Experienced Fire Protection Engineer
West Milton, NY 
Posted 20 days ago
Job Description
Job Title
Experienced Fire Protection Engineer
Job Classification
Organizational Unit
Naval Nuclear Laboratory -> Kesselring Site -> Facilities and Operations (FAO)
Kesselring - West Milton, NY 12020 US (Primary)
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Bachelor's Degree
Job Type
Job Description

Are you a fire protection engineer? Are you looking for a challenging position at a company with excellent benefits, great work/life balance, and job stability? If so, you're in luck! The Naval Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) Building & Fire Protection Engineering (BFPE) unit at the Kenneth A. Kesselring Site in Ballston Spa, NY is looking for a principal fire protection engineer to fill the role of Fire Code Official and oversee the Fire Protection Program.

The BFPE is responsible for the site code enforcement plan and fire protection program. They also provide the engineering resource to support operation, maintenance and system reliability of the sites fire protection systems as well as building code compliance for new construction and building modifications.

Want to learn more about our mission at the Kenneth A. Kesselring Site? Our primary mission of the site is to train nuclear Officers and Enlisted personnel to operate the United States Navy's nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines on our sprawling 4,000 acres. The success of our mission relies on a strong fire protection program to support facility infrastructure, operations, construction and emergency planning and response.

As the Fire Code Official, the successful candidate will oversee the administration and enforcement of the fire protection program. This position will require the fire code official to interact with multiple organizations, site management, project execution teams, systems engineers and building owners. The successful candidate should be comfortable working in a self-directed environment and mentoring more junior engineers within the team. The fire protection program is broad and encompasses all aspects of fire prevention and protection which includes. Key elements of that program are:

* Inspection, testing and maintenance of fire protection systems
* Design and construction oversight of fire protection and life safety systems
* Facility assessment and fire hazard analysis programs
* Equivalencies, waivers and exceptions programs
* Emergency planning & response

Required Skills


  • BS degree in engineering or Bachelor's degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of six years of relevant experience; or
  • MS degree in engineering or Master's degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of four years of relevant experience; or


  • BS degree in engineering or Bachelor's degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of nine years of relevant experience; or
  • MS degree in engineering or Master's degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of seven years of relevant experience; or
Preferred Skills

* General and intimate knowledge of building, fire, and life safety codes that includes varying levels of design, implementation, and field service in one or more of those codes or standards.
* Minimum four years of progressive engineering practice, three of which were in responsible charge of diverse fire protection engineering work.
* Experience with the design and maintenance of fire protection systems including alarm and detection, water-based and gaseous suppression systems, fire and life safety code reviews, and fire hazard analysis.
* Working knowledge of the Building Code set for New York State and associated reference standards
* Working knowledge with NFPA standards
* Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) certification or Professional Engineer (PE) registration
* Strong interpersonal and teaming skills
* Coordination of multi-discipline teams
* Strong written and verbal communication skills

About Us
The Naval Nuclear Laboratory is operated for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC (FMP), a wholly owned subsidiary of Fluor Corporation. Naval Nuclear Laboratory personnel are FMP employees who work at four DOE facilities: Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, Kenneth A. Kesselring Site, and Naval Reactors Facility, and at the U.S. Department of Defense-owned Nuclear Power Training Unit-Charleston. FMP employees also have an established presence at numerous shipyards and vendor locations. For nearly 70 years, the Naval Nuclear Laboratory has developed advanced nuclear propulsion technology, provided technical support, and trained world-class nuclear operators to ensure the safe and reliable operation of our nation's submarine and aircraft carrier Fleets. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory is a national asset solely dedicated to the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. We rely on the dedication and innovation of our nearly 8000 engineers, scientists, technicians, and support personnel.
All candidates must be U.S. citizens. Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. FMP is a government contractor and maintains a drug free workplace and workforce. All candidates must be able to pass a drug test in compliance with FMP company policy and 10 CFR 707. Federal regulation requires FMP test for marijuana.
Fluor Marine Propulsion is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Veterans/Disabilities) Committed to Workplace Diversity

Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC, who operates the Naval Nuclear Laboratory, is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Veterans/Disabilities) and is committed to workforce diversity.

We have a commitment to small business and supplier diversity, including small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned small businesses, veteran-owned small businesses, and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
6+ years
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