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At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach- and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

Senior Associate/ Supervisor Engineer - Fire Protection


WSP, a world-class multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firm, is seeking a Supervisor Fire Protection Engineer/ Senior Associate for our Chicago, IL office. Position can also be located in NYC or Dallas, TX. We work closely with architects and owners from around the world on large, complex projects with a focus on sustainability, fire protection, and energy performance of the built environment.


The Fire Protection Senior Associate will work under the direction of the Vice President assisting in the development of fire protection engineering solutions for Client projects. These solutions will cover fire protection/life safety solutions relating in areas including:

* Interpretation of building code, life safety, and fire code requirements
* Design of fire protection/life safety systems including automatic fire sprinkler systems, fire detection and alarm systems, smoke management systems, and egress systems.
* Assist in the commissioning of fire protection/life safety systems in commercial, institutional and industrial facilities.

Primary Responsibilities:

* Review of architectural drawings for compliance with building and fire code requirements
* Review of automatic sprinkler system layout drawings and water supply analysis for compliance with NFPA 13
* Review of fire detection and alarm system layout for compliance with NFPA 72
* Review of egress layout for compliance with building code requirements

Job Requirements


* Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Protection Engineering or related discipline
* 10-20 years of fire and life safety consulting experience
* Knowledge of REVIT preferred
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Special consideration will be given to those candidates who have successfully demonstrated innovative design experience specifically related to renewable energies and sustainable, high performing buildings


* P.E. license is highly desirable

WSP offers salary commensurate with experience, a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, disability and life insurances, 401k plan, tuition reimbursement, and more. WSP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please visit our website at www.wspgroup.com for more information.

Talent is the essence of meeting our client's objectives, goals and challenges. If this sounds like a fit for you, we'd love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.


WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 7,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com/usa

WSP provides a progressive mix of benefits including medical, dental 401k and long term disability focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee's career.

WSP USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin and Veterans and Disability.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

WSP USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin and Veterans and Disability.

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