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USAR6759 – FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEERING SPECIALIST – OAK RIDGE, TN – LONG TERM – NO PD

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USAR6759 – FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEERING SPECIALIST – OAK RIDGE, TN – LONG TERM – NO PD - DUE BY OCTOBER 27, 2019

DESCRIPTION
Reports, on project, to the Fire Protection (FP) Project Lead or the Fire Protection Program. Consult with the FP Services Manager regarding FP issues and bring any unresolved FP issues to the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) for resolution. Perform as the technical resource for the AHJ. Prepare all equivalency or exemption requests for alternative means and methods proposed as equivalent to codes or standards requirements for submission to the AHJ. Provide technical FP support to projects and as requested by DOE. Review plans for new construction or proposed modifications to existing facilities and define requirements to ensure compliance with life safety criteria and other applicable codes and standards. Ensure that fixed FP system information related to new construction or modifications is forwarded to FPP Maintenance Coordinator for inclusion in the Master Plan and Schedule.

Maintain minimum requirements to establish “operability” for the following FP features:
- Fire detection and alarm systems
- Fire suppression systems.
• Establish Inspection, Test, and Maintenance (ITM) schedules in accordance with work smart standards and DOE guidance, as modified by the equivalency or exemption process.
• Provide technical support to the ITM activities as needed.
• Witness acceptance tests of fixed FP systems.
• Perform periodic reviews of ITM records and submit evaluations of the data gathering process and the data gathered to the FPPM.
• Provide guidance to Functional Managers/Project Managers/Facility Managers/Building Operators regarding fire Training Position extinguisher requirements and develop inspection reports and schedules, including inspection frequencies and documentation.
• Review deactivated and shutdown facilities in question and project planning documents to determine facility status and the appropriate process for deactivation of FP systems.
• Assist Project Manager/Facility Manager in completing process to deactivate FP systems.
• Provide technical support as requested by other organizations on the site involved in hazard communication activities, such as defined by OSHA 1910.1200, Hazard Communication.
• Provide leadership and support for implementing the Integrated Safety Management System on projects.
• Provide technical assistance on the physics of fire, explosions, hydraulic and criticality events.
• Maintain current knowledge of fire codes, building codes, and DOE Orders for company.
• Provide oversight of subcontract and tenant facilities relative to FP.
• Assist, as assigned, in the investigations of fires and prepare reports to include lessons learned and recommendations to prevent re-occurrence.
• Assist DOE in fire related issues, as requested.

ACCOUNTABILITY:
• Functionally reports, on project, to the Fire Protection Project Manager or the Fire Protection Program.
• Function as the point of accountability and engineering support for the organization.
• Meet schedule and budget for assigned responsibilities and tasks.
• Maintain training, required reading and any qualification requirements current.
• Communicate regularly to direct reports pertinent to information needed to implement ESH Programs in a consistent, compliant, and timely manner.
• Authorities:
• In conjunction with other assigned project personnel, approve reports and documents related to assigned duties.
• Delegate authority and responsibility to subordinate staff and others as appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS
• At least four years of engineering practice, three of which shall have been in responsible charge of diverse fire protection engineering work.
• Certification in the assigned discipline or be a registered professional engineer in fire protection is desirable. Qualified as a Fire Protection Engineer, as described in the Nuclear and Radiological Facilities


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