Position Description

Fire Protection (Fire/Life Safety Engineer)
Location New York, NY Corporate Headquarters
Number of Openings 1
Req # 1546
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Watch your engineering work come to life in landmark projects around the world when you partner with Syska Hennessy Group! As a global leader in consulting, engineering, and commissioning services, we specialize in highly technical buildings and the systems that bring them to life. We are seeking an experienced Fire Protection - Fire/Life Safety Engineer to join our team in our corporate office located in New York, NY.

Our dynamic work environment provides the optimal setting to take your career to the next level. From our supportive culture, diverse workforce, and competitive compensation, to our flexible work schedules and fun social events, it’s everything you’ll need for an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career.

Fire Protection - Fire/Life Safety Engineer  

Job Responsibilities:

As a Fire Protection - Fire/Life Safety Engineer, you will perform design engineering and provide system design support by working closely with all MEP disciplines to assure well-coordinated designs. This dynamic role will also involve consulting and interfacing with clients, architects, vendors, contractors, and authorities having jurisdiction.  

Additional responsibilities:

  • Conduct field surveys, system assessments, and system commissioning
  • Attend coordination meetings and job sites
  • Perform calculations under Supervising Engineer/Designer
  • Produce clear and concise drawings consistent with client requirements and firm organization format and drawing standards
  • Apply Codes and Standards to all designs (including working drawings and specifications)
  • Conducting peer reviews and QA/QC oversight
  • Perform code interpretation
  • Assist in business development by expanding on current client relationships, cross selling Syska services and by attending industry and clients events

Fire Protection - Fire/Life Safety Engineer

Job Requirements:

This is a great opportunity for a Fire Protection - Fire/Life Safety Engineer with Commercial, Institutional, and Governmental buildings experience, as well as experience in critical facilities and large infrastructure design. In addition to your engineering experience, to succeed in this role, you will need a solid knowledge of fire protection systems design for various projects with the ability to communicate design concepts via drawings and specifications.  Experience in Fire Alarm, Standpipe/Sprinkler; and Clean Agent system design is required; along with experience in the development of Fire Safety & Emergency Action Plans; Fire Protecting Plans and FSES (Fire Safety Evaluation System)/SOC (Statement of Condition) surveys.

Engineer requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree from accredited college or university in Electrical, Fire Protection or Mechanical discipline
  • Minimum of 3-5 years field experience with previous experience in Fire Protection and Fire Alarm System design and Fire/Life Safety Consulting
  • Knowledge of ICC, NFPA and Local codes and standards
  • NICET certification in Fire Alarm or Fire Protection systems, highly preferred
  • Current P.E. or Fire Protection P.E. registration highly preferred, or ability to obtain within 2 years of hire
  • Multistate licensure is preferred, or ability to obtain within 2-4 years of hire
  • The ability to achieve security clearance from Federal Government (project specific)
  • The ability to work independently or in a team environment effectively in a fast –paced, challenging environment
  • Open to traveling to various project locales and available to work overtime to meet project deadlines
  • Latest version of AutoCAD-MEP experience, and REVIT experience
  • Possesses strong interpersonal relationship skills and strong communications skills both verbal, written and presentation

Fire Protection - Fire/Life Safety Engineer


As an Engineer with Syska Hennessy Group, you will be part of a global firm with an amazing history! We are committed to being the best, to advancing engineering design practice, and to supporting our clients with integrity. To make all of that happen, we rely on the talent, drive, enthusiasm, and the total job satisfaction of the great people who work here.

As a member of our highly collaborative team, we provide you with a flexible benefits package that reflects our respect for your workplace contributions, professional goals, and personal priorities. The personal benefits program at Syska Hennessy Group includes:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer matching
  • Roth 401(k) Option
  • Individual and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Health Wellness Programs, including flu shots and biometric screenings
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training and professional development courses
  • Professional development incentive bonuses
  • Opportunities for community outreach through internal networks
  • A Generous Personal Time Off Program (PTO)
  • Transit/parking program
  • Monthly business phone stipend
  • Flexible summer work schedules
  • Much More!

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