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Fire Protection Lead

  • Job reference: AE-000411
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Oak Ridge
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SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business was ranked as the world’s 3rd largest global design firm by ENR in 2018 with nearly 55,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

SNC-Lavalin Atkins business seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Nuclear Group in Oak Ridge, TN as a Fire Protection Lead.


  • Participates in the hiring process that ensures positions are staffed with personnel who possess the appropriate education and experience and who can be successful in meeting training and qualification requirements that ensure personnel are appropriately indoctrinated and trained to the necessary competence level for performing their duties.
  • Manages the activities, professional development and performance of personnel performing work within their respective department.
  • Maintains a clear understanding of fire protection program requirements as detailed in DOE orders and contract (List B) requirements.
  • Provides direction to fire protection engineers in tasks, objectives, and priorities and prepares and reviews requests for fire safety exemptions and equivalencies.
  • Prepares and maintains fire protection procedures.
  • Serves as the point of contact for matters related to fire protection and serves as the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) for fire protection and life safety issues.
  • Provides fire protection technical support and expertise as requested.
  • Prepares fire hazard analyses, and fire protection engineering assessments as required and identifies and verifies fire protection measures.
  • Interprets fire protection requirements when questions arise.
  • Ensures that all inspections, tests, and maintenance performed on fire protection systems are timely, and in compliance with applicable codes and standards.
  • Provides engineering evaluation of ORNL-proposed changes to site fire protection system that may impact work facilities.
  • Provides support and compensatory measures for impairments to fire protection systems.
  • Supports the execution of Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) guiding principles and core functions and the Isotek Safety Culture.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Baccalaureate in engineering or related science. Fire protection engineering or advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum 15 years' experience in fire protection engineering, at least 10 of which will have been in DOE fire protection environment.
  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE), preferred.
  • Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter.
  • US citizenship required
  • Supervisory experience required.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Strong communication, verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to describe the essential fire safety principles, requirements, relationships and importance of applicable DOE Orders and Standards with respect to fire protection issues responsibilities.
  • Ability to perform heat transfer calculations.
  • Ability to analyze fire hazards and propose measures to minimize any adverse consequences.
  • Ability to review plans and specifications to ensure that appropriate fire protection codes and standards are being complied with.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

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