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West Glocester, Rhode Island

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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 2018-8244 Date posted 12/19/2018 Locations West Glocester, Rhode Island;

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Overview - External:

FM Global is a leading property insurer of the world's largest businesses, providing more than one-third of FORTUNE 1000-size companies with engineering-based risk management and property insurance solutions. FM Global helps clients maintain continuity in their business operations by drawing upon state-of-the-art loss-prevention engineering and research; risk management skills and support services; tailored risk transfer capabilities; and superior financial strength. To do so, we rely on a dynamic, culturally diverse group of employees, working in more than 100 countries, in a variety of challenging roles.

Responsibilities - External:

Plan, conduct, and direct the development and evaluation of approved scientific and engineering projects, with little or no supervision, in the area of fire protection systems and system components, such as foam and water mist fire extinguishing systems and to increase the technical knowledge and provide solutions to problems of property loss and loss control for use by FM Global and their clients. Responsibilities may also include flood water abatement products.  The successful candidate will work at FM Global's state-of-the-art research campus in West Glocester, RI, USA.

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 certification. Additionally, regular communication with a wide range of customers and colleagues, to ensure a thorough understanding of the customers' needs and to work effectively as a team.

The working environments include office, manufacturing sites and laboratory settings. Overnight travel, to confer and work with customers, attend technical conferences and to conduct and monitor tests, is typically less than 30% of time.

Qualifications - External:

BS plus 3 years minimum related experience (or MS in technical area)

Degrees in fire protection, fluid mechanics, electrical or mechanical engineering; knowledge of, or employment in, fire protection equipment, pumps, valves, flood mitigation or related research, design or manufacturing industry experience is preferred. 

Successful candidate should have demonstrated project management 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 loss prevention guidelines preferred. 

Candidate must possess outstanding relationship management skills including:

  • Exceptional customer service skills (both orally and in writing)
  • 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

Candidate should have a good ability to analyze facts, draw conclusions,  and find problem solutions.

Familiarity with third party product certification and industry standards such as FM Approvals, ISO, NFPA, or other international fire protection standards is preferred.

Ability to travel domestically and internationally for up to 2 weeks at a time.

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

Working product evaluation environment involves water and possibly fire, smoke and heat.

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