Senior Fire Protection Engineer

Job Locations US-OR-Beaverton | US-WA-Seattle
Experienced Engineering and Consulting


Code Unlimited, a Jensen Hughes company, has a newly created opportunity for a Senior Fire Protection Engineer in our Seattle, WA or Portland, OR office locations.  This is a strategic growth position that calls for an experienced candidate with the ability to work directly with clients and perform their own technical work (Seller/Doer).  Remote and hybrid work options are available in the West Coast for experienced Fire protection engineers with client connections and business development capabilities.   


Code Unlimited is a fast-growing, creative building code, accessibility, and fire protection firm involved in the most innovative projects across the globe. We have offices in Portland, Seattle, Denver, Bend, Las Vegas, Boston, and San Diego. Our clients include notable architecture & engineering firms, government entities, Fortune 50 corporations, private developers, construction companies, and jurisdictions.

Our staff and allied partners make significant contributions to their community and many of our projects go on to win local, state, and national design awards. Our work environment is collaborative which engages diverse perspectives from our staff, clients, and other stakeholders. When prescriptive solutions are not feasible, we develop custom solutions based on state-of-the-art technologies and comprehensive code knowledge.

Our staff enjoy work-life balance and a robust benefits package not typically seen in the design-construction industry. Everyone, irrespective of seniority receive training, mentorship, and guidance, while being engaged in creative problem solving, professional development, and entrepreneurial activities.


  • Management and implementation of a wide variety of consulting projects. Lead a team of 2–5 on variety of 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.
  • Mentor and train junior staff


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Engineering (preferably Mechanical, Chemical or Fire Protection)
  • Registered Professional Engineer or other professional designation in Fire protection is required.
  • 10+ years of experience in Building Code and Fire Protection Consulting.
  • The ideal candidate will be a "Doer Seller", with client connections and ability to develop new business
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • 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 independently and as part of a team, enjoy professional challenges, and endeavor to be an integral part of the long-term growth of Jensen Hughes. 



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