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Fire & Life Safety Engineer (Mission Critical/Data Center)

Company: WSP
Location: Troy
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Fire & Life Safety Engineer (Mission Critical/Data Center)
Req ID 11011
Fire & Life Safety Engineer (Mission Critical/Data Center)
Who We Are
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We're looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
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.
This Opportunity
kW Mission Critical Engineering is currently initiating a search for a Fire & Life Safety Engineer that can be located out of any of our kW offices which include the following locations: Troy, NY - Milwaukee, WI - Atlanta, GA - Tempe, AZ . As a Fire Protection 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.
Your Impact

  • 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.
    Required Qualifications

    • 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

        Compensation and Benefits:
        WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee's career.
        Expected Salary: $68,800 - $128,900
        WSP USA is providing the compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position based on the successful applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in addition to internal equity and geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant's sex or other status protected by local, state, or federal law.
        Additional Requirements

        • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

          Additional Details

          • Travel Required: 20%

          • Job Status: Regular

          • Employee Type: Full

          • Primary Location: TROY - RIVER ST

          • All locations: US-AZ-Phoenix, US-AZ-Tempe, US-GA-Atlanta, US-NY-Troy, US-WI-Milwaukee

            About WSP
            WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.
            WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee's career.
            At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?
            WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.
            The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

Keywords: WSP, Troy , Fire & Life Safety Engineer (Mission Critical/Data Center), Professions , Troy, New York

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