Senior Fire Engineer
Johannesburg, South Africa
21h ago
source : Executive Placements

Leading engineering consultancy is seeking a Senior Fire Engineer to join their Cape Town or Johannesburg office.

While the role is primarily to support the building engineering team, it is encouraged that you grow the fire engineering business including business development and work winning.

Requirements :

  • We are looking for someone who is technically excellent and capable of delivering quality fire safety solutions on time and on budget.
  • A proven track record of gaining approval for prescriptive and performance based design solutions from approving local authorities in Cape Town is required.
  • Similar expertise in other South African cities and African countries is also desired.

  • Strong meeting and negotiating skills and experience of leading project teams.
  • You will be a team player capable of imparting knowledge and experience to other members of the team.
  • Experience in the principles of fire engineering including smoke control, means of escape and fire performance of construction materials are essential and knowledge of the various international design codes, standards and guidance associated with the industry is also important.
  • You should possess the following base education, experience, skills and competencies :
  • Degree in fire engineering or equivalent;
  • Typically 5 10+ years’ experience in a consultancy or similar environment;
  • Understand and be able to implement the fire engineering solutions on projects;
  • Be aware of appropriate legislation and design guidance for use in South Africa;
  • Clearly understand the total fire concept : from the client brief through to construction and operation;
  • Manage others in developing and implementation of fire strategies, projects, and research initiatives;
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills, be collaborative, be creative and engaging;
  • Manage financial performance on projects;
  • Responsible for fee proposals and undertake business development activities and be establishing a network of clients / colleagues in and outside the company;
  • Understand and manage the scope and relevant programme constraints of projects; and
  • Experience on site and handover of projects.
  • The following skills are desirable :

  • Professionally Registered Engineer (ECSA) or Chartered Engineer or approaching achieving PrEng or Chartered Engineer status;
  • A working knowledge of the applicable codes in South Africa e.g.(SANS)
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