HERS Advisors

Fire Protection Engineer

HERS Advisors - Signal Hill, CA

HERS is seeking a talented Fire Protection Engineer to join a growing Project Management consulting firm based in Southern CA. As the FPE, you do not be located in California, but available PST hours and be able to travel when needed please see below.

Position Description Statement
Provide fire protection engineering design, general consulting, and project management on commercial and industrial construction projects for a Southern California-based engineering and project management firm.

Position Overview
The Fire Protection Engineer position is a full-time role to provide fire protection engineering design, and consulting on an extensive range of projects for industrial, manufacturing, advanced technology, warehouse distribution, and commercial clients. Specific duties include code and hazard analysis, risk review and mitigation measures, field investigations, conceptual engineering and design, coordinating sub-consultant activities, agency meetings, permitting, alternative designs, contractor submittal reviews, and construction support. The Fire Protection Engineer reports to the Managing Principal of the Company, and reports to Senior Fire Protection Engineers, Subject Matter Experts and/or Fire Protection Engineers on projects.

The Fire Protection Engineer must have experience implementing fire protection engineering and design solutions on a variety of projects and facility types. The Engineer will perform code reviews, write technical reports, develop conceptual design documents and specifications, coordinate contractor bidding, review detailed designs by contractors and sub-consultants, provide team client communication, agency interface and negotiations, and inspections during construction. The position requires a working knowledge of developing construction documents and direct experience in the construction phase on projects.

The position requires expertise with interpreting and applying prescriptive codes, knowledge of NFPA standards, and applying other fire protection technical resources. The Engineer must demonstrate experience developing fire suppression system design, fire detection and alarm systems design, and passive systems design on an extensive range of system types and facilities. The position requires excellent team management skills, technical and logistics problem-solving acumen, and proven success managing design projects. Experience with hydraulic calculation software, fire modeling software, or cost-estimating tools is a plus. Experience with AutoCAD, Revit, Bluebeam, or other design software is a plus.


  • Perform field investigations at existing industrial, manufacturing, and commercial facilities.
  • Perform code analyses and develop reports.
  • Perform hazardous materials reviews, chemical classifications, review client requirements, and implement applicable codes on design solutions.
  • Prepare reports containing analysis results and recommendations
  • Present findings and recommendations to client stakeholders
  • Develop fire protection systems designs, prepare preliminary calculations, and prepare Basis of Design reports.
  • Present design solutions to clients and agency officials.
  • Collaborate with design and construction project teams to develop cost-effective solutions.
  • Develop conceptual fire protection systems design documents, including conceptual drawings and performance specifications.
  • Prepare request for proposals, review contractor bids and make recommendation for award.
  • Perform site visits and prepare construction observation reports during construction.
  • Review contractor submittals, respond to RFIs, and review contractor close-out documents.
  • Provide input and recommendations for improving Company processes, procedures and service delivery.
  • Represent the Company reputation and brand by conducting oneself with the utmost professionalism and integrity in all job duties.


  • BS Degree in Engineering from an accredited program.


  • The position requires a minimum of 10 years of fire protection engineering and design experience, with increasing responsibilities working under the direction of a registered fire protection engineer.
  • Shall have successfully completed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination and working toward a professional engineering license in fire protection or be registered as a fire protection engineer in one or more states.
  • Experience must include direct work on construction projects.
  • Design team management and/or project management experience in the construction industry is recommended.
  • Self-motivated and organized with good time management skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; cooperative, yet assertive; self-disciplined. Strong track record of leading projects within scope, time and budget constraints.

If you are interested, email us: hello@hersadvisors.com


Compensation: $130,000.00

Apply to this job