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Sr Fire Protection (Fire Alarm and Detection System) Design Engineer

Company: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions
Location: Aiken
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:


Sr Fire Protection (Fire Alarm and Detection System) Design Engineer



Who We Are

As the Savannah River Site's management and operations contractor since 2008, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) makes the world safer. With safety and security in the forefront, SRNS develops innovative approaches to deliver on our environmental commitments and nuclear materials challenges; supplies products and services necessary to maintain the nation's nuclear deterrent; secures nuclear materials to prevent unwanted proliferation; and transforms nuclear materials into assets and stable wasteforms.

The SRNS workforce is highly capable, engaged, and adaptable to meet existing and expanding missions. SRNS employees apply superior expertise and innovative solutions to complex and challenging national and global issues. We have the knowledge to address a range of national and international nuclear issues. We make the world safer - and you can, too.

What You'll Do in This Position

This position may be eligible for varying levels of telework. Amount of telework, if any, will be determined by job scope, candidate location, and other factors related to the position.

SRNS is seeking to hire Fire Protection Design Engineers with direct experience in fire alarm and detection system design that includes production of drawings, calculations, specifications, ability to support construction, startup, ability to review vendor drawings and submittals, and provide support to various projects at SRS.

Primary responsibilities include engineering task analysis, walk-downs, design development and generation of design output documents including but not limited to: Location Plans, Connection Diagrams, Conduit / Block Diagrams, Logic Diagrams, Panel Detail Drawings, Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams, and Battery Loading Calculations in accordance with national consensus codes and standards.

Provide technical support to site construction forces, start-up & testing, suppliers or subcontract personnel. Prepare Data Sheets, Statements of Work, Procurement Specifications, Design Build Specifications, and Purchase Requisitions.

General knowledge of electrical/control systems, connection diagrams, layout plans, logic diagrams, panel layout details, P&ID's, and battery loading calculations is required. Ability to use Windows Microsoft Office applications is required. Must be able to walk down systems in the field.

Scope technical tasks and develop creative solutions to assigned problems. Begin using SRNS systems and meeting SRNS requirements with minimal supervisory guidance. Accepts complex tasks and receives minimal guidance from senior professionals. Incorporate conventional engineering or scientific practices and a variety of complex features such as complicated technical requirements, application of new or special materials or processes and difficult coordination or oversight requirements into problem solving and program planning. Provide limited guidance and direction to less senior engineering professionals. Carry out development and qualification programs on tasks concurrent with other phases such as design and fabrication to better evaluate and minimize future problems. Develop alternate solutions to existing problems. Perform all detail work necessary to determine best solutions. Evaluate proposals and make recommendations based on proposed projects/tasks in area of assignment. May delegate portions of the detail work to less senior personnel. Prepare costs and schedule estimates on proposed projects/tasks in assigned area. Demonstrate cost and schedule consciousness through timely completion of assigned tasks and projects. Prepare manuals and other documents supporting or publicizing the technical effort. Demonstrate creative ability through medium of patent disclosures, problem solving, engineering reports, technical papers and articles.

Security Clearance Information

SRNS is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, criminal records, and employment history, and education verifications. Positions with SRNS may require applicants to obtain and maintain a DOE L or Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. Factors such as pre-employment background review results, dual citizenship status, and unpaid and/or unfiled taxes may impact your ability to obtain a security clearance. This list of factors is not exhaustive; pre-employment information and security clearance requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Clearance Required to Perform Job?


Qualifications We Require

Bachelor degree in applicable science or engineering discipline

Other Qualifications

Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, if required.

Qualifications We Desire

Degrees/Disciplines: Fire Protection Engineering or Registered Professional Engineer in Fire Protection. Mechanical Engineering with Fire Protection experience.

Graduate of an accredited fire protection engineering curriculum OR Registered Professional Engineer in Fire Protection OR Full member in the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) OR NICET Level III certification in the applicable subfield is preferred.

Previous SRS Design Engineering or DOE facility experience is preferred.

Demonstrate Fire Protection design experience in the nuclear or chemical process industry and possess a working knowledge of Codes and Standards applicable to fire detection and alarm systems, such as NFPA 70, NFPA 72, NFPA 90A, NFPA 101, IBC, and various other ISA and IEEE standards.

Proficient using 2D Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) software, MicroStation is a plus.

Understands and applies advanced knowledge of discipline's standard theories, concepts, principles and techniques

Working knowledge of standard engineering/scientific practices and applications

What We Offer

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) Benefits team is constantly assessing trends in the benefits area to provide the best possible services to our workforce. We ensure high quality outcomes of each service provider by consistent monitoring and oversite for positive results. We also negotiate cost effective premiums that will meet the needs of our evolving workforce. Your SRNS Health & Welfare benefits provide peace of mind and financial protection for you and your family. Some of the Benefits offered to full service employees include: - Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance options - Critical Illness and Accident Insurance - Employer paid life insurance with buy up options - Employer paid Short Term and Long Term Disability - 401(k) with Employer Match - Various wellness programs - Paid Time Off and Holidays - Discounts and other supplemental benefits SRNS employees are critical to the success of SRNS, all while making the world a safer place. The work that we do every day makes a difference.

Standards of Excellence

The SRNS vision states that we will "be the standard of excellence in nuclear materials management by delivering knowledge, innovation and experience." This is underpinned by the recognition that everything we do relies on our employees and how they demonstrate the SRNS Standards of Excellence every day.

Built on the foundation of safety and security, each employee is expected to:
Model Excellence by demonstrating the highest standards and values in work and promoting them within the organization and to the customer.
Deliver Results by meeting customer expectations to ensure objectives, goals and deadlines are met while being good stewards of resources.
Energize and Recognize Teams through growing organizational strength and recognizing continued excellence.
Build Relationships by developing relationships with coworkers and customers to foster a respectful workplace.
Shape the Future by creating a diverse, innovative and integrated workforce that fosters mission success and company growth.


SRNS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. SRNS is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, you may contact us by phone at 803-952-8207, or by e-mail at

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Keywords: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Augusta , Sr Fire Protection (Fire Alarm and Detection System) Design Engineer, Other , Aiken, Georgia

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