Fire and Life Safety Engineer, Sr. Consultant in Washington

Full-time @WSP Global in Engineering
  • Washington, District of Columbia View on Map
  • Apply Before : August 18, 2022

Job Description

Join management and consultancy services provider WSP Global as Fire and Life Safety Engineer, Sr. Consultant in Washington District of Columbia. At the WSP you will perform tasks as listed below, Apply WSP Global career in Washington.


Position : Fire and Life Safety Engineer, Sr. Consultant

Work location : Washington, District of Columbia

Who We Are
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all backgrounds. That’s why here at WSP, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principles. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
This Opportunity
WSP is currently initiating a search for a Full-Time Fire Protection Engineer for our Arlington,VA and Columbia, MD offices.
Be involved in projects with our Fire and Life Safety Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.
This opportunity provides technical assistance and guidance for multi-site/phase due diligence, design, development, building, testing, and inspecting of fire and life safety systems on building projects in the public and private sector.  Responsibilities include the research, design, concept development, planning, installation, operation, maintenance, and optimal integration of automatic sprinkler, fire alarm, mass notification systems, smoke control, egress analysis, and building and fire code analysis review and compliance.  Substantiates reports and documentation regarding installation, construction, and operation specifications.  Ensures that responsibilities are delivered and adhered to with a level of quality that meets or exceeds acceptable industry standards for design, safety, and functionality.
Your Impact

Interpretation of building code, life safety, and fire code requirements. This will include familiarity with both ICC and NFPA codes, including IBC and NFPA 101.
Review of architectural drawings for compliance with building and fire code requirements
Negotiating with authorities having jurisdiction on fire safety designs and proposals.
Producing with limited guidance fire safety strategy documents to inform and support the chosen building form throughout the design process.
Design of fire protection and life safety systems including automatic fire sprinkler systems, fire detection and alarm systems, smoke management systems, and egress systems.
With minimal support, carrying out and reviewing fire engineering calculations including smoke modeling and evacuation analysis from simple hand calculations to complex 3D computational modeling.
Assist in the commissioning of fire protection and life safety systems in commercial, institutional and industrial facilities.
Directly interfacing with the client.
Organizing in-house resources.
Following quality control review processes of all project documentation.
Developing project proposals and budgets.
Conducting financial management of all projects.
Mentoring junior staff.
Preparing technical reports/specifications.
Participating in department initiatives.
Contributing to the overall business development of the company.

Who You Are
Required Qualifications

Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Protection Engineering or related engineering degree.
3 – 6 years of fire protection and life safety consulting experience.
Experience in fire protection engineering design applications.
REVIT and AutoCAD proficiency.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications 

P.E. License is preferred.
Health care consulting and design experience preferred. 

Additional Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

Travel Required: 10%
Job Status: Regular
Employee Type: Full
Primary Location: ARLINGTON – N 17TH
All locations: US-DC-Washington, US-MD-Baltimore, US-MD-Columbia, US-MD-Edgewood, US-VA-Arlington

About WSP
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


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