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Fire Protection Engineer


This is a Full-time position in Alexandria, VA posted January 10, 2022.

Overview Fire Protection Engineer
Job Location US
– VA Arlington
Huitt-Zollars’ National Capital Region office has a great full-time opportunity for a Fire Protection Engineer.

This role works with multi-disciplinary design teams in the completion of studies, development of plans and specifications for a broad range of projects.

The successful candidate will lead full-service fire protection design and consulting projects and support multi-discipline public and private sector clients.

This position is located in Alexandria, VA.

HZ is a leading Architectural and Engineering firm providing innovative planning, engineering, architectural design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery to our clients in the public and private sector.

We provide quality solutions for our clients and employment opportunities to qualified talent.

Evaluate fire protection and alarm systems on existing facilities
Develop fire protection system requirements to include, but not limited to fire pumps, tanks, distribution systems, hydrants, and sprinkler systems.

Perform fire protection engineering design functions on a variety of large public and private developments
Direct junior engineers as necessary.

Collaborate with architects, engineers and other clients
Maintain currency on development in codes and standards within the Fire Protection industry
Licensed Fire Protection Professional Engineer.

Registration in Virginia, the District of Columbia, or Maryland is preferred

Degree in Fire Protraction Engineering from an ABET Accredited Program
Minimum 10 years’ experience with fire codes and in designing fire protection systems
Experience designing fire protection equipment, alarms, and suppression systems for commercial and industrial facilities.

Experience with building and fire safety code analysis, fire dynamic analysis, and fire risk analysis is required
Working knowledge of NFPA standards.

Experience with DoD UFC criteria a plus
Working knowledge of applicable computer aided design programs (Revit, Autosprink for Revit and AutoCAD
Experience in developing contract documents for a wide variety of fire alarm and suppression systems (including special suppression systems)
Specialization in fire sprinkler systems and other water-based systems design.

We offer competitive benefits and compensation packages including medical, dental, vision, life, long/short-term disability, and two retirement plans: 401(k) and ESOP.

Please apply online at
Job ID No: N010
Huitt-Zollars is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin or any other legally protected status.

Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the company will make reasonable accommodations to assist in the application process upon the request of an applicant.

No question on this application is intended to secure information to be used for discriminatory purposes.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 60-300.5(a).

These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of protected veteran status or disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Job Summary
Job Location #: N010
ID: 2021-2181
# of Openings: 1
Category: Engineering