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Requisition ID:  7385

Senior Fire Protection Engineer - Radiological Environmental Management

Job Summary

The successful candidate for this Senior Fire Protection Engineer positon will provide system-wide support for life and building safety through knowledge of fire safety and fire protection systems. Lead the fire protection safety, special research, life and building safety team.  Serve as subject matter expert with regard to hazardous gasses and chemicals, high-pressure facilities, fire protection, and egress.  Approve compliant purchase, use, and storage of energetic materials, firearms, and ammunition.  




  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, engineering technology or related field 
  • Four years’ of experience in fire protection systems, research safety, or related fields 
  • In lieu of degree, consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of related education and required work experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of leadership, organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of national fire codes, standards, and building codes; chemical, energetic, and hazardous materials; fire protection engineering concepts, principles, and practices including fire suppression and detection technology 
  • A valid US or Canadian drivers’ license


  • Six years’ of experience in fire protection systems, research safety, or related fields 
  • Masters of Science 
  • Certified Safety Professional, Certified Engineering Technician, or Engineer in Training
  • Professional Engineer 
  • Associate or Member status in the International Society of Fire Protection Engineers 

Additional Information: 

  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
  • A Background Check is required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime) 
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions Immediately 
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

REQ: 7385

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette