The University of Maryland, Baltimore has an opportunity for a Fire Protection Engineer I to work in the Department of Environmental Health and Safety. Reporting to the Chief Fire Protection Manager, the selected candidate will be tasked with a variety of responsibilities with regard to fire protection and design as well as the implementation of fire protection programs on campus. This role is required to work in both an office environment and in construction areas.
The Department of Environmental Health and Safety is charged with developing and implementing programs to enhance safety at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The department provides consultation and services to research laboratories, clinical areas, facilities, and offices in the areas of chemical, biological, and radioactive materials safety; occupational safety and industrial hygiene; fire safety; environmental and hazardous waste management; risk management and insurance claims management.
This Exempt, Regular position offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
The Fire Protection Engineer I is responsible for ensuring construction and renovation projects are designed and constructed in accordance with applicable fire protection standards. The position will review the construction drawings, perform fire protection inspections, and consult with design professionals.
Maintains basic working knowledge of building and fire protection codes and regulations to assure compliance. Helps in surveys of specific facilities which are conducted to determine potential fire hazards. Provides support in the review of less complex documents required for new construction or modification of existing facilities to determine appropriate fire prevention.
Assists others in implementing fire protection programs and procedures in an attempt to eliminate personnel injury and/or property damage due to fire and explosion. Works with others in the implementation of programs and procedures to ensure employee and facility safety is in accordance with all OSHA, NFPA and ICC requirements
Review design documents, construction documents, and submittals for compliance with the applicable fire protection standards, building codes and University standards.
Design and write specifications for new fire protection systems. Assist in the development of the University Design Standards for design, installation, and testing of fire protection systems.
Consult with project managers, architects, engineers, construction contractors regarding fire code compliance and acceptable solutions to compliance issues.
Participates with others in inspecting, testing and maintaining fire protection systems and equipment to ensure that in an emergency they operate and perform to standards. Off-hours work, including nights and weekends, will be required for certain sensitive fire alarm testing and inspections.
Identifies issues that require change and correction.
Assess existing facilities for future renovations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in fire protection engineering or related field. Experience: Prior experience in fire protection engineering is preferred. Certification/Licensure: Engineer in Training (EIT) preferred Other: Position will require employee to work with hazardous materials or be in areas where radiation producing equipment, radioactive materials, chemicals or infectious agents are present. Employee is required to wear personal protective equipment and a respirator in certain circumstances.
Offers of employment may be contingent on applicant obtaining medical clearance by university approved medical staff Subject to the Trustworthy and Reliability program and requirements for the NRC Trustworthy and Reliability Increased Controls Orders including NRC FBI fingerprint and background check as part of program
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of position requirements. Knowledge of all applicable requirements, regulations, and laws. Skill in effective use of applicable technology/systems. Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Ability to work cooperatively with others and independently.
The Hiring Range for this position is low $60,000s to low $70,000s, commensurate with education and experience.
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E1118D
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: Environmental Health & Safety
Job Posting: Jul 12, 2019
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Internal Number: 127881
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.