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Job Title:  Fire Protection Engineer
Location: San Antonio, TX


Our client, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC), is responsible for providing responsive, flexible full-spectrum installation engineering services. AFCEC missions include facility investment planning, design and construction, operations support, real property management, energy support, environmental compliance and restoration, and audit assertions, acquisition and program management. The unit conducts its operations at more than 75 locations worldwide.

We are seeking a licensed fire protection engineer to provide technical expertise for design and construction programs and projects.


  • Provide fire protection engineering technical expertise to the Government, advising on designs and calculations pertaining to fire protection, including fire sprinkler, fire notification, and mass notification design
  • Perform peer review of fire protection designs, including drawings, specifications, calculations, schedules and invoices, assessing whether technical documents satisfy contractual requirements, meet the standards of all applicable codes and standards, and are comprehensive and constructible
  • Draft written recommendations regarding acceptance or rejection of designs
  • Support development of government's construction cost estimates, working with cost estimators to identify and quantify design requirements
  • Support the Air Force in review and response to construction documentation, including submittals and RFI's
  • Review field activities to ensure they are being conducted according to Air Force, regulatory, and project-specific procedures and that performance meets requirements stipulated by the government contract and is technically defensible
  • Review and interpret the application of new statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Assist the Air Force in the development of DoD construction standards, criteria, and policies
  • Telework from a location other than San Antonio, TX will be considered
  • Part-time and full-time employment will be considered





  • ABET accredited Bachelor's Degree in Fire Protection Engineering or related field is required
  • Current active Registered Professional Engineer license to practice Fire Protection Engineering is required
  • Minimum of 10 years of facility design and construction experience is required
  • Advanced degrees can be substituted for experience
  • Possess or ability obtain a Common Access Card (CAC) and be able to pass a drug screen and a background check.


  • Knowledge of facility fire protection code/criteria
  • Ability to understand construction drawings and specifications



Conditional Office

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

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