Fire & Safety Engineer
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Fire & Safety Engineer
Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
W2 with full benefits
6 month contract position with potential to be extended
Must be able to pass background and drug test
Provide Fire & Life Safety Support to the Laboratory’s Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) in the Occupational Safety Program Office (OSPO) with the following responsibilities:
- Provide input concerning fire and life safety compliance issues.
- Identify, assess, and mitigate risk to personnel, mission critical structures and flight hardware.
- Provide input on, application of fire codes and referenced codes/standards.
- Enforce policies and procedures relating to fire code/standard.
- Coordinate with JPL institutional organizations, NASA and other agencies and external organizations on fire and life safety issues.
- Provide advice, insight, analysis, and risk assessment of the designs, activities, and operations.
- Review and evaluate hazard analysis for performance-based designs applicable to fire prevention and fire protection scenarios.
- Bachelor’s degree in Fire Protection or Mechanical Engineering, or related engineering discipline with a minimum of 6 years of related experience; Master’s degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 4 years of related experience.
- A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the field of fire protection engineering.
- Working knowledge of State of California Building, Mechanical, Fire Codes, and NFPA standards.
- Experience in inspection and testing of fire protection systems, and preparation of field reports.
- Strong experience and knowledge in the following areas: principles of fire protection engineering, hydraulics, fire alarm systems, hazard analysis, and performance based design.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Works well in team environment as lead or team member.
Desired Skills: - Experience in assessing, developing, and implementing effective fire and life safety programs.
- Experience and knowledge in the following areas: loss control, risk analysis, process hazard assessment, and chemistry.
- Holds a valid California Professional Engineering License in Fire Protection Engineering.
- Report to the Manager of the Occupational Safety Program Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and work under the direction of the Fire & Life Safety AHJ.
- Duration of Assignment: Minimum 6 months
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