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Fire Protection Engineer


Applications Engineer


New York, New York, United States


Leidos is seeking a Licensed Fire Protection Engineer (with expertise in Fire Life Safety) to join the National Airspace System Integration Support Contract (NISC) team.

The position will support numerous facets of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Fire Life Safety (FLS) Program, FLS Guidance, policy development, and planning. You will assist the Environmental Occupational Safety and Health (EOSH) Services Group to support and improve Fire Life Safety program elements intended to protect employees and others in the workplace and ensure compliance with Federal, State, and FAA laws and regulations.

Remote position

Up to 50% travel within central US

Candidate is preferred to be located anywhere within the central area of the US

Specific subject areas where services are needed include program management, training, Condition Risk Assessments (CRA) and Stairwell Pressurization Engine Generator (EG) replacement.

Fire Protection Engineer Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the development of FLS code and standards analyses.
  • Provide guidance on the applicability of codes and standards to FAA facilities, its mission, and specific technical items encountered.
  • Provide FLS guidance to the FAA on program and Agency initiatives where the FLS program is a stakeholder.
  • Develop technical guidance on issues related to design and construction.
  • Assist with the development of standard specifications for installations at FAA facilities.
  • Assist with FLS programmatic planning initiatives, prioritization, and consultation regarding program direction and goals.
  • Authoring white papers, proposals, and analysis papers on any of the items above for distribution to FLS stakeholders.

FLS Condition Risk Assessments (CRA):

  • Conduct comprehensive fire protection and life safety surveys of critical air traffic control facilities including airport traffic control towers (ATCT), terminal radar approach control (TRACON) facilities, in air route traffic control centers (ARTCC), and various other types of facilities supporting the FAA’s air traffic control mission. The surveys require broad knowledge and experience in analyzing and evaluating these facilities against the applicable requirements of the International Building Code, NFPA 101, NFPA 13, NFPA 20, NFPA 72, NFPA 75, and other applicable codes, standards, and FAA orders.
  • Evaluate facility human element programs to address OSHA required Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans, fire drills, and inspection, testing and maintenance of fire protection and life safety systems.
  • Coordination of sites with customer on specific dates, locations, impacts to the facility, etc.
  • Develop and maintain a current schedule of CRA's at all times, with dates of visit, location, current status of CRA, team assigned, and other relevant information.
  • Provide additional CRA support as requested by AJW-23 Program Manager.

Fire Protection Engineer Basic Qualifications:

  • Relevant Bachelors' Degree and 4+ years relevant exempt experience or a relevant Masters' Degree and 2+ years relevant exempt experience.
  • Professional Engineering License, preferred in Fire Protection Engineering, and at least 2 years of progressive experience in the Fire Life Safety/Fire Protection field. (An EIT may be considered if the applicant is working towards a PE to be obtained within 6 months of hire.)
  • Strong working knowledge of applicable ICC and NFPA codes.
  • Past experience developing and/or providing holistic consultation on FLS programs.
  • Ability to produce FLS designs of a variety of critical FLS elements and be able to provide critical comments on FLS designs and installations.
  • Former experience in training FLS concepts and code application.
  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with FAA National Airspace System facilities, FAA staffed or unstaffed facilities, or similar government installations.
  • Experience with 29 CFR 1960.20.
  • Specific experience with programs at Federal agencies is preferred, with FAA experience weighted heavily.
  • Former training on the use/maintenance of Fire Protection systems.

Targeted salary will be $110,000.00 - $124,550.00, based on experience.


Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $68,900.00 - $124,550.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.