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Fire Protection Engineering (0-4 Years)

Company: Coffman Engineers
Location: Oakland
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Company Description

At Coffman Engineers, we serve as both prime consultant and sub consultant on projects large and small, including commercial, retail, institutional, government, industrial, and project/construction management. Incorporated in 1979, we have employees in more than 20 locations serving clients across the United States and overseas.

To meet client objectives and to integrate our many disciplines, we can create teams comprised of civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, fire protection, and corrosion control, as well as project/construction managers and professionals in a variety of specialty services. This ability has made us a leader in the engineering and construction communities, and has strengthened our reputation as being progressive, innovative, and a great place to work.

Job Description

The right team is more than an advantage, it's a game changer! We are seeking an entrepreneurial, dynamic, innovative, and quality-oriented Fire Protection Engineer to join our team of professionals! Our office is willing to train the right individual in this growing discipline.

Coffman Engineers is seeking an engineer who is passionate about their craft, wants to work on a high-functioning team, and looking for an environment that promotes professional growth. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, have a desire to work and grow with a multi-discipline engineering team, and be willing to have fun.

You would be providing our clients with: smoke control analysis and special inspection, fire resistant construction analysis, automatic suppression system design, fire detection, alarm and mass notification system design, life-safety code analysis, egress analysis, as well as general fire protection and life safety concepts and research.

The position is hybrid where the staff are in-person three days a week (minimum) and have the option to work remotely two days a week. The optional remote workdays of the week are currently Thursday and Friday. These guidelines are reassessed periodically.

In this Role You Will:

  • Be a positive contributor to overall office and department goals, culture, and morale.
  • Utilize computer skills necessary for daily activities, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, simple graphics, fire dynamic simulation, and a working knowledge of computer aided drafting
  • Manage day-to-day contacts with internal and external clients while utilizing experience and technology to meet expectations
  • Perform research and documentation for internal and external distribution
  • Analyze existing fire protection systems; design new fire protection systems including suppression systems, fire detection, fire alarm and mass notification systems.
  • Assess and interpret building and fire codes
  • Develop project management skills for managing internal projects as well as external client needs
  • Attend and participate in local and national professional organizations, such as SFPE Qualifications
    • BS degree in engineering or related science from accredited university
    • Fire Protection specific degree desired
    • 0 to 4 years of professional experience.
    • Must have passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.
    • Individuals who are in the process of taking the exam within the next six months may be considered.
    • Experience with the current version of AutoCAD and Revit (preferred)
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
    • Knowledge and experience with the International Building Code (IBC) and US design standards Compensation and Benefits
      • Paid overtime at 1.0 times hourly rate
      • Competitive end of year discretionary bonus based on company/team/personal performance
      • Hybrid Work Schedule (subject to change)
      • 401k with maximum of 5% Contribution Matching for 9% Employee Contribution Approximate Base Salary - $70k-97k based on experience

        Additional Information

        Office Logistics:

        Coffman is in compliance with the requirements of State and Local mandates related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

        Measures will be put in place to encourage social distancing between employees and with visitors to the office. The ability of the applicant to comply with these methods of working are a requirement of the position. We take seriously the health and welfare of all our employees and expect mindful cooperation with current social norms, including the above work practices.

        COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

        At this time, Coffman Engineers is subject to various state and client COVID-19 vaccination mandates in order to work on certain projects. In addition, there are two federal mandates pending which are under review by the United States legal system. If either mandate is implemented, it would impact Coffman employees.

        Therefore, we will ask you about your COVID-19 vaccination status upon hire. If you choose not to be vaccinated for COVID-19, or request and are denied a medical or religious exemption, or we are unable to accommodate you even with an approved exemption, or you do not wish to inform us of your COVID-19 vaccination status, our ability to continue your employment may be impacted.

        Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time of transition in our country. If you have any questions about these mandates or any other questions generated by this message, please contact the HR Representative with whom you have been working.

        Why You Want To Work Here

        The Bay Area office of Coffman Engineers was established in 2014 after Coffman had been providing engineering services in this area for many years. Since then, we have grown organically to include four different engineering disciplines working in many different market sectors. We've built the culture of the company in a distinct way. Our staff acts like family, and we enjoy working together and spending time together taking part in events such as axe throwing, picnics, camping, and community service activities.

        Our Bay Area office is conveniently located near Lake Merritt in Oakland in a 9-story office building. Our office space is 3 blocks from a BART station, and close to a wide variety of restaurants and breweries, the lake itself, and all that downtown Oakland has to offer. Also located nearby are San Francisco, ocean beaches, and redwood groves. We welcome the dedicated and the driven to join us.

        You could choose to work anywhere, so why work at Coffman Engineers? Because we are different - our culture sets us apart. Simply stated, we are a group of creative, high-performing people who like working together and believe that what we do makes a difference. Employees say that it feels like working with a group of friends in a small office while enjoying the benefits and perks of working for a large firm. Our culture isn't the only thing that makes us different, but it drives everything we do.

        Coffman offer a comprehensive benefits plan, flexible PTO program, an open collaborative environment, professional development, community opportunities, and lively employee activities. But the best part of working here is being in an environment that allows you to be yourself, be respected, work alongside other intelligent motivated people, and have some good hearty fun while you impact the built environment around you!

        Don't take our word for it. Check out what others are saying:


        Coffman at a Glance:
        • 44 years in business
        • 682 employees serving clients throughout the U.S. and overseas from more than 22 locations
        • Multi-discipline engineering services plus corrosion control, commissioning and project/construction management
        • #34 Top 80 Engineering Firms, Building Design + Construction, 2022
        • #29 Zweig Group Hot Firm List, Zweig Group, 2021
        • #157 Top 500 Design Firms, Engineering News-Record, 2022

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          This position is direct with Coffman Engineers; we are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled individuals.

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