Lead Fire Protection Engineer - GID

81% Flex
Full Remote
Expert & Leadership (>10 years)
Remote from:United States
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Lead Fire Protection Engineer - GID

81% Flex
Remote: Full Remote
Experience: Expert & Leadership (>10 years)
Work from: United States...

Offer summary


Bachelor's degree in Fire Protection, Registered Fire Protection (PE), 10+ years overseeing Owner’s Capital Development projects.

Key responsabilities:

  • Develop fire code compliance documents
  • Coordinate with local AHJ for permits
  • Conduct quality control reviews
  • Manage stakeholder relations and coordinate teams
  • Administer construction oversight and resolve issues
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5001 - 10000 Employees

Job description

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Your missions

AESC is looking to add a Lead Fire Protection Engineer to our team. 

  • Full-Time 
  • Remote – travel to Smyrna, TN, Florence, SC, and Bowling Green, TN 


AESC is an exciting, newly created global organization committed to solving the challenges of a sustainable future and becoming the leading supplier of full-value-chain battery solutions. Our lithium-ion batteries can be found in nearly one million electric vehicles worldwide and have a stellar safety record of zero-critical issues. AESC US is leading the way in battery technology. We design and manufacture EV battery technology for various electric vehicles and equipment. We are working hard towards unlocking the full potential of sustainable energy and climate change mitigation. We will continue to build upon our successes and expand into new markets and industries, producing innovative and competitive products and technologies that advance the goal of a zero-carbon emission future. AESC is headquartered in Japan and has battery manufacturing locations in Japan, UK, China, and the U.S. 

AESC Mission 

Our mission is to solve the challenges for a sustainable future. Together, we can make a meaningful impact.  

About the Role 

As a key member of AESC US LLC, you will play a crucial role in advancing our mission to lead in full-value-chain battery solutions for a sustainable future. Reporting to the Director of Engineering, youwork within the Global Industrial Development will directly impact our strategic goals and contribute to our position as a global leader in battery technology. 

Key Performance Indicators 

  • Develop building and fire code compliance documents and fire life safety designs for new production lines / materials and other improvement in the facility 
  • Support EHS on hazardous material analysis for code compliances purposes, such as chemical classification, chemical quantity analysis, chemical inventory management, and related system design support. 
  • Develop and create fire protection system design criteria for new production lines / materials and other improvements in the facility 
  • Review and comment on shop drawing design packages developed by contractors. 
  • Review work instructions, equipment, and current work practices to identify the need for additional controls. 
  • Drive corrective action resolution with a hands-on and innovative approach to problem-solving. 
  • Partner in training sessions and information flow down sessions. 
  • Learn risk assessments processes and drive improvement. 
  • Evaluate and oversee outcomes from detailed risk assessment processes to drive action resolution (e.g. detailed engineering evaluations, project cost assessments, proposals to key decision-makers, etc.) 

What You Will Do  

Fire Protection Manager/Engineering SME: Serve as main point of contact on assigned projects for all design-related questions, and provide technical expertise and guidance, from inception through design, construction, to turn-over phase. Manage and coordinate projects, ensuring delivery within budget, schedule, and quality requirements. Interface with local AHJ on as needed basis for permitting and/or inspections. 


Quality Assurance: Conduct periodic quality control reviews to assess compliance and address any deficiencies or deviations.  Perform QAQC of project interim deliverable packages (30%, 60%, 90%, IFC). Ensure adherence to design standards, codes, regulatory requirements, and client design requirements. 


Stakeholder / Client / Team Coordination: Foster positive and collaborative relationships with clients, understanding their needs and providing exceptional customer service. Collaborate with multiple cross-functional teams, including cross-disciplined engineers (C/S/A/M/P/LV), stakeholders, and contractors to drive solutions, develop comprehensive project plans and design strategies. Provide support in the development and maintenance of design standards and guidelines as needed. Participate in project meetings, presentations, and progress reports, effectively communicating project status, issues, and recommendations. 


Construction Administration: Conduct project site visits as required for monitoring progress, quality, adherence to design standards, and turnover acceptance/Punch List as Owner’s Rep. Provide oversight, address, and resolve construction-related issues and change orders as required, making informed decisions that balance design intent, cost implications, and project goals. 


