Senior Fire Specialist

Requisition ID: 274009 

  •  Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Warsaw, PL 

Company Overview:

Since 1898, Bechtel has helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place. Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact.


We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security and Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel are our values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our commitments– integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.


For over 70 years, Bechtel has been at the forefront of nuclear innovation delivering clean, reliable energy worldwide. Bechtel has performed engineering or construction services on over 150 nuclear plants adding more than 74,000 megawatts of new nuclear generation capacity to the world. As a trusted global partner, we leverage the experience from completed projects and apply it to our present-day work.


Project Overview:

Bechtel and Westinghouse Electric Company have partnered to deliver the first nuclear power reactors in Poland for our customer, the Polish Entity Polskie Elektrownie Jadrowe (PEJ). Bechtel will be the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractor for the project. As the EPC, our responsibilities will include providing the design for the Turbine Island and Balance of Plant as well as the construction of the entire facility.


This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity, and we are looking for the talent that will help expand Poland’s nuclear base and build a strong and long-lasting energy future for generations to come. 


Position Summary:

In this position, the engineer will support design development of Fire Protection Systems and equipment for project(s) by evaluating, selecting, and applying applicable fire safety, techniques, procedures and criteria to originate reports, drawings, calculations, and more with applicable procedures, codes, standards, and contract requirements. The engineer will work with mechanical engineers, other disciplines/functions, and/or the client.


Upon initial hire and onboarding, the position will require full-time presence in the Warsaw office. Part-time telework flexibility may be an option as the project progresses.



  • Support project needs for design, design review, commissioning, testing, code interpretations, and walk downs at project locations, as required.

  • Independently apply the principles of fire safety in the development of structures, systems, and components.

  • Support construction and operations.

  • Develop fire protection system acceptance protocols.

  • Interface with internal and external customers, as required, for the design, installation, and testing of Fire Protection Systems.

  • Support the development of the fire protection components of the authorization basis documents and other safety submittals.

  • Interface with other disciplines to provide direction, feedback, and validation of engineering and design efforts.

  • Perform Fire Protection reviews to determine compliance with applicable local/NFPA orders, building codes, and other client requirements.

  • Provide technical guidance in the development of fire protection equivalencies to NFPA codes and standards.

  • Provide technical guidance in the review of engineering analyses and engineering judgements for alternative fire barrier systems, opening protectives, and penetration firestops.

  • Support the alignment of the fire protection systems design and installation with the requirements identified in the upper tier requirements in the Authorization Basis Documents, the facility Fire Hazards Analysis documents, and the Engineering Basis of Design documents.

  • Lead the development and maintenance of the fire hazards analysis utilizing recognized fire protection industry approaches, methodologies, calculations, and analysis including advanced fire modeling. 

  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with a team and providing support as needed

  • Other duties, as assigned

Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Level 1 - BS degree in Fire Protection (or related) Engineering from an accredited university or college with nine (9) years of progressive related experience, or in lieu of degree, fifteen (15) years of progressive related experience.

  • Level 2 - BS degree in Fire Protection (or related) Engineering from an accredited university or college with thirteen (13) years of progressive related experience, or in lieu of degree, nineteen (19) years of progressive related experience.

  • Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

  • Must be authorized to live and work in Poland without sponsorship. 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of the local/EU fire, life safety, and building codes.

  • Must be familiar with commercial risk management and fire protection protocol.

  • Experience with Microsoft office programs and other computer programs.

  • Excellent oral and written communication, planning, and organizational skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with UL and FM standards.

  • MS degree in Fire Protection (or related) Engineering from an accredited university or college.

  • Experience working with procedures meeting quality assurance programs such as ASME-NQA-1, MIL-Q-9858A, or ISO-9000.


Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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