Fire System Engineer or Specialist
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Engineer and design the Detection and Fire System for the Nikola Hydrogen Fueling station.
- The design will comply with requirements in the NFPA Code and Uniform Building Code, and local codes will reflect potential anomalies identified by the HazOps Modeling.
- Coordinate with HazOps Specialist to identify hazards and exposures, including flammable gases, pressured gases, hazardous material, vehicle fueling.
- Assist in creating the HazOps analysis and remedy for each scenario.
- Create specification for UV Flame sensors to be located throughout the refueling facility.
- Develop criteria to evaluate each UV Flame sensor products commercially available.
- Design UV Flame sensor locations such that each hazardous area has at least two detectors providing scan.
- Create the specification of operation protocol when the UV Sensor detects flame.
- Coordinate with I&C Engineer, Electrical Engineer, and HazOps Specialist.
- Create specification for combustible gas detectors to be located as required by code.
- Develop criteria to evaluate commercially available Combustible Detectors.
- Design Combustible Detector locations (in accordance with good practice and code).
- Create the operation protocol when the Combustible Detector sensor detects 25% of Lower Flammability Limit for Hydrogen, and when 50% of the LFL is detected.
- Engineer and design, in accordance with jurisdiction requirements or code and NFPA 13, Fire Sprinkler system including water supply, sprinkler head type, head location and coverage, alarms and other notifications, and signals.
- Create the specification (detailed) for all safety related signage at the Refueling Station.
- Design and specify firefighting equipment including extinguishers, fire hydrants, deluge and sprinkler systems.
- Design of alarm and signaling should be compliant with NFPA 72, coordinate with the I&C Engineer.
- Create the Operations Protocol when the Emergency Shut Down System is activated, this includes assembly of all personnel.
- Create the Operations Protocol for Identifying the cause of the ESD, and its documentation for resolving the anomaly.
- Create the Operations Protocol for Resetting the ESD system after the anomaly has been resolved.
- Coordinate with the Mechanical and Electrical engineers to evaluate egress of personnel during events modeled by the HazOps Specialist.
- Verification that overall design complies with the NFPA 1, Uniform Building Code, local requirements imposed by the AHJ, and any issues relating to the Architectural aspects of the Refueling Station design.
- Evaluate the general safety of the overall design, and its ability to handle maintenance activities, reasonable access for operations, access for emergency responders to assist in addressing Station anomalies.
- Evaluate the design to withstand conditions imposed by nature.
- Create the Emergency Response Plan in the event of a catastrophic event, including Fire and Emergency first responders.
- Create the Hazardous Material Program for facility chemicals.
- Prepare a Document for the Jurisdiction Having Authority describing the detection & response methods including all protocols.
- Incorporate suggestions, enhancements or corrections from the AHJ.
- Prepare a Final Report for the Refueling Station.
- Coordinate with the other Hydrogen Infrastructure Team Members.
- Resolution of mechanical technical issues with vendors, contractors, building officials, customers, and Nikola team members.
- Engineering Degree an accredited university.
- Ideal: Licensed Professional Engineer in at least one state.
- Prior experience in design in hazardous classifications.
- Ideal: Prior experience in design fire detection and suppression systems.
- Prior experience in coordination with Authorities Having Jurisdiction.
- Good Communication skills, with patience and pleasant characteristics
- Believes in a sustainability and our vision
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