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Senior Fire Protection Design Engineer - Kairos Power

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Job Title
Senior Fire Protection Design Engineer
Job Location
Albuquerque, NM
Job Description

Company Overview

Kairos Power is a new nuclear energy technology and engineering company whose mission is to enable the world’s transition to clean energy, with the ultimate goal to dramatically improve people’s quality of life while protecting the environment. This goal will be accomplished through the commercialization of the fluoride-salt-cooled, high-temperature reactor (FHR) that can be deployed with robust safety, affordable costs, and flexible operation to accommodate the expansion of variable renewables.

Job Summary

Kairos Power is seeking a highly motivated Senior Fire Protection Engineer with expertise in fire hazards analysis, and fire protection system design. In this role, you will be ensure that all fire code/life safety requirements are met for new and existing radiological, nuclear, and non-nuclear industrial facilities. You will interface across the organization between engineering design, construction forces, operations, and EH&S to support the fire protection system design.


  • Provide fire protection expertise as the subject matter expert during the design, construction, and operation of Kairos Power radiological and non-radiological facilities
  • Oversee and provide input to the fire hazards analysis for both new facilities and modifications to existing facilities
  • Prescribe design requirements for fire protection systems based on facility fire hazard analysis and provide oversight of their design, construction, and operation
  • Identify, review and recommend solutions to problems relating to the efficient and economical design of a wide variety of fire protection systems
  • Conduct technical review of building construction design development documents, preliminary construction documents, completed construction documents, final construction documents, specifications and shop design submittals for new construction and major rehabilitation for compliance with nuclear regulatory standards
  • Provide input to the EHS team on development and implementation of the site Hazardous Material Management Plan, E-Plan, and Hazardous Material Information Summary
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelors degree in Engineering with fire protection engineering concentration preferred
  • 10+ years of work experience in industrial facility design, construction, commissioning, and/or operations
  • 10+ years of experience working as a fire protection engineer and familiar with nuclear, radiological, and/or other higher-hazard industrial facilities
  • Possess a Professional Fire Protection Engineer License in one of the US states or territories is preferred
  • Knowledge of new and existing non-reactor facility structural engineering systems and calculations, applications of engineering methods, and application of computer-aided engineering tools to solve operations-based engineering problems
  • Ability to apply standard and specialized engineering and scientific, principles, theories, concepts, and techniques to contribute to risk and hazard analyses for nuclear and non-nuclear facilities
  • Demonstrates fire protection engineering knowledge and experience that provides evidence of qualifications acceptable to the AHJ
  • Comprehensive knowledge of site planning, building design and construction means, methods and codes
  • Have a thorough working knowledge of IBC/IFC code and fire standards such as NFPA 400, NFPA 805, and/or 10 CFR 50 Appendix R
  • Proven technical knowledge of risk assessment methodologies, as well as experience in performing, applying, and reviewing fire hazard analysis
  • Experience performing fire hazard analysis, knowledge of applicable DOE Standards and DOE Orders, and experience in working with these Standards and Orders
  • Familiar with 3D drafting and design software such as AutoCAD, SolidWorks, etc.
  • Ability to work with highly collaborative team
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently
  • Prioritizes and ensures safety of one self and others
  • Ability to proactively collect, manage and transfer knowledge
  • Ability to seek different and novel ways to create efficiencies when working on problems, challenges and issues

Physical Conditions

  • Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, scissor lifts, articulated boom lifts
  • Moving self in different positions to accomplish tasks in various environments including tight and confined spaces
  • Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another
  • Adjusting, moving, transporting, installing, positioning, or removing objects up to 25 pounds in all directions
  • Communicating with others to exchange information

Environmental Conditions

  • General office environment
  • Noisy environments
  • Small and/or enclosed spaces
  • Odors or fumes from chemicals or chemical reactions
  • High-concentration, demanding and fast-paced

Safety and PPE

  • Reading and interpreting hazardous warning signs
  • Manipulating, cleaning and disposal of hazardous materials
  • Reporting issues with equipment or unsafe conditions
  • Wearing proper PPE, to include face mask, face shields, gloves, safety shoes


  • Some travel may be required, up to 10%

Additional Requirements

  • Requires frequent schedule flexibility 
  • Requires seldom non-standard work-week hours 
  • Requires occasional extended hours to support launch and critical project timelines

About our Benefits

We know that we have some of the most talented and dedicated employees, and we believe in rewarding them accordingly. If you work here, full-time employees (excludes interns) expect to have access to the benefits below:

  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits for employees and their dependents
  • Paid Vacation
  • 401(k) and pre-tax health insurance, dependent care, and commuter benefits (FSA)

Kairos Power is committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects the communities where we do business. Kairos Power is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We actively welcome people of different experiences, abilities, and perspectives.

Kairos Power participates in E-Verify.

Candidates only, no recruiters or agencies please.

Note: You are applying for a position that is located in a facility that handles information that is subject to export control restrictions by the Department of Energy under 10 CFR Part 810. To work in this facility, you need to be authorized by the Department of Energy to access Part 810-controlled information. Foreign nationals who are citizens of countries that are not on the Department of Energy’s general authorization list (link below) are not permitted to work in our facility unless the Department of Energy issues an export control license to the company to permit that individual to have access to Part 810-controlled information. The following questions are intended to determine the licensing requirements that may apply. https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/10/appendix-A_to_part_810

Kairos Power Headquarters Location

Alameda, CA

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Kairos Power Company Size

Between 100 - 500 employees

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Kairos Power Funding Rounds

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  • Grant

    $16,320 USD