Project Technical Lead, Fire Protection

Stantec Australia

Location: St Leonards

Job Type: Full time


Project Technical Lead, Fire Protection - ( 220004B0 )


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

This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior/Principal Fire Enginee r to join our growing Sydney Fire Engineering team. We are looking for someone who is looking to join a collaborative team working on iconic and exciting projects.

Ideally you will have previous consulting experience and looking to work in a culture that is committed to quality output. Sydney have a very strong pipeline of future work. In this diverse role, you will be supporting the Group Leader and other Project Engineers, while having the opportunity to gain practical experience working on a variety of project types including retail, hotels, commercial, residential, shopping centres, industrial, healthcare, and education.

Day to day tasks would involve:

  • Plan, design, and direct engineering projects of a complex nature that prevent, detect, control or reduce fire and smoke in buildings and structures.

  • Recommend materials, equipment, or systems to assist in safeguarding life and property against fire, analyse how fire behaves and model how safety features perform in a fire.

  • Work closely and develop trusted relationships with other project stakeholders, notably architects, contractors, builders and end users to achieve efficient and cost-effective solutions with a high-quality outcome

  • Complete projects in terms of programme, design execution, technical risk management and overall client satisfaction

  • Run and manage your own projects

  • Mentor Junior staff members

  • Asses the fire protection needs within projects and create drawings and calculations in support of design concepts.

  • Represent project work in client meetings and continue to cultivate relationships with client organizations.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Contribute to the overall strategy and development of the Fire team and to our company culture.

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

What we are ideally looking for:

  • Previous experience in Consulting within the Building services industry

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

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

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

  • Ability to independently undertake project and technical analysis

  • Experience in CFD fire modelling and evacuation modelling preferable

  • Experience in the development of Performance Solutions

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Ability to prioritise workloads to meet deadlines

  • Positive, can-do attitude and strong work ethic

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 intersection 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, 7:22:32 PM

Req ID: 220004B0

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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