Life Safety Engineer




Full Time


License Required or Eligible

Job Summary: Directly reporting to the System Director of Safety & Protection, the RHS Life Safety Engineer is responsible for developing and implementing a health system fire and life safety program. Key accountabilities include developing and implementing systems and programs to protect the health system buildings for fire hazards and ensure compliance with applicable sections of the Virginia Code of Regulations, NFPA, EPA, DNV and Local building codes. Works under the guidance of the Director, Safety and Protection Management to investigate, evaluate, plan, develop, inspect, coordinate and implement life safety and fire safety programs to ensure the safety of assets, employees, patients and visitors at all RHS facilities. Ensures that RHS facilities are within compliance with NFPA, National and Local Fire Safety Standards, OSHA and other applicable state, federal and regulatory codes governing building life/fire safety. Reviews life safety drawings and surveys buildings for compliance of life/fire safety equipment. Serves as primary liaison with Local fire departments, building code officials for interpretation and regulatory inspectors or surveyors. Is considered the subject matter expert and consultant and primary person to follow-up on life safety matters involving RHS. Conducts fire safety training and encourages staff to maintain fire safety through training programs and teaching opportunities.

Education: Prefer Bachelor's degree in Life Safety Science or Associates Degree in Fire Science or a related field supplemented by formal training in Fire prevention methods and techniques.

Licensure/Certification: Valid Virginia driver's license with acceptable driving record and must be CPR certified prior to beginning employment. Must have NFPA certification in Basic Life Safety within 2 years of employment.  

Experience: Experience in fire suppression, fire prevention, EMS, Fire/Arson investigation work or related field, preferably at supervisory level; like military background will substitute.