Contracts: Assist in the preparation and negotiation of contracts and agreements with contractors, consultants, and/or suppliers. Review contracts to ensure compliance with project requirements and contractual obligations. 

What You Need 

  • Bachelor's degree in Fire Protection required. 
  • Registered Fire Protection (PE) required. 
  • 10 plus years of experience in overseeing Owner’s Capital Development projects in either medical, industrial, and/or scientific laboratory facilities, through entire project life cycle, from inception to turn-over. 
  • Demonstrated experience in the following: 
    • Life Safety / Means of Egress code analysis, including smoke modeling and rationale analysis. 
    • AHJ interface for permitting and/or inspection. 
    • Hazardous materials analysis (HMIS and HMMP) 
    • High-pile storage analysis and design, including Commodity Fire Classification 
    • In-rack equipment fire suppression design 
    • Clean Agent fire suppression system design 
    • Fire alarm design 
    • CSI Specifications coordination 
  • Possess experience in Type I or Type II Construction types, either new construction/group-up and/or remodel. 
  • Knowledge of the following: 
  • IBC, IFC, and NFPA. 
  • CSI specifications applicable to project scope
  • Experience in EV and/or battery manufacturing strongly preferred. 
  • Proficiency in Bluebeam, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, OneNote, Revit, CAD. 
  • Excellent time management, effective communication in both verbal and written, and strong organizational skills with attention to detail. 
  • Proactive problem-solving and decision-making abilities. 
  • Understands and follows all standards of IATF16949 and VDA 6.3 quality standards. 
  • Understands and follows all standards of ISO14001 environmental standards. 

What We Offer  

Welcome to our state-of-the-art Gigafactory where you'll have the opportunity to tackle the world's most fascinating challenges alongside exceptionally talented individuals who are driven to make a difference. At AESC, we offer a comprehensive compensation package, including a competitive salary and a rewarding AESC bonus program. In addition, we provide a range of valuable benefits, such as 401K, and health insurance. We strive to ensure that our employees are well taken care of, enabling them to focus on their work and contribute to our collective mission of changing the world. 

  • An inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages professional and personal development. 
  • Highly automated, clean, safe, and temperature-controlled production environment 
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance 
  • HSA and Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • 401K with company match  
  • Life Insurance (Company paid and additional voluntary life available) 
  • Paid Vacation and 14 Paid Holidays 
  • Short term and long-term disability coverage (Company Paid) 
  • Tuition reimbursement 

Application Process  

Even if you don't meet every requirement listed, if you believe this role suits you well, we encourage you to apply. Your application gives us the opportunity to learn more about you and explore potential fits within our team. 

Following the submission of your application, we are committed to providing timely responses to all applicants, though response times may vary depending on the volume of submissions. If you do not receive an immediate response, please rest assured that this in no way reflects on the quality of your candidacy. Your application will be retained in our files, and we may reach out to you for future roles that align with your skills and interests. As our organization experiences rapid growth, we appreciate your patience in this process. We are actively working each day to enhance our application procedures to ensure a smoother and more efficient experience for all applicants. Thank you for your understanding and enthusiasm for joining our dynamic team. 

Equal Employment Opportunity  

At AESC, we are committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all individuals. We participate in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S Join us in our passion to design, manufacture, and sell high-performance products, contributing to a sustainable and zero-carbon emission future.  

Physical Requirements 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. 

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time. 
  • Ability to read, write, speak, hear; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach and lift with hands and arms frequently throughout the day.  
  • Required to occasionally lift, push, pull and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally required to lift, push, pull and/or move up to 35 pounds. 


Up to 25% domestic and international traverequired. 

Work Environment 

The work environment is primarily an automated manufacturing plant with a concrete floor and is characterized by some temperature extremes, moderate noise, and forklift traffic. The individual must be able to perform all essential functions as appropriate on the plant floor, in meetings, and with employees, management, customers and suppliers. 

Candidate must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately, and without causing significant safety threat to self or others. The statements made herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive and inclusive list of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required of personnel so classified. 

Hiring is contingent upon successful completion of drug screen and background check. AESC US LLC is a drug-free workplace.

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Hard Skills

Soft Skills

  • Excellent time management
  • Proactive problem-solving
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Collaborative team player

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