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E2 Consulting Engineers, Inc. (E2) is a professional services firm established in 1988 specializing in a full spectrum of engineering services including, project engineering and design, federal base operations and infrastructure support services, gas pipeline construction and inspection services, environmental consulting and remediation, and information technology services. At E2, we value safety, innovation and collaboration, and we are dedicated to excellence.

You will be working as part of the Fire Protection Mechanical Engineering team designing and procuring the plant fire protection systems. You will be preparing technical reports and studies and design documentation, performing calculations using engineering software, and preparing specifications for complex mechanical equipment and supporting systems. The ideal candidate will have solid experience in fire protection system design and will be capable of developing design documents, including piping and instrument diagrams (P&IDs) and equipment data sheets, that incorporate the applicable design requirements, including nuclear safety requirements. You will be interfacing and coordinating with other engineering disciplines and the client in the development of the design. Experience in the construction field is a plus.

The primary role of the Senior Fire Protection Mechanical Engineer is to collect the Fire Protection, safety, and other data and requirements for Fire Protection and/or other support systems. Design the system and specify the equipment to meet the applicable design requirements. Procure the equipment in accordance with applicable QA requirements. The Senior Mechanical Fire protection engineer coordinates with the engineering group and other disciplines (including AHJ) in developing the detailed system design and specifying equipment in a team environment. The Fire Protection engineer prepares reports, equivalencies, exemptions in resolving open technical issues related to fire protection. The Fire Protection engineer develops and revises piping and instrument diagrams, formal calculations, and equipment datasheets and specifications in completing the detailed design for the system, including equipment selection. This position will also support resident engineering in performing walk-downs, assisting with compensatory measures, and trouble shooting. The Fire Protection mechanical engineer supports the associated safety analyses and hazards evaluations. In addition, it will be required that the candidate have excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), can be the “face” of Bechtel, promoting our leadership, quality, and safety values, to external partners including vendors, construction companies, and other subcontractors.

BS degree in Fire Protection Engineering from an accredited university or college with a minimum of 5-7 years of related experience.
Related experience includes, but is not limited to, P&IDs, calculations, and specifications for Mechanical/Fire Protection systems and equipment on power plants, refineries or chemical process facilities.
Must be a United States citizen.
Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check, including verification of employment and education.
Must be able to obtain a site security badge for access to work site.


Minimum Qualifications:

Working knowledge of NFPA, IBC, IFC, DOE, OSHA Regulatory Standards.
Understanding of construction roles, practices, and economics.
Practical work experience in equipment design and procurement.
Ability to utilize office automation tools effectively.
Knowledge of industry and regulatory guides, codes, and standards.
Broad knowledge of the application of Mechanical engineering design principles.
Nuclear experience in working with procedures meeting quality assurance programs such as ASME-NQA-1.
Knowledge of engineering planning and control methods including computerized methods.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
Extensive knowledge of fire protection engineering work processes, procedures, and specifications. Proven leadership or supervisory experience.


Preferred Qualifications:

PE in Fire Protection
Master’s Degree in Fire Protection.
Experience working with vendors on procurement of equipment.
Familiarity Fire Protection software such as HASS, FDS, CFAST, or other.
Experience in CGD and/or Environmental Equipment Qualification is desirable but not required.
Experience with Fire Protection system design and deliverables e.g. P&ID, Line Designation Tables, Equipment List, Calculations, Specifications, etc.
Understanding of ASME NQA-1 requirements for procurement


In accordance with Bechtel's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which may include a vaccination or testing requirement.

E2 Consulting Engineers, Inc. offers an excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401(k) with employer match, paid time off.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment and uses standard office equipment such as computers and phones.



Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to sit/ stand for up to 8 hours per day.
Ability to move freely for up to 8 hours per day.

E2 Consulting Engineers, Inc. is a Drug Free Workplace. After accepting an offer of employment, applicants may be required to undergo background checks, drug testing, and/or fit-for-duty physical examination.  Drug screens will include, but not be limited to, Amphetamines, Cocaine Metabolites, Marijuana Metabolites (THC), Opiates, and Phencyclidine (PCP). As a federal contractor, E2 cannot permit employees in certain positions to use medical marijuana, even if prescribed by an authorized physician.

Please no solicitation of any kind from agencies, staffing, or recruiting firms.

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

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