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Fire Protection Engineer

Fire Protection Engineer

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RDK, an NV5 Company, has a need for a Senior Fire Protection Designer.


NV5 (NASDAQ: NVEE) is a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions to public and private sector clients in the infrastructure, energy, construction, program management and environmental markets. NV5 is an ENR Top 500 firm; we offer a full range of professional services in offices throughout the U.S.


In this role, you will develop plans and specifications, calculations, reports, and cost estimates on a number of concurrent projects.


  • Performs professional engineering tasks in fire protection engineering, under the supervision of a senior engineer and/or project manager. 
  • May obtain field data by conducting field visits to project sites both in state and out of state. May require overnight travel. Document existing conditions onto paper.
  • Reviews work of junior level engineers, designers and technicians to ensure quality.
  • Solves standard engineering problems.
  • Obtains knowledge of building codes and stays current with building code changes.
  • Performs research and writes reports.
  • Performs equipment takeoffs for estimating purposes.
  • Within fire protection, is able to design and lay out routine portions of a project by ACAD or other means, and is moderately proficient in CAD. Is able to draft the design him or herself.
  • Develops plans, specifications and cost estimates for a limited number of concurrent projects. 
  • Creates final design documents.
  • Will perform calculations as well as operate various software packages related to various portions of the design package. 
  • Using knowledge of the kinds of projects the firm designs, is able to specify engineering systems from catalogs or CADD systems.
  • Prepares studies, drawing or sketching as required.
  • Other duties may include but are not limited to cutting/trimming of plans, blueprint making, photocopying, plotting, scanning, packaging, mailing, and any other miscellaneous duties which may be required from time to time to assist in the smooth operation of the firm.


  • Must be a graduate from an ABET-accredited engineering curriculum with 4+ years of acceptable engineering experience; in lieu of a degree, must have a minimum of 12 years of specific on-the-job experience in the consulting engineering field including developing plans and specifications in his/her technical specialty.
  • Must have a thorough understanding of the principles of the discipline he/she is designing.
  • Formal training in Autocad preferred but commensurate experience may be sufficient.
  • Must be moderately proficient in the operation of a computer and CAD systems, specifically AutoCad Release 2012.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • EIT preferred


NV5 offers a complete and competitive benefits package.



NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.