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Fire Protection Engineer

Company: Coffman Engineers, Inc.
Location: oakland
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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 16 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

You would support our Fire Protection Engineering Department in providing our clients with automatic suppression system design; fire detection, alarm and mass notification system design; code analysis; egress analysis; fire resistant construction analysis; smoke control analysis; as well as general fire protection and life safety concepts and research.

  • Computer skills necessary for daily activities, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, simple graphics, fire dynamic simulation, and a working knowledge of computer aided drafting.
  • Managing day-to-day contacts with internal and external clients while utilizing experience and technology to meet expectations.
  • Performing research and documenting for internal and external distribution
  • Analysis of existing fire protection systems; design new fire protection systems including suppression systems, fire detection, fire alarm and mass notification systems.
  • Building and fire code analysis and interpretation
  • Project management skills for managing internal projects as well as external client needs.
  • Bachelors degree (B.S.) in engineering from accredited college or university
  • Fire Protection specific degree desired
  • From 0 to 3 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
Additional Information

Office Logistics:

During the current shelter-in-place order in the Bay Area, Coffman is in compliance with the requirements of State and Local mandates. As circumstances evolve we will update our policies to reflect any changed circumstances. While the specific conditions that may prevail during the period are not fully known we anticipate one or all of the following to apply:

  • Shelter-in-place order continues. Work will be coordinated with Manager and other team members via video conferencing. Delegated tasks, review of progress and exchange of documentation/deliverables to be performed remotely between team members as well as via interface with company servers.
  • Shelter-in-place order relaxed with social distancing measures required at the office location. Measures will be put in place to encourage social distancing between employees and with visitors to the office. During this period, mass transit options may be more limited than normal service and will require additional time management for efficient commuting.

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.

This position is not eligible for sponsorship.
No paid interview travel or relocation expenses are offered for this position.

Why You Want To Work Here

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 isnt the only thing that makes us different, but it drives everything we do.

Coffman offers comprehensive benefits, including a flexible PTO program and a fun office environment. Our Bay Area office is conveniently located near Lake Merritt and 20th Street, just three blocks from BART. Whether it is delivering the best possible service to our clients, or competing in an office-wide curling competition, we welcome the dedicated and the driven. Join us.

Dont take our word for it. Check out what others are saying:

  • 42 years in business
  • 550+ employees serving clients throughout the U.S. and overseas from more than 16 locations
  • Multi-discipline engineering services plus corrosion control, commissioning and project/construction management
  • 70+ employees in 9 offices, providing Fire Protection services since 2014
  • #27 Top 80 Engineering Firms, Building Design+Construction, 2019
  • #42 Zweig Group Hot Firm List, Zweig Group, 2020
  • #164 Top 500 Design Firms, Engineering News-Record, 2020


You must apply online for this position. If you are unable to complete our online application process, or if you need assistance to do so, let us know so we can provide a reasonable accommodation.

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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.

Coffman Engineers will consider qualified applicants with a criminal history.

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