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Fire Protection Engineer


Glen Allen, Virginia (VA), US, 23060 Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA), US, 23462 Lexington, Kentucky (KY), US, 40507 Chantilly, Virginia (VA), US, 20151

Category:  Engineering
Work Area:  Hybrid
Requisition ID:  1572



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!

We’re looking for a full-time, Fire Protection Engineer

to join our Mason & Hanger team located in either Glen Allen, VA or Lexington, KY, Chantilly, VA, or Virginia Beach, VA
Fire Protection Engineer in the Life Safety department able to engineer systems on medium-to-large scale projects and/or provide full engineering responsibility on smaller scale projects with limited guidance from more senior engineers. Partner with senior engineers to generate project/task vision, to resolve challenging problems, and to ensure/verify successful trajectory of deliverables.
As the Life Safety, Fire Protection Project Engineer, here’s the work you’ll do:
•    Create and edit project documents to include Drawings (CAD / BIM), Specifications (editing and checking) and support documents (basis of design).
•    Develop a more thorough understanding of the intricacies of sprinkler and fire alarm systems. Gain more experience in the interpretation of building and life safety codes and standards.
•    Perform engineering calculations using full suite of software tools.
•    Develop ability to direct designer staff in production of drawings & details. To include marking-up and redlining drawings for others and assuming ownership of delegated tasks.
•    Support construction phase contract administration activities such as Submittals, RFI's, construction support, etc.

This role is for you if you have these skills:

  • Able to actively seek and develop competency across all aspects of the discipline. Develop command of typical department responsibilities is necessary in progression towards more senior engineering positions. Perform engineering calculations competently and efficiently. Select equipment types and edit specifications. Highly proficient with drawing production software (CADD, BIM, Revit) and calculation / software tools used in department.
  • Begin to assume client facing responsibility as life safety department representative at internal and external project meetings. Ability to create and present ideas to clients in form of drawings, renderings, and other exhibits.
  • Gain competency partnering with all design-construction project members. Project deliverables are well coordinated with other disciplines, constructible and punctual. Ability to coordinate and communicate with architects and engineers both internally and externally. Understands project cost throughout the design. Responsible to support life safety CA responsibilities for assigned projects.
  • May function as the Responsible Engineer Of Record accountable for the technical sufficiency of some life safety department project deliverables for a project – limits of responsibility to be determined in concert with more senior department leadership.
  • Must build trusted relationships with colleagues through maintaining ownership for assigned work and delivering efficient and high-quality results. Expected to be a proactive learner, responsible to seek out support when needed, identify expectations, check own work output against quality expectations, and pursue opportunities to grow technical capabilities. Also expected to maintain professional humility and respect in partnership with all team members in pursuit of overall project success. Is further expected to know their own technical limitations and proactively seek out support where needed while maintaining their lead role for the project. Ability to take direction and guidance from more senior staff within company. Ability to provide direction and guidance to less senior staff within department.

And if you have these qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Engineering in a relevant Engineering discipline, Fire Protection preferred.
  • 4+ years of relevant experience.
  • EIT required, PE preferred. Ability to obtain PE required.
  • US Citizenship with the ability to obtain Top Secret security clearance, current active clearance preferred.
  • EXCEL, WORD, PowerPoint, CAD/BIM, Revit.
  • Great attitude and team player.
  • Successful completion of background screening process.

In compliance with this state’s pay transparency laws, the salary range for this role is $87,440 - $131,160. 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).




SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? APPLY NOW! Talent Acquisition Partner: Jay Howle

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
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)
Feeling (e.g. perceiving an object’s size, shape, texture, etc.)
Climbing (e.g. ascending/descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, pole, etc. using feet and legs and hands/arms to climb)
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.
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.)

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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