Fire Protection Engineer

Colby Co. is a midsize multi-discipline design firm specializing in mechanical, electrical, fire protection, structural, civil and architecture. Seventy employees strong, Colby Co. is noted for its commitment to technical and service excellence in a fun, flexible, rigorous work environment. Located in the vibrant small city of Portland, Maine, Colby Co. offers a balance of opportunities for working and living well. Colby Co. has been named to the “Best Places to Work in Maine” list consecutively for the last six years, and as an “Emerging Professional Friendly Firm” by the New England Chapter of AIA for the last two years.

We currently have an opening for a Fire Protection Engineer with 3+ years of building and industrial experience in a consulting engineering design firm setting. We are looking for an engineer who can perform a broad range of fire protection engineering designs including building and life safety code analysis, fire protection (fire alarm, sprinkler and special hazard systems) and mass notification on commercial, institutional, and industrial projects. The successful candidate will bring a deep, successful track record of design, quality control and construction administration. In addition to an outstanding technical skillset, s/he will be a quick, flexible thinker and problem-solver who is accustomed to working in fluid teams on tight deadlines.

This position is a part of the MEP Engineering Department which is comprised of fire protection, mechanical and electrical engineers. Additionally, Colby Co. offers structural, civil engineering and architecture with our in-house staff. Projects range in size from $50,000 to $90M in construction value for State, Federal, Industrial and Commercial clients.

Desired traits:

  • Experience with Life Safety Code Consulting, Performance Based Design, and Fire Protection System Design
  • Strong knowledge of building systems, including how Fire Protection Systems coordinate with other Building Systems
  • Successful completion of the FE exam
  • PE License a plus
  • Experience with HydraCAD, or other modeling software a plus
  • Sustainable design experience a plus
  • Experience with AutoCAD a plus

In addition to a comprehensive insurance and retirement benefits package, Colby Co. offers two paid volunteer days a year, paid educational reimbursement, summer hours, paid time off (PTO), flex time, ability to work remotely, and company outings. 

Colby Co. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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