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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Fire Protection Engineer in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310487

Directorate: Operational Systems Directorate

Division: Worker Safety and Health

Group: Safety Engineering

Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to collaboration, safety and work-life balance. Dynamic, adaptable people come to PNNL to work smarter and work together on high-impact projects and initiatives for the U.S. Department of Energy and many other sponsors. We focus on meaningful work, innovation, and outcomes.

This position performs the implementation of 1) Laboratory-wide programs for fire protection; 2) deployment within the Laboratory of fire protection and life safety code requirements; 3) maintenance of technical bases for facility operating boundaries for chemicals; 4) fire protection support for research activities and projects; and 5) fire and explosion hazards analysis, risk assessment, and mitigation.

The job scope includes evaluation and interpretation of regulations to ensure the technical aspects/content the PNNL fire protection program meets the intent of local, state, and federal requirements and provides fire protection support to research and facility staff on fire safety issues associated with projects.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering and 6+ years of relevant Fire Protection Engineering, or advanced degree and 4+ years of relevant Fire Protection Engineering experience.

  • Due to the requirement of accessing sensitive areas, this position requires U.S. citizenship.

  • Ability to evaluate complex technical problems and provide solutions.

  • Experience in:

  • interpretation and application of local, state, and federal requirements and regulations associated with fire protection and life safety code;

  • performance of fire hazard and/or risk analysis; and

  • performance of building fire assessments;

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Science/Engineering fire protection engineering.

  • Professional license and/or certification.

  • Commercial and/or DOE nuclear facility fire protection engineering experience.

  • Progressively responsible fire protection engineering experience with a proven ability to work with fire safety and regulatory issues.

  • Experience in:

  • performance of technical design reviews to support design, modification, and construction activities;

  • design of fire alarm and fire suppression systems;

  • testing and maintenance of fire alarm/suppression systems and knowledge of manual firefighting activities;

  • development of management system programs to implement hazard and risk control methodologies associated with fire protection.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with external regulatory authorities.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. If you are offered a position at PNNL and are currently a participant in a foreign government talent recruitment program you will be required to disclose this information before your first day of employment.

Other Information

Special/Hazardous Working Conditions or Environment:

  • Must be able to qualify as a Radiological Worker.

  • Must be able to potentially perform work in the vicinity of radiation fields.

  • Work in laboratory, facility maintenance, and construction environments.

  • May work and collaborate with emergency response teams.

  • Due to business needs and client space, US Citizenship is required:

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is subject to the Department of Energy Unclassified Foreign Visits & Assignment Program site, information, technologies, and equipment access requirements.

Directorate: Operational Systems

Job Category: Engineering/Engineering Techs

Group: Safety Engineering

Opening Date: 2020-02-13

Closing Date: 2020-03-01