The Haskell Company

Fire Protection Engineer

Job Locations US-Remote
Requisition ID


Are you ready to move your career forward, and start the BEST job of your life? Haskell is committed to providing you with the resources to help you grow and discover your potential. We promote an environment that encourages innovative ideas and allows you to develop the best “how” to get the job done.


Haskell’s Design & Consulting Team unites architecture, engineering, and consulting professionals from across industries and geographies. Our diverse and innovative team allows Haskell to serve our clients with multiple project delivery methods including design-build, engineer-procure-construct, fee-for-service, or consulting services. These services allow our team to form a strong rapport with clients, marshalling them as they grow and helping them address industry and market challenges. The Design & Consulting Team serves a diverse set of markets including food and beverage, consumer products, aviation and aerospace, civil infrastructure, healthcare, and Federal Government projects. As a team member at Haskell, you’ll have the opportunity to work on impactful projects that will challenge your creativity, innovation, and expand your skill set.


In the role, you will be responsible for assigned project designs, coordination, client communications, and associated construction administration. Your responsibilities include the supervision of staff assigned to your projects, ensuring staff utilization, overseeing the work performed by the assigned staff, the fire protection project budget/time management, and ensuring the design is completed within the project design schedule and budget.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Application of Knowledge of Building Systems (Conceptual Design)
    • Applies broad knowledge and skills in fire suppression, fire alarm, life safety, building codes, and hazardous materials
    • Seeks to broaden and apply knowledge in all fields of fire protection such as fire modeling, performance-based design, performance-based calculations, and specialized systems such as explosion protection, hazardous dust, hazardous materials, gaseous agent systems, and alternative suppression systems (e.g. mist, water spray)
    • Independently evaluates selects, and adapts standard techniques, procedures, and criteria
    • Works on projects of moderate size or portions of major projects
    • Ensures understanding and compliance with owner’s building program requirements and facility or corporate standards related to fire suppression, fire alarm, life safety, and code compliance building design
    • Confirms and reviews applicable codes and standards including but not limited to the International Building Code Council, National Fire Protection Association, and Unified Facilities Criteria
    • Given the scope of design services, the owner’s building program and facility standards, building code research, and relevant industry standards, establish and document the fire protection and life safety systems basis of design and in doing so provide clarification, qualifications, and design assumptions regarding relevant design issues
    • Works with building/facility owners to ensure that the appropriate cost-effective systems/products are utilized in their facility
    • Works with building owner and construction management team to validate construction cost and provide value engineering options as may be necessary
    • Knows when to obtain support from Lead Fire Protection Engineer or Senior Fire Protection Engineer for assistance to determine engineering and design building requirements
    • Interacts with clients, customers, officials, contractors, and others involved in the design and construction process
    • Attends project meetings and presents specific aspects of engineering assignments
  • Design
    • Designs a complete project, system, component, process, or unique aspects as it relates to fire protection
    • Prepares complete contract documents and specifications
    • Performs and documents engineering calculations related to fire protection systems to select code-compliant systems and equipment
    • Performs and documents engineering calculations related to life safety and building code compliance
    • Performs accurate selection and layout for system(s) and equipment
    • Drafts or oversees the drafting of the fire protection systems and in doing so establishes the appropriate level of drawing detail to ensure completeness and accuracy of design and construction cost
    • Schedules fire protection equipment with the appropriate accessories and remarks
    • Independently develops the necessary schematic drawings for fire alarm and sprinkler drawings. (e.g., isometrics, single line diagrams, action matrices, etc.)
    • Independently writes all specifications for systems. Ensures that there is a complete and accurate specification with all systems components and execution of the installation
  • Construction Support
    • Assist with problem-solving for field oversights
    • Shop drawing/Submittal review
    • Does Field inspections and reports with the Group Lead Fire Protection Engineer and/or Senior Fire Protection Engineer
    • Assist in Photograph review
    • Assist with RFI
    • Problem-solving for field oversights
    • Field inspections and reports
    • Photograph review and coordinates concerns/questions with the EOR
  • Project Management
    • Assigns tasks to and directs engineers, technicians, and administrative staff and assists in assuring tasks are completed and are accurate
    • Plans and coordinates detailed aspects of the engineering work
    • Prepares scopes, budgets, and schedules for assignments
    • Assists with proposals to provide professional services or obtain funding for engineering projects or programs


  • Fire Protection Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology
  • 5-8 years of experience

Specific Knowledge, Skills, License, Certifications:

  • Licensed Engineer practicing in Fire Protection

Haskell offers a very robust and comprehensive benefits package! Some of our offerings are:


  • Health, dental, and vision insurance plans
  • Company provided hospital indemnity, accident and critical care plans
  • Retirement savings plan (401k) with company discretionary matching contributions
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Paid time off and nine company holidays
  • Professional development and training opportunities to enhance your skills and advance your career
  • Flexible work hours and remote work options
  • Employee assistance programs for physical and mental well-being
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement within the organization
  • AND many more!

Environmental Factors and/or Physical Requirements:


While performing the duties of this job, this position is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; and the ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10-50 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, and arm, hand and finger dexterity, including the ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application/form information. The associate frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities:


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, or protected veteran status.


Haskell will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008. The job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessities. Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.


Haskell is a Drug-Free Workplace.


Salary Range: 

The base salary range for this position is $105,000 -$175,000. The actual salary will be determined based on the candidate’s location, knowledge, skills, and experience.






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