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Fire Protection Engineer

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Job ID: 2311881
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Nov 8, 2023
Category: Environmental, Health & Safety
Subcategory: Environ H&S Eng
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Fire Protection Engineer to join our team in our Chantilly, VA office. In this role you will be responsible for providing compliance with life safety requirements for the protection of personnel, mission and property through the role of enterprise Authority Having Jurisdiction.  Additionally, you will evaluate compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and Department of Defense regulations to limit client exposure to civil and criminal liability.

To qualify, you must have an active TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph.

The following duties are a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Serve as a Fire Protection Engineering subject matter expert (SME) for all client locations.
  • Review planning, programming, architectural and engineering design documents, specifications, and other technical documents for proposed construction activities to validate compliance with applicable codes and standards and to identify optimal fire protection solutions.
  • Provide support to assigned project managers by identifying issues, evaluating alternative solutions, and providing recommendations.
  • Witness acceptance testing and commissioning of fire protection systems and equipment to validate functional compliance.
  • Prepare enterprise fire protection governance and policy, standard operating procedures, and facility design standards.
  • Conduct comprehensive fire safety audits and inspections of new construction to validate compliance of fire protection and life safety.
  • Provide a variety of status reports and respond to internal and external audits.
  • Participate on a variety of committees as assigned; attend and participate in professional group meetings; maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the fields related to area of assignment; ensure processes, policies and practices are interpreted and applied consistently and effectively; ensure accountability and compliance with all current and applicable state and federal laws, government policies and procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Prepare client fire protection governance and policy, standard operating procedures, and facility design standards.
  • Prepare briefing documentation on subject areas directed by the client.
  • Support data collection and metrics development and contribute to records and knowledge management activities.


SAIC is about Reaching Our Tomorrow. We are guided by passion, innovation, inclusion, integrity and empowerment.  We look for people who are willing to challenge themselves to find new solutions and lead the way creating state–of-the-art answers for today’s complex problems. Our culture gives you the freedom to expand your intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work and have fun along the way.


Required Qualifications

  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph is required
  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Fire Protection Engineering
  • Registered Professional Engineer (NCEES certified)
  • Five (5) years’ experience with facilities fire protection projects

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Fire Protection Engineering
  • Ten (10) years’ experience with facilities fire protection projects
  • Knowledge of architectural, civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering disciplines in order to evaluate and critique coordinated integration of fire protection concepts into large facilities projects
  • Demonstrated experience with DoD Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC), International Building and Fire Codes and NFPA Codes and Standards
  • Demonstrated experience with fire alarm and suppression systems, to include installation, testing, and operations and maintenance

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 24,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.9 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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