Fire Protection Engineer

at DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

At DuPont, we are working on things that matter; whether it’s providing clean water to more than a billion people on the planet, producing materials that are essential in everyday technology devices from smartphones to electric vehicles, or protecting workers. ?

If you would like to be a part of a premier multi-industrial company that is delivering sustainable solutions that bring real purpose and value, of a company with collaborative spirit because it believes that we work best when we work together as a team and values the diversity of thought, then DuPont is the company for you!?


Our purpose is to empower the world with essential innovations to thrive. We work on things that matter! ???

Get to know our Purpose and make it yours by bringing innovations to market that improve the world, share a commitment to sustainability that makes our planet better and give back to communities in which we work and live.??

Get to Experience a collaborative environment where teamwork is celebrated with flexibility that enhances balance and an inclusive atmosphere that is welcoming to all!??

Have the Opportunity to chart your own course, challenge yourself, and acquire new capabilities to build a rewarding and fulfilling career. We reward employees with competitive pay and incentives to recognize skills, competencies, and contributions to business results. ??


The Environmental, Health and Safety Center of Excellence (COE) team in DuPont’s Operations and Engineering corporate function is seeking a Fire Protection Engineering Consultant to join us. This position will provide technical expertise and advice in the Fire Protection related competency to all of DuPont sites and businesses globally. The position will collaborate with global, business and site fire protection professionals to effectively communicate, implement and administer the DuPont Fire Safety strategy and programs. The position will report administratively and receive functional guidance from the Global Fire Safety Competency Leader.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated and technical individual. Approximately 10% travel may be required.

This individual would provide Fire Protection system expertise and technical support to manufacturing sites and capital project teams to ensure facilities, employees and businesses are safe from the threat of fire. As a member of a project team, the Fire Protection Engineer is expected to network, coordinate and collaborate with all the team members including engineering contractors and other discipline engineers to deliver specifications and detailed engineering documents related to fire protection. As a consultant to existing facilities, the Fire Protection Engineer is responsible for performing fire safety evaluations including code/standards compliance reviews of buildings and industrial complexes to determine not only the risk of fire and explosions, but how best to prevent them. The Fire Protection Engineer is also a key member of the Global Fire Safety Competency and is responsible for coaching, training, and providing technical expertise as needed to less experienced engineers and site fire safety resources engaged in fire system review and analysis.

Key Responsibilities

+ Perform fire hazard and risk analysis including hazardous area determination

+ Provide life safety analysis

+ Participate in 2nd and 3rd party facility fire safety audits

+ Develop fire protection strategies for protecting chemical, warehousing/storage, and office facilities

+ Provide technical guidance and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) code interpretations to engineers, contractors and building owners

+ Conduct fire code reviews and analyses, and integrate various NFPA code requirements to assure compliance with company standards and adopted regulations.

+ Work with engineers of other disciplines to make recommendations to the company for cost effective fire protection solutions.

+ Specify/prepare fire safety systems and equipment design including fire detection, alarm, and fire suppression system, fire pump and water flow, smoke control, emergency lighting, communication, and egress systems

+ Evaluate the performance of existing fire protection systems to verify that they are suitable for the hazards they protect

+ Provide fire protection system inspection and testing oversight including pumps, fire water storage and distribution systems, alarms, and suppression systems

+ Prepare and write technical reports.

+ Plan and perform commissioning tests on all levels of fire protection systems

+ Assist in project process hazard analysis and safety reviews

+ Deliver/assist with training seminars and presentations

+ Assist with on-site construction quality reviews, site observation, and system testing

+ Assist with the development emergency response plans and procedures

+ Act as liaison with code enforcement officials

+ Conduct fire cause investigations including root cause failure analysis

+ Participate in external standards development organizations, such as NFPA Technical Committees

Minimum Skills Required

+ Fire Protection Engineering (preferred) or Chemical Engineering degree.

+ Fire protection system design knowledge and 3-5 years of experience in the chemical manufacturing or industrial sector

+ Proven expertise with NFPA standards interpretation and guidance

+ Understanding and competency in fire safety and fire protection systems, including special hazards systems

+ Experience in reading engineering design drawings (P&ID, PFD, instrument diagrams, etc).

+ Experience in producing technical reports.

+ Knowledge of fire safety management systems for safeguarding facilities and processes.

+ Knowledge of general construction methods, practices, and terminology.

+ Emergency Response Experience or Emergency Response Management (preferred)

+ High Hazard Operation Experience (preferred)

Additional Information

The candidate must be self-motivated, have strong interest in project engineering and technology consulting as a career and able to work effectively in a team environment with people of all levels who are geographically and culturally diverse. The ability to work independently, manage multiple jobs simultaneously, organize work and set priorities is also required.

DuPont is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. If you need a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit our Accessibility Page for Contact Information ( .

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Job Posting: JC244675860

Posted On: Jul 29, 2023

Updated On: Jan 20, 2024

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