Fire Protection Engineer

California, United States
06 Nov 2018
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06 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Stanford University Fire Marshal’s Office (SUFMO) is part of Stanford University’s Department of Environmental Health and Safety, and provides comprehensive services to the Stanford community encompassing all aspects of Fire Safety. All SUFMO staff are dedicated to supporting the academic, research, clinical and public service missions of the University. By providing engineering, education, maintenance, and inspection services, we allow the Stanford community members to pursue their goals in a safe environment.


Under general direction, utilize expert knowledge and experience to provide plan review, code consultation and inspections throughout the university's capital projects delivery process.

Job Code: 4379 
Grade Level: I 


  • Examine, review, and comment on plans to ensure compliance with the applicable fire, building, and any other applicable technical codes, standards, laws and regulations, and for life safety issues, especially those that involve fire protection systems, access, egress, general storage, special occupancies and hazards, and the storage and use of hazardous materials. 
  • Evaluate fire protection systems to ensure coordination into a comprehensive fire and life safety strategy. 
  • Consult with other staff, EH&S staff, project managers, construction personnel, and governmental agency staff to ensure fire and life safety systems are appropriately installed and functional. 
  • Prepare fire hazard analyses, including technical reports required by the California Building Code and/or local jurisdiction. 
  • Negotiate with regulatory agencies as appropriate to arrive at a reasonable accommodation of the code. 
  • Additional Core Duties: 
  • Log and track project review items and project support activity. 

* - Other duties may also be assigned 


Education & Experience: 

Bachelor's degree or equivalent focused on fire protection engineering or a closely related field, and three years of experience examining and reviewing plans related to building construction, fire protection systems, and the storage and use of hazardous materials; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of fire protection/systems, engineering principles and their application. 
  • Knowledge of the most current building fire, fire alarm and/or automatic fire suppression systems codes. 
  • Knowledge of and experience in building construction, fire protection systems, or hazardous materials, and plan review. 
  • Knowledge of fire prevention principles, fire protection systems, and/or life safety practices and procedures. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to cultivate strong and collaborative internal and external relationships. 
  • Proficiency and experience with computers and software; knowledge of office and industry software applications. 

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Specific experience with AutoCAD spreadsheet, database, and project management software is highly desirable.

Certifications and Licenses: 



  • Frequently stand/walk, write by hand and use a telephone. 
  • Occasionally sit, perform desk based computer tasks and lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds. 
  • Rarely kneel, crawl, climb ladders, reach/work above shoulder, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, sort and file paperwork or parts, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds or more. 
  • Ability to maintain a valid non-commercial California Driver's license. 
  • Auditory acuity with ability to hear horns and bells. 
  • Visual acuity with ability to see strobe lights.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


  • May work on roofs at heights greater than 10 ft. 
  • May be exposed to extreme hot and cold temperatures. 
  • May drive vehicle day and night. 
  • Must wear personal protective equipment as defined/required by job assignments, and dress for clean rooms. 
  • May work in labs or at special events and be exposed to high voltage electricity, radiation or electromagnetic fields, lasers, noise > 80dB TWA, allergens/biohazards/chemicals /asbestos, or heavy metals. 
  • May work extended hours, evenings and weekends.


  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements. 
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations. 
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. 
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,