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The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that was established to provide unbiased professional building code compliance services, while enhancing the communities in which we work. At IBTS, our mission is to deliver quality services to meet the challenges of governance at all levels while enhancing public safety, economic development, and the general welfare of the community. Our services include Building and Community Development, Energy and Sustainability Services, Disaster Planning and Recovery, Quality Assurance, as well as Compliance and Risk Monitoring.
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IBTS is currently recruiting for a Professional Fire Protection Engineer (FPE) to provide oversight for the quality control of the self-contained Tank & Pump Sprinkler System (TPS) installations for FEMA Manufactured Housing Units (MHU's) in the Baton Rouge, LA region on a high priority project with high visibility. The FPE will observe the and provide oversight of TPS installations and testing inspection activities to ensure the highest level of quality control is achieved. As FPEs, they will be responsible for ensuring that fire codes and other life safety practices are adhered to, with regard to the sprinkler system installations in the manufactured housing units constructed by FEMA. Candidates do not have to be local but must be open to a temporary assignment on-site. Work periods last 50, 60 and 90 hours, averaging 10 hours per day.
Reviewing manufacturer installation manuals and other applicable instructions & specifications
Reviewing any applicable project construction design documents for fire/life safety compliance.
Reviewing any applicable fire safety checklist information for newly leased facilities.
Witnessing acceptance testing of new TPS fire protection equipment.
Visiting MHU storage or property sites with teams to report on fire/life safety compliance.
Performing and/or observing investigations and/or analysis involving or relating to fire/life safety systems or MHU sprinkler systems.
Performing and/or observing data compiling, trending or tracking of fire/life safety-related elements to include: updating sprinkler and fire safety items within the IBTS database; tracking to resolution fire safety findings derived from inspections and testing; gathering and tracking fire safety checklists; and reviewing the FEMA construction project snapshot to identify scopes that impact sprinkler systems and fire/life safety.
Availability to start immediately
Licensed fire protection engineer required, preferably with PE in Louisiana.
Fire Protection/Sprinkler Certifications can be in any State, including the District of Columbia, and Guam, that formally recognizes fire protection engineering as a separate discipline.
The FPE shall have at least 1 year of verifiable experience in building design and construction. The experience shall include the application of all aspects of sprinkler systems, fire protection and life safety.
The FPE shall possess expert knowledge in the use and application of the National Fire Codes and Standards published by the National Fire Protection Association, the International Building Code and other codes published by the International Code Council.
The FPE shall have experience in acceptance testing of sprinkler and fire protection systems.
The FPE shall possess an active minimum Moderate Risk Public Trust Clearance
The FPE must possess outstanding interpersonal skills, written and oral communication skill, and the ability to work well with others in a team environment. Written reporting is a primary element of the job responsibilities.
Applicants must be able to commit to the minimum work schedule (5 days/6 days/9 days) at any given work period. Work days average 10 hours per day.
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IBTS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps local governments provide high-quality, cost-effective services, manage risk, and meet new challenges through public/non-profit partnerships. Established to provide unbiased professional services, IBTS is committed to promoting enduring solutions to strengthen communities, enhancing trust and confidence in governance and empowering people to s...erve communities - all with the goal of lessening the burdens of government.
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