Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

Principal Fire Protection Engineer

Posted Date 1 month ago(9/15/2021 3:08 PM)
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North Las Vegas
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If you’re looking for an interesting, fulfilling career, you’ve come to the right place!


At Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS), we’re a dynamic team of employees who manage and operate the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), formerly known as the Nevada Test Site. A premier outdoor, indoor and underground national laboratory for unique, high-level experiments, the NNSS has offices across the country, including Southern Nevada; Santa Barbara and Livermore, California; Washington, D.C.; and Albuquerque and Los Alamos, New Mexico. We’re dedicated to working together as a team to keep our nation safe. Join us!


MSTS is a limited liability company consisting of Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs), and HII Nuclear Inc.


We are seeking a Fire Protection Engineer to provide support for the Engineering Department. Support will include preparation of fire hazards analysis, fire protection assessments for multiple site facilities, and modeling of various fire scenarios. Work will need to be completed in accordance with NNSS procedures and Department of Energy (DOE) requirements.


Key Responsibilities

  • Resolve highly complex technical problems of broad scope. Solutions may require resolution of conflicting customer expectations, code requirements, and design requirements, utilizing unconventional technology and materials, and cross-disciplinary integration.
  • Mentor less-experienced engineers and provide practical advice on implementation of organizational goals.
  • Prepare and inspect design drawings, specifications, calculations, system design descriptions, design analyses, fire hazards analyses, fire protection assessments, modeling of various fire scenarios, equivalencies, and exemptions.
  • Demonstrate expertise in fire suppression systems, fire modeling, fire barrier design, and life safety design features.
  • Identify risk and design features to prevent, control, and mitigate the effects of fire.
  • Perform and review hydraulic calculations with the use of computer software, such as Hydraulic Analyzer of Sprinkler Systems.
  • Identify fire scenarios, model, and evaluate results with the use of computer software, such as PyroSim and Fire Dynamics Simulator.
  • Provide support for beneficial occupancy inspections.
  • Conduct or lead research; develop and design new equipment, and procedures for testing and solving problems; present papers; and keep abreast of new technological developments, methods or materials, while keeping management informed of important new advances.
  • Ensure team’s processes and deliverables comply with laws, codes, orders, and MSTS policies and procedures. 
  • Research and interpret codes, standards, and DOE orders on a daily basis.
  • Coordinate with multiple engineering disciplines, as well as the Authority Having Jurisdiction, fire marshal, and facility manager.


  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) required for Civil, Mechanical and Electrical engineering degrees;
    • Or, Calculus-based STEM bachelor’s degree in engineering;
    • Or, for Architects, Certification from the National Council or Architectural Registration Board (NCARB)
    • Or Professional Engineer license
  • Plus at least 9 years’ relevant experience. Skill building experience must demonstrate either deeper technical specialization or additional cross-disciplinary knowledge. Graduate research experience may be recognized.
  • Membership in discipline organizations (ACI, AISC, ASME, etc.) may be required, depending on job requirements.
  • Knowledge of applicable National Fire Protection Association codes and standards, International Building Code, International Fire Code, DOE orders and standards, and Code of Federal Regulations.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Department of Engineering complex working as Fire Protection Engineer preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Fire Hazards Analysis and Fire Protection Assessments for Nuclear Facilities preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in performing fire model analysis.
  • Experience in fire protection for underground facilities or experience with nuclear facilities is highly preferred.
  • The primary work location will be at the Losee Road facility in North Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Work schedule for this position will be 4/10’s, Monday – Thursday (subject to change).
  • Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.

MSTS is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants offered employment with MSTS are also subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. In addition, Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship, at least 18 years of age. Reference DOE Order 472.2, “Personnel Security”. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.


Department of Energy Q Clearance (position will be cleared to this level). Reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR Part 707.4, “Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites,” will be conducted.  Applicant selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation, required to participate in subsequent reinvestigations, and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. Successful completion of a counterintelligence evaluation, which may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination, may also be required. Reference 10 CFR Part 709, “Counterintelligence Evaluation Program.”


MSTS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. MSTS is a background screening, drug-free workplace.