Associate Fire & Life Safety in Dubai, UAE

Job Responsibilities of Associate Fire & Life Safety 

Business Leadership: Associate Fire & Life Safety 

•Associate Fire & Life Safety is responsible for the leadership, growth and support of their team.
•Ensure that Health & Safety is embedded into all work practices in line with company policies
•Conduct meaningful inductions, performance management reviews and personal development plans that support the development of individuals and the business
•Contribute to succession planning and career development across their team
•Support the development and delivery of training and awareness sessions as required
•Contribute to the development and implementation of the Business Unit (BU) strategy
•Attend and lead team and project meetings, cascade relevant information and encourage feedback from team

Business Development: Associate Fire & Life Safety

•Contribute to business development activities through participation in external market profile raising activities and functions.
•Actively develop external and internal client relationships
•Proactively co sell other Aurecon services and where applicable the wider business
•Support the ‘Prospect to Project Process’ for lead projects and overseeing the process for direct reports
•Provide technical leadership to respond to prequalification documents, Request for Price (RFPs) and other client inquiries
•Contribute to the financial build-up of resources and lump sum pricing items for prospects where required

Project Leadership: Associate Fire & Life Safety 

•To act as PM on selected projects by managing the successful delivery of high quality multi and single disciplinary projects.
•Ensure that own projects and that projects led by direct reports adhere to Project Lifecycle and satisfy the aesthetic without compromising life safety
•Support the formation of the contractual relationship between the business and the client; taking the process from proposal to contract, utilising the advice of the support functions
•Ensure proactive project planning, stakeholder and risk management takes place across projects
•Supervise the team to identify, assess and manage major project risk and secure the best commercial return from the projects in their portfolio
•To ensure statutory and regulatory requirements are met
•Support the accurate and timely recognition of revenue for own projects and projects led by direct reports

Technical: Associate Fire & Life Safety

•Be fully conversant in the use of UAE Fire Codes, NFPA, IBC, British Standard & Performance Based Design Codes and be able to adapt and utilize other applicable design legislation dependent upon the region in which the project is located
•Lead the development of and, where necessary, produce prescriptive & performance based Fire & Life Safety Design reports throughout the project lifecycle;
•Lead the development and production of fire & life safety strategy drawings in accordance with regional requirements.
•Ability to conduct and evaluate the results of fire, smoke and egress modelling
•Undertake detailed fire & life safety compliance reviews.
•Development of performance based design solutions including necessary assessments and calculations.
•Define applicable fire scenarios, acceptance criteria and output format for performance based design solutions performance by others.
•Ensure compliance to use of UAE Fire Codes, NFPA, IBC, British Standard & Performance based design codes, as well as adapt and utilise other applicable design legislation dependent on region.
•Keep up to date with industry developments with respect to own discipline and understand and appreciate the basic technical principles and drivers of other disciplines
•Develop the technical capabilities of direct reports
•Lead technical solutions on projects

Qualification and Experience

•B.Eng (Hon) degree with minimum 10 years post graduate experience or equivalent fire and life safety consulting experience and qualifications.
•Member of Professional body such as MIFireE, SFPE, NFPA
•C.Eng preferred although not essential.
•Experience and proven ability to manage projects and team in a fire consultancy environment in the Middle East.
•Experience user of Microsoft Office


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