Fire Protection Engineer

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Date: Sep 10, 2023

Location: Seattle, WA, US

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 86969 

Job Category: Infrastructure; Engineering; Project Engineering; Project Management 

Location: Seattle, WA, United States 

Join a company that is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. With more than 65 years of business and technical expertise in mining, energy, and infrastructure, our 10,000 colleagues in 150 countries tirelessly work toward bettering the industries in which we operate. With practical solutions that are safe, innovative and sustainable, we think globally while acting locally. Are you looking for an opportunity to join a diverse group of professionals who are committed to remaining exceptional? We look forward to hearing from you.


Our expertise in infrastructure includes aviation, highways and bridges, planning and advisory services, ports, rail and transit, tunnels, and water. Want to be part of the creation and construction of our cities? Then the infrastructure team is for you!


re you ready to change the world? Your contribution as part of a leading team will help create unprecedented outcomes for our clients by partnering with them to develop better ideas. Our exceptional, diverse teams combine vast engineering and business knowledge, applying them to the world's toughest challenges. We build practical solutions that are safe, innovative, and sustainable. Our large backlog and track record of winning multidisciplinary bus and rail programs will create many opportunities to utilize your engineering design expertise, apply your technical leadership, innovatively solve problems.     


Our industry leading Rail Vehicle and Operations team is adding a Senior Fire Protection Engineer/Consultant to our Vehicle and Operations Practice in our Seattle, WA ffice. However, we are open to this individual reporting to any of Hatch’s USA offices. This role will report to the Resource Director of Vehicle Mechanical Engineering. As an influential member of our engineering team, you will work on the challenges facing our clients as they modernize and maintain critical passenger rail assets.  


You bring to the role: 

  • A minimum of 10 years of fire protection engineering or related experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher, preferably with a focus on Fire Protection Engineering or equivalent degree.
  • Excellent analytical, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • A desire to work with a team, or in a lead role in a client centered environment.
  • A knack for multi-tasking and handling a variety of work assignments under deadlines.
  • Must have knowledge of fire protection on electric, hydrogen, diesel, compressed natural gas, and gasoline vehicles and related infrastructure.
  • Familiarity or Knowledge of UL9540, NFPA 2, 30, 30A, 70, 130 and 230 and other related international standards is desired.
  • Professional Engineering License is desired, but not required.
  • Experience as a fire fighter is preferred.
  • Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) or equivalent certification is desired.


As a successful candidate, you will:

  • Solve client problems through design efforts
  • Shape the outcome of solution through design reviews of submittals from vendors,
  • Contribute to technical working sessions to solve problems raised by clients
  • Support bus and rail vehicle projects in the context of fire protection and prevention engineering.
  • Support transit infrastructure and system projects in the context of fire protection and prevention engineering.
  • Review flammability, smoke emission and toxicity reports.
  • Review design and construction information for compliance with regulatory requirements and local codes.
  • Assist with the conduct forensic investigation of failed components and equipment and reporting findings under the direction of senior staff
  • Develop technical specifications for fire protection and prevention of buses and rail vehicles and related infrastructure.
  • Conduct training on fire safety, mitigation and related technologies.
  • Be a key resource supporting your teammates.


Our diverse industries and work streams offer choices based on where you are in your career and where you want to go next. Hatch employees thrive and enjoy:


  • Directly engaging and learning from world-class experts
  • Working on innovative, sustainable solutions to the world's toughest challenges
  • The potential of our employee-owned company with offices in 70+ countries


Average Base Compensation: $110,000 - $165,000  (Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

Why join us?

What we offer you?

  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


Don't meet every single requirement? You don't need to. At Hatch, we are building a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters innovation. If you're interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if your past experiences don't perfectly align with the skills we've listed.


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.


Official Title: Senior Fire Protection Engineer/Consultant

Primary Location: United States-Seattle

Job: Infrastructure

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Monday - Friday

Number of Openings: 1

Salary: $120k - $165k (Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

Reports to: Resource Director, Vehicle Mechanical Engineering - Southeast

Nearest Major Market: Seattle

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