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Fire Protection Engineer


Posted: 05/15/2024 Job Number: 22313454

Job Description

Professional Engineer License (P.E., passed the Principles of Engineering exam).

FPE (Fire Protection Engineer)

Required Education:

Preferred Education:

Work Schedule:
As required, but M-F usually
Work Hours:
Varies 6AM to 4PM

Job Description (Assignment Description):
The fire protection engineer in the Design and Engineering organization provides subject matter expertise in the following areas: fire protection, life safety, building and fire codes, fire hazard and risk assessment of materials and processes, fire and smoke spread, industrial fire hazards, fire investigation support, and other fire and life safety issues. The core responsibilities will be in providing fire protection engineering support for all lines of business at the Disneyland Resort for capital projects and for facility sustaining engineering support. Types of facility assets include a wide variety of facility and occupancy types, including public assembly, retail, storage, warehousing, high-rise hotel and office, residential, commercial cooking, dining, industrial, and special amusement buildings. Systems accountabilities include fire detection and alarm, automatic sprinkler, water-based fire protection systems including water supplies and fire pumps, smoke control and smoke management systems, means of egress, exiting, and emergency movement of people and crowds in public assembly, commercial cooking fire protection, special hazards fire protection systems, life safety systems, building automation and controls, and explosion protection. In addition, the position will require an individual that can operate in an environment of diverse general engineering knowledge in other areas such as codes, hazardous materials storage, use, and handling;gas alarm systems;elevator, conveyance, and ride safety;pyrotechnics;OSHA and general safety. Job tasks for the Fire Protection Engineer include field engineering support;technical input for inspection, testing, and maintenance;codes analysis;systems design and specifications for project support;plans review;fire hazard assessment;system downtime response and troubleshooting;investigation, root cause and failure analysis;and general consulting on fire/life safety issues. Design systems including calculations, drawings, and submittals. Review system designs developed by project design teams for accuracy, compliance with Resort standards and guiding principles, quality and completeness. Recommend system improvements, enhancements and replacements. Proactively interface and consult with Resort lines of business, engineering services teams, and project managers to provide world class engineering support. P.E. Sealing of drawings and submittals as necessary.

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Fire Protection Engineering (or a related field with M.S. In FPE) Professional Engineer License (P.E., passed the Principles of Engineering exam) Full awareness w/ working knowledge of Building & Fire Codes and NFPA Codes & Standards. Minimum of 5-7+ years' experience in the design and construction of fire protection systems and/or fire protection consulting. Looking for someone with at least 7-10 years' experience in this space. Excellent communication skills. Willingness and ability to travel for project support with the possibility of extended durations. Working knowledge of AutoCAD. Ability to lead project design teams.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master's Degree in Fire Protection Engineering or related field and/or MBA. Specific experience with theme parks, resort hotels, and mixed-use facilities. Knowledgeable in OSHA compliance. Knowledge in the use and application of computer modeling tools for fire and smoke spread and timed egress analysis. Experience with codes and standards development, including committee involvement (e.G. NFPA, ASTM, ICC, CFR, etc.). Experience with fire testing and regulatory application of fire test methods to building materials.
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