164 – Commercial Nuclear Power Plant Fire Protection Engineer

Job Number: 164

Location: Nationwide

Industry: Electrical Power – Nuclear


The McLain Group represents a client, a leader in the commercial nuclear power industry, with an immediate need for a nuclear power plant Fire Protection Engineer.  Our client offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits and promotes the development and success of their employees.

Design Engineering is the design authority and owner of the design bases. Fire Protection, which resides in the Design Engineering Department, is responsible for maintaining fire protection design control and providing technical support to the plant in the area of fire protection. Design integrity of the Fire Protection program is maintained through effective configuration control of design output documents (i.e., specifications, calculations, drawings, test requirements and procedures).


  • Ensure the three Fire Protection defense in depth echelons are maintained; 1) to prevent fires from starting (combustible/hotwork controls), 2) rapidly detect, control and extinguish fires that do occur thereby limiting damage (fire detection systems, automatic fire suppression, manual fire suppression, prefire plans), and 3) provide adequate level of fire protection for systems and structures so that a fire will not prevent essential safety functions from being performed (fire barriers, fire rated cable, success path remains free of fire damage, recovery actions).
  • Maintain the Fire Protection Design Basis at the site.
  • Provide cost effective modification designs to improve the fire protection program and the safe shutdown capability of the plant.
  • Provide Fire Protection technical support to operations, maintenance, engineering and other site organizations.
  • Develop, plan and coordinate or implement special projects, corrective action plans, and improvement programs to address fire protection plant problems or regulatory sensitive issues.
  • Ensures fire protection engineering products are performed in accordance with the site’s fire protection program and are implemented consistent with defined standards and procedures.
  • Consistent with the site’s licensing basis, prepare fire protection impact reviews and evaluations, combustible load and suppression capability calculations, and fire hazards analyses.


  • B.S. Degree in Engineering or other scientific discipline / physical science generally associated with power plant operations, or equivalent work experience (equivalent experience is defined as demonstrated success at the Engineer / Technical Specialist level.)
  • 2 – 5 year’s experience in nuclear power design, operations, or equivalent, depending upon engineering level.


  • Meets the requirements of a Professional Member for the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.
  • 5+ years’ experience in Fire Protection Engineering

To Apply for this opportunity:

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Please note: Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

About The McLain Group:

The McLain Group specializes in providing top talent for a variety of positions in the nuclear power industry. We are experienced at identifying the right people to meet critical staffing needs as well as the right jobs to meet career objectives. We are committed to satisfying both clients and candidates. To learn more, please visit www.themclaingroup.net