Fire & Safety Engineer

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Fire & Safety Engineer

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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

Job description: 
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.

Required Skills: 
- 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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