Henderson Engineers

Mid-Level Fire Protection Engineer

Job Description

Posted on: 
June 6, 2024

At Henderson, we're about more than just buildings
We're about the people, experiences, and potential found inside. We’re a company of problem-solvers and innovators known for our technical excellence and ability to come up with out-of-the-box solutions. We love the process of bringing buildings to life. And we're changing the industry by integrating the building design and construction process.

As an ESOP, each of our employee-owners are an essential part of our mission to lead the industry in innovation, sustainability, and client experience. With a vision to build a better world, Team Henderson has a people-first culture and diverse portfolio of world-class facilities.

It's What We Do

We provide total building system design services across multiple high-growth markets for industry leaders. You'll get to use your talent to work on projects for some of the biggest names in mission-critical, higher education, sports, healthcare, grocery, restaurant, and retail within the sectors we serve in business, community, grocery, health, retail, & venue.

It's How We're Different

We're about more than just buildings. We're about you. You, and the hundreds of passionate employee-owners who make us who we are. We’ve always been committed to providing an inclusive workplace where people can bring their full self to work and helps people reach their full potential – both as professionals and individuals. Together, we dream up innovative solutions for industry-wide problems, design spaces that become landmarks, and toast the good life at our happy hours. Take a peek into what makes us different here: https://youtu.be/AIt17t_uJ-A?si=oSMy5zQeUcb_faE3

Position Overview: As a mid-level fire protection design engineer at Henderson Engineers, you will have the opportunity to contribute your expertise to our six market various sectors, including Business, Community, Grocery & Distribution, Health, Retail, and Venue. Within each sector, we seamlessly integrate our engineering knowledge with the in-the-field experience of our sister company, Henderson Building Solutions, to deliver a client experience unlike any other in the industry. To learn more about the facilities included in our sectors check out our website: https://www.hendersonengineers.com/expertise/

Let's Talk Perks

We take care of our people. As a Henderson employee, you'll enjoy some pretty awesome perks. Trust us, your friends will all have work envy.


Flexible Work Hours (Because we all need to balance work and life.)

Casual Dress Code (Be yourself, please.)

Paid Volunteer Time (We literally pay you to volunteer.)

Paid Parental Leave (Because we know both parents deserve to be there for a new baby.)

Health and Wellness Initiatives (Get Fit and Stay Fit.)

Receptive and Forward-Thinking Leadership (Our doors are always open.)

Clear Career Path Options (We want you to excel.)


Industry-leading 401K match and profit sharing (When the company succeeds, we all share in that success.)

Employee Stock Ownership Plan (Yes, our employees are the owners.)

Paid Training for Professional Development (We’ll pay for the time you take getting better at what you do.)

Performance Bonuses (When you do well, we reward you for your work.)

Comprehensive and Extensive Insurance (We’ve got you covered.)

Paid Term Life and Disability (We’ve got your family covered, too.)

Health Savings Account & Flexible Spending Accounts (We'll help you take advantage of tax savings.)

Paid Time Off and Sick Time off (Take a break. You deserve it!)

Financial Wellness & Coaching Program (Financial security makes you a happier team member.)


Key Responsibilities:

  • Performs calculations and designs basic to advanced engineering systems with a high degree of independence.
  • Prepares basic to advanced electrical system layouts, detailed drawings, and schematics.
  • Review shop drawings for conformance to plans and specifications.
  • Performs research and makes recommendations as to the feasibility of systems or equipment. Evaluates products for their application.
  • Assists with developing, establishing, and maintaining relationships with strategic partners and customers in support of business development and/or pursuit activities.
  • Proactively seeks opportunities for continuous learning and understanding of industry software, including Revit, Bluebeam Revu, and Microsoft Office Products.
  • May support or be responsible for project coordination activities such as managing emails, coordinating scope and schedule, attending client meetings, ensuring project quality, responding to client questions, and coordinating project delivery.
  • Acts as a resource for training or assisting others as needed.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree in fire protection, mechanical, or architectural engineering preferred and 3 years of relevant experience, or 5 years of experience without degree required. Professional Engineering (PE) license may be counted toward 1 year of direct experience.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Revit and Bluebeam Revu.

Experienced Level:

  • Bachelor's degree in fire protection, mechanical, or architectural engineering preferred and 7 years of relevant experience, or 9 years of experience without degree required. Professional Engineering (PE) license may be counted toward 1 year of direct experience.
  • Advanced proficiency in Revit and Bluebeam Revu.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional Engineering (PE) license.
  • Completion of FE exam, LEED and/or WELL accreditation.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge and proficiency in engineering design, A&E industry, codes, design guides, and standards required.

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