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Ross & Baruzzini Inc. Fire Protection Engineer in St. Louis, Missouri

Title: Fire Protection Engineer

Location: Remote

Fire Protection Engineers are an interdisciplinary field that incorporates mechanical (fire sprinklers, standpipes, smoke control systems), electrical (fire alarm, mass notification, and security integrated systems), architectural (egress/life safety systems), and structural (fire resistance design). This position is mainly responsible for designing accurate construction documents, analyses, peer reviews, and reports without supervision from the Senior Engineer/Senior staff’s design.

  • Responsible for the selection and design of complete fire protection systems to the following, but not limited to:

  • Hazard analysis & sprinkler piping layout, sizing, and equipment selection

  • Fire alarm layouts

  • Smoke control analysis and sizing

  • Egress calculations and fire barrier requirements

  • Special hazard systems, such as clean agents, water mist, or CO2

  • Generate plans and coordinate with other trades

  • Assist in designing and creating designs including engineering concepts, distribution plans, riser diagrams, schedules, specifications, design analyses, and engineering reports, etc.

  • Responsible for providing consulting for life safety, building, and fire code compliance

  • Responsible for fire protection system interaction and commissioning of systems

  • Responsible for the design and production of Fire Protection design criteria

  • Responsible for Hazard Classification of storage occupancies

  • Responsible for code/standards review and investigation

  • Responsible for equipment layout

  • Responsible for the review of shop drawing submittals from contractors

  • Responsible for the inspection, review, and preparation of site inspection reports

  • Responsible for providing construction cost opinions

  • Occasional on-site project observations and reviews and other duties required to fulfill contractual obligations for construction phase services

  • Interact with building owners, property management, architects, and members of design and construction team

  • Define system requirements and basis-for-design requirements for design-build work

  • Perform Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) checks of Level I projects

  • Develop and maintain CAD/BIM standards and details

  • Assist with training and mentoring of Level I and Technician team members

  • Attend and support technical societies

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Fire Protection Engineering from an accredited program

  • Minimum 4+ years' experience in experience in facility design and construction

  • Active PE Registration and have passed the Fire Protection portion of the NCEES PE Exam

  • Able to provide consulting services for medium to large scale projects without supervision.

  • Familiar with the nature and characteristics of fire and associated products of combustion

  • Understands how fires originate, spread within and outside of buildings/structures, and how it can be detected, controlled, and/or extinguished.

  • Able to anticipate the behavior or materials, structures, machines, apparatus, and processes as related to the protection of life and property from fire

  • Understanding of chemistry, combustion, heat transfer, and fluid dynamics

  • Ability to read and understand construction drawings, specifications, and contract documents.

  • Excellent organizational, technical, communication (both written and verbal) skills

  • Documentation skills and be capable of working with minimal supervision

  • Capable of researching, reviewing, and developing design criteria for variety of facilities

  • Ability to professionally present technical issues to clients, and, when necessary, in laymen’s terms

  • Self-starter who works well with others

  • Ability to plan, prioritize, organize and manage responsibilities on multiple projects.

  • Advanced knowledge of Fire Protection equipment and systems

This description reflects the core activities of the position but is not intended to be all-inclusive and other duties within the group/department may be required in addition to changes in the emphasis of duties as required from time to time. There is a requirement for the position holder to recognize this and adopt a flexible approach to work.

R&B is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Street: 6 S Old Orchard Ave

FLSA Status: Exempt

Equal Opportunity Employer: This description reflects the core activities of the position but is not intended to be all-inclusive and other duties within the group/department may be required in addition to changes in the emphasis of duties as required from time to time. There is a requirement for the position holder to recognize this and adopt a flexible approach to work.

R&B is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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