Fire Life Safety - System Engineer

Date: Sep 21, 2023

Location: Vancouver, BC, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 86384 

Job Category: Infrastructure; Engineering 

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada 

Join a company that is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. With more than 65 years of business and technical expertise in mining, energy, and infrastructure, our 10,000 colleagues in 150 countries tirelessly work toward bettering the industries in which we operate. With practical solutions that are safe, innovative and sustainable, we think globally while acting locally. Are you looking for an opportunity to join a diverse group of professionals who are committed to remaining exceptional? We look forward to hearing from you.


Our expertise in infrastructure includes aviation, highways and bridges, planning and advisory services, ports, rail and transit, tunnels, and water. Want to be part of the creation and construction of our cities? Then the infrastructure team is for you!



Looking to take the next step in your career?

Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Fire Life Safety-System Engineer to join the Infrastructure group in our Tunnels team in the Vancouver, British Columbia location.


New infrastructure and revitalizing assets are a key part of growth for any economy. We work with our clients to imagine and build cities of the future through a constant commitment to innovation and cutting-edge technology. 


As the successful candidate, you:

  • Are seasoned engineer with design-build experience and have been engaged in life cycle of projects from design development, detail design, technical reporting, construction support, testing and commissioning of fire ventilation design, ventilation control system, and life safety system requirement of underground transit including tunnels and underground stations.
  • Have perform design calculations and ensures plans are compliant with relevant codes and standards.
  • Are experienced in code consulting of transit projects with respect to Building & Fire Codes and related NFPA standards.
  • Have experience in developing performance-based strategies and/or code alternates, utilizing fire engineering.
  • Prepare technical reports in various phases of engineering, design development, design reports and technical analysis.
  • Participate in meetings with different disciplines and the client, Capable of effectively present design approaches to code officials.
  • Taking project management tasks and responsibilities to track and forecast project performance, deliverable, and schedule.


You bring to the role:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering.
  • 10 + years of experience as building code consultant or in a related field including fire protection design.
  • Practical Knowledge of Ontario Building and Fire Codes.
  • A strong understanding of fire protection engineering principles.
  • Working experience with fire life safety codes and standards with emphasis on NFPA 101 and NFPA 130.
  • Knowledge of application of codes and standards for underground systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and knowledge of common office software.
  • Self-motivated and experienced in performing calculations and delivering quality work.
  • Demonstrated abilities to work within project timeframes and budget constraints.
  • Ability to travel to clients and job sites and be willing to attend meetings after regular business hours – some travel may be required.
  • Professional designation (P.Eng.) is considered an asset.


Skills Required:

  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • To be able to work alone or in a team under a minimum of supervision.
  • Be able to understand and achieve cost, quality, and timeline goals.
  • Ability to maintain good business relations with the various parties involved in the project.
  • Time management skills and good adaptation to change.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to maintain good interpersonal relationships in complex and changing environments.
  • Fundamental technical engineering knowledge and strong problem-solving skills.


Why join us?

What we offer you?

  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


Don't meet every single requirement? You don't need to. At Hatch, we are building a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters innovation. If you're interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if your past experiences don't perfectly align with the skills we've listed.


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.


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