Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's Security and Emergency Service Division has an opening for a Senior Fire Protection Engineer to join the team.
In this exciting role, you will be reporting to and working under the direction and technical leadership of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Fire Marshal / Managing Fire Protection Engineer, the Senior Fire Protection Engineer applies demonstrated expertise in the practice of fire inspection and applicable building inspection, develops and implements fire prevention and/or fire protection programs and procedures to minimize personal injury and/or property damage at the main site and at off-site leased LBNL locations.The goal of the Lab's Fire Protection Program (FPP) is to minimize the potential for occurrence of a fire or related event.
What You Will Do:
Program Implementation - Under leadership of the Fire Marshal, and having wide-ranging fire prevention, fire protection engineering, and inspection experience, uses professional concepts and Lab objectives to analyze, plan, schedule, and coordinate the implementation of all aspects of the Fire Protection and Engineering Program. Ensures compliance with internal and external regulatory requirements, performance measures, and assurance objectives related to Fire Protection and Engineering programs as well as ensures the tracking and closure of corrective actions. Resolves complex issues in a creative and effective way. Communicates collaboratively within the Laboratory community and externally with local, state, and federal agencies. May supervise and lead other fire prevention staff and consulting inspectors.
What is Required:
Bachelor's Degree in a relevant Engineering program or related experience with a minimum of eight years of related fire protection engineering experience, and either (1) licensure as a Fire Protection Engineer in the State of California; or (2) if licensed as a Fire Protection Engineer in a state other than California, licensure in the State of California can be obtained through comity within six months of hire date.
Broad knowledge of inspection procedures, resolution of findings, and common practices in implementing an Inspection and Code Enforcement Program.
Broad knowledge and experience in performing plan reviews of Building and Fire Protection Systems, including a deep knowledge of applicable California Title 19 and 24 Codes and Regulations, NFPA 1, NFPA 13, NFPA 25, NFPA 72, NFPA 101, and NFPA 1142.
Broad knowledge of operations required to analyze and solve complex issues in creative and effective ways. Ability to isolate and define issues or conditions where a number of project efforts must be coordinated and integrated, resolve critical problems, and develop new approaches and techniques.
Ability to interact diplomatically with a wide range of scientific, management, administrative and HR staff, international researchers and external stakeholders.
Proven organizational skills to independently establish priorities and ensure completion of a wide range of projects in a timely manner.
Specialized working knowledge in the areas of fire prevention and inspection program planning and management, fire alarm and detection systems, building design review for fire and life safety systems, inspection, testing, and maintenance procedures for fire alarm and water-based suppression systems, hot work permits, fire prevention training, and fire response protocols and procedures.
Familiarity with After Action Reports, Corrective Action Plans, and Corrective Action Tracking System.
Demonstrated skill in writing policy and procedure documents, communications to various audiences, and administrative documents and reports that are concise, logical, and grammatically correct; excellent technical and curriculum writing skills.
Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and common business and electronic mail applications.
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with multiple milestones and a variety of distractions.
Incumbent is expected to pursue and achieve training and qualification/certification in appropriate DOE and LBNL required coursework through the LBNL required training program, the State Fire Training p rogram through the Office of the State Fire Marshal, International Code Council, and other sources as required.
Continuing education to retain active licensure as a Fire Protection Engineer is required.
The work is not primarily sedentary. Walking/standing will occur in the course of a normal workday in connection with overseeing security operations and travel to and attendance at meetings and conferences on site or away from the work site.
In the performance of field inspections and evaluations the incumbent may be required to use protective clothing or gear.
May work in hazardous conditions associated with an emergency event (e.g., inclement weather).
May be required to work extended days, nights, weekends, and holidays to conduct investigations, monitor performance, respond to any incident or event affecting the safety and security of Lab personnel, property, and/or the environment, and ensure program compliance and success.
Highly desirable Certifications include: California State Fire Marshal Fire Inspector I or II, ICC Fire Plans Examiner, ICC Building Plans Examiner, or California State Fire Marshal Plans Examiner.
Highly desirable education includes a Master's Degree or PhD in Fire Protection Engineering.
Experience in a Fire Protection Engineering consultancy, or an engineering consulting environment.
Knowledge of the processes and policies of the federal, state, and private agencies that impact the Lab's Fire Protection and Engineering Program.
Participation in development committees of recognized Codes and Standards (e.g., NFPA, ICC, UL, etc.).
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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