Fire Protection Engineer


Glen Allen, Virginia (VA), US, 23060

Category:  Engineering
Work Area:  Hybrid



About Mason & Hanger, A Day & Zimmermann Company 


At Mason & Hanger, you could call us a pioneer in the production of next generation, high-performance facilities!  We provide architectural and engineering (A/E) services specializing in the worldwide design of secure, mission-driven facilities. Our staff is dedicated to finding innovative ways to create dynamic spaces. Think that’s cool? We’ve worked on thousands of projects in over 165 countries as a trusted partner of the U.S. federal government for more than two centuries. We’re building a more secure world. ® Come join in on our purpose – We put people to work, we protect American freedoms, and we help our customers power and improve the world!

As the Fire Protection Engineer, here’s the work you’ll do:

  • Very proficient working in CAD platforms to generate construction documents (CAD / BIM)
  • Knowledge of components needed for a complete system. Ability to layout systems, including large and complex systems. Ability to focus on multiple projects at multiple phases of design or complexity. Assumes responsibility for proper design coordination with other disciplines.
  • Working on project calculations (i.e. occupant load calculations, detection system selection, fire pump selection or design, sprinkler system type selection, etc.), specifications and basis of design documents with minimal guidance from engineers
  • Strong working knowledge of the code for primary design discipline (fire alarm or sprinkler) and general knowledge for all aspects of Life Safety. Well-rounded knowledge of client requirements
  • Mentor and train other designers in the department - primarily with on-the-job training & development
  • Perform other duties with senior engineering staff, as assigned Complying with data protection principles while handling personal, protected and / or Covered Defense Information on behalf of Day & Zimmermann. Data Handlers should be trained to follow documented policies, standard operating procedures and secure practices associated with protecting employee and customer data.

This role is for you if you have these skills:

  • Highly proficient with department specific production software platforms (AutoCAD, Revit, MicroStation, etc.). Commanding experience in CAD & Drafting standards as well as CAD project setup. Ability to read building drawings and specifications. Command of clash detection processes and tools is required.
  • Understands design process, has strong knowledge of code requirements and client standards. Highly proficient designing M&H typical design projects. Able to layout multiple complex systems within a building, or across multiple buildings with progressively less direction from overseeing engineer. May have primary development in a single discipline (fire alarm or sprinkler) and must also have capability to aid across both disciplines.
  • Able to function as a client facing representative of the life safety department. Position is responsible for coordination of work with other disciplines, proactively coordinating to ensure design layout is constructible and resolving issues identified in clash detection processes. Ability to coordinate and communicate with engineering and architectural disciplines both internally and externally. Position will aid contract administration.
  • Staff at this level should be competent: editing specifications and basis of design documents; directly selecting equipment for projects (fans, pumps, VAVs, fixtures, water heaters, etc.); as well as providing significant aid performing project calculations.
  • Must build relationships with department through maintaining ownership for assigned work and delivering efficient and high-quality results. Expected to be a proactive learner, responsible to seek out help when needed, identify expectations, check own work output against quality expectations, and pursue opportunities to grow technical capabilities. And maintains professional humility and respect in partnership with all team members in pursuit of overall project success. Is expected to know their own technical limitations and proactively seek out assistance where needed. Ability to take direction and guidance from more senior staff within company. Ability to provide direction and guidance to fewer senior staff within department. Data privacy, information security and policy compliance

And if you have these qualifications:

  • Engineering degree from an ABET Accredited engineering program
  • 4 + years of experience
  • NICET Level 3 or higher preferred
  • Ability to obtain Top Secret security clearance.
  • At the discretion of the Director/Deputy-Director, the Senior Designer position may be granted to an individual fulfilling all or part of the requirements above and/or for increased years of experience.
  • Great attitude and team player.
  • Successful completion of drug and background screening process.



In compliance with this state’s pay transparency laws, the salary range for this role is $84,080 - $126,120. This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. (The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements).

We care about our employees and it shows.

Our staff receive a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical/Rx, dental and vision coverage; life, AD&D and disability insurance; flexible spending accounts; 100% paid maternity leave for up to 12 weeks, parental leave, family leave, other paid time off; voluntary benefits and discount programs to meet our employees’ individual needs including pet insurance for our furry family members!
To ensure a safe work environment while meeting the physical demands of the job, you must be able to perform the following physical and mental tasks, with or without a reasonable accommodation:

  • Visual acuity (e.g., needed to prepare and analyze data, to transcribe documents, to view a computer, to read, to inspect objects, to operate machinery.
  • Balancing (e.g. maintaining equilibrium when walking, climbing, crouching, etc.)
  • Stooping (e.g. bending the spine at the waist)
  • Reaching (e.g. reaching the arms or legs in any direction)
  • Lifting motion or lifting objects more than 15 pounds
  • Walking
  • Repetitive motion of any part of the body
  • Kneeling, crouching or crawling
  • Pushing or pulling (e.g. using a part of your body to press against something in a downward or outward direction or in a dragging or hauling motion)
  • Manual Dexterity (e.g. picking, pinching, typing, or other working that uses fingers)
  • Grasping (e.g. use of hand to apply pressure)
  • Climbing (e.g. ascending/descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, pole, etc. using feet and legs and hands/arms to climb)
  • Hearing
  • Talking
  • Capacity to think, concentrate and focus for long periods of time.
  • Ability to read complex documents in the English language.
  • Capacity to reason and make sound decisions.
  • Ability to write complex documents in the English language.
  • Capacity to express thoughts orally.
  • Expertise in:
  • Ability to wear a mask, respirator, bullet proof vest, or other equipment.
  • Ability to regularly perform all job functions at Company’s office or worksite.
  • Ability to withstand environmental conditions (e.g. extreme heat or cold, grass, wind, sand, fumes, odors, gases, extreme noise, etc.)

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Diversity, Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity


Mason & Hanger, A Day & Zimmermann Company is committed to maintaining an inclusive workforce, where employees are hired, retained, compensated and promoted based on their contributions to our Company. Our collective strength is rooted in over a century of diverse employees and businesses, commitment to success, and delivery on promises made. Federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity laws prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status and disability status. Mason & Hanger is committed to providing an equal opportunity work environment in full compliance with these laws. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation in the application process, please email and please specify which position you are interested in, including job title and location.

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