KNS - Fire Protection Engineer


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 167297 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Engineering 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Nuclear 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The position is part of the Fire Protection team designing systems in the various DOE facilities. The ideal candidate will have experience in fire protection system design; and will be capable of developing design documents, including piping and instrument diagrams and equipment data sheets, which incorporate the applicable design requirements. The candidate shall have a working knowledge of the IBC and NFPA standards including but not limited to NFPA 13, NFPA 72, NFPA 801, NFPA 101, and NFPA 241.  You will be interfacing and coordinating with other engineering/construction disciplines and the client in the development of the design and installation of the systems. You will be interfacing and coordinating with other engineering disciplines and the client in the development of the design.

District Overview

Kiewit Nuclear Solutions. is a full-service engineering, project management, and construction provider operating across North America. Our experience and expertise span all aspects of the nuclear-related market from carbon-free, small modular reactors to Dept of Energy science, environmental and nuclear security mission capabilities. With these broad capabilities, we operate in the power utility, renewable energy, industrial, and infrastructure markets.  As part of Kiewit, we are integrated with 135 years of construction and engineering excellence that provides wholistic solutions, differentiating our team from the rest of the industry.
Our rapidly growing nuclear solutions business has opened new locations across North America to strengthen our market presence while executing work within the communities we live within and support. We are committed to build upon our history as one of the safest companies to work for by equipping our craft and staff with the best technology, processes, equipment, tools and safety programs available.
We are an innovative team that prides itself on excellence through continuous improvement and an unwavering commitment to deliver for our clients. Our staff collaborates with Kiewit’s vast internal network of resources that span heavy civil and infrastructure, vertical and commercial buildings, industrial, as well our oil and gas and power generation markets, to drive safe and cost-effective solutions that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s core values of People, Integrity, Excellence, and Stewardship.
On our team, you’ll have the opportunity to see, design and construct more than you ever imagined. Working hard will not only bring you satisfaction from a job well done, but it will help propel your career forward faster than you might expect. Kiewit’s culture encourages training, developing your skills, and tailoring your experience and knowledge to allow you to take on projects that impact millions across North America. With top-notch health benefits, a wealth-building 401k plan, and unbeatable growth opportunities, joining Kiewit can bring a lifetime of personal success and satisfaction.


This position required you to be onsite in the following locations; Lenexa, KS, or Oak Ridge, TN. 


•    Support project needs for design, design review, commissioning, testing, code interpretations, and walk downs at the project locations as needed to support project deadlines.
•    Independently apply the principles of fire safety in the development of structures, systems, and components.
•    Develop fire protection system acceptance protocols.
•    Interface with internal and external customers, as required, for the design, installation, and testing of the fire protection systems.
•    Support the development of the fire protection components of the authorization basis documents and other safety submittals.
•    Support Department of Energy (DOE) and external regulatory agency reviews of the fire protection aspects of the design and installation.
•    Interface with management and multidiscipline design teams to provide direction, feedback, and validation of engineering and design efforts.
•    Perform Fire Protection reviews to determine compliance with applicable DOE orders, NFPA standards, and the model building codes.
•    Provide technical guidance in the development of fire protection equivalencies to the DOE standards and the NFPA codes and standards.
•    Support the fire protection subcontracts for fire sprinkler installation and fire detection and alarm systems.
•    Support the alignment of the fire protection systems design and installation with the requirements identified in the upper tier requirements in the Authorization Basis Documents, the facility Fire Hazards Analysis documents, and the Engineering Basis of Design documents.


•    Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university with a minimum of 3 years of related experience.
•    Passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam and have an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) Certificate.
•    Knowledge of fire, life safety, building codes, including UL and FM.
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills
•    Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products (i.e. word, excel, power point, etc.).  


Other Requirements:
•    Regular, reliable attendance
•    Work productively and meet deadlines timely
•    Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment.
•    Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
•    Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.

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 do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

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