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Job #: R-00111495
Location: Remote, US
Category: Fire Protection
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 50%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $1000
Group: Civil

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At Leidos, everything we do is built on our commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our employees, and our communities. Our mission is to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through information technology, engineering, and science. We offer a robust benefits package including competitive salaries; company matching 401K Retirement Plan; comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage; flexible work schedule to allow for life/work balance; and more.

The NISC IV program within the Civil Group at Leidos is seeking a Licensed Fire Protection Engineer (with expertise in Fire Life Safety) to support the FAA customer.

The position will support numerous facets of the FAA's Fire Life Safety (FLS) Program, FLS Guidance, Policy Development, and Planning. You will assist the Environmental Occupational Safety and Health (EOSH) Services Group AJW-23 to support and improve Fire Life Safety (FLS) program elements intended to protect employees and others in the workplace and ensure Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) compliance with Federal, State, and FAA laws and regulations.

Candidate can be located anywhere within the FAA's Western Service Area and will be required to travel up to 50% of the time to various FAA locations within this region.

Specific subject areas where services are needed include: program management, training, Condition Risk Assessments (CRA) and Stairwell Pressurization Engine Generator (EG) replacement.

Other specific duties include:

  • Assist with the development of FLS code and standards analyses

  • Provide guidance on the applicability of codes and standards to FAA facilities, its mission, and specific technical items encountered

  • Provide FLS guidance to the FAA on program and Agency initiatives where the FLS program is a stakeholder

  • Develop technical guidance on issues related to design and construction

  • Assist with the development of standard specifications for installations at FAA facilities

  • Assist with FLS programmatic planning initiatives, prioritization, and consultation regarding program direction and goals.

  • Authoring white papers, proposals, and analysis papers on any of the items above for distribution to FLS stakeholders

FLS Outreach

  • Be able to create and present required technical topics at various FLS working groups and programmatic meetings

FLS Training

  • Provide training to FAA facility personnel on the use, testing, and maintenance of Fire Protection Systems installed at FAA facilities

  • Provide consultation on improvements to current FAA FLS training options and processes

FLS System Design

  • Create scopes of work, designs, and costs estimates for new FLS installations or upgrades at FAA facilities. System features include fire alarms, fire pumps, sprinkler systems, and stair pressurization systems

  • Perform critical review of other FLS System designs to ensure code compliance and applicability to requirements

  • Perform construction oversight to ensure projects are implemented according to plans, answer technical issues regarding FLS plans, respond to RFIs and submittals, and troubleshoot issues encountered during construction 

FLS Condition Risk Assessments (CRA).

  • Conduct comprehensive fire protection and life safety surveys of critical air traffic control facilities including airport traffic control towers (ATCT), terminal radar approach control (TRACON) facilities, in route air traffic control centers, and various other types of facilities supporting the FAA’s air traffic control mission. The surveys require broad knowledge and experience in analyzing and evaluating these facilities against the applicable requirements of the International Building Code, NFPA 101, NFPA 13, NFPA 20, NFPA 72, NFPA 75, and other applicable codes, standards, and FAA orders.

  • Evaluate facility human element programs to address OSHA required Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans, fire drills, and inspection, testing and maintenance of fire protection and life safety systems.

  • Coordination of sites with customer on specific dates, locations, impacts to the facility, etc.

  • Develop and maintain a current schedule of CRA's, at all times, with dates of visit, location, current status of CRA, team assigned, IRMC status, and other relevant information.

  • Complete, submit and maintain applicable IRMC for each project, with appropriate dates, stakeholders, approvers, etc. IRMC will be submitted no less than 30 days prior to site visit and will be approved before traveling to site.

  • Efficiently mitigate findings identified during site visits determined by the AJW-23 Program Manager as appropriate.

  • Provide additional CRA support as requested by AJW-23 Program Manager.

Typical Minimum Education & Experience Qualifications

  • Typically requires BS degree and 5 – 7 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 3 – 5 years of prior relevant experience, including experience conducting comprehensive fire protection and life safety surveys of large/complex commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities.

Basic Qualifications

  • Comprehensive experience in the evaluation and analysis of existing structures and operations  against the requirements of NFPA 10, 13, 20, 72, 101, and the other NFPA codes and standards referenced by these documents, and the preparation of reports documenting the evaluation and analysis along with the development of practical, economical mitigation strategies to address noted deficiencies.

  • Requires a Professional Engineering License in Fire Protection Engineering and at least 5 years of progressive experience in the Fire Life Safety/Fire Protection field.

  • Strong working knowledge of applicable ICC and NFPA codes is required.

  • Past experience developing and/or providing holistic consultation on FLS programs is required.

  • Ability to produce FLS designs of a variety of critical FLS elements, and be able to provide critical comments on FLS designs and installations.

  • Former experience in training FLS concepts and code application is required.

  • Experience working in a team and collaborating on issues as a peer with other Fire Protection Engineers.

  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with FAA National Airspace System facilities, FAA staffed or unstaffed facilities, or similar government installations.

  • Experience with 29 CFR 1960.20 is highly desired.

  • Specific experience with programs at Federal agencies is preferred, with FAA experience weighted heavily.

  • Former training on the use/maintenance of Fire Protection systems is highly desired.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $66,300.00 - $102,000.00 - $137,700.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 45,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.  For more information, visit

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