April 2017 Board Meeting

SFPE SD,

This is a reminder that This Thursday (April 20th) will be the SFPE Board meeting held at the office of tk1sc. If you are interested in a board position or becoming more involved with the Chapter please attend the board meeting. The meeting is open to all members, but please RSVP to Derek Duval (dduval@tk1sc.com) as Lunch will be provided.

Don’t forget to register to our golf tournament in cooperation with SDFPA on May 8th. For more information please see the link on our webpage: http://sfpesandiego.org/golf-tournament/

Board Meeting Date: Thursday 4/20/2017

Time: 11:30-1 PM

Location:

tk1sc

4755 Eastgate Mall

San Diego, CA 92121

Please RSVP by Wednesday to Derek Duval (dduval@tk1sc.com).

New Job Posting – PAE Engineering

Experienced

USA-OR-Portland

Full Time

4 Year Degree

Engineering

Who We Are:

PAE is a pioneering mechanical and electrical engineering firm that continually sets the bar for sustainability in the built environment. From our offices in Portland, Eugene, Seattle, and San Francisco, we employ an integrated and responsive approach to project design that balances the environmental, economic, and social goals of every client we work with. PAE promotes a work environment that encourages creative problem-solving and the sharing of ideas through an open office environment and a culture of continuing education. Our portfolio includes more than 130 LEED rated or registered projects as well as dozens of projects that have either achieved or are pursuing the Living Building Challenge, Architecture 2030, Carbon Neutral, and Net Zero Energy / Net Zero Water status. A Triple Bottom Line firm, PAE’s success is measured not only by profit, but by our commitment to the environment, our employees, and our communities.

Our Culture:

At PAE, we like to think of ourselves as a little bit different from most engineering firms. Here’s why:

  • We care intensely about envisioning and creating sustainable building systems, and work every day to break new ground in the world of sustainable design.
  • We have a closer affinity to the visions of the architects we work with than more engineers we’ve met. We understand the need for beauty as well as practicality.
  • We value creativity as much as we value precision, which is to say, we value both a great deal.
  • We understand that visionary people the people we want to hire need to experience the world in order to change the world, and we try very hard to support that need.

We are a firm that values and respects our staff, fosters an environment that encourages learning and growth, and is committed to the success of our clients.

 The Job:

Lead Mechanical Engineer, Fire Protection. The following job description is a general summary of duties typically performed in this position. It is not all-inclusive and is not an employment contract. PAE employees are expected to perform duties as assigned by management.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Project team leadership and management
  • Active participant in firm leadership and management
  • Able to effectively communicate design options to a diverse stakeholder group
  • Completes the project within the budget and schedule
  • Extensive knowledge of engineering systems, codes, and other disciplines
  • Provide training and development for staff
  • Determine preliminary fire/domestic water requirements for various building types
  • Evaluate water flow test results to determine if adequate pressure and flow is available or if fire pump is required
  • Update master specifications and standards, and improve company processes
  • Develops client relationships
  • Specify appropriate fixed fire protection systems, i.e. automatic fire detection and suppression to support fire engineering design solutions

Key Competencies & Skills:

  • Inspires and motivates staff
  • Leads and manages projects successfully and profitably
  • Serve as a technical resource for the company
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Limited AutoCad/Revit
  • Engineering calculation and performance simulation software

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering for discipline work.
  • Knowledge of NFPA standards
  • Requires a minimum of three-five years industry experience

Working Conditions:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Salary:

Commensurate with demonstrated skills and experience and to include a generous benefits package. Additional information about our highly-competitive benefits and additional company perks can be found at: http://pae-engineers.com/careers/benefits.

PAE Consulting Engineers, Inc. is proud to be an AA/EEO employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to characteristics protected by applicable local, state or federal law, such as race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

NEW SD SFPE Meeting Update – Thursday – April 13th, 2017 11:30 AM PDT

Hi SFPE SD Members,

The SFPE SD Chapter is excited to have Gary Dunger from OSHPD present “OSHPD Update” at our April 13th Chapter meeting.

Speaker:

 

Gary Dunger – Business Process Manager, eServices with FM OSHPD

Topic:

This talk will focus on relevant updates from Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD).  Make sure to bring any relevant questions that you may have.

