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Kiewit Fire Protection Engineer- Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering 1 in Lenexa, Kansas

Requisition ID: 169094

Job Level: Mid Level

Home District/Group: Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering

Department: Design Engineering

Market: Industrial

Employment Type: Full Time

District Overview

Kiewit Industrial & Water Engineering is a full-service consulting and engineering firm serving the infrastructure and engineering markets. Our combined staff of more than 1,700 engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve transportation, power, water/wastewater, mining, building, and oil, gas & chemical markets. Backed by 130 years of construction experience, our construction-driven engineering focuses on constructability and safety in the earliest phases of projects to ensure on-time and on-budget project delivery.

Our rapidly growing Industrial Design Group, which includes process, electrical, controls, structural, architectural, geotechnical, and civil disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on EPC and design-build delivery of industrial projects in markets such as Food & Beverage, Consumer Products, Heavy Manufacturing, Industrial Buildings Industrial Water and Utilities. We have specialized expertise in plant floor process design, packaging, refrigerated/frozen facility design, and ammonia refrigeration systems.

In addition to the markets above the fire protection group provides direct support for Kiewit's Infrastructure and Power generation engineering and construction teams. In this capacity, engineers can expect to be exposed to various different project types and challenges.


This position is based out of our Lenexa, KS office.


• Provide fire protection design and support for complex industrial facilities.

• Perform fire hazard analysis for the site to determine hazards and appropriate active and passive fire protection schemes in conjunction with the requirements of the applicable codes and standards as well as any client requirements.

• Generate calculations to size water supply, fire pumps, and underground pipe sizing.

• Review vendor fire suppression and fire alarm system plans and calculations.

• Review fire barrier and penetration seal requirements for specific hazards.

• Perform life safety reviews for buildings and industrial equipment platforms.

• Develop specifications and manage contracts for fire protection contractors to furnish and install fire protection systems for various projects.

• Collaborate with various team members from various disciplines to ensure complete coordination throughout each project.

• Travel is required (approximately 10% of the time) to meet with clients and/or job site personnel.

• Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills to ensure concepts and requirements are fully conveyed to the various team members and clients.

• Responsible and self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects.

• Familiarity with the International Building and Fire Codes as well as competent knowledge of applicable NFPA standards.

• Working knowledge of fire suppression and fire detection systems and how they interface with various buildings and other disciplines.

• Familiarity with standard Microsoft Office products such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.


• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Fire Protection Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with Fire Protection OR 20+ years of Fire Protection experience.

• At least 3+ years relevant experience in the industrial industry with some EPC background.

• Adjusts to varying demands of work and performs well.

• Communicates effectively orally and in writing. Present ideas clearly and in a professional manner.

• High level of self-discipline, motivation, and ability to operate in a team environment.

• Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative

• Strong work ethic, willingness to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time

• Passion for safety and demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity

• Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

• Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals, and objectives

• Strong organization, time management, and attention to detail


Other Requirements:

• Regular, reliable attendance

• Work productively and meet deadlines timely

• Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment.

• Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.

• Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Company: Kiewit