Group Leader, Fire Engineering

Stantec Australia

Location: St Leonards

Job Type: Full time


Group Leader, Fire Engineering - ( 220004B1 )


Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve—because they're our communities too. We're designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

About the role

The role of Group Leader is suited to a proactive individual who is looking to take the next step in their career. We are ideally seeking a qualified candidate with substantial experience across all project sizes from low rise to high rise building projects. We are involved in a vast variety of project types including commercial, laboratories, defence, residential, justice, health and aged care, industrial, education and infrastructure.

You will be responsible for the management and strategic direction of all aspects of the Fire Group. Provide required support to Project Leads (Fire Engineering) to ensure overall group is consistently focussed in terms of financial performance, QA adherence, risk management, and staff morale. Represent the company externally to Clients and play a senior and active role in managing these relationships. Reinforce cultural behaviours across the Group and the Buildings business.

You will enjoy a diverse position and will need to have the ability to multitask and share your time between project involvement, business development, group performance and management responsibilities.

Day to day tasks would involve:

  • Management of current and future workloads within the Fire Group to achieve attainment of financial targets whilst ensuring high staff morale.

  • Support and offer guidance to Project Leads, Engineers and Graduate Engineers to enable them to perform successfully at all levels.

  • Ensure that the Fire Group maintains an appropriate level of service to key Clients.

  • Design, documentation and construction phase activities including project review, liaison with client and consultant team, liaison with authorities, reporting, contract administration and quality audits.

  • Facilitate knowledge sharing and proactively engage with your discipline colleagues across ANZ and the world.

  • Adhere to professional standards, ethics and Stantec quality procedures.

  • Contribute to our company culture.

To be successful for this role you'll need:

  • Be a Registered Professional Engineer of NSW (Fire Safety)

  • Previous experience in a Consulting environment within the Building services industry

  • Knowledge of the Building Code of Australia and relevant Australian Standards

  • Bachelor of Engineering – Mechanical, Chemical, Structural or Fire, or Bachelor of Science in Physics

  • Ability to undertake scientific calculations related to fires, smoke movement and occupant evacuation

  • Experience (preferred) in CFD fire modelling and evacuation modelling

  • Experience in the development of Performance Solutions

  • Competence and effort in managing risk exposure

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

What we offer

Along with a competitive salary we offer many other benefits to ensure your professional development & wellbeing is ongoing.

  • Genuine Flexible Working Arrangements - Including work from home opportunities, provision for school term contracts, job sharing and part time employment.

  • Option to purchase up to 4 weeks additional leave.

  • Learning and Talent Development Programs - Including Global programmes, online learning and on-the-job learning

  • Mentoring for your own development and the opportunity to mentor others

  • A friendly team environment, with dedicated and enthusiastic staff committed to producing high quality service and deliverables

  • Professional Memberships

  • Salary Continuance Insurance (SCI)

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Programs

  • Service Recognition Awards

  • Employee Assistance Program

About Stantec

The Stantec community unites approximately 25,000 employees working in over 400 locations across six continents. We collaborate across disciplines and industries to bring buildings, energy, resources, water, environmental, transport and infrastructure projects to life.

Our work from initial project concept and planning through design, construction, and commissioning begins at the intergroup of community, creativity, and client relationships.

How to apply

If this position is of interest, please apply via the link below.

Please note that no agency applications will be accepted at this time.


Bachelor of Engineering – Structural or Fire or Mechanical, or Bachelor of Science in Physics

Primary Location : Australia-New South Wales-St. Leonards

Organization : BC-3013 Buildings-AU New South Wales

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Manager

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Mar 2, 2023, 9:16:42 PM

Req ID: 220004B1

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

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