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Job - Fire Protection Engineer in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
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Engineering Jobs
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Posted on
4 Oct 2016
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About the Role:

Position Description
Lead a team to operate and maintain building fire sprinkler systems, firewater systems, fire hoses, fire pumps, gaseous fire suppression systems, wet chemical fire suppression systems, foam fire suppression systems, and passive fire protection measures.
Must have a full knowledge of fire alarm system from conventional to the latest state of the art analogue addressable fire detection and alarm systems, emergency and exit lights, and passive fire protection measures.
Must be knowledgeable in operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting fire protection systems in central monitoring stations; and must be able to interpret all data produced from these systems and able to recommend appropriate action based on sound engineering.
Must be able to revise new design approaches to problems; and prepare or modify drawings, specifications, calculations, charts, and graphs; and monitor work for compliance with applicable codes, accepted engineering practices, and NFPA and IBC fire codes.
Must be able to use leading industry fire protection software calculation programs.
Must have experience in planning, programming, estimating, scheduling, and quality control.
Must have excellent knowledge of NFPA 13, 20, 25, and 72
Perform operation and maintenance activities of fire protection systems at newly installed facilities, or upgraded systems of existing facilities. Act as a quality assurance expert in the field of mechanical engineering systems and procedures.

Produce fire protection designs for commercial structures, light industrial, institutional, and museums.
Inspect existing systems, determine their condition, and verify records and drawings for accuracy.
Develop design calculations and requirements for commercial, light industrial, and museums. Determine design requirements for fire detection and alarm, mechanical fire pumps, fire protection, and suppression or electrical systems as applicable.
Identify standard details and develop new details required.
Well versed with the National Electric Codes (NEC), Uniform Fire Code, and other U.S. or European building codes.
Shall be fluent both in written and spoken English, and be able to communicate effectively and able to demonstrate operational and administrative skills, including scheduling and planning.

Minimum Requirements
Education: A B.S. in fire engineering, fire protection engineering, or fire safety engineering; an alternate qualification can be a B.S. in mechanical
/electrical engineering, with a post-graduate certificate/diploma, an M.S. in fire engineering, fire protection, or fire safety engineering; from a fully accredited and reputable university.

Qualifications: Must have a thorough knowledge of engineering practices and economic principles, calculation methods, design details, U.S., and Saudi Aramco codes, standards, and specifications.

Certification: Preferably have NFPA certification and Saudi Engineers Council Registration.

Experience Specified: Have a minimum of nine (9) years of work experience, from the date of obtaining a license/qualifications, as a senior project engineer for medium and large buildings, and facilities such as universities and museums or cultural facilities that consist of complex fire protection systems. Shall have experience as a Project Design Engineer for at least two (2) of the nine (9) years specified above.
Experience in all life safety related engineering systems, including fire protection and integration with other building components.

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