ATLANTA: 115 Perimeter Center Pl, Atlanta GA 30346 Office
Senior 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 Senior 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. In addition, you will mentor and lead junior engineers on projects, technical assignments and assist in their overall skill development.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Produce high quality technical and professional deliverables for projects and proposals
- Apply deep knowledge of engineering techniques across multiple technical functions
- Utilize advanced analytical and design techniques to solve technical problems
- Exemplify well-developed advanced experience in electrical discipline
- Lead the development of initial electrical system concepts
- Present complex technical solutions to clients
- Manage and coordinate project teams and projects
- Develop work plans to address technical issues within project time and budget
- Work within multi-discipline project teams to develop drawing and specification documents for issuance to architects, contractors and building owners.
- Attend and lead client meetings
- Manage and mentor junior staff
- Collaborate and coordinate with internal project discipline team members, equipment vendors and manufacturers
- Perform project management activities including writing proposals, establishing budgets, and managing client interactions.
- Coordinate activities concerned with technical development, scheduling, and resolving engineering design issues
- Coordinate the activities of technical staff from project award through project completion
- Design complex and large electrical medium voltage and low voltage distribution systems and electrical building systems (i.e. general power, lighting, grounding, etc.)
- Survey and evaluation of existing conditions.
- Develop project specifications
- Perform construction administration
- Develop and maintain client relationships
- Contribute and interact with team, develop and manage high quality technical and professional deliverables on projects and proposals
- Participate in local professional organization (attend meetings/lectures), i.e., poster sessions, participate in conference panel
Who You Are:
The ideal candidate has familiarity with Building Information Modeling using Revit, has strong communication skills, and an interest in liaising with internal and external design, client and construction team members. Candidate will have previous experience as a lead project electrical engineer capable of directing the project team.
- Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Architectural Engineering with electrical building systems emphasis
- 10+ years of experience in designing electrical systems for the high performing, commercial, industrial or mission critical/data center buildings.
- Experience mentoring and training others in field.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to interact well with others as well as develop and contribute to high quality technical and professional deliverables on projects and proposals
- Strong working knowledge of electrical systems and codes
- Attention to detail, highly organized, self-starter
- Participate in conference programs including panels, lectures, poster sessions, papers and presentations.
- Registered Professional Engineer (PE)
- Enhancing credentials (LEED, Uptime ATD, etc.) preferred
- Experience with the analysis and modeling of short circuit coordination and arc flash studies
- Mission Critical/Data Center experience
- Experience with international projects and knowledge of international codes and standards