Principal Fire Protection Engineer

Amarillo, Texas

Type: Contract

Reference ID: 742

Category: Engineering / Fire Protection

This position will serve the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, TX.

About the site:


Position Overview:

  • Provide nuclear facility safety fire protection support services in accordance with DOE Orders and DOE-mandated fire protection condes and standards.
  • Review and provide technical guidance for the Documented Safety Analysis (DSA). 
  • Develop, review, and maintain Combustible Loading Dispositions for nuclear weapons programs.
  • Perform facility walkdowns to evaluate and document combustibles for stand-off requirements.
  • Perform comprehensive fire protection assessments of Plant facilities, fire alarms, fire barriers, and sprinklers.
  • Develop and implement combustible loading controls.
  • Develop and support compensatory measures.
  • Provide guidance for the development and approval of fire protection related exemption or equivalency requests.
  • Review, develop, and maintain Fire Hazards Analyses (FHA) and Engineering support documents.
  • Provide daily fire protection related operational support.
  • Assure the Fire Protection Safety Basis Programmatic controls are being met.
  • Serve as the technical authority for non-nuclear systems. Perform operability, engineering, and item equivalency evaluations of fire protection systems in nuclear facilities.
  • Review identified documents having a potential impact to fire protection and life safety attributes of facilities, systems, and components to establish adequacy of fire protection.
  • Serve as the system engineer and technical authority for technical safety requirements (TSR) credited fire protection related systems.
  • Review manufacturing operating procedures.
  • Support with acceptance testing of fire protection systems.
  • Support with the inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire protection systems.


  • Currently active DOE "Q" or DoD "Top Secret" clearance required.
  • A degree in Fire Protection Engineering (desired) or BS in Engineering is required.
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant and diverse experience is fire protection design engineering is required.
  • Experience working in a nuclear facility is desired.
  • Thorough understanding of and demonstrated previous application of NFPA Codes is required.
  • Must be able to support construction and operational activities related to design outputs.

GEM Technologies Inc., is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer