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Facility Fire Protection Engineer III

Government and Military

Engineer, Fire Prevention


Richland, Washington, United States

Job Summary

The Facility Fire Protection Engineer (FFPE) reports to the Safety and Health (S&H) Fire Protection Manager (FPM) and has the primary responsibility of implementing the FPP in assigned facilities. With the goal of fire- and life-safety risks, the FFPE will also be responsible for assisting the S&H FPM in the development, implementation, and maintenance of fire protection requirements applicable to safety & health during construction, startup, commissioning, maintenance, engineering, and operation phases of the WTP Project.

This position is a “Technical Support Position” for Category 3 Nonreactor Nuclear Facility as defined in DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, Qualification, and Certification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities.

This position shall be performed under the day-to-day direction, control, and supervision of WTCC


  • Implements the WTP Fire Protection Program (FPP) and represents the FPM in assigned facilities through implementation coordination, facility inspections, and audits.
  • Maintains a functional understanding of facility fire protection and life safety systems (FPS / LSS).
  • Maintains a functional understanding of the Facility Fire Hazard Analyses (FHAs) and WTP Documented Safety Analysis (DSA).
  • Recommends, reviews, coordinates, and approves compensatory actions for FPS / LSS impairments in accordance with the FPP Impairments Procedure.
  • Performs facility FP audits and Technical Safety Requirements (TSR) inspections in accordance with FPP plans and procedures.
  • Develops and maintains a working understanding of WTP FPP requirements, requirements documents, and their associated implementing mechanisms for compliance.
  • Identifies, records, and reports on FPP compliance deficiencies.
  • Possesses and maintains a functional understanding of the inspection, testing, and maintenance (ITM) of sprinkler systems and fire detection and alarm systems.
  • Reviews work planning documents to assure necessary controls are included in FPS / LSS work activities.
  • Performs periodic oversight inspections of Hot Work Areas.
  • Supports cross-training of fire protection staff to improve proficiency of the FPP.
  • Identifies gaps and implements improvements in the FPP.

Supporting Responsibilities:

  • Supports the Nuclear Safety Quality Culture by emphasizing the values of safety and quality in the performance of work in order to protect self, others, and the environment
  • Supports the NFPA-72 Qualified Person performing ITM oversight of fire alarm and signaling systems.
  • May review Hanford Fire Department (HFD) Pre-Fire Plans.
  • May support HFD familiarization tours.
  • May perform final FP verification of hot work permits.
  • May perform FP inspections, audits, and assessments of other WTP facilities and operations.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Fire Protection Professional capable of office and field work within the category of Exposed Field Non-Manual (EFNM).
  • Able to perform desk/office work, including writing, computer workstation processes using typical MS Office applications, telephones, and hand-held radios.
  • A demonstrated ability to understand, interpret and incorporate FPP requirements into project implementing documents.
  • A demonstrated ability to develop and make oral reports and/or presentations during planning meetings and training presentations.
  • A demonstrated ability to provide oversight of field activities through inspections, FPS ITM and operations, which will require walking, standing, bending, and turning, along with wearing of personal protective equipment.
  • May occasionally perform loading, transport, and unloading of fire protection associated tools and/or supplies specific to an activity.
  • Possess a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.




(EFNM) Exposed Field Non-Manual

Performs desk work, including writing, computer workstation processes, and telephone operation. Arranges for and/or performs presentations, oral reports, planning meetings, and other formal and informal contacts, requiring long periods of sitting. Oversees field activities through inspections, testing and equipment operations, which requires walking, standing, bending, and turning along with wearing of personal protective equipment. Occasional loading, transport, and unloading of tools and/or supplies specific to an activity.

Amentum is a global company with a heritage dating back more than 100 years and delivering solutions in nuclear energy, infrastructure, operations and maintenance, and national security. Our predecessors helped build Hoover Dam, protected fighting forces in World War II, and supported the Manhattan Project. Today, our teams clean up legacy nuclear waste around the world, manage the United Kingdom’s defense portfolio, design programs and tests for Navy submarine electronic systems, and provide integrated supply chain services needed in developing countries during the pandemic.

Amentum has joined with Bechtel to create an LLC, known as the Waste Treatment Completion Company (WTCC) Join us as we make history at the Hanford Vit Plant, known as the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant. We are designing and building a one-of-a-kind facility that will turn radioactive and chemical waste left over from World War II and Cold War plutonium production into a form safe for disposal. Your efforts will help protect the nearby Columbia River and the communities, salmon, and wildlife along its shorelines throughout the Northwest.

Sitting at the confluence of the Columbia, Snake and Yakima rivers near two mountain ranges, our community provides access to year-round outdoor recreation, 300 days of sun a year, more than 200 wineries within a 50-mile radius, and the amenities of large cities just a three-hour drive (or short flight) to Seattle and Portland.

Minimum Requirements


  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Fire Protection or Fire Safety: Fire Protection Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering Technology, Fire Science, or a related fire protection/safety degree from an accredited college or university.
    • In lieu of a completed BS degree, an Associate of Science (AS) degree with 8 years of experience working in a full-time fire protection or fire safety position will be considered.
    • Time spent in a FP/FS related apprenticeship or practicum program may be considered as a partial substitute for a completed BS degree.
  • With a BS degree in a fire protection or fire safety discipline, a minimum of 6 years of professional working experience specifically implementing fire protection program or fire safety program requirements.
  • With an AS degree in a fire protection or fire safety discipline, a minimum of 8 years of professional working experience specifically implementing fire protection program or fire safety program requirements.
  • Though not required, continued fire protection and/or fire safety studies spent advancing a degree will be considered a plus for filling this position.

1 years of Nuclear Facility experience required per DOE O 426.2. Nuclear Experience when used in reference to Nonreactor Nuclear Facilities, is experience acquired at any facility in which radioactive materials are routinely handled, stored, processed, or utilized. This may include non-reactor nuclear facilities, commercial nuclear facilities, test or experimental reactor facilities, or Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program facilities or platforms.

  • A Bachelor of Science (BS) may be substituted for up to 6 months of nuclear experience.

This position is located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) and works a 4 x 10 schedule, M-Th, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Must be able to work in the United States without Sponsorship