Senior Engineer – posted 8/25/15
Job Requisition Number: 109953
Job Title: Senior Engineer
Work Location: Losee Road Facility
Work as a Senior Fire Protection Engineer who applies fire protection engineering expertise to resolve fire safety issues. Act as the subject matter expert for fire suppression systems, fire alarm and detection systems, fire barriers, and life safety design features for all facilities, both above and below grade, located at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). Support design engineering personnel and Authority Having Jurisdiction activities in the review of new designs or modifications to existing fire alarm and detection systems and suppression systems. Prepare System Design Descriptions and Fire Hazards Analyses and conduct Fire Safety Assessments. Identify risks and design features to aid in preventing, controlling, and mitigating the effects of fires. Assist in evaluating facility life safety and property protection objectives.
Assist in establishing, modifying and overseeing company policies and ensuring compliance with regard to fire safety and fire protection program requirements. Manage special tasks and provide leadership and consultation to interfacing and implementing organizations. Identify innovative and cost effective approaches to fire protection and life safety issues for unique projects and/or facilities. Assist and oversee inspections, testing & maintenance of fire protection and related or interfacing systems. Conduct checking and technical reviews of fire protection drawings, hydraulic calculation, reports, etc., as required. Support and create a work environment that fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction to directly support NNSS mission and objectives.
Interface with internal and external personnel on activities associated with preventing and mitigating fire protection issues and determining compensatory measures for impaired fire protection systems. In areas where requirements cannot be met, identify and justify approaches that provide equivalency to the requirement seeking relief from. Interface with design and technical authorities to maintain nuclear facility and project compliance as it pertains to configuration management and Safety Basis requirements. Complete special projects assigned by the Manager of Conduct of Engineering.
Provide technical support in the areas of installation, inspection, maintenance, and operations of fire protection systems and components. Review and coordinate modifications to approved fire protection design features due to changed field conditions or to overcome adverse conditions. Provide requirements, guidance, and general support to planned facility modifications and upgrades in support of ongoing and new facility operations/missions. For the nuclear facilities, be responsible for ensuring the engineering requirements are implemented and maintained for significant structures, systems, and components, as defined in U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-approved safety basis documents. Ensure consistency among design requirements, physical configurations, and documentation throughout the life of a facility. Assess compliance with the National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec) Fire Protection Program, DOE requirements, and other applicable requirements identified in project design criteria documents. Have a working knowledge of the applicable National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and standards, DOE Orders and standards, and be able to work in a highly structured environment.
Assist fire protection and other discipline engineers with their tasks and assignments as they pertain to fire protection and life safety. Develop, document, recommend, and ensure compliance with requirements utilizing engineering tools, processes, and standards. Understand system interoperability with fire protection systems. Develop, maintain, and distribute engineering documents, reports, and correspondence to enable appropriate business activities. Must be able to effectively communicate to confer and gather information from subject matter experts for inclusion into specifications to ensure technical accuracy and completeness of the content is maintained.
Perform related work as assigned by supervisor. Accept individual responsibility and accountability for environment, safety, health, and quality processes within personal control, personal safety, and the safety of co-workers. Comply with established regulations and procedures for environment, safety, health, and quality and perform duties in a way that will not cause personal danger, endanger other individuals, or violate environment, safety, health, and quality regulations. Promptly correct or report any hazard or potential hazard to supervision. Understand the principles associated with the National Security
Technologies, LLC (NSTec) safety concept. Participate in and embrace NSTec environment, safety, health, and quality initiatives.
Bachelor’s degree in Fire Protection or in a calculus-based Science, Technology, Engineering, and
Mathematics (STEM) field plus at least five years’ relevant experience. Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply in-depth knowledge of NFPA codes and standards, and the International Building Code and Fire Code is required. Experience, skill, and/or training in the function of performing workload distribution and execution of the work. Skilled in working and communicating effectively with managers of other project functional groups, primarily engineering, construction, project management, and other services.
A nationally recognized certification in Fire Protection Engineering or licensed Fire Protection
Engineer is preferred. Prefer a working knowledge of DOE O 420 series, DOE O 433.1, DOE O
422.1, DOE O 426.2, DOE STD 1066, and DOE STD 3009 series directives, and design, construction, and operational training or post-secondary education where course work is related to Fire Protection Engineering for up to 50 percent of the experience. An ability to obtain a DOE “Q” security clearance. Applicant selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter.
Apply by forwarding your resume, with identifying requisition number(s), using one of the following methods:
Mail: National Security Technologies, LLC
Attn: Human Resources, M/S NLV014
PO. Box 98521
Las Vegas, NV 89193-8521
Fax: (702) 295-2448
Note: The Employment Application is optional unless selected for an interview.