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Senior fire safety engineer

Advertiser: Warringtonfire Australia Pty LtdMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
16 Oct 2020
Melbourne, CBD & Inner Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Engineering, Other

About the business

Warringtonfire has an opportunity for a Senior Fire Safety Engineer to join our growing Victorian team. 

Warringtonfire is part of the Element Group. We provide our customers with a comprehensive range of independent fire testing, assessment, engineering and certification services from a network of accredited sites across the world – including in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

Warringtonfire consulting provides fire safety engineering services for projects across the globe. We help ensure that  building and infrastructure projects comply with current fire safety guidance in a cost-effective way. Using our extensive knowledge of fire safety engineering, combined with the latest research and modelling tools, our experienced engineers work with design teams to ensure that the design is right – first time, every time. Our experience on iconic projects around the world also means we are able to work with the relevant authorities to secure the necessary approvals and comply with both national and international design codes.

Our staff have an excellent reputation for integrity and providing the highest level of care and expertise on all our projects, no matter what the size or location.


  • Undertake fire safety engineering analysis, fire and evacuation modelling, risk assessment and site visits / inspections to evaluate fire safety of buildings and infrastructure
  • Prepare fire safety engineering briefs and fire safety engineering reports
  • Positive client contact including design meetings, phone calls and other correspondence
  • Liaise with clients and design teams and discuss / negotiate with the fire brigades and approval authorities
  • Pro-actively seek and create opportunities for new business with both new and existing clients. This includes marketing via face to face meetings, preparation of promotional material, writing articles to be published and presentation at conferences and seminars as appropriate
  • Manage complex projects and contribute to project teams
  • Review and sign (when applicable) fire safety engineering designs and reports
  • Mentor / coach junior staff members
  • Advance the intellectual property of the Company, including the development of standardised reports, methodologies, computer programs and ideas
  • Manage own time, quality and technical performance
  • Understand and follow QA procedures
  • Contribute positively to an enjoyable and productive team environment, consistent with the values of Warringtonfire
  • Promote the vision, mission and core values of Warringtonfire to all staff and clients
  • Liaise with industry and government bodies regarding technical issues relating to the built environment and fire safety issues to promote Warringtonfire's position regarding these issues
  • Assist in the development, implementation and maintenance of company policies and procedures
  • Assist in the development and implementation of long term strategy
  • Promote the strategic direction of Warringtonfire to the staff
  • Identify and pro-actively seek opportunities for growth of the business – both geographical expansions of the core business as well as new ventures
  • Maintain and develop organisational culture, values and reputation in its markets and with all staff, customers, suppliers and regulatory/official bodies
  • Represent Warringtonfire at fire safety conferences and other relevant meetings

Benefits and perks

5 weeks annual leave

Skills / Qualifications

  • University engineering undergraduate degree or higher or other equivalent degree.
  • Be registered or be eligible for one or more of the following accreditations:
  • Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) registered on the National Engineering Register - Fire safety engineering (NER)
  • Accredited certifier through the Building Professionals Board (BPB) – C10 fire safety engineering compliance
  • Registered professional engineer Queensland (RPEQ) – fire safety engineering with Board of Professional Engineers Queensland
  • Registered building practitioner (RPB) Engineer – fire safety with the Victorian Building Authority
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to write clear and concise reports
  • The ability to review reports to ensure the quality of our work and provide constructive feedback
  • Excellent communication skills for interacting with our clients
  • The ability to manage a group of engineers within a team environment
  • High levels of motivation, enthusiasm and flexibility

Please note to be considered for this position you will need to apply for it on our external Company Recruitment site:

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The application form will include these questions:
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