South Africa

Senior Fire Engineer

Company WSP Africa
Reference # WSP/PTY/BRY/13/2021
Published 18/05/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Bryanston, Gauteng, South Africa


WSP is one of the most diverse consulting firms in Africa. To further our strategic business execution plan, we are seeking leaders that share our guiding principles – we value our people and our reputation; we are locally dedicated with international scale; we are future-focused and challenge the status quo; we foster collaboration in everything we do and we have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable. We are committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment.

Job Functions Engineering
Industries Consulting Services,Engineering


•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, draughtsman, etc.
•Liaising with the Authority Having Jurisdiction on plan approval and signing off buildings that comply with the building regulations and fire designs, and obtaining an occupancy certificate. (Pr. Eng. or Pr. Tech. Eng. required)
•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 are also required. E.g. BS 9999, NFPA 101, BS 7974, IFEG, etc.


•Consulting engineering and project management for all fire safety and fire system design aspects of all assigned projects.
•Develop fire safety plans for evacuation, wayfinding, 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 junior engineers with technical designs and queries.
•Meetings with clients, architects and other professional team members.
•Consult with authorities to discuss safety regulations and to recommend deviations as necessary for projects.
•Design 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.


•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.



•Bachelor’s degree or Technology Degree from an accredited university.
•Professional Registration with ECSA. (Pr. Eng. Or Pr. Tech. Eng.)
•5 -10 years experience in Fire Engineering
•Experience within the 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


•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.
Job Closing Date 15/06/2021
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