Fire Engineer needed at WSP in Africa

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Job title : Fire Engineer

Job Location : Gauteng,

Deadline : July 24, 2024

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Job Description

  • The Fire Engineer will be part of the Fire Engineering Team to serve as an expert technical consultant on fire safety, fire prevention, fire protection and life safety engineering issues for internal and external clients.
  • The Fire Engineer will be responsible for the project management for all fire safety and fire system design aspects of all assigned projects. They will also form a critical part of the fire team as a whole and work together with the other fire engineers, technicians, BIM Modeler, etc.
  • Liaising with the Authority Having Jurisdiction on plan approval and signing off buildings that comply with the building regulations and fire designs, and to obtain an occupancy certificate. (Pr. Eng. or Pr. Tech. Eng. Will be highly advantageous)
  • Knowledge and experience in all local fire safety codes is key to carry out code compliant fire safety designs. E.g. NBR, SANS 10400, ASIB, etc.
  • Knowledge and experience in other international codes and standards to carry out rational fire designs is also required. E.g. BS 9999, NFPA 101, BS 7974, IFEG, etc.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Consulting engineering and project management for all fire safety and fire system design aspects of all assigned projects.
  • Develop fire safety plans for evacuation, way finding, firefighting equipment, fire rated construction, escape widths, etc. including the use of value-added methods such as computer-aided hydraulic design, CFD analysis, evacuation modelling etc. Our BIM team will do the actual drawing work.
  • Write reports detailing rational designs that deviate from the DTS solutions.
  • Assist senior engineers on projects.
  • Meetings with clients, architects and other professional team members.
  • Accompany Senior Engineers while they consult with authorities to discuss safety regulations and to recommend deviations as necessary for projects.
  • Assist Senior Engineers on the design of fire detection, sprinkler systems, gas suppression, smoke control systems, etc. including the use of value-added methods such as computer-aided hydraulic design, CFD analysis, etc.  Our BIM team will do the actual drawing work.
  • Review drawings by our BIM team in 2D and 3D platforms.
  • Prepare tender documents and specifications for various fire protection systems and adjudication reports etc.
  • Site inspections and construction monitoring.
  • Financial management of contracts, fee proposals, invoicing, etc.
  • Fee proposals, time management, resource management, etc. of projects.
  • Involvement in management responsibilities, such as revenue forecasts, resource management, bidding on and winning new projects, client liaison, etc.
  • Attendance of site meetings and carrying out site inspections

Health and Safety:

  • Role model standards for SHEQ performance and behaviour consistent with the company’s health, safety, environmental and quality vision and policies by influencing those around you.
  • Contributing to the identification of SHEQ risks and driving processes to achieve Zero Harm.
  • Embracing, displaying and promoting the company values and ensuring a safe working environment is maintained at all times.


  • Minimum BEng / BSc / BTech Degree from an accredited university.
  • Professional Registration with ECSA. (Pr. Eng. Or Pr. Tech. Eng) will be advantageous
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in Fire Engineering
  • Experience within Consulting Engineering Industry advantageous.
  • Must have a valid Code B driver’s licenses and own mode of transportation
  • Willing to travel nationally and internationally as and when required
  • Data Centre experience will be highly advantageous.

Key Competencies and Generic Skills:

  • Ability to effectively convey information (written and oral).
  • Problem solving. Investigating various options to solve a problem. 
  • Knowledge and experience in the built environment, building services, etc.
  • Critical Thinking – using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Sound Judgment, Decision Making and Deductive as well as Inductive Reasoning Skills
  • Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Active Learning – understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision-making.
  • Display professional and ethical values.
  • Efficient time management of oneself and others.
  • Ability to effectively negotiate prospective contracts.
  • Computer aided design skills such as Pyrosim, Pathfinder, Canute and other similarly approved software.

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