Herndon, VA, US

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Students & Graduates

Fire Protection Engineer - Student

Wärtsilä Energy Storage & Optimization (ES&O) is the leading global energy storage optimizer. Our mission is to deliver integrated energy solutions that build a resilient, intelligent, and flexible energy infrastructure - unlocking the way to an optimized renewable future. By integrating renewables, energy management technology, and storage with traditional energy resources, we reinvent clean energy production from the largest and most complex grids to the most remote and essential microgrids. We play a key role in Wärtsilä’s vision towards a 100% renewable energy future through flexibility, reliability, and integration for a more sustainable world for us all.


Wärtsilä’s Energy Business is looking for a Fire Protection Engineer Intern for the Energy Storage & Optimization business. This position is within the Product Development Hardware Engineering Team. The location for this position is Wärtsilä’s location in Herndon, VA. The position will be hybrid remote and part/full time depending on student schedule and availability.


The ideal candidate will be a self-starter that can work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team. The candidate should thrive in a fast paced, constantly changing environment while the industry and company go through substantial growth.


As a Fire Protection Engineer, you will focus on these responsibilities:

  • Support Fire Protection Engineer in complicance and code reviews. 

  • Create documentation on fire alarm systems for internal and external stakeholders.

  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on fire alarm systems with various country specific designs.

  • Work as the main/supporting liaison internally between different stakeholders/ business units such as - engineering, project development, procurement, etc. to ensure seamless execution of fire protection scheme.

  • Support testing of fire alarm and protection systems in internal or third-party lab.

  • Support reserach and development testing (i.e., gas dectection testing, fire alarm system testing, drafting and executing test plans, etc.)



To be successful in this role, we expect you to have

  • Undergraduate or graduate student in Fire Protection Engineering is preferred

  • Knowledge of equipment utilized for the detection of fire and gas detection equipment.

  • Ability to be hands-on with various fire alarm equipment and ability to learn!

  • Fire protection design including fire detection system design for equipment.

  • Familiarity with NFPA 72. 

  • Experience with multiple mechanical, electrical and controls systems preferred.

  • Knowledge of energy storage technology offerings and suppliers preferred.

  • Maintain positive working relationships with customers, peers, subordinates, and vendors in a fast-paced environment.

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Team player attitude internally and externally


Last application date: 04/10/2023 


Why you and us

You will be a part of a global organization with local presence and work in an exciting and dynamic working environment with highly motivated and skilled co-workers. We offer interesting and challenging work tasks, as well as personal and professional development in a great team. If you feel excited by being a part of this working environment and think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receiving your job application. Successful applicant must be authorized to work in the USA without sponsorship.


We look forward to hearing from you. Qualified candidates must apply online: https://www.wartsila.com/careers


Individuals hired for positions that require on-site customer interactions and/or in-person travel may be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or other country-specific vaccinations, unless otherwise prohibited by law.  


Wärtsilä North America values our employees. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.   Wärtsilä North America is an EOE/AA employer. 





Nearest Major Market: Washington DC