Under the general supervision of the Building Official and in consultation with the City’s Chief Plans Examiner, conducts comprehensive and technical assessment of new construction plans (commercial and residential) and modifications for compliance with applicable fire codes and national fire safety standards. The Fire Protection Engineer may be responsible for serving as a team leader in coordinating multi-disciplinary plan review activities for the department. The team leadership activities are in addition to regular plan review duties within the incumbent’s area of expertise. Provides technical guidance and code interpretation to developers, planners, architects, engineers, attorneys, building owners/tenants, enforcement authorities and other private industry personnel, including alternative methods and materials requests for compliance. Incumbent also acts as a consultant to inspectors in the field on extraordinary fire protection problems.
This position requires strategic thinking, clear communication of fire codes, city construction standards and propriety of building plans beyond the obvious, utilizing accurate, state-of-art fire suppression and protection data to support alternative approaches.