We have an exciting opportunity within our team for a Fire Engineer, we are open to all levels as the role can be shaped around your experience, and can be based in any of our four locations.

As we grow our services across the discipline in both Passive and Active, you will have the drive and flexibility to work across all.

If you are an experienced Fire Safety, Passive or Protection Engineer, who wants to further develop their career within a multi-discipline consultancy, working across an interesting range of projects, in a progressive environment, then we would like to hear from you.

About the role

As a Fire Engineer, you will provide fire engineering design services across projects with preparation of fire reports and drawings. Every building is different and the challenges we work on constantly change, we assess and deliver strong technical design and produce documentation for building consent.

  • Prescriptive fire design using NZ Building Code Acceptable Solution documents.
  • Performance-based fire engineered design and specific engineering design solutions using C/VM2 or Alternative Solutions inclusive of evacuation and smoke movement modelling
  • Construction monitoring inspections onsite
  • Peer reviews of fire engineering assessments
  • Existing building review and assessments for compliance
  • Contribute to developing and growing the discipline and services we offer to our clients

We offer a competitive remuneration package, work life balance with flexible working, a performance bonus scheme, on-the-job training and ongoing career development.

About you

  • ME specialising in Fire Engineering (Safety, Passive or Protection) or equivalent tertiary degree
  • Fire engineering design experience within a consultancy, with comprehensive understanding and practical working knowledge of New Zealand Building Codes and Standards is essential
  • CFD Modelling (FDS), and Zone Modelling (B-Risk)
  • You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the confidence to liaise with clients and local councils as well as lead and contribute to project delivery
  • A natural organiser with a high attention to detail, you will be adept at managing your time to deliver client projects on time and within budget
  • Have a proactive approach to problem solving, with strong decision-making skills
  • Enjoy working in a team environment and communicating with a wide range of people

About us

Kirk Roberts Consulting Engineers is a multi-discipline engineering company with over 100 employees providing Structural, Geotechnical, Fire, Civil and Environmental Engineering Services, plus Project Management, Architecture and Engineering Software to a range of clients across New Zealand, from our offices in Christchurch, Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga.

At Kirk Roberts the heart of our business is innovation and finding a better way is why we exist.  Our company was founded to challenge the norm and push boundaries, so we can bring our clients advanced engineering, project management and software solutions that drive efficiencies.

To apply

Please send your latest CV and covering letter to: Please note, that all applicants must be domiciled in New Zealand and be eligible for permanent employment in NZ, with either a NZ Passport, residency, or current work visa.


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