Senior Industrial/Chemical Engineer

Blog Post created by kcaponigro Employee on Jan 26, 2018

Want to be part of something big? As an employee of the National Fire Protection Association, you are working toward truly making a difference all over the world. You play a key role in keeping first responders safe, helping to provide architects with guidelines for building design and safety, providing education to children in schools, and so much more. Employees at NFPA bring a collective passion to work every day as together, they contribute toward solving the fire problem…all while being offered great benefits, including a generous 403(b) match and an on-site fitness center.

 Engineers at NFPA do it differently. They oversee the standards development process while working with experts from different professions around the country and the globe. They travel near and far to provide trainings and share their technical knowledge and expertise. They work to ensure that first responders are kept safe, help to provide architects with guidelines for building design and life safety, and work with building owners on inspection and testing procedures for their fire protection systems. They author content for key NFPA handbooks and publications. Until death, injury, property, and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards is eliminated, there is work to do.

A Little Bit About You:

  • You hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineer or related field. An advanced degree and professional certification/licensure in related field preferred.
  • You are knowledgeable in the field of industrial and/or chemical engineering including the concepts and methods. You are able to apply your knowledge to carry out complex work assignments and large-scale projects. You are able to interpret internal/external business issues and recommend solutions.
  • Relevant work experience in Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) area is a plus.
  • You have 7-10+ years of industrial work experience.
  • You are a Project Manager at heart and have proven, exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills to facilitate and guide processes.
  • You are professional in your demeanor, and would represent NFPA in a positive manner whether speaking with co-workers, stakeholders or local and federal officials.
  • You are confident in your technical knowledge and abilities, and can convey information in a thorough and correct fashion – and are able to adjust your delivery depending on your audience.
  • You are positively curious and want to understand the mission and goals of NFPA, and how you can make an impact as part of our team.
  • You own your role and take responsibility for your output, following through, and understand that mistakes happen and can be learned from.
  • You are up for traveling up to 25% of the time.

 The Nitty Gritty:

  • Technical committees: Manage complex technical committee activities and projects throughout the document development process, while serving as a technical committee staff liaison in compliance with the NFPA Standards Development Process.
  • Product Development: As a subject matter expert (SME), oversee and assist with content product development including fact sheets, handbooks and training.
  • Technical Services: Provide technical advisory service to NFPA members and AHJs. In addition, provide support to internal and external NFPA activities including code adoption and assigned projects.
  • Outreach: Represent NFPA as a liaison with external industrial stakeholders as well as federal, state, and local officials. Promote, educate and support the adoption and use of NFPA codes and standards internationally.
  • Special projects: Participate in cross-functional activities to provide technical review and input within your area of expertise.

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