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Fire Protection Engineer (6109)

Exponent is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm that brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve the most pressing and complicated challenges facing stakeholders today. Our vision is to engage the brightest scientists and engineers to empower clients with solutions for a safe, healthy, sustainable and technologically complex world. We leverage over 50 years of experience in analyzing accidents and failures to advise clients as they innovate their technologically complex products and processes, ensure the safety and health of their users, and address the challenges of sustainability. 

We offer opportunities for you to expand your engineering or scientific knowledge amidst experts with degrees from top programs at over 500 universities. At Exponent, you will apply your experience, technical skills, and prior academic research to a fulfilling career in consulting. You will have the opportunity to develop continuously through formal and informal development programs, coaching and mentoring, and involvement in a wide array of projects. We are excited about your interest in joining our growing team!

Key statistics:
  • 1100+ Team members
  • 900+ Consultants
  • 550+ Ph.D.s
  • 30+ Offices globally 

We are currently seeking a Fire Protection Engineer for our Thermal Sciences Practice in Bowie, MD. In this role, you will be responsible for participating in and leading the investigation and analysis of failures including structures, vehicle and wildland fires, explosions, industrial processes, combustion systems, consumer products, appliances, and automobiles.

You will be responsible for: 
  • Evaluating the performance of fire protection, fire detection, and life safety systems
  • Reviewing fire protection codes and standards
  • Conducting laboratory assessments of material flammability
  • Planning and executing experimental test programs
  • Performing engineering calculations and analysis
  • Conducting fieldwork
  • Preparing proposals and technical reports, and presenting findings to clients

You will have the following skills and qualifications: 
  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Fire Protection Engineering
  • Strong technical background in thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and combustion
  • 3-5 years of work experience related to Fire Protection Engineering
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Hands-on experience in executing experimental programs
  • Hands-on experience in fire protection system design, installation, inspection, testing and maintenance is a plus
  • Prior experience with prescriptive and/or performance-based analysis and application of NFPA and ICC codes and standards preferred
  • Strong desire and ability to tackle a wide variety of problems within and outside direct area of expertise

To learn more about life at Exponent and our impact, please visit the following links:  

We value and encourage diversity, equity and inclusion across all facets of our firm. Having a team built of people with different backgrounds, skills and perspectives allows us to provide better value to our clients and enjoy an enriched work environment. 

Our firm is committed to offering a variety of programs and resources to support health and well-being. We believe that providing competitive benefits as well as compensation and recognition programs empowers our staff to do work that makes a difference.

Exponent is a proud equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.

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