible skills, such as time and task management, critical thinking and problem solving, the ability to communicate complicated problems in a concise manner, as well as solve complex problems using available tools.

Please Note: Must be able to work onsite in Des Moines, WA (once temporary Pandemic remote work is over or when asked to return to the office).

Required Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline and 8+ years of prior relevant experience OR Masters with 6+ years of prior. An Associate's Degree specializing in fire protection engineering technology OR closely related engineering technology discipline will be considered with additional National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) professional qualifications.
  • Must be a Registered Professional Engineer ( Professional Engineer in the sub discipline of Fire Protection OR Technician Certification at Level III in Fire Alarm Systems by the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement automatic fire detection and alarm systems in mission critical and business occupancies. This will include automatic fire detection, zoned notification and evacuation, emergency control functions, mass notification, and interoperability with other building systems.
  • Ability to evaluate existing facility fire alarm systems and recommend improvements or corrections.
  • Ability to monitor progress of fire alarm installations and report deficiencies and deviations from design plans.
  • Knowledge of NFPA 72 Fire Alarm and Signaling Code.
  • AutoCAD proficiency.
  • Ability to obtain and/or Maintain Public Trust security clearance.

Desired Skills:
  • Familiarity with FAA and the National Airspace System (NAS).
  • Microstation knowledge, particularly the ability to migrate Microstation files to AutoCAD files.
  • Experience with NFPA 75 and information technology facilities.

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We value and support the well-being and mobility of our employees with competitive benefit packages, complementary e-learning training, work-life flexibility, an exciting External Referral Program, and a diverse, inclusive and ethical work place. In fact, in 2020, Leidos was ranked as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year.

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