AECOM Senior Fire Protection Engineer in Norfolk, Virginia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 146310BR

Position Title Senior Fire Protection Engineer

Job Category Engineering - Fire and Risk

Business Line Building Engineering

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Virginia

City Norfolk

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

Building Engineering

We deliver creative solutions for building projects for industry, government, commercial and leisure sectors. Our building engineering specialists have expertise in structural and building services engineering, fire engineering, acoustics, facades and seismic design. We embed sustainability principles in every design.

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Senior Fire Protection Engineer for immediate employment for the Norfolk, VA office. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects.

AECOM's Buildings + Places business line is dedicated to excellence and integrated design solutions. With a range of expertise from strategy through project realization, the connections we make among people and places provide new insight to better outcomes for clients and communities. Better outcomes grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and make people healthier and happier. Our expertise includes workplace strategy, economic and development planning, master planning, urban planning, architecture, interiors, building engineering, and landscape architecture. Our B+P team is leading the industry with visionary and forward-thinking projects such as the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA; Liberty Park at the World Trade Center, New York, NY; the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resilience (Big U), NY; and the LA 2024 Olympic bid.

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

  • Code consultation for both internal and external customers on the proper and appropriate application of fire protection and life safety requirements

  • Design review services for new construction, renovation and modification projects, for compliance with applicable fire protection and life safety requirements

  • Conduct inspection and survey services of various types of facilities to ensure that the facility meets applicable fire protection and life safety requirements

  • Serve as lead fire protection engineer for fire protection and multi-discipline projects

  • Assist with miscellaneous services that require the use of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Power Point, Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Access

  • Assist with the development of fire protection reports, studies, designs, training, presentations and classes

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 10+ years' relevant experience

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer

  • Familiarity with hydraulic calculation and design (2-D and 3-D) software systems

  • Proficient with development of drawings, specifications, hydraulic calculations, reports, and design analyses

  • Ability to lead meetings with clients, code officials, and other project stakeholders to negotiate / resolve fire protection and / or life safety code issues

  • Ability to travel regionally, nationally, and internationally in support of project requirements

  • Effective communication, analytical, and interpersonal skills

  • Articulate with professional presence, solid decision-making, planning, and organizational skills

  • Must be able to work independently without direct supervision

  • Must have a valid driver’s license

  • US citizen eligible to meet US federal government security background check (Facility Security Clearance obtained through the Defense Security Service

Preferred Qualifications

  • Sound technical knowledge of DoD and UFC code requirements as well as the applicable NFPA and ICC codes and standards for fire protection and life safety criteria

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.