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Fire Protection Engineer

At Henderson Engineers, we're about more than just buildings. We're about the people, experiences and potential found inside. We're known for our technical excellence, but we bring so much more to the table. We love the process that brings buildings to life. And we're changing the industry by integrating the building design and construction process.

We view each of our employees as an essential part of our mission to lead the field.

It's What We Do

We provide total building system design services across multiple high-growth markets for industry leaders. You'll get to use your talent to work on some of the country's biggest names in retail, corporate, higher education, hospitality and mixed use.

It's How We're Different

But, we're also about more than just engineering. We're about you. You, and the hundreds of passionate employees who made us who we are today.

Together, we dream up inventions that solve industry-wide problems, design spaces that become landmarks, win medals in fitness challenges, and toast to the good life at our legendary golf tournaments.

So what will you be doing all day?

You would join us in our Los Angeles, CA Office as a Fire Protection Engineer working on things like…

  • Traveling to job sites to conduct site surveys, flow tests and review of existing fire protection systems
  • Assisting in the design of automatic sprinkler systems and other fire protection systems
  • Performing calculations and design engineering systems
  • Providing technical information and assistance to project engineer or team leader
  • Making recommendations as to the feasibility of certain systems or equipment, and evaluate products for their application
  • Contacting water utility company personnel to coordinate appropriate fire entrance size and location for a project
  • Checking shop drawings for conformance to plans and specifications
  • Responding to code comments and resolving permit issues with code officials
  • Assisting in resolving construction conflicts and answering questions from contractors and bidders
  • Evaluating and specifying plumbing products and their appropriate application on the assigned project
  • Providing in-field or on-site surveys and inspections and draft subsequent site report
  • Ensuring the installation of the plumbing system meets the plans and specifications of the original design and the expectations of the client
  • Completing project "punch-list" and assisting in resolving any conflict between the owner and contractor
  • Assisting other engineers and designers within other engineering disciplines to successfully integrate multiple disciplines into assigned projects
  • Traveling domestically 10% of the time — primarily in the Southwest region

We'd love for you to apply for this position if you…

  • Have a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural, Mechanical or Fire Protection Engineering  from an ABET EAC Accredited Program, a technical degree or certification and strong relevant experience may commensurate for bachelor's degree
  • Have 5-7+ years of relevant experience with a focus on higher education, healthcare, retail, restaurants, grocery, entertainment/recreation, mission-critical facilities, telecommunications, sports facilities, office buildings, and public projects.
  • Have high proficiency in Revit MEP and AutoCAD MEP applications on similar projects is required
  • Have knowledge pf Hydracalc or other fire modeling/design software preferred
  • Have or are willing to obtain your FPE for Nevada, Arizona and/or California

Let's Talk Perks

We take care of our people. As a Henderson employee, you'll enjoy some pretty awesome perks. Trust us, your friends will all have work envy.


  • Flexible Work Hours ( Because we all need to balance work and life.)
  • Casual Dress Code (Be yourself, please.)
  • Paid Volunteer Time ( We literally  pay you to volunteer.)
  • Paid Parental Leave (Because we know both parents deserve to be there for a new baby.)
  • Health and Wellness Initiatives (Get Fit and Stay Fit.)
  • Receptive and Forward-Thinking Leadership ( Our doors are always open.)
  • Clear Career Path Options (We want you to excel.)


  • Industry-leading 401K match and profit sharing (When the company succeeds, we all share in that success.)
  • Paid Training for Professional Development ( We’ll pay for the time you take getting better at what you do.)
  • Performance Bonuses (When you do well, we reward you for your work.)
  • Comprehensive and Extensive Insurance ( We’ve got you covered.)
  • Paid Term Life and Disability (We’ve got your family covered, too.)
  • Financial Wellness & Coaching Program (Financial security makes you a happier team member.)


  • 2015 “Healthiest Employer” – Philadelphia Business Journal
  • 2015 Finalist “Best Places to Work” – Philadelphia Business Journal
  • 2010-2014 “Top Engineering Firms Nationwide – Building Design & Construction (BD+C)
  • 2010-2015 “Top 10 Retail Architects/ Engineers Report” – Commercial Construction and Renovation
  • 2011-2014 “Top 20 MEP Giants List” – Consulting-Specifying Engineer
  • 2009 “Engineering Firm of the Year” – American Subcontractors Association- Kansas City
  • 2009 “Top Ten Green Projects – AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE)

Henderson Engineers, Inc. and Henderson Building Solutions are EEO – M/F/V/D employers and participate in the E-Verify program

Applicants for positions with Henderson Engineers/Henderson Building Solutions must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and verification of eligibility will be required at the time of commencement of employment.

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