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Senior Fire Protection Engineer

Senior Fire Protection Engineer PhD,FPE,CE,Peng

Loganville, GA

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Over 35 years of experience in heavy industry, power generation, petrochemical and other projects. Key skills include fire protection systems design and review, NFPA and ICC code implementation, fire risk/hazard analysis, HSSE (Health, Safety, Security and Environment), and life safety assessments. Experienced in codes including NFPA1, BOCA, SBCCI, UBC/ICBO, HAZWOPR, OSHA and ANSII, and qualified in LOPA (Layer of Protection Analysis), PFP (passive fire protection) and other procedures. Senior Director Fire Protection Manager, Fire Protection, Safety and Mentorship of Junior Engineers. Project Management and FEED. Fire Protection System Design. 
 
Professional registrations/qualifications 
Professional Engineer in IL, GA and NM, USA Peng Canada Professional Engineer Canada 
Ohio Fire Academy, adjunct instructor in fire alarm/detection, water and gaseous fire suppression, MIET Engineering Technology Member Grade 
Fire Inspector Certification 
HAZID, HAZOP and SIL certified

Willing to relocate: Anywhere

Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

Senior Fire Protection Engineer

WIPP Waste Isolation Plant DOE
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Carlsbad, NM
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June 2016 to February 2017

Lead Senior FPE Project Fire Protection Engineering Lead over Fire Projects, Vendor Requirements for Fire Protection Projects, Fire Protection Engineering Technical Requirements and Fire Protection Engineering for all above ground projects and underground projects for the WIPP Nuclear Waste Facility. Fire Protection System Design and Design Review. Contract Position

Sr. Fire Protection/Risk Engineer

Oglethorpe Power
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Tucker, GA
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August 2015 to June 2016

Lead Fire Protection and Risk Engineer Consultant for 6 Combustion Turbine Fire Protection System Upgrade and Enhancement. Fire Protection and Risk expert for Oglethorpe Power Generation Team. Subject matter expert in all phases of fire Protection and Risk Assessment. Fire Protection System Design and Design Review. Contract Position

Sr. Lead MEP/PHF Fire Protection Engineer

Atkins - Middle East
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June 2014 to May 2015

Lead Fire Protection Engineer over fire protection system design, code compliance and all fire protection engineering issues. Q-Rail Metro Rail and Public Health Infrastructure. Team Lead Fire Protection Engineering Team mentor and review work of a 5 member MEP/PHF team. EHS and PRA Problematic Risk Assessment and safety procedures. Project Management and FEED Engineer. Safety and HSE work for project. Contract Position

Sr. Industrial Fire Protection Engineer

AMEC
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Vancouver, BC
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August 2012 to February 2014

Provide engineering and technical support for the layout, design, specification and evaluation of fire protection systems for industrial plants and related infrastructure LPG and LNG Gas facilities. Preparing sizing calculations for pumps, piping and other industrial fire equipment. Prepared project documents and reviewing those prepared by others for scope, presentation and technical accuracy. Demonstrating effective organizational skills and handling multiple tasks independently and as part of a team. Prepared man-hour estimates and schedules and working within the budgeted constraints. Established good working relationships and communication with project management, area leads, department managers, client and other team members to coordinate and ensure the compatibility of design. Supervising and mentoring of junior staff, including assigning work and evaluating technical competence. Oil Sands and Oil Refinery Fire Protection and HSE work. HAZID/HAZOP, Dsear and combustible atmosphere mitigation. Project Management and FEED Engineer Capabilities. Safety and ergonomics HSE. Contract Position

Sr. Fire Protection Engineer

SMSI
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Los Alamos, NM
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March 2009 to September 2012

Reviewed and designed fire protection systems for the laboratory's CMRR (Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement) project. Worked with client staff on design, code requirements, procurement, root cause analysis, risk analysis and safety ergonomics. Gained experience in process safety management, risk management, consequence analysis, and PHA (process hazard analysis) and LOPA workshop facilitation. NFPA 805, Appendix R Safe Shutdown, USAR and Technical specification updates. Project Management and FEED Engineering Capabilities. (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns. 
The Fire Protection Division (FP-DO) served Los Alamos National Laboratory, DOE/NNSA, and the surrounding community by providing fire protection engineering and program services to minimize fire-related risks. The Division is the Laboratory's central fire protection engineering and program support entity, responsible for providing institutional technical direction and support for the Laboratory's nuclear and nonnuclear facilities and programs. Fire Protection serves as LANL's authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) for fire protection-related codes, standards, and recommended practices. Contract Position

Sr. Fire Protection Engineer

McDermott Engineering
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May 2012 to August 2012

Design of active and passive fire protection systems, and fire and gas detection systems for onshore and offshore oil & gas, LPG and LNG projects. Duties also included safety and survival equipment location, specifications, procurement, and review and coordination with third-party consultants. Upstream and Downstream Oil and Gas Fire Protection Systems Sil, HAZID and HAZOP mitigation. Contract Position

Sr. Fire Protection Engineer

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
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Cleveland, OH
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November 2009 to June 2011

Managed the fire protection program for hospital, offices and retail affiliates. Oversaw and performed code compliance and system implementation. Advised on maintaining compliance with NFPA, state, local, federal and insurance requirements. Provided fire protection training to maintenance and warehouse personnel. Work addressed system design procedures, safety, ergonomics, risk analysis, and health safety standards for all Cleveland Clinic properties, and enforcement of the Joint Commission /CMS Fire Code and Life Safety Code (NFPA101). Project Management and FEED Engineering Capabilities.

