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Fire and Life Safety Engineer

Company: WSP
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Be involved in projects with our Fire and Life Safety Engineering practice and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client's objectives and solves their challenges.

At kW Mission Critical Engineering, (kW MCE) a WSP company which specializes in the design of Mission Critical Data Centers throughout the US as well as world wide, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

kW MCE, is currently initiating a search for a Senior Consultant, Fire and Life Safety Engineer in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin office.

Job Responsibilities:

You will work with a team of Fire and Life Safety Technical Professionals to meet the technical challenges faced by modern building designs. The Fire and Life Safety team is dedicated to keeping people safe from the dangers of fire and smoke within buildings. Blending science and practical experience, the team designs fire engineering strategies that are safe for occupants and bring commercial benefits. The practice has the experience and expertise to navigate codes, standards, and create solutions for our clients that balance building with compliance requirements.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

As a Senior Consultant, Fire and Life Safety, you will be responsible for overseeing the fire and life safety aspects of a project.


  • Development of automatic fire sprinkler systems, fire detection, and alarm systems.
  • Design and review of mass notification systems, smoke management systems, and egress systems.
  • Prepare computer models for fire, smoke and egress simulations.
  • Review fire and safety drawings for compliance to ensure meeting safety code requirements.


  • Prepare information for proposal documents, specifications, and reporting.
  • Develop understanding of project finances
  • Create models, analyze technical issues, devise solutions.
  • Lead tasks for technical assignments on projects


  • Conduct commissioning activities for code compliance
  • Participate in project and client meetings
  • Attend team and/or project meetings and interface with internal specialty groups, project teams and clients.
  • Design and review of visually compelling deliverables
  • Commitment to keeping up to date on technical knowledge of current and emerging practices
  • Business development and marketing pursuit activities
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP's Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures
  • Other duties as required by business needs

Job Requirements


  • Required qualifications include:
  • Bachelor of Science Fire Design or equivalent (or other engineering discipline)
  • 5-7 years of experience
  • Knowledge of Revit or AutoCAD
  • Ability to work efficiently in a team environment
  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills
  • Attention to detail and highly organized
  • Self-starter, able to work independently as well as multi-task
  • Preferred Qualifications include:
  • Bachelor in Fire Protection or equivalent experience

Working Conditions and/or Physical Demands

Occasional travel (<30%) to client or project sites as needed


WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee's career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its US companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status

WSP USA (and all of its US companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

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