AECOM Fire / Life Safety Engineer in Atlanta, Georgia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 145668BR

Position Title Fire / Life Safety Engineer

Job Category Engineering - Fire and Risk

Business Line Transportation

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Georgia

City Atlanta

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


We provide professional services in areas such as aviation, transit, freight rail, highways and bridges, planning, and ports and marine. Our global network of top-tier specialists delivers comprehensive services over the full life cycle of a project to benefit clients in government and private industries.

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented and hardworking Fire / Life Safety Engineer for immediate employment in the Atlanta, GA office. AECOM is searching for candidates that have the ability to be a role model, be client-focused, be impactful and be decisive.

Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture, and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides fire protection evaluation, analyses, and oversight of all engineering design, integration, and Construction work including maintenance and operating facilities, station facilities, tunnel fire protection systems, guideway systems, and control center projects

  • Assists in the development of Fire/Life Safety and Emergency Plans and Procedures

  • Provides technical subject matter expertise in the development of emergency response teams (ERT); evacuation plans; fire/life safety SOPs; and other related emergency management plans

  • Provides and facilitates fire/life safety and emergency evacuation training; drills and tabletops

  • Updates and maintains the Fire/Life safety Log

  • Reviews and provides input and recommendations to fire protection designs, calculations, analyses, and reports produced by outside contractors. As needed, provides support to assigned project manager by identifying issues, evaluating alternative solutions, and providing recommendations

  • Performs fire protection analyses and reviews of design and construction submittals; performs code analysis of municipal, state, and national codes for applicability to Authority projects; performs evaluations and prepares recommendations for code compliance of specific design and construction elements

  • Updates, reviews, interprets, and maintains the Fire/Life Safety Design Criteria Plan/Guidelines; provides technical supervision of staff and consultants involved with fire/life safety and provides support to start- up and testing

  • Provides information and prepares report/requests for concurrence from the local fire and building officials; provides a variety of status reports and responds to required audits

  • Provides support to the Systems Engineering and System Safety Program departments as directed; participates on a variety of committees as assigned; attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends, technologies, and developments in the fields related to area of assignment; ensures processes, policies, and practices are interpreted and applied consistently and effectively; ensures accountability and compliance with all current and applicable state and federal laws, agency policies and procedures, rules and regulations

  • Provides design support during construction. Reviews and provides acceptance of construction contractor detailed installation information and any changes to the accepted design. In this context, works closely with construction management and the contractors to determine the most reliable, cost- effective means of meeting the Customer’s goals

  • Provides support with coordination with Police Emergency for safety-related projects and all hazards drills, exercises, and tabletops. Conduct Fire/life safety facility inspections

  • Participates and coordinates evacuation drills for all Customers’ facilities

  • Participates in testing and commissioning and leads the work effort in obtaining the Certificate of Occupancy Permits

  • Inventories the Customer’s FDC locations and provides spreadsheet with GPS coordinates

  • Inventories the Customer’s Knox box location for missing keys and updates spreadsheet for Buildings and Support personnel and coordinate replacement keys for the local fire jurisdictions.

  • Updates the Pre-Fire Plan templates for the Customer’s facilities and provides to the authorities having jurisdiction (AHJ). Revises and incorporates new supervisory fire alarm training for the AHJs into the Customer’s annual training

  • Reviews evacuation diagrams for the Customer’s facilities and coordinates updates with Building and Support personnel

  • Conducts Fire/Life Safety surveys of the customer’s facilities and develops a Fire Concerns Log


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, or higher in a related discipline is required.

  • 5+ years of experience Fire Protection Engineering, transportation, or transit related projects

  • Georgia F.P.E. or able to become registered in six months

  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite

  • Excellent written and verbal communications and presentation skills

  • Ability to provide technical guidance to the Fire Protection group and address all fire protection and life safety related issues and conditions for existing and new buildings

  • Ability to develop and analyze workflows, define problems, collect data, establish facts, analyze the audience, and draw valid conclusions

  • Proven ability to manage multiple and diverse projects simultaneously required

  • Ability to present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public

  • Working knowledge of relevant NFPA Standards, building, fire and life safety codes with experience in the requirements of NFPA 130

  • Due to the nature of this work, qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test

Preferred Qualifications

  • None

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.