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Engineer - FM Approvals

Norwood, Massachusetts

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At FM Global, we work with many of the world’s largest organizations to help protect their commercial and industrial property against threats. Our field engineers specialize in a wide range of disciplines, including electrical, mechanical, chemical, civil and industrial engineering, as well as fire protection.

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Sr. Consultant engineer
employee since 2007

Many times, the safety of entire communities is influenced by our work. On one project in Florida, I worked with a client to make sure a critical 911 communications facility would be operable during and after a Category 5 hurricane. Advising them on things like how to protect vital generator systems and helping them make costeffective design decisions, I had a hand in building something truly substantial. In the end, our client was happy to have a partner that understood and worked with them to meet their unique needs.


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Job ID 2019-8517 Date posted 03/25/2019 Locations Norwood, Massachusetts;

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FM Approvals is an international leader in third-party testing and certification services. We test property loss prevention products and services—for use in commercial and industrial facilities—to verify they meet rigorous loss prevention standards of quality, technical integrity and performance. How? By employing a worldwide certification process that’s backed by scientific research and testing, and over a century of experience.

The FM APPROVED mark is recognized and respected worldwide. Our certification instills confidence and commands respect in your marketplace.


Would you like be involved in testing and certifying the integrity of commercial building products from around the world?  In this position you will plan, conduct and direct the evaluation and certification of property loss prevention products, with little or no supervision, in the area of building materials and assemblies.  The testing will push the product’s performance as it relates to wind, fire and other exposures in our world class, state of the art laboratories.  You will help to increase the technical knowledge and provide solutions to the problems of property loss prevention and mitigation. Duties will include, but are not limited to, the development of proposals, project management, supervision of tests, documentation of results, preparation of written reports and other complex tasks associated with third party product certification. In addition, duties may include making presentations and providing representation to trade associations. The working environment includes both the office and laboratory. Overnight travel, to consult with customers, attend technical conferences and to conduct and monitor tests at test facilities, is typically less than 20%.


BS in technical area + 3 years experience or MS in technical area

Technical degree in civil, structural, mechanical or chemical engineering preferred.  Knowledge of, and experience with, building materials, components, and assemblies is desired.  A background in statics and/or material properties is beneficial.  Successful candidate should have demonstrated project management skills, results analysis skills, superior written and verbal communication skills and computer proficiency with programs such as Word, Excel and Outlook. Professional registration and / or knowledge of FM Global Property Loss Prevention Datasheets is beneficial.  Knowledge of FM Approvals Standards is preferred.  Candidate must have a good understanding from experience or training in root cause analysis.

Candidate must have the ability to read, write and speak English proficiently and the ability to understand and follow English instructions.

Candidate must possess outstanding relationship management skills including:

  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills (both orally and in writing)
  • Active listening skills to understand the points being made when someone else is speaking and giving full attention to the speaker
  • Effective speaking skills to convey direction, information and technical concepts
  • Ability to work effectively as a strong and supportive member of a team
  • Demonstrated skill in organizing work, setting priorities and planning

Working product evaluation environment involves fire, smoke, heat and the use of adhesives and binders.

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