Fire Protection Systems Engineer
# of Openings:
Facilities Management and Physical Plant
The Fire Protection Systems Engineer will
provide the Laboratory support for inspection, testing,
maintenance, assessments, concept creation, design, problem
resolution, as well as customer and subcontractor support for
project implementation for the campus Fire Protection systems.
A proud U.S. Department of Energy National
Laboratory managed by Princeton University, Princeton Plasma
Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is a longstanding leader in the science
and innovation behind the development of fusion energy — a clean,
safe, and virtually limitless energy source. With an eye on the
future and in response to national priorities, PPPL also has begun
a strategic shift from a singular focus on fusion energy to a
multi-focus approach that includes microelectronics, quantum
information science, and sustainability science. Whether it be
through science, engineering, technology or professional services,
every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our
world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety
of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We
are committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility and
believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific
mission in their own unique way. Come join us!
Education and Experience:
In-depth knowledge of NFPA (such as, but
not limited to NFPA 10, 13, 25, 70, 72, 80, 101, and 2000), OSHA
Subpart L and certain other sections. Support for the Laboratory
Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) for those NFPA codes. Provides
fire protection expertise for project development, assistance with
design and design review on projects assigned to
System Engineer for all fire alarm
detection, notification and suppression systems.
Responsible to keep appraised of system
status, to organize and oversee the completion of the inspection
and testing (I&T) program.
Responsible for the creation and maintenance of procedures used in
the I&T program and for instructing and assisting the
technician staff in their completion, as needed.
- Responsible to maintain system documentation and to review sign
off on all work orders for fire systems after completion.
Coordinate’s subcontractor service agreements.
Serves as project engineer for any
modifications or replacements to fire systems.
Coordinate’s requirements, prepares
statements of work, holds design reviews, serves as technical
representative for subcontractors, prepares installation
procedures, witnesses acceptance tests and assures documentation is
accurate and filed appropriately.
Authors scope of work for fire detection
and protection designs based on preliminary reviews and
Develops design concepts; prepares
documents during in house design development phase.
Corrects and updates design documents.
Develops solutions to design problems.
Prepare engineering studies and schematic
design for new systems and analyze operation of existing systems.
Uses computer aided design technologies to develop sketches,
drawings and in house construction documents.
Review’s drawings and documents to assure
compliance with the Laboratory standards. Works with equipment
suppliers/vendors to obtain the necessary information needed for
Interacts with clients regularly to secure
scope and design intent.
Ensure acceptable levels of quality and
checks for coordination of work to assure documents reflect design
intent and necessary coordination.
Coordinate all aspects of project document
completion within the Laboratory and externally with
Coordinates design work with related engineering disciplines.
- Attend job and construction meetings and participate in the
coordination of the work.
Must be able to respond to after normal
business hour emergencies and incidents involving fire suppression
systems as needed, and on short notice. Must be able to function in
an essential personnel role, which may include an extended
on-campus presence during emergencies in which the technical
skillset may be of required in maintaining life safety systems.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Bachelor’s degree in Fire Protection Engineering or a related
Certificates and Licenses:
- A minimum of 5 years of engineering practice, three of which
are in responsible charge of diverse fire protection engineering
- Responsibility for fire detection and suppression systems.
- Have previous experience working for an Architectural and
Engineering firm (A&E).
- Be proficient in the use of computer for design and understand
- Must have knowledge of all aspects of fire protection systems
including Sprinkler Design, Wet/Dry/Pre-Action, and detection /
- Must be able to produce calculations for the above
- Has a demonstrated ability to manage projects, problem solve,
communicate effectively to all key personnel, and manage time
- Candidate for New Jersey Professional Engineer certification in
Fire Protection with a status of at least "Engineer in
- Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. and climb ladders.
- Must be able to respond to after normal business hour
emergencies and incidents involving fire suppression systems as
needed, and on short notice.
- Must be able to function in an essential personnel role,
which may include an extended on-campus presence during emergencies
in which the technical skillset may be of required in maintaining
life safety systems.
Princeton University is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
and all qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, national origin, disability status,
protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by
Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE
employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign
government talent recruitment programs. All PPPL employees are
required to disclose any participation in a foreign government
talent recruitment program and may be required to withdraw from
such programs to remain employed under the DOE Contract.