Bio:

Gary Dunger is the OSHPD Business Process Manager and Program Manager for the Electronic Services Portal at OSHPD Facilities Development Division.  The eServices Portal is OSHPD’s web-based project tracking and plan submittal program that allows facility owners and design professionals to submit project applications and construction documents online for electronic document review.  Formerly the OSHPD Chief Fire & Life Safety Office and Regional Compliance Officer, Gary has been involved with health facilities construction for 30 years.

Location:

Sizzler’s Restaurant

3755 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA, (858) 278-6988
Date:  Thursday – April 13th, 2017 11:30 AM PDT

Prepay for your meal now:


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Schedule

11:30AM:  Networking and Lunch

12:00PM:  Speaker

1:00PM:   Conclusion of Meeting

Great news! We are now accepting credit cards as a form of payment for membership renewals and for meals.  No more stopping at the ATM or writing checks!

It’s time to renew your membership! Two ways to accomplish this: either in person at the meeting or online on our website under the “Join the SD Chapter” tab. The renewal fee is $25.

 

SFPE SD Social Update

SFPE SD CHAPTER UPDATE

 

On February 9th Sooby Bhattacharjee, Ph.D and Fletcher J. Miller, Ph.D. from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at San Diego State University presented to the SFPE San Diego Chapter meeting.  The topic was “Fire in Space: How Gravity Affects Flames.”  The chapter had its largest attendance this year!  Look for an announcement regarding a visit to their research facility this summer!

NATIONAL ENGINEERS WEEK

AWARDS BANQUET

 

The Society of Fire Protection Engineers were represented by Ariel Nunez, Will Fletcher, and Blake Johnson at the National Engineers Week Awards Banquet on February 24, 2017. Engineers Week San Diego activities help celebrate and raise public awareness of the contributions engineers make to build a better world in which to live and play. The San Diego County Engineering Council (SDCEC) works in conjunction with the local engineering societies to coordinate activities and lead the Engineers Week San Diego. This year’s theme was “Dream Big”.  The banquet included awards for Outstanding Engineer, Outstanding Engineering Educator, Outstanding Engineering Service, Dr. Thomas Avolt Kanneman, and the Outstanding Engineering Project.  The banquet concluded with a keynote presentation “Engineering for Humanity” by Brandon Reynante.   A preview of the IMAX movie “Dream Big: Engineering Our World” was shown.  The movie opens to the public on March 10, 2017 at the Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park. This film shows firsthand how engineering makes a difference in this world and improves people’s lives.

 

SFPE San Diego MARCH MEETING UPDATE- Wednesday – March 8th, 2017 11:30 AM PDT

Hi SFPE SD Members,

NOTICE: The March Meeting has been moved to the second Wednesday, March 8th.

The SFPE SD Chapter is excited to have Harris Crozier from FM Global present “Ignitable Liquid Storage in Portable Containers” at our March 8th Chapter meeting.

Speaker:

Harris Crozier – Account Engineer with FM Global

Topic:

This talk will focus on the protection of water miscible ignitable liquids in small plastic or glass containers, in palatalized or rack storage arrangements, as outlined in FM Global Property Loss Prevention Data Sheet (DS) 7-29, Ignitable Liquid Storage in Portable Containers. We will look at some background regarding the development of these protection options, and fire test videos that demonstrate the basis of the protection recommendations in the data sheet. The primary application of this presentation is regarding storage of distilled spirits in small glass and plastic containers, including how and why protection options might differ for plastic vs. glass.

Bio:

Harris Crozier is an Account Engineer at FM Global. He graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He began working at FM Global in the summer of 2013 as a Field Engineer, before moving into his current role a couple years ago. During his time at FM Global, he has worked with many different clients involved in a wide range of businesses and occupancies, including warehousing, real estate, electronic assembly, and machine shop manufacturing.

 Location:

Sizzler’s Restaurant

3755 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA, (858) 278-6988
Date:  Wednesday – March  8th, 2017 11:30 AM PDT

Schedule

11:30AM:  Networking and Lunch

12:00PM:  Speaker

1:00PM:   Conclusion of Meeting

 

It’s time to renew your membership! Two ways to accomplish this: either in person at the meeting or online on our website under the “Join the SD Chapter” tab. The renewal fee is $25.

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