Fire Protection Engineer

Job Locations US-TX-Austin
Engineering/Technical Services


Jensen Hughes has a career opportunity for an experienced Fire Protection Engineer to add to our expanding Austin, Texas office.  The role will mentor several other engineers and help us continue to grow the local business.  Depending on the level of experience and license, this position could be a Mid or Sr. level.  We are a leading fire protection consulting firm providing a range of professional services involving life safety, fire protection, security and mass notification on commercial, institutional and industrial projects for clients worldwide. 


Since 1939, we have been at the leading edge of safety, security and risk-based engineering and consulting, serving the most complex global projects. In addition, we pride ourselves on driving code and standard development and adoption throughout the world and across industries. We planted our roots with a commitment to earning your trust and protecting lives, property and reputation. Today, we continue to work at the forefront of the professional services industry in safety, security and risk-based science, engineering and consulting.  Our Company Purpose + Principles honor our past while looking to the future. The range of services we provide are how we achieve our Purpose: to make our world safe, secure and resilient. This Purpose and commitments within each of four Principles (People, Industry, Clients, Performance) reflect our company culture and how we serve our clients within the world we work and live today.


Qualified candidates will have a degree in Fire Protection Engineering or a related engineering discipline with fire protection experience and a minimum of 5 years of experience. The successful candidate will:


  • Design fire protection systems for a variety of exciting projects and clients
  • Plan and direct engineering activities for your own projects, including multi-disciplinary projects
  • Conduct building fire protection, code and life safety evaluations
  • Conduct site visits for inspection and commissioning of fire and life safety systems
  • Develop performance-based design solutions and utilize fire and egress modeling software’s
  • Prepare and present technical reports and presentations for Clients and AHJs
  • Project manage and mentor Associate level staff


  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering or Fire Protection Engineering (or related discipline) with 5-8+ years of related experience.
  • AutoCAD experience and/or experience with Revit desirable
  • Fire and egress modeling experience (FDS, CONTAM, Pathfinder, etc.)
  • Licensed as Professional Engineer (PE)
  • Excellent report writing and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to present clear and technically sound fire protection engineering strategies


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