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Jacobs Senior Fire Protection Engineer in Quantico, Virginia

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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.

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Jacobs has an opportunity for a Senior Fire Protection Engineer to support our long-term project in Washington, DC.

The Fire Protection Engineer will support the facilities design, construction, and renovation projects by providing their professional expertise. The responsibilities of the Fire Protection Engineer are as follows, to include but not limited to:

  • Coordinate with project managers and other personnel/contractors, and other project team members on projects as necessary

  • Assist in the development of reports and studies

  • Collaborate and assist in resolving critical issues with multidisciplined team of architects, engineer and federal agency clients

  • Understand and be able to implement standards as outlined in the Program of Requirements (POR). Suggest edits and updates to the POR, as applicable

  • Manage design of projects throughout the project, from programming to post-occupancy

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

  • Perform design reviews and submit comments in required format

  • 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 system and fire alarm systems for compliance with NFPA 13 and NFPA 72

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

  • Possess the knowledge and ability to suggest and equivalent level of protection when strict code compliance cannot be achieved

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

  • Ability to act as Subject Matter Expert (SME) with respect to Fire Protection and Life Safety at design meetings and on-site construction meetings

  • Attend site surveys and make on-the-spot recommendations regarding acceptability of a building with respect to Life Safety code requirements for Exit Remoteness, Exit Capacity, and Discharge

  • Ability to test Fire and Life Safety Systems including, but not limited to, sprinklers, fire alarm, emergency lighting, and elevator recall during Substantial Completion Inspections. Make recommendations to the project manager on whether the space can be accepted and occupied safely

  • Provide on-site field survey measurements and verification

Here’s what you’ll need :


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Mechanical or Fire Protection Engineering.

  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years of experience in commercial/government office building design and construction.

  • Proficient in most current version of AutoCAD software

  • Secret or TS clearance


  • FPE or PE

  • TS Clearance

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