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SpaceX - Fire Protection Engineer

  • May 13, 2022 11:22 AM
    Message # 12779508
    Ronnie Thomas (Administrator)

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    Cape Canaveral, FL, United States

    SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.


    The Fire Protection Engineer provides engineering design support and subject matter expertise in the following areas: fire protection, life safety, building and fire codes, fire hazard and risk assessment of materials and processes, fire and smoke spread, industrial fire hazards, fire investigation support, and other fire and life safety issues.


    • Support engineering design, analysis, calculations and specifications for facility fire and life safety systems
    • Develop building and fire code compliance documents and fire life safety designs for SpaceX launch facilities
    • Perform hazardous material analysis for code compliances purposes, such as chemical classification, chemical quantity analysis, chemical inventory management, and related system design support
    • Support facility construction teams to develop field solutions
    • Support commissioning activities during pre-test and authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) testing phases for launch site facility builds
    • Conduct fire/life safety code reviews and analyses
    • Prepare and present technical reports and presentations
    • Review and comment on shop drawing design packages developed by contractors
    • Develop Alternate Means and Methods (AM&M) to local (AHJ) to help with performance-based design criteria to meet intent of code


    • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or technical discipline
    • 2+ years of experience in the design and construction of fire protection systems or fire protection consulting


    • Professional engineer license (P.E., passed the Principles of Engineering exam)
    • Working knowledge of building and fire codes and NFPA codes and standards
    • Ability to lead project design teams
    • Knowledgeable in OSHA compliance
    • FDS software modeling capabilities
    • Experience in construction administration
    • Proficient in Autodesk Revit       


    • Ability to pass Air Force background check for Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg
    • Willing to work extended hours as needed
    • Willing to travel significantly and for extended periods of time


    • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.  

    SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

    Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.

    The following link will take you to Greenhouse where you can apply online:

    Last modified: May 13, 2022 11:25 AM | Ronnie Thomas (Administrator)


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