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Fire Protection Engineer/Mechanical

Seattle, WA · Architecture/Engineering

This position can be located in Burlington wa, seattle wa, or portland oregon.



We serve as both prime consultant and sub consultant on projects large and small, including commercial, retail, institutional, government, industrial, and project/construction management. Incorporated in 1979, we have employees in more than 19 locations serving clients across the United States and overseas.

To meet client objectives and to integrate our many disciplines, we can create teams comprised of civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, fire protection, and corrosion control, as well as project/construction managers and professionals in a variety of specialty services. This ability has made us a leader in the engineering and construction communities, and has strengthened our reputation as being progressive, innovative, and a great place to work.


Designing a better world is more than a career, it’s a calling! Come work with a team of professionals dedicated to design excellence!
We are seeking a dynamic, innovative, and quality-oriented Fire Protection Engineer with a minimum of five years of experience to perform consulting services for internal and external clients. You must have excellent written and verbal communication skills along with a high-level ability to manage multiple clients and multiple projects at one time.
Technical skills will include, but not limited to: automatic suppression system design; fire detection, alarm and communication system design; code analysis; egress analysis; fire resistant construction analysis; smoke control analysis; as well as general fire protection and life safety concepts and research.


  • Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) required
  • Perform analysis of existing fire protection systems and design new fire protection systems including suppression systems, fire detection, alarm and mass notification systems.
  • Perform building and fire code analysis and interpretation.
  • Manage effective communication with colleagues and clients.
  • Lead and manage internal team to provide well-coordinated and high-quality design sets.
  • Manage profitability of projects and maintain working relationship with clients.
  • Perform research and documentation for internal and external distribution.
  • Attend and participate in local and national trade organizations, such as SFPE and NFPA.
  • Conduct business development activities and foster long term client relationships and create new ones.
  • Develop project budgets and write proposals.
This position is not eligible for sponsorship.


Vaccine Mandates
At this time, we are subject to various state and client vaccination mandates in order to work on certain projects. In addition, there are two federal mandates pending which are under review by the United States legal system. If either mandate is implemented, it would impact our employees. 
Therefore, we will ask you about your vaccination status upon hire. If you choose not to be vaccinated, or request and are denied a medical or religious exemption, or we are unable to accommodate you even with an approved exemption, or you do not wish to inform us of your vaccination status, our ability to continue your employment may be impacted.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time of transition in our country. If you have any questions about these mandates or any other questions generated by this message, please contact the HR Representative with whom you have been working.
Why You Want To Work Here
We truly focus on our employees. We support and encourage individually tailored professional and technical advancement as well as personal growth. We offer an excellent salary/benefits package, a desirable location, and a professional office environment with the opportunity to work with a collaborative team.
We offer a flexible PTO program, a fun office environment, and free daily breakfast (waffles!).
Us At A Glance:
  • 42 years in business 
  • 600+ employees serving clients throughout the U.S. and overseas from more than 19 locations
  • Multi-discipline engineering services plus corrosion control, commissioning and project/construction management
  • #27 Top 80 Engineering Firms, Building Design+Construction, 2019
  • #29 Zweig Group Hot Firm List, Zweig Group, 2021
  • #154 Top 500 Design Firms, Engineering News-Record, 2021

Why AKP Recruiting?
AKP Recruiting sets ourselves apart from other recruiting companies with our close-knit group of recruiters who are passionate and focused on building personal relationships with our clients and potential candidates. Not only will we go through an extensive and tedious process when finding our clients the perfect fit for their available position, but we’ll look below the surface to make sure a client and candidate’s decision to engage is for the long-haul.
Our team of recruiters at AKP Recruiting develops personal relationships with our clients and candidates by ensuring the fluidity of the workplace culture relative to the candidate’s values and goals for employment. We work closely with both our client and the candidate to provide necessary interview tips on both ends to make sure both parties are fully prepared to engage in a long term relationship with each other.
Our clients and candidates become family to our recruiters and we’re always here to assist in any way we can.

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