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AECOM Fire Protection Engineer in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Job Summary

The Fire Protection Engineer should be capable of working independently with limited supervision to complete small and large project design requirements. The candidate is responsible for leading projects for new facilities and renovation, modernization, and repurposing of existing buildings. Candidate must be well organized, able to demonstrate critical thinking, quickly recognize issues, and be part of the solution. Candidate will also be expected to:

  • Be self-motivated with strong work ethic

  • Take pride in and ownership of your work

  • Concisely express complex system solutions in very early design phases

  • Be proficient in all aspects of mechanical systems design for projects of all sizes

  • Evaluate, select, apply standard engineering techniques, procedures, and judgement based on experience to design fire protection systems in buildings

  • Coordinate fire protection systems with other disciplines

  • Make major design decisions and recommendations with little input from senior staff

  • Maintain accurate project documentation and design data for permanent project files

  • Act as an adviser and review correspondence prepared by junior project team members

  • Assist with mentoring of junior staff

  • Attend project meetings, both internal and with clients

  • Assist in project quality control review

  • Review and approve shop drawings, respond to RFI’s, and other construction admin related tasks

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Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and eight (8) years of relevant experience, which includes experience and skills in fire protection systems design for buildings

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ten (10) years of relevant experience

  • Full understanding and ability to complete and coordinate project design assignments with the ability to review team member’s work for quality and recognition of training requirements

  • Experience with building fire protection systems including but not limited to sprinkler, fire alarm, life safety, and mass notification systems

  • Experience with Design-Build projects

  • Experience with U.S. Department of Defense agency requirements (UFCs, SpecsIntact, etc.)

  • Successfully performed the role of lead engineer on various projects

  • Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Fire and Risk

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 255356BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.