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Coffman Engineers


Fire Protection Engineer


Seattle WA

Company Name 

Coffman Engineers

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Coffman Engineers


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is seeking a professional to join our team in applying engineering skills to a variety of diverse and challenging projects for our Seattle office.

The Position: Fire Protection Engineer

The successful individual will have a minimum of 5 years of experience and be comfortable consulting to internal and external clients. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills along with a high-level ability to manage multiple projects at one time.

Technical skills will include, but not limited to...

  • automatic suppression system design

  • fire detection

  • alarm and communication system design

  • code analysis

  • egress analysis

  • fire resistant construction analysis

  • smoke control analysis

  • as well as general fire protection and life safety concepts and research

Educational Requirements / Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from an accredited college or university

  • NICET level III, EIT, or P.E.

  • Minimum of five years of experience in the fire protection profession

  • Equivalent combination of experience and education

Required Skills & Duties 

  • Possess intermediate level computer skills necessary for daily activities, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, simple graphics, fire dynamic simulation, and a working knowledge of
    computer aided drafting.

  • Manage day-to-day contacts with internal and external clients utilizing experience and technology to meet expectations.

  • Perform research and document for internal and external distribution.

  • Effectively communicate, both written and verbal, including oral presentations.

  • Attend and participate in local and national trade organizations such as SFPE and NFPA.

  • Perform analysis of existing fire protection systems as well as design new fire protection systems including suppression systems, fire detection, alarm and communication systems.

  • Perform building and fire code analysis and interpretation.

  • Possess project management skills for managing internal projects as well as external client needs.

Why You Want to Work Here

You could choose to work anywhere, so why work at Coffman Engineers? Because we are different - our culture sets us apart. Coffman Engineers is a company that truly focuses on its employees.

We support and encourage individually tailored professional and technical advancement as well as personal growth. We offer an excellent salary/benefits package, a desirable location, and a professional office environment with the opportunity to work with a collaborative team.

Coffman offers comprehensive benefits, including a flexible PTO program, a fun office environment, and free daily breakfast (waffles!).

Our downtown Seattle office is located in Westlake Center, the hub of the city's public transportation system, and within walking distance of Pike Place Market and many city landmarks.

Whether it is delivering the best possible service to our clients,
or competing in an office-wide Tetris competition, we welcome the dedicated and the driven. Join us!

Don't take our word for it. Check out what others are saying:

Coffman At a Glance

  • 38 years in business

  • 380 employees in 9 offices located in 6 states and 1 territory

  • Multi-discipline engineering services plus fire protection, corrosion control, commissioning and project/construction management

  • Engineering News Record Top 500 Engineering Firms -  #250 in 2015

  • Consulting Specifying Engineer MEP Giants - #58 in 2013

  • PSMJ and Client Feedback Tool - 2015 Premier Award for Client Satisfaction Honorable Mention

  • Pacific Business News - Healthiest Employers 2012-2016

  • Hawaii Business Magazine - 2016 Best Places to Work

Application Process

You must apply online for this position. If you are unable to complete our online application process, or if you need assistance to do so, let us know so we can provide a reasonable accommodation.
As part of the application process, you will be asked to create a user profile that allows you to manage the application process, answer a few questions, attach your resume and other documents and then submit.

We look forward to learning more about you!

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This position is direct with Coffman Engineers; we are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled individuals.

Coffman Engineers will consider qualified applicants with a criminal history.

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