Advanced Electrical Engineer

Location US-MA-Norwood
Job ID
# Positions
Work Location
Works from an office location
Employee Type
Engineering - Engineering

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

The person in this position will be responsible for planning, conducting and directing testing and analysis of electronic equipment used primarily in fire protection and explosion prevention systems submitted for FM Approval. He or she will work in FM Global’s Engineering and Research facility in Norwood, MA, with occasional travel to the state of the art facility in West Glocester, RI, USA.


In addition to product certification projects, the person will be involved with the FM Approvals Central Station Program. This is a scheme in which FM provides certification oversight of companies that provide installation / maintenance of fire alarm systems, central station monitoring services, or both. This will involve occasional travel to examine these customers on a periodic basis and will further involve coordinating the effort of others performing the same examination services.


Duties will include, but are not limited to, the development of proposals, preparation of test plans, supervision of tests, project management, documentation of results, preparation of written reports and other complex tasks associated with third party certification.


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 25%.

Qualifications - External

BS in Electrical Engineering and a minimum of 7 years experience with fire alarm equipment.

Familiarity with associated codes and standards (e.g. NFPA, FM Approval Standards & ANSI) is desired.

Ideally, the candidate will be certified to NICET Level 2, or be willing to pursue and obtain it.

The 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.


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