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Fire Protection Engineering Technician 

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We are seeking a Fire Protection Engineering Technician in Norfolk, VA.



The Fire Protection Engineering Technician will provide technical support for an office of fire protection engineers performing design of new and modification to existing; fire alarm and combination fire alarm/ mass notification systems, water based suppression systems including wet pipe, dry pipe and pre-action systems with nitrogen generators, foam systems and fire pumps, special hazard systems such as clean agent suppression including air sampling detection and releasing controls.

Additional Responsibilities Include, but are not Limited To:

  • Production of code analysis and summary drawings addressing Unified Facilities Criteria, Life Safety Code and International Building Code compliance.
  • Typical facility projects include administration, educational, industrial, research and testing, storage, hospitals, communications, computer/IT, command and control, dry docks, military training, simulators, hangars, and residential facilities. Infrastructure projects include water supply and base wide fire alarm reporting systems.
  • Coordinate activities with design managers and other engineering disciplines and architects to ensure that final detailed working drawings, specifications, and RFPs are properly integrated.
  • May be asked to assist with site investigation/ field trips to collect all pertinent data necessary to develop project scope and perform design support such as inspection of existing conditions by taking measurements and testing systems, fire pumps and water supplies.
  • Assist with proposal development, if necessary.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.
Position Requirements


  • Seven (7) years’ related experience, preferably in the field of fire protection engineering technology.
  • Previous experience drafting facility design drawings using AutoDesk applications including REVIT and producing specifications.
  • Proficiency in REVIT and AutoCAD is required.
  • Must be capable of operating Microsoft Office products, fire protection engineering design tools (AutoSPRINK, HASS) and other applicable DoD computer systems and software used by the Command.



  • Bachelor’s degree in related field desired.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • NICET Certification in the design of fire alarms, water-based suppression and/or special hazard systems is highly desired.


Other Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be able to effectively communicate with customer and fulfill all duties and responsibilities as listed in the contract.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite including, but not limited to: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of DoD and Navy guide specifications, criteria and policy, industry codes and standards, and standard practices as related to fire protection engineering design. Examples include UFC 3-600-01, NFPA Codes and Standards including NFPA 13, 72 and 101 (Life Safety Code) and the International Building Code.
  • Knowledge of budgeting, planning and project management techniques, including the ability to coordinate the work of others, and leading teams.
  • Knowledge of and full compliance with Safety Policy and Guidance, and use of personal protective equipment.
  • Ability to produce results of analysis in writing and consolidate findings of others and evaluate recommendations and facts.


Security Clearance: Ability to obtain a NACI/T1 clearance.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

  • Pursuant to Executive Order 14042, you must be able to meet the workplace safety protocol standards which require all federal contractors and subcontractors to be fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021.
    • If you cannot meet these protocols, you must submit for a legal accommodation due to a disability (which would include medical conditions) or because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Approval of legal accommodations is not guaranteed.

US Citizenship: This position supports a U.S. Government Contract whose terms require Sawdey Solution Services to staff it only with U.S. Citizens.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Req Number OTH-21-00037  
Location Norfolk, VA  
About the Organization Here at Sawdey Solution Services, Inc., an ISO 9001-14001 certified and CMMI-SVC v1.3 Level 3 appraised corporate headquarters, we have built a nationwide and global footprint by providing innovative, cross-disciplined professional services, engineering, and cyber solutions to Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Agencies, and commercial customers. Operating successfully since 2001, we are a Woman Owned/Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (WOSB/SDVOSB). Our mission is to provide employees with the best experience in a people focused, continuous process improvement environment. We are extremely proud of the culture we have created and encourage all prospective applicants to take a look at what other applicants and employees are saying about us:

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What We Offer:
Whether you are a transitioning service member or are an experienced government contracting professional, Sawdey Solution Services, Inc. offers a strong benefits package that extends beyond compensation. In addition to our healthcare plans, we also have benefits that encourage work/life balance, support your retirement goals, and aid in achieving not only your career goals, but your educational and training goals as well.

Don't just take our word (and others' words) for it… We invite you to come experience the Sawdey difference for yourself!

EOE Statement We are a Disabled-Veterans-41 CFR 60 1.4, Equal Opportunity Employer. Devoted to creating a diverse and friendly workplace, we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, physical or mental disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, or veteran status. Our goals and beliefs are that diverse backgrounds and experiences empower and enable us to offer our customers an unmatched level of service. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply!  
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