Fire Protection Engineer – Manager (5+ years’ experience)

Code Red Consultants is seeking a skilled and experienced Fire Protection Engineer that has a desire to lead a team of fire protection engineers responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining fire protection systems for our clients. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in fire protection engineering, project management, and team leadership.


  • Responsible for leadership support & mentorship to a team of fire protection engineers.
  • Responsible for resource management and forecasting of company-wide fire protection systems book of work.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentoring to ensure high-quality work and adherence to project schedules and budgets.
  • Responsible for developing a culture of continual improvement in terms of project delivery to clients and training supporting staff on key actions to implement.
  • Serve as technical resource to others in the office in area(s) of focus with most technical involvement in a peer review capacity.
  • Prepare fire protection system design drawings and specifications involving concept development, retrofit, construction-level, and/or new system installations.
  • Determine design criteria for fire protection systems for various design/build projects.
  • Design and calculate complete water-based fire protection (i.e. sprinkler, fire pump, and standpipe systems) using hydraulic calculation software.
  • Perform drawing reviews at various stages of a project for compliance with applicable codes & standards.
  • Review sprinkler system and fire alarm drawings and documentation and provide written comments.
  • Perform evaluations of existing buildings’ fire alarm systems to verify functionality and sequence of operations.
  • Perform evaluations of existing building’s sprinkler system(s) to verify the existing system design meets the protection requirements per the applicable codes & standards.
  • Perform commissioning and inspections of fire protection systems.
  • Coordinate with internal and external team members, authorities having jurisdiction and Clients.
  • Attend meetings with contractors, owners, and authorities having jurisdiction to review design strategies and documentation.


  • 5+ years of experience in fire protection engineering, with a focus on fire sprinkler and fire alarm systems.
  • Professional Engineering (P.E.) licensure required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Chemical, Architectural, or Industrial Engineering from an accredited college or university preferred, but not required. A degree in Fire Protection Engineering (FPE) is also preferred, but not required.
  • Strong project management skills, with experience managing projects from inception to completion.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with clients, contractors, and other stakeholders.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD and other design software.
  • Ability to solve technical and functional problems utilizing critical thinking, thorough research, and open communication.
  • Examples of client service and team-centered project work to be discussed during the interview process.
  • Ability to travel to project sites as needed.

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