Fire and Life Safety Engineer

at DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

The Fire and Life Safety Engineer’s responsibilities include using engineering techniques to save people and their environments from the destructive effects of fire and smoke.

They assist the building designers, building managers, and project teams in assessing the life safety of buildings. They check building construction plans to ensure that appropriate fire protection measures have been sufficiently adopted. The Fire and Life Safety Engineer has many responsibilities. The most significant ones are:

+ Aiding the Fire Chief in recognizing the defects in the buildings and other construction projects that can lead to fire accidents in the future.

+ Investigating the buildings and other structures for defects that can lead to fire accidents.

+ Assisting the Fire Chief in preventing and reducing any hazards by effective use of fire and life safety principles.

+ Organizing and documenting reports for the fire and life safety protection of the site buildings and support operations.

+ Documenting reports on the performance of the inspection, testing, and maintenance programs.

+ Being a resource of fire and life safety equipment and techniques with contractors, designers, and other project groups for compliance with NFPA, IFC, and DuPont Standards.

+ Maintaining documentation and studies on fire protection equipment for the stie Emergency Response Team.

+ Reviewing fire alarm systems and equipment upgrades.

+ Administrating the acquisitions, modification, commissioning, support, and working of fire equipment and fire protection systems throughout the site buildings.

+ Examining the buildings, projects, and other structures to decide the needs of the fire and life safety systems.

+ Participating in workplace discussions, meetings, to give or receive data regarding fire and life safety systems and fire prevention.

+ Growing programs and strategies for preventing devastation by fire and life safety failures.

+ Ensuring that the fire protection systems and alarm systems are functional in order to protect human lives and belongings from fires and in compliance with the policies and regulations of the State of Delaware and DuPont requirements.

+ Studying and evaluating the fire life safety systems to ensure that the right methods have been devised to combat fire life safety problems and issues

+ Documenting and maintaining a 5-year capital project plan.

+ Documenting and maintaining a 2-year cost plan.

Qualifications and Skills

Bachelor’s degree related to Fire and Life Safety Engineering is preferred. or associate degree related to Fire and Life Safety Engineering with 5 years of relevant experience.

NFPA trained specialist (This could be obtained after being hired. DuPont would pay for the training.)


The position requires both office and field work. Responsibilities include Experimental Station which has 42 buildings over 150 acres with 90 sprinkler systems, two fire pumps feeding 29,500 feet of private fire mains. Responsibilities also include Chestnut Run Office Complex which has two main office building and some other small office and laboratory buildings.

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Job Posting: JC210899473

Posted On: Apr 17, 2022

Updated On: Jun 26, 2022