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Senior Fire Engineer

WSP in Australia - Southbank, VIC

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Who We Are

WSP is one of the world’s leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, surveyors, environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Property & Buildings, Transportation & Infrastructure, Environment, Power & Resources and Water sectors, as well as offering strategic advisory services. With approximately 5,500 talented people in more than 50 offices across Australia and New Zealand, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.

While we are a large global business, we aren’t tied down by bureaucracy. We strive to give our people the freedom and flexibility to make their own decisions, whether this is in their daily work or for progressing their career. If you wish know to whether you will like working with WSP and align with its Culture and Values, please visit our website: wsp.com

The Opportunity

Due to anticipated growth, we are currently looking to engage a Senior Fire Engineer to join our Melbourne team.

Your New Colleagues

Our large, inclusive and dynamic National Fire Engineering team, housed within our 900+ person Property and Buildings group, is industry-leading on a national scale with many long-tenure, key employees who have developed excellent relationships with highly sought-after clients. As such, a great work environment affording industry’s first-pick projects has been curated over the years and only continues to grow stronger every year. The new team member will work in the Melbourne as well as the broader national team on local Australian and international projects.

A Typical Day For You

  • Client-facing in tandem with managing ongoing communication and highly effective professional relationships with clients
  • Leading large fire safety engineering projects from inception through to delivery in support of technical and commercial standards;
  • Driving the delivery of engineering and project work within time and cost budgets;
  • Delegating and supervising the work of junior engineers across their technical aspects for fire engineering briefs, reports and modelling;
  • Partnering with internal stakeholders and a collaborative, national team in a multidisciplinary engineering setting.

What We'll Love About You
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science or equivalent industry experience;
  • Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters in Fire Safety Engineering;
  • 8 to 12+ years’ relevant consulting experience on complex fire safety engineering projects;
  • Strong client relationship management and project management skills
  • Well versed in effectively delivering multiple, concurrent projects ranging and scale and sector;
  • Strong knowledge base in code consultancy, risk assessments and fire, smoke and egress modelling;
  • Highly effective in servicing clients and liaising with local authorities/fire brigade, surveyors, multidisciplinary consultants and other stakeholders to efficiently deliver projects.
  • Willingness to lead, train and mentor lesser experienced engineers across technical and project delivery aspects, and;
  • Strong project leadership, teamwork, interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills.

We Value Your Employee Experience

At WSP we provide a diverse and inclusive work environment and offer many personal and professional development opportunities that are aimed to help you deliver your best self to the role whilst managing your personal life in balance. We have been recognised for the second consecutive year as a Great Place to Work® with year-on-year increases in employee engagement.

Some of the many benefits we offer our employees include:
  • Flexible working hours and working from home;
  • Global mobility;
  • Parental leave and purchased additional annual leave;
  • Corporate employee discounts and offers;
  • Salary continuance insurance;
  • Wellness at work and social club;
  • Workplace giving/volunteering;
  • Employee reward and recognition program, and;
  • Professional and technical development opportunities.

Inspired By Diversity, Driven By Inclusion

Discover a forward-thinking culture that incorporates some conventional yet non-negotiable qualities—like respect, integrity and trust. We welcome to the table all perspectives, strengths, skills, creeds and genders because we know that diverse ideas breed extraordinary results.

WSP supports a diverse and inclusive work environment as well as equal employment opportunities. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people of culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Please note we will not be engaging the services of recruitment agencies for this role.