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Fire Protection Engineer

Company: ARCADIS
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

At Arcadis we focus on attracting, retaining and developing people who share our passion and commitment to improve quality of life. In return we offer you the opportunity to transform your world and the world around you, that could be through client work, upskilling yourself, championing equality and inclusion or getting involved in charity work, to name just a few. Our people value different perspectives, they care about the sustainability of our planet and dare to shape the future.

One of our core values is 'people first', and supported by our Lovinklaan foundation, we invest in you for the long term, to ensure you reach your full potential. You'll have the opportunity to own your career and work on industry-defining projects, finding solutions to real challenges that make a difference to people's lives. You're encouraged to have a growth mindset and are given the space to develop personally and professionally, building a flexible career that works for you.

Role description:

We are looking for an experienced Fire Protection Engineer to join our North America Technical Advisory group. This position can be based out of Atlanta, GA or the southeast region. We are a dynamic team, focused on delivering consultancy solutions to our clients across a wide range of sectors, from industrial facilities, to financial, residential, and many others in between. Often, we will be working with other Arcadis teams undertaking asset or commercial due diligence, both in North America and internationally. The pace will be fast and the environment dynamic and you have the support of senior colleagues and the People First approach of the Arcadis culture.

As a Fire Protection Engineer, you will work directly with Arcadis' clients, project managers, and Arcadis colleagues. This role will require leading projects and teams for execution of fire permitting projects for warehouses and other retail settings. While this role will not require project sales, the position will be client facing and will allow for the opportunity to engage in client development in the future. You will be responsible for client communications, project leadership, and team management and mentoring.

Role accountabilities:

This role will provide fire consulting services for a broad range of public and private sector clients. This is a diverse role with many potential opportunities for advancement as part of a growing team of Technical Advisory consultants. The role will support growth and delivery of the Technical Advisory team by:

  • Undertaking fire risk assessments across a national portfolio of built assets and identification of opportunities for improvement
  • Performing and managing teams which perform High Pile Analysis for retail warehouses
  • Developing and managing teams which develop High Pile Storage Plans for retail warehouses
  • Preparing and managing teams which prepare Hazardous Materials Inventory Statements
  • Interpreting and applying concepts from the International Fire Code and NFPA Codes
  • Team management and collaboration with Advisory, Design and Engineering, and Program Management disciplines across Arcadis North America using experience
  • Regulatory negotiations with various agencies on behalf of clients, as appropriate
  • Alignment with our desire to grow the fire protection engineering practice in North America
  • Support with building relationships with stakeholders in the Arcadis business to develop understanding of the Technical Advisory capability
  • Assisting with the development of sustainability thought leadership within Arcadis, our external profile and also with clients
  • Ability to review work of juniors in the team
  • Assisting with mentoring others to support the growth of the service area
  • Be curious, highly motivated, self-starter with a passion for improving quality of life Qualifications & Experience:

    Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's in civil or structural Engineering or equivalent
    • 5 years of experience
    • Professional Engineer Preferred Qualifications:
      • Fire Protection Engineer (FPE) preferred
      • 3 years experience directly related to fire protection permitting projects
      • Experience leading a team on multiple projects
      • Highly organized and able meet scheduled deadlines
      • Ability to travel 10 to 20%
      • Leading and mentoring junior colleagues
        Why Become an Arcadian?

        Our work with clients has a direct impact on people's lives and on the planet. We make moving, living and belonging in cities safer, more resilient and more sustainable. By partnering with our clients as responsible custodians of our earth's resources, we can create a sustainable planet.

        We continue to think of new ways to make positive impacts and create better experiences for people; data driven and digital solutions have become part of the Arcadis DNA. Working together with clients and using techniques like design thinking, we can get to the heart of our clients' most pressing challenges and work together to solve them.

        As a global business, we have committed to support five of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals to ensure that our projects contribute to a better and more sustainable future for all. But it's not just the work that we do on client projects that benefits communities and our planet. As a global business, we are committed to making a positive impact to society by supporting local communities where we operate.

        To help protect our planet, we monitor and measure non-financial information to inform business decisions and reduce our own environmental impact as part of our commitment to be net zero carbon as a global company by 2030.

        Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging:

        We want you to be able to bring your best self to work every day which is why we take equality and inclusion seriously and hold ourselves to account for our actions. Our ambition is to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work for all our people. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. We are dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

        Transform Your World

        Arcadis offers benefits for full time positions. These benefits include medical, dental, and vision, EAP, 401K, STD, LTD, AD&D, life insurance, paid parental leave, reward & recognition program and optional benefits including adoption assistance and tuition reimbursement. We offer seven paid holidays and potentially up to two floating holidays per calendar year depending on start, and 15 days PTO that accrue per year. The salary range for this position is $70800 - 122130 / year.

Keywords: ARCADIS, Atlanta , Fire Protection Engineer, Engineering , Atlanta, Georgia

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