Herndon, VA, US

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Senior Fire Protection Engineer

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 and a more sustainable world for us all.


Wärtsilä Energy Business is looking for an Fire Protection Engineer for the Energy Storage & Optimization business. The role will be part of the Product management and Hardware engineering team.


The preferred location for this position is Herndon, Virginia. This position will be a hybrid work structure where the employee can work remotely or from the office, as needed and based on demands of specific tasks.


As Fire Protection Engineer-Energy Storage Applications, your work will focus on these responsibilities:

  • Be globally the interface between Hardware engineering and Product management, sales engineering / delivery in the expertise Area.
  • Support fire protection and safety code compliance reviews of customer specifications.
  • Together with engineering and sourcing, assist in development of new suppliers and products.
  • Keep up to date with the relevant requirements and legislation globally.
  • Provide support to the sales and proposals teams as well as the delivery and service team.
  • Develop product technical documentation including application notes and input to product manuals.
  • Provide customer feedback and market requirements back to the PM organisation to further product development and portfolio management.



  • BS and MS degree in Fire Protection Engineering.
  • Engineer in Training (EIT) or Professional Engineering(PE) License preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Knowledge in the Energy Storage fire codes and standards. Examples include NFPA 855, NFPA 72, UL 9540, UL 9540A.
  • Experience reviewing and writing Hazard Mitigation Analysis, Emergency Response Plans, and decommissioning plans.
  • Knowledge of equipment used for fire detection, gas detection and deflagration hazards (NFPA 68, NFPA 69).
  • 6+ years of experience in Fire Protection Engineering.
  • Experience in Energy storage / Renewable energy field required.
  • Solving customer’s needs and issues.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with customers, peers, subordinates, vendors, shop and office in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Team player attitude internally and externally.
  • Willing to travel up to 20% of the time.


Last application date: 24/06/2024 


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. At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities.


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