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Fire Protection Engineer - Kiewit Industrial Engineering

Location: 

Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 150820 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Industrial Engineering 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc is a full-service engineering consulting and design firm serving a broad range of the industrial markets. Our combined staff of more than 1,300 engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve the industrial, transportation, power, water/wastewater, mining, building, and oil, gas & chemical markets. Our operations-focused engineering provides our clients with safe and efficient facilities, and it integrates our 130 years of construction experience to finish projects on time and to make sure that Nobody Gets Hurt. 

  

Our rapidly growing Industrial Engineering team, which includes process, mechanical, electrical, controls, structural, architectural, geotechnical, and civil disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on EPC and design-build delivery of industrial projects in markets such as Food & Beverage, Mineral Processing, Renewable Fuels, Pulp and Paper, Steel & Aluminum, Industrial Buildings, and Industrial Energy, Water and Utilities. 

Location

This position is based out of our Lenexa, KS office.

Responsibilities

•    Provide fire protection design and support for complex industrial facilities.
•    Perform fire hazard analysis for the site to determine hazards and appropriate active and passive fire protection schemes in conjunction with the requirements of the applicable codes and standards as well as any client requirements.
•    Generate calculations to size water supply, fire pumps, and underground pipe sizing.
•    Review vendor fire suppression and fire alarm system plans and calculations.
•    Review fire barrier and penetration seal requirements for specific hazards.
•    Perform life safety reviews for buildings and industrial equipment platforms.
•    Develop specifications and manage contracts for fire protection contractors to furnish and install fire protection systems for the various projects.
•    Collaborate with various team members from various disciplines to ensure complete coordination throughout each project. 
•    Travel is required (approximately 10% of the time) to meet with clients and/or jobsite personnel.
•    Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills to ensure concepts and requirements are fully conveyed to the various team members and clients. 
•    Responsible and self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects. 
•    Familiarity with the International Building and Fire Codes as well as competent knowledge of applicable NFPA standards.
•    Working knowledge of fire suppression and fire detection systems and how they interface with various building and other disciplines.
•    Familiarity with standard Microsoft Office products such as Excel, Word, Power Point, etc

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Fire Protection Engineering or Engineering Technology from an accredited school or minimum one (1) year of fire protection engineering related experience.
  • EIT in fire protection engineering, or intent to obtain, is preferred.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.


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