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MILWAUKEE: 233 N Water St, Milwaukee WI 53202 Office

Fire & Life Safety Engineer

Who We Are:

Great people. Great places. Great projects. kW Mission Critical Engineering, a WSP company, is a high-performance, fast-paced consulting engineering firm designing data centers and mission critical environments across the globe. We hire smart, responsive, team players to work in collaborative and mentoring office settings. Our mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, controls, telecommunications, and security building system designs keep many of the world’s top Fortune 100 financial, technology, enterprise, hyperscale, and colocation companies up and running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

We work on innovative, award-winning, large-scale projects. We travel to construction sites to see our designs being built. As part of WSP, we are able to offer our employees increased professional development and career opportunities in addition to kW MCE’s office culture which is consistently recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work.”  Join our great people at our great places designing great projects.

What You’ll Do:

As a Fire & Life Safety Engineer, you will design fire suppression and fire alarm systems based on codes, jurisdictional amendments, and client preferences. You will engage in coordination with other engineers and architects, respond to client and code official comments, and quickly react to building and site changes.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop automatic fire sprinkler systems, fire detection, and alarm systems
  • Design and review voice evacuation systems, smoke management systems, and egress systems
  • Perform hydraulic and air-sampling smoke detection calculations to ensure design feasibility
  • Produce project specifications for CSI Divisions 21 for Fire Suppression & 28 sections related to Fire Detection and Alarm
  • Review fire and safety drawings for compliance to ensure meeting safety code requirements
  • Prepare information for proposal documents, specifications, and reporting
  • Develop understanding of project finances
  • Create models, analyze technical issues, devise solutions
  • Lead tasks for technical assignments on projects
  • Review shop drawings, product data, and calculations against contract documents and codes
  • Conduct commissioning activities for code compliance
  • Provide design team and client with insight on life safety considerations
  • Train and mentor junior engineers
  • Attend client meeting and participate in discussions
  • Design and review visually compelling deliverables
  • Keep up-to-date on technical knowledge of current and emerging practices

Who You Are:

The ideal candidate has familiarity with Building Information Modeling using Revit, has strong communication skills, and as interest in liaising with internal and external design, client, and construction team members.

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline
  • 3+ years of experience in designing fire protection systems for commercial, industrial or mission critical/data center buildings
  • Knowledge of building, mechanical and fire protection codes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with applicable software packages including AutoCAD, Revit
  • Ability to organize and present design information to project staff
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Attention to detail, highly organized, self-starter
  • Ability to travel to project sites
Preferred Qualifications
  • EIT or Registered Professional Engineer (PE), if applicable
  • Mission Critical/Data Center experience
  • Bachelor’s in Fire Protection Engineering or equivalent

Website kW_MCE kW Mission Critical Engieering

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