Healthcare Life Safety Code Consultant

Job Locations US-OR-Beaverton
Experienced Engineering and Consulting


Code Unlimited, a Jensen Hughes company, has a newly created opportunity for a Healthcare Life Safety Code Consultant in the Portland, Oregon area or the West Coast.  Remote and hybrid work options are available in the West Coast.

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 receives training, mentorship, and guidance, while being engaged in creative problem solving, professional development, and entrepreneurial activities.


  • Responsible for full wall to wall fire code assessments of healthcare facilities for compliance with applicable codes, standards and regulations including NFPA, Joint Commission, CMS, DNV and other AHJs.
  • Develop and maintain business relationships in life safety consulting services within healthcare.
  • Participate in streamlining business processes and tracking Key Performance Indicators to stimulate and manage the company growth.
  • Plan and execute internal training programs and quality assurance programs.
  • Manage client and jurisdiction presentations. Attend meetings and communicate with Jurisdiction on project related matters.
  • Meet with clients regarding project matters and provide technical clarification as requested.
  • Manage projects effectively and efficiently.
  • Prepare proposals, lead team meetings, lead client meetings, manage projects, review project invoices, and perform quality assurance reviews.
  • Prepare proposals, including budget and effort estimates, and participate in business development activities.
  • Track the project scope and deliverables on a regular basis to stay on budget and on schedule.
  • Perform other tasks as requested.


  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in emergency management, fire protection, fire science, safety, or related degree is preferred. An associate’s degree coupled with experience will be considered.
  • Demonstrate the ability to translate codes, regulations, guidelines and standards into practical processes
  • Possess a strong knowledge of the NFPA 101 (The Life Safety Code®), The Joint Commission LS and EC standards and working knowledge of all appropriate NFPA standards (e.g., NFPA 13, 72 and 25)
  • 5+ years of experience conducting full wall-to-wall assessments of healthcare facilities and capturing information, developing plans of correction and working with clients to implement
  • Possess a strong knowledge of the CMS 2016 Emergency Preparedness Rule, The Joint Commission EM, DNV and HFAP standards, and baseline knowledge of NFPA standards (e.g., 99-12, 1600)
  • Strong analytical skills, research abilities, and technical writing and report writing skills
  • Strong verbal communications skills – demonstrate clarity, precision, and persuasiveness
  • Strong task delegation, project management, and client management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously. Experienced in using project management tools, developing proposals, project estimates, task delegation, and task management.
  • Experienced in preparing code summary sheets, preparing code analysis & code interpretations, responding to plan review comments, and managing medium to large projects
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint



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