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Building Fire Protection Designer

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
4 days ago

Building Fire Protection Designer: Harvey 2518

We are currently seeking a self-motivated, hardworking Fire Protection Designer to join our Vancouver, BC office. 

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to gain valuable hands-on work experience in a dynamic, team-based working environment, as well as grow and develop their professional career within the consulting industry.

Our company is a leader in the delivery of professional consulting engineering, energy management, and engineering development services across Canada.

With over five decades of industry-leading engineering expertise, our goal as a firm is to permanently reduce our clients’ environmental footprint through sustainable, cost-effective design solutions.

What we’re looking for:

  • Assist with the preparation of drawings and schematics.
  • Coordinate with other consulting disciplines to ensure drawing integrity and completeness.
  • Work with project team and Project Manager to ensure on-time project completion.
  • Escalate resource issues to the appropriate Project Manager.
  • Review architectural and structural drawings.
  • Perform system hydraulic calculations.
  • Arrange sprinklers on the drawings in accordance with current NFPA standards.
  • Verify drawings in accordance with established procedures.
  • Work with contractors and respond to technical inquiries.
  • Provide technical and administrative support through all phases of the project.
  • Help establish and promote client relationships.
  • Strive to ensure quality and timely delivery of finished products to clients.
  • Overtime as required.

Qualifications, Experience and Education:

  • Completion of post-secondary education in a related field such as Mechanical Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology or Building Systems Technology.
  • Working towards obtaining Applied Science Technologist & Technicians designation or Professional Engineers designation in British Columbia.
  • 3 - 7 years of relevant work experience in the design of building fire protection systems.
  • Background developing construction documents using AutoCAD and/or Revit.
  • Familiar with bid and tendering process.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office tools including Excel, Word, Project and PowerPoint.
  • Experience working with customers and client base.
  • Experience working in a team based environment.
  • Experience in site investigations and construction review is considered an asset.
  • Experience in the design of water based sprinkler protection systems.
  • Previous experience with laying out and hydraulically sizing the fire protection system using commercially available software (ie. Tyco FOT and Elite Sprinkler).

Required Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines/successful completion of deliverables.
  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with all levels of the organization, including executives.
  • Able to communicate ideas and recommendations to non-engineer team members in a clear manner.
  • Knowledge of Canadian Engineering standards.
  • Advanced working knowledge of the provincial building code and NFPA standards.
  • High level of sound and independent judgment and reasoning.
  • Excellent time management skills and project management skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Analytical, thorough, resourceful and detail-oriented.
  • Team and customer service-focused.
  • Self-motivated, hardworking, flexible.

Job Specific Competencies:

Analytical Thinking – Analyzing and synthesizing information to understand issues

Client Focus – Providing service excellence with added value to internal and/or external clients

Continuous Learning – Identifying and addressing learning and developmental needs to enhance own performance

Creativity and Innovation – Modifies current approaches to generating viable, new approaches and solutions

Initiative – Addresses current issues by dealing with situations proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise

Interactive Communication – Listening to others and communicating articulately, fostering two-way open communication

Legislative, Policies, Procedures & Standards – Understanding and using relevant legislation, policies, procedures and/or standards in performing one’s work

Results Management – Supervises work/projects by organizing time, work and resources to accomplish in the most effective and efficient way

Self Confidence – Demonstrating realistic trust in own abilities and confidence when challenged

Teamwork – Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals


This is a fulltime position

Salary is open depending on experience

Benefits package is available after 3 months with…

  • The opportunity to work on significant, innovative, and sustainable projects
  • Career development opportunities, including mentorship and training
  • Collaboration with team members across Canada
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits
  • RRSP matching
  • Professional fees covered
  • Hybrid work environment
  • Summer Super Long Weekends