Carilion Clinic Senior Life Safety Engineer in Roanoke, Virginia

Job Summary

Senior Life Safety Engineer

Be at your best with an organization that equips you to do so. Whose people unite in making lives better. At Carilion Clinic, we help communities stay healthy and our region grow stronger through compassionate care, medical education and research, and neighborhood outreach. As part of our team you can expect professional stability, strong technological resources, and the advancement potential of a regional leader.

The Senior Life Safety Engineer is responsible for ensuring that effective compliant fire and life safety services are provided among all system-wide Carilion facilities, while administering the fire and life safety program through review of plans and specifications, review of national, state, local codes, Joint Commission standards, and other regulatory requirements. The Senior Life Safety Engineer will work with regulators and Clinic management to ensure that fire and life safety hazards are identified and corrected, and will serve as the principal knowledge source of Fire and Life Safety Codes. In addition, the Senior Life Safety Engineer provides education and consultation to executives, managers, employees, contractors, regulators, and the public, ensures that fire and life safety inspections are conducted, and maintains the integrity of the Clinic’s life safety program and its compliance with all applicable codes, ordinances, and regulations.

The Senior Life Safety Engineer has responsibility for fire and Life safety compliance and initiatives system wide, and will communicate and develop solutions with Authorities Having Jurisdiction and other regulators. Additional responsibilities include presenting to both internal and external clients, providing problem-solving, consultation, advising or providing interpretation services to a wide range of stakeholders inside and outside the organization. The Senior Life Safety Engineer also provides input into budget and cost containment initiatives, provides analysis to aid in budget formulation, and will track code related expenses using the discretion and critical thinking skills that are required to make judgments in Life Safety/Fire Code related interpretations. This position does require a high level of technical knowledge and the ability work on a team and to communicate effectively with all stakeholders and customers.

Based in Roanoke, VA, we are an award-winning, community-based network of hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices, and affiliations with prestigious academic medical institutions. Explore how joining a regional leader can enhance your ability to learn, grow, and succeed.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Fire Protection, Safety, Engineering or related field required. Masters Degree preferred.

Experience: Ten years of related experience in the Life Safety/ Fire Safety field required. Specialized knowledge of building systems, utility systems, and fire protection systems (fire detection and/or suppression system(s)) preferred. Experience applying the Life Safety Codes, National Fire Codes, Joint Commission standards, and state/local codes related to daily operations and construction/renovation activities preferred.

Licensure/Certifications/Registration: Professional Engineering (PE) License or Certified Health Facilities Manager (CHFM) preferred. Valid Virginia Driver’s License required. NFPA Certified Life Safety Specialist (CLSS-HC) for Health Care Facilty Managers, NFPA Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) within 18 months of hire.

Other Minimum Qualifications: Strong interpersonal, organization, and teamwork skills. Demonstrated project management experience. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with diversified individuals and groups. Ability to maintain required records and be highly knowledgeable of all codes, standards, rules and policies. A working knowledge of test equipment and process improvement techniques preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, and other computer applications required.

Our Values

Below are our core values that we strive to embody and expect of all our team members:

CommUNITY: Working in unison to serve our community, our Carilion family and our loved ones.

Courage: Doing what’s right for our patients without question.

Commitment: Unwavering in our quest for exceptional quality and service.

Compassion: Putting heart into everything we do.

Curiosity: Fostering creativity and innovation in our pursuit of excellence.

Requisition Number: 22664

Employment Status: Full time

Location: CRMH - Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital

Shift: Day

Shift Details: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm, other hours as needed

Recruiter: ROBERT J WAY

Recruiter Phone: 540-983-4070

Recruiter Email:


As a not-for-profit organization, we pride ourselves on investing in our employees and the communities we serve.

Our employees strive to provide quality care in serving over 1 million residents in Virginia while living and growing their careers in the country's most livable cities and towns.

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Carilion Clinic is a robust system of small and large award-winning hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, Level 3 NICU, Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, multi-specialty physician practices, and The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.

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