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Building Code Official

Naval Nuclear Laboratory
United States, West Milton
September 03, 2023
About Us

The Naval Nuclear Laboratory comprises the U.S. Department of Energy locations and personnel responsible for developing advanced naval nuclear propulsion technology, providing technical support to ensure the safety and reliability of our nation's naval nuclear reactors, and training the Sailors who operate those reactors in the U.S. Navy's submarines and aircraft carrier Fleets. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory includes the Bettis and Knolls Atomic Power Laboratories, the Kenneth A. Kesselring Site, and the Naval Reactors Facility which have proudly supported the nation since 1946. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory has nearly 8,000 employees working at primary locations in Pennsylvania, New York, South Carolina, and Idaho. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory also has an established presence at numerous shipyards and vendor locations around the globe. We are dedicated solely to the support of the United States Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory is operated by Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC, a wholly own a wholly owned subsidiary of Fluor Corporation.

Job Description

The Naval Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) Building & Fire Protection Engineering (BFPE) unit at the Kenneth A. Kesselring Site in Ballston Spa, NY is looking for an individual to fill the role of Building Code Official (BCO) and oversee the Site Code Enforcement Program.

Our primary mission of the site is to train nuclear Officers and Enlisted personnel to operate the United States Navy's nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines on our sprawling 4,000 acres. The success of our mission relies on a strong site code compliance and fire protection program to support facility infrastructure, operations, construction and emergency planning and response. The BFPE unit provides the engineering resource to support operation, maintenance and system reliability of the sites fire protection systems as well as building code compliance for new construction and building modifications.

As the BCO, the successful candidate will oversee the administration and enforcement of the Site Code Enforcement Program and act as the Authority Having Jurisdiction for site interpretation of building codes, standards and associated requirements. The BCO will provide technical oversight of the review and approval of all design and construction documents as they relate to building code matters. This position will require the BCO to interact with multiple organizations, site management, project execution teams, systems engineers and building owners. The successful candidate should be comfortable working in a self-directed environment and mentoring more junior engineers within the team.

Required Combination of Knowledge and Skill

BS degree in engineering or Bachelor's degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of nine years of relevant experience or; MS degree in engineering or Master's degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of seven years of relevant experience.

Preferred Skills

  • General to working knowledge of building and life safety codes that includes varying levels of design, implementation, and field service in one or more of those codes or standards.
  • Minimum four years of progressive engineering practice, three of which were in responsible charge of building design and construction.


  • Working knowledge of the Building Code set for New York State and associated reference standards
  • Familiarity with NFPA standards
  • Strong interpersonal and teaming skills

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

All candidates must be U.S. citizens. Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. FMP is a government contractor and maintains a drug free workplace and workforce. All candidates must be able to pass a drug test in compliance with FMP company policy and 10 CFR 707. Federal regulation requires FMP test for marijuana. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042, Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC (FMP) may require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by their start date, subject to approved disability or religious accommodations. We understand this federal requirement is subject to litigation and enforcement may change. Fluor Marine Propulsion is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Veterans/Disabilities) Committed to Workplace Diversity


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