Sr. Fire Protection Engineer

Shaw Engineering
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Charlotte, NC
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December 2008 to January 2009

Fire protection system design for the balance of plant of two advanced AP1000 PWR (pressure water reactor) nuclear power stations. Independently evaluated, selected and applied standards, techniques, procedures and criteria; prepared P&IDs; and performed system functional design calculations. 
Appendix R Safe Shutdown procedures, control of combustible fuel and fire loading calculations. Lead Fire protection in all design. NFPA 805 transition and triennial fire inspection. Fire Modeling of fire compartments to fire areas. Project Management and FEED Engineering Capabilities. Contract Position

Sr. Fire Protection Engineer

Fluor Daniels
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Houston, TX
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January 2007 to August 2008

Design of fire protection and PLC systems for upstream and downstream petrochemical projects, including refineries and offshore installations. Served as fire and gas systems expert for control system studies, design, implementation and operation. Performed risk assessment, LOPA and process safety assessments. Also responsible for HSSE compliance and Fire Protection System and Code compliance. Project Management and FEED Engineering Capabilities. Contract Position

Sr. Fire Protection Engineer

Florida Power & Light
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Palo, IA
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January 2006 to July 2006

Managed day-to-day activities of the fire protection program at a nuclear power plant. Resident Fire Protection Engineer and Program Director, coordinating fire protection inspection, maintenance, and testing for both water-based and fire-alarm requirements. Appendix R Safe Shutdown procedures and calculations. Control of fire loading and combustibles of the BOP (Balance of Plant). Fire Modeling of the BOP and Fire areas for fire system protection requirements. Updating of USAR and Technical Specifications for CFR (Codified Federal Regulations) NFPA and Generic Letters from the Nuclear Regulating Commission.

Fire Protection Engineer

FENOC
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Perry, OH
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February 2004 to January 2006

Inspection, maintenance, testing, and trending of all fire protection systems operations. Primary onsite fire protection systems expert. Fire Alarm, Water Based and Clean Agent Fire Protection Systems. Appendix R Safe Shutdown procedures and calculations. Control of fire loading and combustibles of the BOP (Balance of Plant). Fire Modeling of the BOP and Fire areas for fire system protection requirements. Updating of USAR and Technical Specifications for CFR (Codified Federal Regulations) NFPA and Generic Letters from the Nuclear Regulating Commission.

Fire Protection Analyst

Home Depot Corporation
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Atlanta, GA
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December 2002 to February 2004

Planned and directed fire protection risk analyses for 1,547 retail stores. Responsible for safety, fire code interpretation, system installation management, system cost analysis, system test monitoring and approval, and all other fire protection matters. Project Management and Engineering lead on all Fire Protection issues at The Home Depot Global and Domestic Retail stores.

Sr. Fire Protection Engineer

Fire Protection Engineers
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Steubenville, OH
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September 2000 to October 2002

Fire protection consulting including loss/risk analysis, code development, system inspection and design, life safety code interpretation/review, inspections and investigations, Hazmat control and storage, risk/loss analysis, plan review, and building code compliance for commercial and industrial structures.

District Administrator/Fire Chief

Clear Creek County
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Georgetown, CO
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April 1996 to September 2000

Planned, organized, implemented and evaluated a 150-member fire and emergency medical services team. Duties included staff management, budget preparation and accountability, problem-solving, policy changes, code preparation and enforcement, fire investigations, review of plans for new and existing structures, hazardous materials control and storage, and public education. Fire Chief and Fire Inspector Duties.

Captain/Chief Fire Marshall

City of Steubenville
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Steubenville, OH
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May 1984 to April 1996

Supervised the Fire Prevention Bureau, conducted fire safety and code compliance inspections, reviewed plans for new and existing buildings and conducted investigations. Also responsible for explosion/pyrotechnics, hazmat control and storage, code enforcement and administration.

Education

Doctorate in Combustion Science Engineering

University of California

2013

Masters in Fire Protection Engineering

University of Maryland

2011

Bachelors in Fire Protection Engineering

Oklahoma State University

1989

Bachelors in Industrial Operations Engineering and Safety

University of Michigan

1979