MEP - Chief Fire Protection Engineer

Posted Date 2 months ago(12/16/2022 10:03 AM)
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US-MA-Andover | US-MA-Braintree | US-MA-Boston | US-MA-Hadley | US-NC-Cary | US-NV-Las Vegas | US-CA-Irvine | US-MN-Saint Paul | US-NY-New York
Regular Full-Time


The pay range for this position in New York City is $175,000- $250,000 per year; however, base pay offered may be higher or lower depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience of the candidate. Restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per the salary transparency provisions of the NYCHRL. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via the NV5 careers site.


NV5 is a provider of engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients, delivering solutions through six business verticals: Testing, Inspection & Consulting; Infrastructure; Utility Services; Environmental Health Sciences; Buildings & Program Management; and Geospatial Technology. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.


As engineers, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives.


NV5 specializes in providing highquality mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, telecommunications, audio visual, electronic security, commissioning, and energy and sustainability engineering services. NV5 delivers total building solutions to leading businesses and institutions nationwide and has registered professional engineers in offices throughout the country (  Our innovative designs incorporate the use of a wide variety of cutting edge, environmentally conscious technologies. Nearly 20% of our staff members are LEED Accredited Professionals and have completed over 140+ LEED certified, platinum, gold and silver projects.


We are recruiting a Chief Fire Protection Engineer for NV5's (MEP) Planning and Design Group to plan, to set standards for the department, mentor and train staff members, develop processes that improve quality and reduce time on projects, and conduct QA/QC reviews and professional stamping on selected projects. The Chief will also assist in identifying individuals to conduct QA/QC under their direct supervision. Responsibilities are as follows:


  • The role will include the overall integration and standardization of Fire Protection standards and processes across all BT (Building Technology) – Planning and Design offices. To date, all offices have maintained separate and various methods for design processes, documentation, CAD standards, QAQC tracking, training and mentoring.
  • Mentoring/training technical staff members and arranging for outside training of staff as well as assisting them in technical career pathing to best utilize their education and work experience. Assist Group Leaders as requested to identify methods for ensuring optimal utilization of staff. Participate in the technical staff performance review process as needed to assist the Group Leaders in assessing staff technical skill development in their respective discipline. 
  • Responsible for overseeing the quality control review process of engineers’/designers’ drawings, specifications, and cost estimates to ensure compliance with technical requirements and code standards. Will be responsible for utilizing professional engineering stamp on selected projects.
  • Responsible for defining and setting engineering standards for the department in order to make the department run as effectively and efficiently as possible. Will interface with other Chief Engineers to ensure the smooth coordination of efforts.
  • Actively works on complex projects assisting groups that may lack experienced staff to handle the project as time permits.
  • Responsible for conceptualizing the design on complex projects and assisting in conceptualizing the design on a multitude of projects.
  • Be available to assist junior staff with questions, problems and advice.
  • Other duties as required or assigned.


  • Must have a Bachelors degree in engineering and a minimum of ten years experience designing and managing projects independently or equivalent education and experience.
  • Must have Professional Engineering Registration.
  • Must have a thorough and strong understanding of the principles of the discipline he/she is heading.
  • Must keep current through continuing education/seminars, etc.
  • Must have strong leadership, problem-solving, communication, interpersonal and client relationship skills.
  • Must have previous people management experience.
  • Must be able to work with engineers at all levels in order to advance their technical skill set. Must be accessible and approachable.
  • Must be organized, attentive to detail and able to effectively multi-task.
  • Must have the knowledge on how to delegate workload.


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