The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Hiring department Fire Prevention Srvcs
Monthly salary $6,666
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-01-08-01-0470
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Security sensitive; Certified 3-Yr Driving Record and Criminal Background Check conducted on selected applicant. Hiring decision is contingent upon applicant clearing background check and driving record requirements.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Fire Pretection Engineer will be responsible for reviewing fire protection designs of Fire Protection Systems for athletic, medical, research, educational and residential facilities. To provide services that promote safe and compliant facilities and ensure environmental quality for the University community.

Essential Functions

Reviews plans and specifications for new construction and building renovations on the UT Austin Campus. Advises and consults with other staff members in Fire Prevention Services for review of code compliant issues. Provides comments on reviews to design and construction teams. Interacts with UT Staff in Facilities Operations and Maintenance, Campus Planning and Construction, Project Management and Construction Services as well as contractors and consultants via daily phone calls and through attendance of various meetings. Implements fire and life safety code educational sessions including teaching seminars, researching code requirements and code developments and life safety data research.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Perform other related functions as assigned. Attends staff meetings, safety training and meetings.

Required qualifications

Bachelors degree in Engineering or related field. Minimum of four years of experience and a working knowledge of building codes: National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 12, 25, 72 and 101, International Building Code (IBC), Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS), and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Experience in preparation and delivery of presentations, proposals, and estimates. Demonstrate the ability to communicate with upper management, clients, project teams, and construction personnel. Experience with spreadsheets, word processing, scheduling, and modeling software. Understanding of construction specifications. Licensed by Texas State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers (PE) or eligible for licensure with the ability to obtain license within one year of employment. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Masters degree in Fire Protection Engineering. Five years of experience in design review of fire protection systems for institutional renovation projects and new construction. Licensed as a Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas. Work experience with a Fire and Life Safety Professional Engineering firm performing Fire and Life Safety plan reviews, NFPA 1, NFPA 45 and NFPA 101 surveys, organizing and writing professional documents. Experience in the field of life safety and fire protection for chemical laboratories, healthcare facilities and large campus environments. Experience testing fire alarm systems in compliance with Texas codes, local city and NFPA 72 requirements.

Working conditions

May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving Occasionally climb scaffolding, occasional exposure to loud noise, occasionally exposed to high dust and allergen levels; occasionally lifts 50 lbs; occasionally works in confined spaces; often required to twist, grasp, push, pull and bend.

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