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Parsons Corporation Fire Protection Engineer in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Job Description:

When details make the difference, the difference is having you!

Parsons has a position for a Fire Protection Engineer (FPE) to join the Fire Protection Engineering team in support of various industrial, commercial, transportation, and water projects who either has a FE or is ready to take the exam within a year. Parsons provides a broad array of engineering design services to its clients including Fire and Life Safety Engineering and Fire Protection System Design. This role would be based in Charlotte, NC.


  • Under supervision and direction from a senior fire protection engineer, responsibilities will include the following:

  • Conduct Fire Protection Engineering inspection, studies, design, and complex calculations

  • Complete site surveys and identify code issues and offer compliant solutions

  • Perform interpretation and application of local, state, and federal requirements, and regulations, relative to all aspects of fire protection and life safety

  • Prepare and present technical audits, reports, and exhibits

  • Design fire suppression system, fire alarm system, and prepare technical specifications

  • Ability to multi-task, work with minimal supervision, follow written and oral instructions, show attention to detail and demonstrate problem-solving skills

  • Visit construction sites (commissioning witness, As Built Verification/Generation) or which requires frequent travel with overnight stay. Estimate 10-40% travel per year.

  • With minimal support, carrying out and reviewing fire engineering calculations including smoke exhaust and evacuation analysis.

  • Review/Create Architectural Life Safety Code Analysis. Requires specific knowledge of the IBC and NFPA 101.

  • Review fire protection submittals (Shop Drawings for construction) for code compliance prior to submittal to the AHJ for permitting.

  • Extracts engineering information from CAD drawings. Prepares engineering computations, material quantity takeoffs, estimates, surveys, and designs.

  • Reviews supplier drawing submittals and performs technical bid analyses.

  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.


Bachelor's degree in Engineering, preferably Fire Protection Engineering and 1+ years of related work experience.

Possess certifications, training, and working knowledge of all ICC and NFPA codes and standards including NFPA 13, 14, 11, 15, 16, 20, 22, 24, 25, 2001, 70, and 72.

Experience in using AutoCAD, Revit, and Hydraulic Calculation software including HASS, and AutoSPRINK.

Ability to design fire alarm, fire suppression, and life safety systems using Revit is preferred.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Critical Infrastructure team.

A full-service engineering and construction firm, we work in diverse, collaborative teams, both within the company and with our partners and customers, to plan, design, build, and modernize infrastructure. We take special pride in projects and solutions that improve communities as well as people’s quality of life by promoting economic growth, enhancing mobility, and increasing sustainability and resiliency. Powered by our people, we provide the imagination necessary to support our customers’ visions—and to help them see new possibilities.

Salary Range:

$56,900.00 - $118,000.00

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!About Us

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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