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TVA Jobs in Chattanooga – Fire Protection Engineer

Website Tennessee Valley Authority

Job Description:

Serves as the expert level fire protection-engineering consultant to all TVA organizations. Has the responsibility for providing corporate fire protection engineering services in both programmatic and technical matters. Works with corporate and line management in the development and/or interpretation of fire protection policy and standards as applied to the protection of life, property loss prevention, and the interruption of business operations. Works closely with architects and engineers by providing fire protection engineering consultation for the design of new commercial and power generating facilities and for fire protection improvements to existing facilities. Conducts risk assessments to evaluate the potential for loss of life and property damage from the threat of fire and other similar perils. Provides project management and engineering services for multimillion-fire protection upgrade projects. Responsible as fire protection expert in matters such as life safety, property protection and industrial loss prevention. Has routine contact with senior level managers at both the corporate offices and at the power plants.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Uses extensive experience and sound engineering judgment to formulating innovative and cost effective solutions to difficult fire protection problems, including system designs.
  • Performs the most difficult fire protection audits of TVA fossil and nuclear plants, sites and facilities. Work consists of evaluating systems, programs and facilities for compliance with NRC and other regulatory requirements and adequacy of designs and administrative controls, etc.
  • Performs project management and engineering functions for multimillion fire protection improvement projects to ensure that contractor designed and installed systems meet all contractual technical specifications, are tested and meet all acceptable performance criteria, and systems are completed on schedule and within budget.
  • Reviews design drawings and specifications to ensure an optimal, cost effective level of fire protection is provided.
  • Available as a technical service resource providing expeditious technical assistance in areas of life safety , fire protection engineering, loss prevention, code compliance and other related subjects to all TVA engineers and managers upon request.
  • Performs complex fire risk assessments using probability based and recognized industry based methodologies to assist management in developing operational and planning business decisions.
  • Provides testing and detailed evaluation of system performance for fire protection systems and life safety features and associated equipment at commercial, power generating, power distribution facilities.
  • Provides training for plant personnel in operation and maintenance of new fire protection systems.
  • Investigates large loss and other unusual fire loss incidents for determination of causal factors that may prevent future incidents.

Job Requirements:

  • Ten or more years of progressive experience in fire protection engineering.
  • Must be multi-task oriented, have excellent written and oral communication skills, and demonstrate excellent analytical, creative problem solving, customer focus, and leadership skills. Professional engineering registration by exam in fire protection in the State of Tennessee is required.
  • Must be eligible for acceptance as a Member Grade in the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.
  • A B.S. Degree in fire protection engineering or a related field of engineering from an accredited university.

Job Details:

Company: Tennessee Valley Authority

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Chattanooga, TN, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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