Fire Protection Design Engineer - TEK Systems

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Role: Fire Protection Design Engineer

Program: NASA Deep Space Communication Facility

Location: Monrovia, CA (hybrid then remote) (1 – 3 times a month)

Clearance required: Public Trust or higher

Fire Protection Design Engineer

Job Description: ***Position is remote, but candidate has to be local to Monrovia, or 1-2 hour radius to Monrovia, CA. Sometimes might have to drive into the facility (basically anytime there might be troubleshooting at the facility they would have to go and fix)

***need to have fire protection license or certification

***Starting off for the first few months would have to go to the Goldstone facility a few times a month and after 6 months that would drop off.


Reporting to the Facilities Engineering Manager, as a Fire Protection Design Engineer you will be responsible for ensuring quality and timely deliveries of our Fire Protection system along with additional services to customers. The design engineer requires an in-depth understanding of current Fire Protection design standards and industry processes. As a licensed Fire Protection Engineer, you will be the primary contact for customer facing project work. This key position works closely with AHJ’S and clients to ensure projects are compliant and being completed as assigned. The Fire Protection design engineer is fully responsible and accountable for the final design content and document generation to support the Fire Protection system. The right candidate for this position can meet required deadlines and communicate effectively with customers and jurisdictional authorities.



  • Attend project Kick-Off meetings, facilitate design reviews, provide construction inspection (as necessary), and test/commission system deliveries
  • Plan, direct, and oversee fire protection engineering activities including project execution, testing, and recommend operational spares. This will span to all three locations on the Deep Space Network; including overseas sites
  • Conduct Fire protection engineering inspections, studies, design, and calculations to meet functional design requirements
  • Responsible for engineering and/or design function on specific projects, delivering effective and cost-efficient alternatives and solutions for the project.
  • Design, sustain, and provide analysis for new and existing private fire service mains, fire pumping and distribution system, fire suppression system, gas extinguishing system, fire alarm system, and prepare technical specifications
  • Meet with jurisdictional authorities and clients as needed to resolve compliance questions
  • Conduct Fire protection engineering inspection, studies, design, and complex calculations
  • Create Requisitions for Purchase Order approval and payment to vendors.
  • Complete site surveys, identify code issues, and offer compliant solutions
  • Work with Cognizant Development Engineers (CDEs) and/or field personnel to ensure quality and timely delivery of our services
  • Maintain and update appropriate technical documentation
  • Provide remote technical support as necessary to perform field service and additional assistance as required
  • Analyze and recommend upgrade/expansion strategies
  • Provide code and standard references, as well as document research, reports, and interpretations for fire protection applications.
  • Continuously review, and maintain a working knowledge of, changing codes, standards, industry specifications and practices to ensure compliance.
  • Perform interpretation and application of local, state, federal requirements, and regulations relative to all aspects of fire protection and life safety both local and at our overseas facilities
  • Perform all work as necessary to conform to quality control guidelines (includes compliance with requirements outlined in applicable regulations such as: OSHA,NASA, NFPA, NPR, and NEC, etc. as well as following procedures as outlined in the Installation, Technical, Operations, and Safety Manuals)
  • Develop and deliver reports to clients on recommended updates to ensure compliance and /or operational functionality of fire monitoring, suppression, and/or life safety systems
  • Attend and participate in local and national professional organizations, such as SFPE and NFPA
  • Provide peer reviews of colleagues’ work product
  • Project management skills for managing internal projects as well as external client needs
  • Visit construction sites or frequent travel with overnight stay


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, or higher, in engineering technology or sciences preferred or any other degree, specialized training, or experience, that makes the individual uniquely qualified to perform the job responsibilities, preferably Fire Protection Engineering
  • Minimum of 8-10 years related work experience with Fire Protection detailed design. Highly preferred 10+ years’ experience.
  • Fire Protection Engineering License by examination issued by any state in the United States
  • Experience in interpreting client request and apply design standards to work product
  • Possess certifications, training, and working knowledge of NFPA codes and standards
  • Ability to multi-task, work with minimal supervision, follow written and oral instructions, show attention to detail, and demonstrate problem-solving skills
  • Experienced in Plan Reviews
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including oral presentation skills
  • Prepare and present technical audits, reports, and exhibits
  • Managing day-to-day contacts with external clients while utilizing experience and technology to meet expectations
  • Experience in using AutoCAD, and a fire sprinkler program to design fire alarm, fire suppression, and life safety systems in AutoCAD
  • Visit complexes, including international travel or frequent travel with overnight stay
  • Certified Fire Protection Specialist, preferred
  • Working knowledge of Fire, Life Safety, Building Codes, and NFPA Standards
  • Possess certifications, training, and working knowledge of NFPA codes and standards including NFPA13, 2001, 70, and 72.

Desired Qualifications

  • Have a demonstrated track record of successful project management
  • Strong Interpersonal, analytical and communication skills
  • Experience working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work on a high functioning team
  • Flexible and able to think quickly working to resolve design issues and makes decisions.
  • Ability to manage time and meet deadlines and budgets
  • Working competency with MS Office Suite & MS Project software

*Need to have fire protection license or certification

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