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Senior Fire Protection Engineer

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Senior Fire Protection Engineer

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Rigsbee Engineering is seeking a Senior Fire Protection Engineer to lead a team in our Tustin, CA office. Rigsbee Engineering is a fire protection and structural engineering consulting firm that specializes in fire and building code compliance, systems design, and forensic services. This is a leadership position for an experienced candidate who can perform their own work, in addition to managing a small team of engineers in a player/coach capacity.

Along with a strong technical background, we are looking for a highly motivated individual who can drive results. We are a small company that services a diverse client base, with a broad range of FPE services. The right candidate will be comfortable in a fast-paced working environment, and the ability to identify issues and formulate solutions.


• Perform fire protection engineering services such as life safety code consulting, hazardous material analysis for code compliances, system design, performance-based fire engineering design
• Provide resolution for design problems that may include performing field investigations or inspections, detailed design work, and detailed checking of design computations done by others, or general coordination of specific design aspects into a project
• Manage a small team of engineers – including work review and revisions, time tracking and project planning
• Develop plans, specifications, and inspection reports as needed
• Be a senior liaison between internal team and clients coordinating project requirements and deliverables
• Track record of maintaining existing and creating new client relationships


• Licensed Fire Protection Engineer (CA license required)
• 10+ years of experience in Building Code and Fire Protection Consulting
• Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Protection Engineering or in similar related field, or equivalent
• Advanced knowledge in NFPA standards and model codes (e.g. ICC codes) related to building fire safety
• Advanced knowledge in hazardous materials evaluation for code compliances
• Experience with fire suppression systems and smoke controls systems
• Experience with Bluebeam, AutoCAD and Revit
• Experience managing small teams across multiple projects, hitting deliverables and deadlines within budget requirements
• California project experience required
• BESS project experience a plus
• Excellent client communication and presentation skills


• Unlimited PTO
• Health, dental, 401k
• Flexible schedule
• Bonus structure

About Rigsbee Engineering

Rigsbee Engineering is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm specializing in fire protection, structural, and forensic engineering. Our expertise encompasses design and planning, risk and hazard analysis, inspections, forensic investigation, and analysis for failure and loss events. Rigsbee Engineering is based in Tustin, California and is licensed to provide services in several states including California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Vermont, New Jersey, Ohio, and Tennessee.

Equipped to serve a diverse clientele, Rigsbee Engineering works across various sectors including energy, private, public, commercial, industrial, multifamily residential, and education.

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