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FM Approvals Engineer-Fire Protection/Electrical

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.

  • Full Time

    Full Time

  • Level: Mid

    Level: Mid

  • Travel: Yes

    Travel: Yes

Success Profile

What makes a successful Consultant Engineer at FM Global?
Check out the top traits we're looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Ensures Accountability
  • Technical Knowledge
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Attention to Detail
  • Problem Solving



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.

Gabriel — Engineering Specialist — Employee Since 2007



Job ID 2021-11364 Date posted 01/16/2022 Locations West Glocester, Rhode Island

More information about this job:


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.


The person in this position will be responsible for planning, conducting and directing testing and analysis for fire protection equipment with a focus on electrical/electronic/IoT systems. He or she will work in FM Global’s state of the art Research facility 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 product certification. Additionally, regular communication with a wide range of clients 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 25% of time.


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

Degrees in fire protection, electrical or mechanical engineering. Knowledge of, or employment in, fire protection equipment, motor control, industrial control systems, IoT hardware systems or related research, design or manufacturing industry experience is preferred. Electrical Degree highly desired!

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.

Successful candidate should possess the following skills:

  • Demonstrated project management skills including; organizing work, setting priorities, and planning
  • Ability to analyze facts, draw conclusions, and find problem solutions.
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Active listening skills to ensure thorough understanding
  • Effective speaking skills to convey direction, information, and technical concepts
  • Excellent written communication and report writing skills
  • Ability to work effectively as a strong and supportive member of a team
  • Computer proficiency with programs such as Word, Excel and Outlook

Familiarity with third party product certification and industry standards such as FM Approvals, ISO, NFPA, or other international fire protection standards and knowledge of FM Global loss prevention guidelines 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.

We offer our employees a wide range of benefits including career long learning opportunities, tuition reimbursement, 401 (k), pension, flexible schedules, rich health and well-being programs, generous time off allowances, volunteer days and so much more!

FM Approvals is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce.

Please note that all FM Approval visitors, including external candidates interviewing for open positions will be required to be vaccinated and should be prepared to provide proof of vaccination.


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