Fire Protection Lead Engineer - Federal - Remote - United St

at Black & Veatch in Montpelier, Vermont, United States

Job Description

Fire Protection Lead Engineer – Federal – Remote – United States

Date: Feb 2, 2022



Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

We believe real value is powered by the unique skills and experiences of our professionals. The interchange of ideas from a diverse group of people gives our teams an expanded perspective and the ability to find better solutions for our clients.

Company : B&V Special Projects Corp.

Req Id : 59929

Job Title : Fire Protection Lead Engineer – Federal – Remote – United States

Location : USVRTL

Business Unit Sector : SPC-GMGNE-FED RESOURCES

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Divisional Statement

The Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp. has its mission to provide a full range of services to our primary client base – U.S. Government agencies and departments. With the unique skill sets we have developed during the 100-plus years of service to our U.S. Government agencies client base, we are able to provide one-of-a-kind solutions to complex mission objectives that arise out of specific challenges faced by and unique to these agencies. Our primary areas of focus are: Architecture/Engineering (A/E) Services, Defense Program, Design/Build, Classified, and Environmental.

Job Summary

The fire protection engineer is responsible for the successful execution of fire protection design on Federal government projects for both general AE projects and critical facilities. Projects can be design-build or design-bid-build and new or renovation. Utilizes knowledge and skill set to review, analyze, and provide solutions for fire suppression, fire detection, life safety, and alarm and mass notification systems. Collaborates with other disciplines and clients to provide coordinated construction documents.

Key Responsibilities

•Read and interpret construction documents, including drawings, specifications and contracts. Interpret and apply applicable NFPA Standards to the design/layout based on building type, hazard classification, architectural characteristics, etc.

•Develop construction documents for fire suppression and alarm systems on new and existing facilities ensuring project compliance with applicable codes and standards.

•Manage design teams to meet scope, schedule, budget and quality on complex government projects

•Perform technical reviews of complex design documents including building construction, fire detection/alarm, fire suppression, standpipe, fire alarm, smoke control, water storage/distribution and alternative fire suppression systems to ensure that they conform to the applicable regulations, standards, and codes.

•Review contractor shop drawings and submittals

•Actively coordinate with all other internal/external team members on projects

•Work with the Authority Having Jurisdiction, team, contractors and owners to create a safe working environment for the occupants while still completing the mission.

•Perform field investigations of completed design to verify accuracy of design and perform/witness acceptance testing/commissioning

•Provide presentations and training at events concerning updates to codes and regulations.


Management Responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications

•Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Architectural, or Fire Protection Engineering from an accredited program.

•Minimum of 15 years previous experience in the fire protection industry

•Responsible and self-motivated with ability to manage multiple projects at the same time

•Good interpersonal and communication skills

•US citizen

•Must be able to complete the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Preferred design experience related to any of the following subject matters:

•Federal industry experience

•Familiarity with the Unified Facilities Criteria

•European Code experience

•Design Build Experience

•Fire / smoke modeling

•Fire protection degree

•Knowledge of REVIT / AutoCAD / Autodesk products

Preferred Certifications

•Fire Protection Engineer License

•Security Clearance or ability to get one

Minimum Qualifications

Executive Order 14042, associated federal safety protocols for federal contractors, issued on September 24, 2021, requires covered contractors and subcontractors who work with the federal government to ensure their employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by an FDA approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine, or are approved for a medical or religious accommodation by January 18, 2022. Black & Veatch may be subject to these legal requirements. This role will require proof of full vaccination or approval for a medical or religious accommodation prior to start date.

Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering from either a recognized accredited program in their home country or the country in which the professional is practicing. Minimum of 8 years related work experience. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.


Most positions – depending on the nature of work performed as defined by the division – will typically require incumbents to have professional registration or licensure in their designated home office country, or be in active pursuit* of such registration

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Typical Office environment. Physical Demands: Sitting, talking, grasping, hearing, keyboard input, driving, seeing, writing, reaching, stooping, crouching, walking, standing for extended periods of time.



Communicates effectively


Directs work

Instills trust

Interpersonal savvy

Organizational savvy

Customer focus

Decision quality

Salary Plan

ENG: Engineering

Job Grade


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Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy.

Our comprehensive benefits portfolio is a key component of this commitment and offers an array of health care benefits including but not limited to medical, dental and vision insurances along with disability and a robust wellness program.

To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer flexible work schedules, paid vacation and holiday time, sick time, and dependent sick time.

A variety of additional benefits are available to our professionals, including a company-matched 401k plan, adoption reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, vendor discounts, an employment referral program, AD&D insurance, pre-taxed accounts, voluntary legal plan and the B&V Credit Union. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.

We are proud to be a 100 percent ESOP-owned company. As employee-owners, our professionals are empowered to drive not only their personal growth, but the company’s long-term achievements – and they share in the financial rewards of the success through stock ownership.

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Job Posting: JC201236554

Posted On: Jan 06, 2022

Updated On: Feb 11, 2022