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Fire/ Life Safety Consulting Engineer - New York (2329) in New York, NY at BuroHappold Engineering

Date Posted: 2/3/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Are you passionate about creating sophisticated solutions, that ensure life safety and property protection? If you're an experienced engineer looking to take your career to new heights, we have a fantastic opportunity to join our team in New York. Being challenged both creatively and technically, we offer unrivalled career development in the city that never sleeps.

Type of contract


Area of Expertise
Specialist Engineering


Office / Project Location
New York

Closing Date

Ref No

Our clients needs for fire safety are wide-ranging. We listen and consult to fully understand the design aspirations for their development and bring to life state-of-the-art fire safety solutions through imaginative and innovative fire engineering work including performance based CFD modeling and prescriptive code compliance work. 

We're now looking for an experienced fire engineer to join our tight-knit team in New York. Working on projects that span east to west and everything in between, you will have the opportunity to apply your design skills on renowned projects and develop yourself further as a consulting engineer.

What will I be doing?

  • Working alongside senior fire engineers to successfully deliver fire strategies for small, medium and large-scale projects.
  • Carry out and review fire engineering calculations including smoke modelling and evacuation analysis from simple hand calculations to complex 3D computational modelling (CFD experience is essential). 
  • Inform and support the building design aspirations, functionality and architectural form throughout the design process.
  • Represent BuroHappold Fire Engineering at design team meetings, both internal and externally. 
  • Liaise with approval authorities on fire safety designs and proposals.
  • Work with other members of the team to apply fire safety legislation and design guidance in the US and internationally as part of global project delivery.
  • Be aware of the role of risk assessment in the fire safety environment and become involved in carrying out assessments.

What are we looking for?

  • Demonstrated expertise in delivering fire safety engineering solutions in a multi-disciplinary environment with solid experience in developing fire strategies, undertaking engineering analysis and applying performance based designs.
  • Able to demonstrate a problem solving aptitude.
  • Working towards professional registration through an appropriate professional body.
  • Able to clearly communicate and present technical solutions to a variety of clients and stakeholders.
  • Possess a higher education qualification in engineering or in a fire safety related subject
  • Demonstrable relevant ‘hands-on’ professional experience.
  • Confident, proactive character, with a track record or the ability to taking the lead in challenging situations.
  • Working towards or have experience of varied project portfolios.
  • Local NYC knowledge is a must.

BuroHappold is proud to be a practice of a diverse range of professionals that reflects the countries in which we operate.  We understand that through collaboration, diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative and elegant solutions. BuroHappold actively promotes inclusivity across the practice to enable every individual to reach their full potential. This begins with a fair and inclusive recruitment process which focuses on your skills, competencies and experiences in relation to the role.