Fire Life Safety Code Consultant

Job Locations US-CA-Concord
Experienced Engineering and Consulting


Jensen Hughes has a new job opportunity for a Fire life safety code Consultant in our Concord, California office.  Jensen Hughes is a leading fire protection consulting firm providing a range of professional services including building/fire code consulting, sprinkler design, fire alarm design, and performance-based fire engineering design on local, national, and international projects. 


We are looking for highly motivated, experienced individuals to work in all aspects of fire protection engineering, including building code consulting, fire protection systems, and fire protection strategies. We offer excellent compensation and benefits including a comprehensive health plan, matching 401k plan, and encourage education and growth opportunities.


The successful applicant will have a well-rounded background in fire protection and code consulting and possess strong analytical and creative thinking skills.  The role will involve many aspects of fire protection engineering with a focus on Building Code and Fire Code consulting.  The position will coordinate and conduct building plan reviews, interpret the building codes, develop alternative solutions, prepare building design reports and coordinate with fire protection engineering design teams. The candidate will be responsible for the review and implementation of fire protection strategies and will coordinate on all matters with design teams and authorities having jurisdiction. 


  • Management and implementation of a wide variety of engineering design and consulting projects.
  • Satisfy client needs and expectations by completing assigned tasks on schedule and within budget.
  • Coordinate and conduct building and fire code reviews and analyses, including plan reviews and site visits.
  • Preparation and peer review of project-related technical reports.
  • Develop fire protection strategies, performance-based design approaches, and alternative solutions to resolve client design issues.
  • Effectively communicate with project team members, clients, and others.
  • Assist with business development activities.


  • 5+ years of experience in code consulting, design of fire suppression and alarm systems, and developing performance-based strategies in a project design environment is required. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Engineering (preferably Fire Protection), Architecture, or related field.
  • Registered Professional Engineer or other professional designation preferred. We will also consider candidates that have significant industry experience in fire protection and code consultant but are not on the engineering track.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven project management experience.
  • Experience in developing building code concepts and equivalencies, conducting building plan reviews, and conducting field reviews/inspections.
  • Ability to present clear and technically sound fire protection engineering strategies.
  • Ability to work well independently and to interact with other industry professionals, associated trades, and jurisdictional authorities.
  • Fire alarm & fire sprinkler design knowledge/experience is a plus.



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