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Jacobs Fire Protection Engineer in New York, New York

Your Impact:

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

At Jacobs, we’re helping our clients innovate and grow by designing, engineering, and executing the construction of their state-of-the-art facilities that are changing our world. We push the limits of what’s possible to make the world smarter, more connected, and more sustainable.

We are looking for a passionate and dedicated Fire Protection Engineer to join our team. Join us and you’ll have the chance to work on a diverse portfolio of projects ranging from Mission Critical, Healthcare, Tunnels, Transportation Buildings, Electric Vehicle to Industrial projects and more. As a member of this team, you will play a role in the entire design process including, but not limited to, preliminary assessments, concept creation, design, site inspection, problem resolution, and drawing and specification production. Come be a part of a vibrant, dynamic team that delivers world class designs for well-known clients around the world, while living in a small community with a family atmosphere.

As a Fire Protection Engineer working with our Built Environments team, you’ll use your skills and experience to help deliver and complete challenging and engaging buildings projects. You’ll assist in the design of Suppression systems, Fire Pumps, Water Storage Tanks, Fire & Gas Detection systems, and Fire Alarm/Mass Notification systems while also helping develop the plans for the overall building and tunnel safety.

We’ll ask you to:

  • Lead design of fire protection projects throughout the project, from programming to post-occupancy.

  • Review proposal documents for accuracy and ability to meet Jacobs Client standards. Provide comments and/or recommendations as necessary.

  • Review Architectural, Electrical, and Mechanical floor plans utilizing various NFPA and IBC Codes and Standards

  • Possess and utilize knowledge and understanding of the Life Safety Code (NFPA 101), especially as it pertains to Means of Egress Systems and Components. Ensure all designs meet these standards.

  • Review vendor shop drawings and equipment submittals for sprinkler systems and fire alarm systems for compliance with NFPA 13 and NFPA 72, respectively.

  • Review sprinkler system hydraulic calculations, hydrant flow test data, and fire pump performance curves.

  • Inspect facilities to identify deficiencies with respect to Means of Egress, Sprinkler Systems, Fire Alarm Systems, Emergency Lighting, Electrical Arrangements, Fire Rated Partitions, Storage Arrangements, etc.

  • Attend Surveys and make recommendations regarding acceptability of a building with respect to Life Safety code requirements for Exit Remoteness, Exit Capacity, and Discharge.

  • Be part of a team testing Fire and Life Safety Systems including, but not limited to, sprinklers, fire alarm, emergency lighting, and elevator recall during Substantial Completion Inspections.

  • Provide on-site field survey measurements and verification.

  • Perform design reviews and submit comments in required format.

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other. 

Jacobs health and welfare benefits are designed to invest in you, and in the things you care about. Your health. Your well-being. Your security. Your future. Typical benefits offered include flexible work schedules and opportunities to work remotely, educational reimbursement, retirement benefits, employee stock purchase plan, health benefits, disability benefits, life and accident insurance, voluntary benefits, paid time off and paid holidays, and parental leave.

Typical salary range for this position is $90,500 to $125,000- and is commensurate with experience relative to the position.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Protection, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering

  • Post graduate professional engineering experience

  • Experience as a Fire Protection engineer

  • Proficiency with AutoCAD and/or MicroStation, and Revit/Revit MEP

  • Professional Engineering (PE) license in Fire Protection is required

  • Physically able and willing to inspect projects in the field – road, rail, building, and tunnel environments

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Master’s Degree in Fire Protection, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering

  • Design Management experience

  • Design experience of controls, plumbing and/or HVAC

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $15 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.