NANA Regional Corporation Fire Protection Engineer in Gulfport, Mississippi

Fire Protection Engineer

Description

Summary:This position provides project leadership and/or discipline support for Fire and Gas Business Unit projects by researching, specifying, developing, designing, engineering or testing of fire and gas protective (detection, signaling, notification, mitigation, suppression, and passive protective) systems. Individuals are expected to apply advanced knowledge of engineering principles, methods and techniques to project assignments.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of all Fire Protection Engineer include the following.

Researches and analyzes data such as client design proposals, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application

Works with clients to develop a project’s scope of work, estimates, and/or schedules

Reviews and approves project drawings, standards and specifications

Develops major equipment, material selection, and construction specifications.

Uses computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks

Directs and coordinates construction, installation, fabrication and/or operational testing activities to ensure services, products and/or systems conform to engineering design and client criteria.

Ensures that all assigned activities and operations comply with applicable codes, regulations and laws

Evaluates field installations and recommends design modifications

Coordinates activities with other project disciplines involved in fabrication, operation, application, and installation or repair of various materials, products or systems

Provides technical direction, support and information to other specialists, engineers, designers and drafters.

May be assigned administrative and personnel leadership for the FP Engineering section.

May be assigned part time duties as the engineer in responsible charge of the practice of FP Engineering for NANA Worley Parsons.

Consistently demonstrates professional skills in structuring assigned activities, creativity, teamwork, communications, operational efficiencies, handling of a client’s changing needs, decision making, and analyzing and solving problems

Other related duties as assigned.

Competency:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical

Synthesizes complex or diverse information;

Collects and researches data;

Uses intuition and experience to complement data;

Designs workflows and procedures.

Design

Generates creative solutions;

Translates concepts and information into images;

Uses feedback to modify designs;

Applies design principles;

Demonstrates attention to detail.

Problem Solving

Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner;

Gathers and analyzes information skillfully;

Develops alternative solutions;

Works well in group problem solving situations;

Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Technical Skills

Assesses own strengths and weaknesses;

Pursues training and development opportunities;

Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills;

Shares expertise with others.

Interpersonal

Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming;

Maintains confidentiality;

Listens to others without interrupting;

Keeps emotions under control;

Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

Oral Communication

Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations;

Listens and gets clarification;

Responds well to questions;

Demonstrates group presentation skills;

Participates in meetings.

Team Work

Balances team and individual responsibilities;

Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views;

Gives and welcomes feedback;

Contributes to building a positive team spirit;

Puts success of team above own interests;

Able to build moral and group commitments to goals and objectives;

Supports others’ efforts to succeed;

Recognizes accomplishments of other team members.

Written Communication

Writes clearly and informatively;

Edits work for spelling and grammar;

Varies writing style to meet needs;

Presents numerical data effectively;

Able to read and interpret written information.

Strategic Thinking

Develops strategies to achieve long-term success.

Safety and Security

Observes safety and security procedures.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:

Accredited Bachelor’s, Masters or Doctorate degree in Fire Protection Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or closely related engineering discipline with 5 years fire protection engineering experience, or

Accredited Bachelor’s degree in Fire Protection Engineering Technology with 10 years fire protection engineering experience and

An Alaska P.E. license in a relevant (fire protection, electrical, or control systems) engineering discipline,

OR

An Alaska Fire System Permit Level IC or IC-DO AND Alaska Fire System Permit Level IIIC or IIIC-DO issued by the Alaska Division of Fire and Life Safety with five years of experience in delivery of Fire and Gas design packages.

Required Experience:

  • Responsible engineering charge of fire protection engineering for at least one major industrial (petroleum production, processing, storage, or transport; nuclear or thermal electrical power plant; paper or chemical process plant; or similar) project from hazard analysis through final commissioning.

  • Advanced knowledge and experience in at least two of our core competency areas in fire and gas engineering – fire and gas detection, signaling, and control systems; audible and visible notification; gas modeling and gas mitigation systems, fire control and suppression systems, passive fire protection systems; and life-safety egress analysis and site planning studies.

  • Ability to successfully delegate tasks must be demonstrated by experience with several recent projects.

Preferred Experience:

  • Arctic or Cold Regions projects engineering experience

  • Offshore platform fire protection experience

  • Preparation and presentation of peer-reviewed article in fire protection engineering publications, or and fire protection engineering conferences

  • Performance-based design of audible and visible notification compliant with NFPA 72 and other standards

  • Experience with fire protection of living quarters and camps

  • Experience working as part of project teams performing work in multiple locations (buildings, cities, or countries).

Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management and client groups.

Mathematical Skills:

Comprehend and apply principles of calculus, modern algebra and statistical theory. Ability to work with concepts such as limits, rings, quadratic and differential equations and proofs and theorems. Ability to apply mathematical operations to work projects.

Reasoning Ability:

Apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with non-verbal symbols (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.) in the most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Computer Skills:

  1. Ability to operate a keyboard and calculator.

  2. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient in MS Word Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

  3. Proficiency in any of the following is preferred; in, as is

  4. MS Access

  5. Use of fire and smoke modeling software

  6. Use of sprinkler hydraulic modeling software

  7. Use of Special Hazard gaseous suppression software

  8. Use of Special Hazard Water Mist suppression hardware

  9. Use of gas dispersion and thermal hazard software

  10. Use of modeling software for performance-based design of audible and visible notification compliant with NFPA 72 and other standards

  11. Use of egress modeling software

  12. Computer modeling of temperature rise in steel and concrete structural members with and without passive fire protection.

Certificates and Licenses:

An Alaska P.E. license in a relevant (fire protection, electrical, or control systems) engineering discipline,

OR

An Alaska Fire System Permit Level IC or IC-DO AND Alaska Fire System Permit Level IIIC or IIIC-DO issued by the Alaska Division of Fire and Life Safety with five years of experience in delivery of Fire and Gas design packages.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.

FLSA Status: Exempt

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to visit Oil and Gas production facilities in Cook Inlet, Alaska; on the North Slope of Alaska; in northern Alberta Canada; or (less frequently) other locations in the US or worldwide. . The position requires a person that is able to travel and work in a remote location overnight or longer. The employee is occasionally exposed to work near mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals and adverse outdoors weather conditions. The employee is expected to abide by all required safety regulations, behaviors and conditions, as required at the local or remote work locations. The noise level in the production environment may be high in the Process Areas and requires Hearing Protection. The regular work location in Anchorage is a typical business office setting.

Travel Requirements:

Employee may need to travel overnight up to 40% of the time to address project needs at remote client sites or other company offices.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel, talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus. The employee is occasionally exposed to severe outside weather conditions and perhaps the risk of electrical shock. The noise level is usually quiet.

Some company locations and projects require the employee to travel to remote industrial facilities which will require the employee to fly in aircraft of various sizes and visit the production facilities where excessive noise, heat and cold temperature will be experienced. The ability to climb ladders, stairs and traverse industrial platforms in the performance of the specialists duties will be required.

E/O/E

NANA Shareholder Preference

Job: Engineering/Design

Company: NANA WorleyParsons, LLC

Primary Location: US-AK-Anchorage

Other Locations: US-Utah, US-MS-Gulfport

Shift: Day Job

Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: May 24, 2018, 11:59:00 PM

Req ID: ENG00156