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George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
3 days ago


The Fire Protection Engineer (FPE) works on a team with specialized plan examiners/inspectors who report to the University Building Official.  This position reviews site plans, construction plans and specifications, provides field inspections and witnesses tests to ensure compliance with the VUSBC, other applicable state/federal laws and regulations, and University project requirements on capital and noncapital construction projects.  The FPE consults with architects, contractors, engineers, University project managers and staff for recommended changes in the design, construction, or installation of equipment based on an analysis of present or potential fire and fire-related hazards through verbal correspondence and written reports.  The FPE must exercise initiative and independent judgement in ensuring compliance with codes through plan reviews, inspections, acceptance testing and completing other assigned tasks. The FPE must also exercise considerable tact, courtesy and firmness in frequent contact with designers, developers, contractors, the SFMO and University personnel in a professional, fair and cooperative manner. The ultimate objective of this function is to help ensure the health, safety and welfare of the University community and the building occupants.   


Required Qualifications/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Substantial knowledge and experience with all NFPA standards referenced by the VUSBC
  • Substantial professional experience in building systems analysis, fire safety design, and construction practices for a variety of facility and construction types, sizes and uses;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, including those requiring expedited review and action;
  • Progressive, resourceful and flexible; able to effectively navigate in a setting that involves numerous parties, internal and external stakeholders with differing perspectives, interests and goals; 
  • Have outstanding interpersonal skills when interacting with a myriad of personalities.
  • Able to balance the ability to listen and solicit input with the capacity to make analytical and objective decisions in conformance with adopted codes and regulations;  
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize project work appropriately;
  • Exhibit leadership and fortitude to uphold findings that may not always be popular;
  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form; and to deal with several abstract and concrete variables;
  • Ability to move about construction sites and commercial/residential properties in a safe and effective manner;
  • Normal visual acuity, field of vision, hearing, and speaking are necessary;
  • Must currently possess an appropriate, active, valid motor vehicle operator’s license that meets all of GMU’s requirements for operating state vehicles and equipment under Mason’s Vehicle Use Policy 1411 The Office of Risk Management reserves the right to review the driver’s licenses and Motor Vehicle Reports (MVRs) of all candidates selected with employment contingent upon a favorable review.

Education, Licenses, and/or Certifications:
  • An ABET accredited Bachelor of Engineering degree is required.  A Bachelor or Master of Engineering degree with an emphasis on fire protection engineering is preferred;
  • Must be able to use computer-based applications including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Suite and Bluebeam Revu.  PowerPoint, Word and Excel programs.  CAD and GIS experience is helpful;
  • Virginia-Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) is required.  Professional Engineers licensed in another state must have the ability to become licensed in Virginia within one year; 
  • Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development certification as Fire Protection Inspector & Fire Protection Plans Examiner or Certified Fire Official (CFO) is required or must become certified in one year;  
  • Possession of Virginia DHCD Plans Examiner certification(s);  
  • International Code Council (ICC) Accessibility Plan Examiner/Inspector certification is desirable.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58857178
  • Location:
    Fairfax, Virginia, United States
  • Position Title: Fire Protection Engineer Plans Reviewer
  • Company Name: George Mason University
  • Job Function: Plans Professional - Plan Reviewer
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: 125000
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