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Fire Protection Engineer

Kansas City, MO · Architecture/Engineering
Join the TeleSolv Consulting Team on our mission to provide quality and unparalleled service to our clients.  We are a growing organization that provides a variety of professional and administrative services to public and private organizations with global operations.  Our company is currently seeking a(n) Fire Protection Engineer in Kansas, MO.
 
About TeleSolv:
Rated in the top 1000 business in 2019 by Inc.com.  Since its founding in 2000, TeleSolv Consulting has been committed to helping organizations solve complex problems. Our solutions integrate sound management principles with the most appropriate technologies to assist senior executives in effectively managing programmatic, schedule, and technical risks.
 
Our Mission:
TeleSolv combines its profound insight into business processes with the capabilities and technologies of its distinguished alliance partners to support our clients in achieving optimal performance.
 
Our Values:
  • Quality:  Provide outstanding service resulting in an excellent value to our clients.
  • Integrity:  Uphold the highest standards of integrity in all of our actions.
  • Teamwork:  Work collaboratively to meet client and our needs.
  • Respect:  Value employees, encourage professional development and reward exceptional performance.
 
We offer excellent compensation, training, advancement opportunities, and exceptional benefits including PTO, sick leave, 10 paid federal holidays, medical, dental, vision, company paid life, short-term and long-term disability insurance, employee assistance program, matching 401(k) plan, and more.

The Region 6 Regional Fire Protection Engineer serves as the Authority having jurisdiction for all aspects of fire protection and life safety within the Customer owned property in the region. The Regional Fire Protection Engineer(s) have nearly 60 buildings that fall within their authority. Currently the Customer Facilities Management and Services Programs Office needs a full-time consultant to work in the Regional Office to support the functions of the Regional Fire Protection Engineer. The intent of this project is to have a contract qualified fire protection engineer work within the Region 6 office. This engineer shall provide support services as required by the Regional Fire Protection Engineer(s).
 
Duties / Responsibilities:
  • Reviewing project construction design documents for fire/life safety compliance.
  • Reviewing fire safety checklist information for newly leased facilities.
  • Witnessing acceptance testing of new facility fire protection equipment.
  • Visiting construction sites to report on fire/life safety compliance.
  • Performing investigations and/or analysis involving or relating to fire/life safety systems or building systems.
  • Attending meetings on behalf of the Customer Safety & Environmental team.
  • Performing data compiling, trending or tracking of fire/life safety-related elements to include:
    • Updating fire safety items within the Customer IRIS database;
    • Tracking to resolution fire safety findings derived from inspections;
    • Gathering and tracking fire safety checklists for the Customer lease portfolio;
    • Reviewing the Customer construction project snapshot to identify scopes that impact fire/life safety.
  • Travel may be required for this position (+/- 25%)
Additional Duties:
  • Operates as a senior level expert and provides authoritative advice and technical expertise to management officials, regional architects/engineers and project managers in other divisions or field offices concerning fire protection engineering and risk management issues. Utilizes the latest technological advances such as fire modeling to evaluate complex problems that are not addressed by existing policies or guidelines.
  • Works closely with senior managers at Customer and customers to address the most challenging, sensitive or dynamic fire and life safety matters or circumstances.
  • Is knowledgeable in preparing written Fire &Life Safety programs and is able to articulate program information in a business process format.
  • Serves on project teams and is responsible for coordinating fire protection engineering portions for major new construction or renovation projects and incorporates fire protection design practices into all phases of design and construction.
  • Serves as the project manager and negotiates/ administers fire protection engineering, and other fire protection or life safety services contracts for architect/engineering work, surveys and evaluations of existing owned and leased occupancy for risk management and compliance and other program initiatives.
  • Performs field inspections of proposed projects to determine directive and design requirements. +/- 25% travel time may be required for this position.
  • Develops abatement plans in response to known Building Fire Safety deficiencies. Translates abatement strategies into written scopes of work and cost estimates that support regional project processes.
  • Develops, revises, and maintains fire protection engineering guide specifications and design guides for use throughout the Heartland Region.
  • Furnishes Authoritative advice in the use and interpretation of all such specifications and design guides.
  • May represent the Region on the Customer working groups and is recognized as a fire protection engineering technical authority for all matters relating to fire protection and risk management.

Clearance Required:
  • Engineer shall possess an active minimum Moderate Risk Public Trust Clearance
Experience and Skills Required:
  • The engineer shall possess expert knowledge in the use and application of the National Fire Codes and Standards published by the National Fire Protection Association, the International Building Code and other codes published by the International Code Council as adopted by the Customer.
  • The engineer shall have experience in acceptance testing of fire protection systems.
  • Individual must possess outstanding interpersonal skills, written and oral communication skill, and the ability to work well with others in a team environment.
Education and Certifications Required:
  • Candidate has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the principles of physics and chemistry governing fire growth, spread, and suppression, meeting one of the following criteria:
  • An engineer having an undergraduate or graduate degree from a college or university offering a course of study in fire protection engineering, fire protection engineering technology, or fire safety engineering that is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology or a similar accreditation.
  • A licensed engineer (P.E.) who has passed the principles and practice of engineering examination in fire protection administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).
  • A professional engineer (P.E. or similar designation) licensed in a related engineering discipline, plus a minimum of 4 years work experience in fire protection engineering understanding the principles of physics and chemistry governing fire growth, spread, and suppression.
  • A professional engineer (P.E. or similar designation) licensed in a related engineering discipline and a Professional Member in the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.
Experience, Skills, and Attributes Desired :
  • The engineer shall possess expert knowledge in the use and application of the National Fire Codes and Standards published by the National Fire Protection Association, the International Building Code and other codes published by the International Code Council as adopted by the Customer.
  • The engineer shall have experience in acceptance testing of fire protection systems.
  • Individual must possess outstanding interpersonal skills, written and oral communication skill, and the ability to work well with others in a team environment.


TeleSolv Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
 
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position(s); however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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