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Burns & McDonnell Staff Fire Protection Engineer - Aviation & Federal (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


Burns & McDonnell is an award-winning engineering, architectural, construction, environmental and consulting services firm. We are 100% employee-owned, with World Headquarters located in Kansas City, Missouri and regional and project offices nationwide.

Successful candidates will join a team of Fire Protection Engineers who work on a wide range of exciting and challenging projects including airports, aircraft storage and maintenance hangars, central utility plants, manufacturing and food processing plants, industrial and petroleum processing sites, state-of-the-art information technology facilities, aircraft manufacturing plants, educational and cultural facilities and more. You'll be working in team environments with a premium placed on client and peer to peer interaction. You can expect to be a part of an energy-filled work place at a successful and growing company.

As a member of our fire protection engineering team, successful candidates will design many fire and life safety systems including: wet, dry, preaction and deluge sprinkler systems, foam, water spray, clean agent, wet and dry chemical and clean agent fire suppression systems, fire pumps, water tanks, standpipes, smoke management systems, and building fire alarm and mass notification systems. You will also be involved in building code and life safety code reviews, review of hazardous materials, design and analysis of building egress and passive fire protection systems, and reviews of existing buildings for compliance with applicable building and fire codes. You will also be involved in the construction and commissioning process.

Successful candidates will:

  • Design and specify fire suppression systems including wet-pipe, dry-pipe, preaction, deluge, fire pumps, and storage tanks on a wide variety of project types. Knowledge of special systems such as foam, spray, mist, clean agent, wet/dry chemical, and carbon dioxide is preferred.

  • Design and specify fire alarm systems, mass notification systems, and releasing systems. Knowledge of manual, electric, and pneumatic releasing, as well as cross-zoning and flame detection is preferred.

  • Perform hydraulic calculations and work with outside resources to incorporate special hazard systems.

  • Prepare comprehensive fire protection packages including fire suppression, fire alarm, smoke evacuation, and life safety.

  • Apply sound fire protection engineering principles to assist in troubleshooting and solving client related problems.

  • Resolve design related installation issues with field personnel.

  • Review contractor shop drawings, field inspections, and testing and commissioning reports.


  • Candidates must have a Bachelor's of Science in Fire Protection Engineering from an ABET accredited university or Master’s degree in Fire Protection Engineering with a BS in a related engineering field from an ABET accredited university.

  • Minimum 3 years related experience (completion of master's degree in fire protection engineering may be substituted for one year of experience).

  • Successful candidates must have a Professional Engineering Licensure in Fire Protection Engineering through NCEES testing.

  • Consulting experience, NICET certification, and Certified Fire Protection Specialist accreditation is preferred.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong analytical and problem solving skills are required.

  • Working knowledge of appropriate design tools such as hydraulic calculation software, Microsoft Projects, Excel, and Word.

  • Knowledge and application of performance based design and FDS modeling is a plus.

  • Position requires an individual capable of successfully solving challenging problems requiring adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures or criteria.

  • 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 sell and complete work.


Job Fire Protection Engineer

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Req ID: 230357 Job Hire Type Experienced