1+ months

Fire Protection Engineer (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the posting date. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.


**Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing your knowledge and experience in Fire Protection Engineering?** We are seeking a highly motivated individual who is passionate about and dedicated to building a safe work culture! You will work with line management to develop solutions that ensure mission work follows the Department of Energy (DOE) fire safety objectives and the intent of fire and life-safety code requirements.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Employ the scientific method to perform fire investigations to determine origins and causes, and perform engineering analyses to determine if any breakdown in the fire protection plans and procedures may have occurred.
+ Review and approve architectural and fire protection drawings, engineering calculations, and other design documents for new construction or modification of existing facilities.
+ Perform facility and life-safety evaluations to determine fire risk and provide effective and efficient engineered solutions to mitigate risk.
+ Perform and review hydraulic calculations for determining acceptable water supply design to meet fire suppression demands.

Develop the Following Fire Prevention Duties:

+ Programs and procedures in an attempt to eliminate personnel injury and minimize property damage due to fire and explosion.
+ Inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements for fire protection systems.
+ Emergency services baseline needs assessment to detail the minimum services needed to support life safety and property protection.

Areas of Research, Design, & Analysis:

+ Participate in external industry consensus codes and standards, developing technical committees to help promulgate advancements in fire protection designs.
+ Research areas such as fluid mechanics, fire dynamics, chemistry, hydraulics, thermodynamics, control systems, chemical kinematics, and heat transfer for metals, plastics, composite, and other structural building materials.
+ Apply research to the design, development, construction, installation, and decommissioning of electrical, mechanical, civil, structural, and architectural elements.
+ Analyze the ability of building systems and components to withstand stresses imposed by conditions such as temperature, seismic, and other natural phenomenon hazards and perform analysis of system operation to design requirements.
+ Perform fire characterization analyses for a high volume of diverse chemical materials, enabling Research and Development organizations to maintain laboratory operations within the building safety basis envelope.
+ Perform fire hazards analyses for nuclear facilities and support performance-based designs that are a departure from the prescriptive code requirements that enable mission work while effectively protecting workers, the public, the environment, and key national assets.


+ Bachelor's degree in Fire Protection Engineering/technology; or Bachelors or Masters degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Mechanical, Electrical, Civil Engineering, etc.) with fire protection knowledge; or other relevant Bachelors or Masters degree with a Fire Protection Engineer license.
+ 10 years of relevant experience.
+ Experience working with Microsoft Office.
+ Ability to obtain and maintain an active DOE Q-level security clearance.


+ Master degree in Fire Protection Engineering or Technology.
+ Understanding of applicable federal laws, regulations, building/fire codes, executive orders, and DOE Orders related to fire protection and highly protected risk concepts.
+ Understanding of intent and the independent and interdependent relationship between applicable building codes, fire codes, and national consensus codes and standards.
+ Experience using and interpreting the IBC and its referenced codes/standards (e.g., NFPA) applicable to a diverse set of operations that include hazardous, industrial, business, assembly, and storage occupancies.
+ Knowledge of the NFPA requirements.

Department Description:

The Building & Fire Safety Department provides for protection of workers, the public, the environment, and property from fire and its related hazards.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
+ Extraordinary co-workers
+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

_World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2020-11-05 Expires: 2021-01-31

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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