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Fire Protection Engineer II
Summary
Title:Fire Protection Engineer II
ID:1049
Location:Kansas City, MO
Security Clearance:Public Trust
Description

Summary/Objective

 

One Federal Solution is a SBA Certified 8(a), Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) whose primary mission is to provide the Federal government with outstanding services in the areas of Program Management, Information Technology Enterprise Management, Healthcare Administration, and Testing & Evaluation.
 

Our federal client, located in the Heartland Region is responsible for all aspects of facility design, renovation, and management within Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri. We are in need of a full time Fire Protection Engineer II to work in the Regional Office. These activities include ensuring that building occupants and visitors are safe from fire and other hazards while on GSA owned and leased property. This position serves as the Authority having jurisdiction for all aspects of fire protection and life safety within GSA owned property in the region. The Regional Fire Protection Engineers have nearly 60 buildings that fall within their authority.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing project construction design documents for fire/life safety compliance.
  • Reviewing fire safety checklist information for newly leased facilities.
  • Witnessing acceptance testing of new facility fire protection equipment.
  • Visiting construction sites to report on fire/life safety compliance.
  • Performing investigations and/or analysis involving or relating to fire/life safety systems or building systems.
  • Operates as a senior level expert and provides authoritative advice and technical expertise to management officials, regional architects/engineers and project managers in other divisions or field offices concerning fire protection engineering and risk management issues. Utilizes the latest technological advances such as fire modeling to evaluate complex problems that are not addressed by existing policies or guidelines.
  • Works closely with senior managers at GSA and customers to address the most challenging, sensitive or dynamic fire and life safety matters or circumstances.
  • Knowledgeable in preparing written Fire &Life Safety programs and is able to articulate program information in a business process format.
  • Serves on project teams and is responsible for coordinating fire protection engineering portions for major new construction or renovation projects and incorporates fire protection design practices into all phases of design and construction.
  • May serves as the project manager and negotiates/ administers fire protection engineering, and other fire protection or life safety services contracts for architect/engineering work, surveys and evaluations of existing owned and leased occupancies for risk management and compliance and other program initiatives.
  • Develops abatement plans in response to known Building Fire Safety deficiencies. Translates abatement strategies into written scopes of work and cost estimates that support regional project processes.
  • Develops, revises, and maintains fire protection engineering guide specifications and design guides for use throughout the Heartland Region. Furnishes Authoritative advice in the use and interpretation of all such specifications and design guides.
  • May represent the Region on GSA working groups and is recognized as a fire protection engineering technical authority for all matters relating to fire protection and risk management.
  • Performing data compiling, trending or tracking of fire/life safety-related elements to include:
    • a. Updating fire safety items within the GSA IRIS database;
    • b. Tracking to resolution fire safety findings derived from inspections;
    • c. Gathering and tracking fire safety checklists for the GSA lease portfolio;
    • d. Reviewing the GSA construction project snapshot to identify scopes that impact fire/life safety.

Fire Protection Engineer II Qualifications:

  • The engineer shall possess expert knowledge in the use and application of the National Fire Codes and Standards published by the National Fire Protection Association, the International Building Code and other codes published by the International Code Council as adopted by the General Services Administration.
  • The engineer shall have experience in acceptance testing of fire protection systems.
  • Engineer shall possess an active minimum Moderate Risk Public Trust Clearance.
  • Individual must possess outstanding interpersonal skills, written and oral communication skill, and the ability to work well with others in a team environment.
  • Seeking:

 

(a) An engineer having an undergraduate or graduate degree from a college or university offering a course of study in fire protection or fire safety engineering, plus a minimum of 10 years work experience in fire protection engineering; OR

(b) A professional engineer (P.E. or similar designation) registered in Fire Protection Engineering with a minimum of 6 years work experience; OR

(c) A professional engineer (P.E. or similar designation) registered in a related engineering discipline and holding Member grade status in the International Society of Fire Protection Engineers, plus a minimum of 10 years work experience in fire protection engineering.

 

 

Work Environment

This job operates in an office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment (e.g. computers, fax machine).

 

Physical Demands

Requires the ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds for short distances, stoop, bend, kneel, walk, have manual dexterity to operate some machinery, and correctable vision.

 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, generally requiring 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, between 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Travel

Approximately 25%

 

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

Moderate Risk Public Trust Clearance is necessary for this position. Active is preferred.

 

AAP/EEO Statement

One Federal Solution is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affirmative action employer.

MINORITY / FEMALE / DISABLED / VETERANS

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