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Pasadena, California

Req #: R137104


  • US - CA, Pasadena

In a world of possibilities, pursue one with endless opportunities. Imagine Next!

When it comes to what you want in your career, if you can imagine it, you can do it at Parsons.  Imagine a career working with intelligent, diverse people sharing a common quest. Imagine a workplace where you can be yourself. Where you can thrive. Where you can find your next, right now. We’ve got what you’re looking for.

Job Description:


  • Bachelor of Science degree in fire protection engineering or a related engineering field.   Master’s degree in fire protection engineering desirable.
  • Professional engineer’s license, having passed the fire protection engineering NCEES exam.  Licensure in multiple states highly desirable.
  • At least 15 years engineering experience in fire protection and detection system design and management, at least 10 of which must be technical design.  Fire engineering experience of 20+ years preferred.
  • At least 5 years leading fire protection and life safety system design staff responsible for performance, assignment management, and complete construction documents. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with high proficiency in computer office systems (MS Office, Outlook, personnel management systems).
  • Experience in fire sprinkler, suppression, and fire alarm system layout utilizing hydraulic calculation programs such as HASS or AutoSPRINK, is preferred.  Advance knowledge of NFPA Standards as well as International Building and Fire Codes.
  • Proven team leadership, mentorship, on-time deliverables delivery, and staff retention are a must.
  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • NICET certifications desirable.
  • Proficiency with Revit modeling highly desirable.
  • Participation in professional societies such as Society of Fire Protection Engineers is highly desirable.


  • The Deputy FPE Manager, will support the Fire Protection Engineering Manager:
  • Management and execution of work of the Fire Protection Engineering design team located in several offices across the United States.
  • Setting standards and expectations of staff.
  • Ensuring all deliverables are complete, accurate, and in accordance with good engineering practices, applicable regulations, and per contract.
  • Provide the seal and signature of the professional engineer, as appropriate, ensuring compliance with all applicable codes, regulations, and ordinances.  Multiple jurisdictions.
  • Act as the Lead and Subject Matter Expert in the Pasadena Design Office.  Directs and provides design of fire sprinkler systems, including hydraulic analysis, drawings, specifications, and selection of products for systems in various facilities complex buildings.
  • Directs and provides design of fire alarm systems to produce bid and construction documents including drawings, specifications, and selection of products.  Provides estimates and other proposal support.
  • Develops and reviews design analysis, plans, specifications, calculations, studies, code assessments, audits, inspection reports, any other deliverables are of high quality, complete, compliant with standards, regulations, and policies, and meet contractual obligations.
  • Develops fire protection strategies, performance-based design approaches, and alternative solutions to resolve client design issues.
  • Occasional visits to construction sites (commissioning witness, As Built verification/generation) may require travel with overnight stay.   Estimated at 10-35% travel per year.
  • Effectively communicate with project team members, clients, and others.
  • Interfaces and provides direction to CAD/Design staff to produce ready for permit documents using AutoCAD CAD MEP, Revit, and BIM.
  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Federal Solutions team.

Our Federal Solutions segment delivers resources to our US government customers that ensure the success of missions around the globe. Our diverse, intelligent employees drive the state of the art as they provide services and solutions in the areas of defense, security, intelligence, infrastructure, and environmental. We promote a culture of excellence and close-knit teams that take pride in delivering, protecting, and sustaining our nation's most critical assets, from Earth to cyberspace. Throughout the company, our people are anticipating what’s next to deliver the solutions our customers need now.

Salary Range: 

$121,900.00 - $219,400.00

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 customer requirements and some cases federal, state, provincial or local mandates.

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!

Pasadena, California

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Founded in 1944, Parsons, an engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm with revenues of $2.7 billion in 2011, is 100% owned by the Employee Stock Ownership Trust. We conquer the toughest logistical challenges and deliver design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. Parsons is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on transportation, environmental/infrastructure, and defense/security.

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