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Burns & McDonnell Senior Fire Protection Engineer - Life Sciences & Technology (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri

Description

Burns & McDonnell is seeking a motivated and experienced professional to work on the design and construction of manufacturing facilities and laboratories in the pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical device and advanced technology industries. In this role, you will support an industry-focused team providing excellent and trusted services globally.

We don’t run from challenges; we tackle them. Through integrated design-build delivery, our industry leaders – backed by our firm’s more than 13,500 engineers, architects, construction professionals and more – work in tandem with our clients to solve complex problems.

When we plan, design and construct projects, we do it like we own it. With a shared vision, mission and goals, our life sciences and technology team fosters a great place to work through its unique employee-ownership culture and professional development opportunities.

We make our clients successful. We are committed to growth through the development of our employee-owners and world-class EPC project delivery, leveraging both to bring our clients back, project after project.

The Senior Fire Protection Engineer will lead the design work on multi-discipline projects and lead the preparation of comprehensive fire protection packages including fire suppression, fire alarm, smoke management, and life safety. This position will work on various projects with a diverse portfolio of project types and clients.

  • Lead the design, specification, and multi-discipline coordination of the following fire protection systems: Wet-pipe, dry-pipe, pre-action, deluge, and foam/water fire suppression systems. Fire water supply infrastructure including fire water storage tanks, fire pumps, underground and aboveground distribution piping and associated appurtenances. Outdoor fire suppression systems including monitors, spray systems, and exposure protection systems. Addressable and non-addressable voice evacuation fire alarm systems including initiation devices, supervision devices, and audible and visual notification appliances. Releasing systems for pre-action, foam/water, and clean agent systems.

  • Quality review the fire protection calculations including the hydraulic analysis of fire water supply and demand, battery calculations, and voltage drop calculations.

  • Lead the evaluation of building and life safety requirements including building area and height limitations, building construction types, fire resistive assemblies and opening protections, occupancy classifications, hazards, building egress, and active and passive smoke management systems.

  • Quality review the construction administration including coordination with field personnel to resolve design related installation issues, review of contractor shop drawings and calculations, field inspections, and testing of fire protection systems.

  • Lead project teams to perform site evaluations and documentation of existing fire protection systems.

  • Prepare and present technical reports for clients and industry publications.

  • Build effective relationships with existing clients, customers and contractors and develop new business opportunities.

  • Manage sales and marketing efforts and identify key pursuits.

  • Responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction goals and expectations are met.

  • Manage the development of cost proposals and qualification statements to achieve stated targets and standards for financial performance.

  • Prepare and present project budgets and cost estimates. Report project performance.

  • Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to the fire protection practice.

  • Responsible for QA/QC process adherence.

  • Responsible for compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Complies with all policies and standards.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Fire Protection Engineering or related degree from an ABET accredited program and 7 years fire protection engineering experience. Required or

  • Bachelor Degree in Fire Protection or related Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited program and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam and 7 years fire protection engineering experience. Required or

  • Master Degree in Fire Protection Engineering and 6 years fire protection engineering experience. Required

  • Expert knowledge in standard engineering techniques and procedures.

  • Expert knowledge of building codes, fire codes, NFPA standards, FM Global datasheets, military standards, and refinery/industrial API guidelines.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills, ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment.

  • Ability to lead project/discipline design teams.

  • Expert in standard engineering techniques and procedures.

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain access authorization to facilities and data of existing and potential clients, including, but not limited to DOE, aerospace, military, food and consumer product manufacturers, pharmaceutical, laboratories, and others necessary to perform work.

  • Professional Engineer (PE) License Preferred

  • NICET certification in Water-Based System Layout (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies) Preferred or

  • NICET certification in Fire Alarm Systems (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies) Preferred or

  • NICET certification in Special Hazard Systems (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies) Preferred

EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Job Fire Protection Engineer

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: 240697 Job Hire Type Experienced

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