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  • Job reference: RMS0124976

EMS Fire Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Ras Laffan
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 03/05/2013
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The Role:
To provide Fire Engineering service and support, provide expert analysis of and report and advise on industrial, commercial and domestic properties and assets before and after construction, considering the fire resistance of construction materials, intended usage or contents of buildings, water supplies, water delivery, fire fighting systems, fire equipment maintenance programme and fire appliances.

To advise and assist for the purposes of safeguarding life and property against fire, explosion and related hazards.

Key Result Areas:
• Effectiveness, accuracy, currency and appropriateness of advice and assistance provided.
• Undertake design reviews of existing operational plant fixed fire protection systems, advising on deviations from current specifications to incorporate changes in technology and risk and reflecting industry best practice.
• Carry out technical evaluations of buildings and other civil engineering work to ensure compliance with relevant standards of fire protection engineering.
• Act as Fire Engineering advisor to special projects determining design criteria for fixed and portable fire protection systems.
• Act as Fire Engineering/EMS focal point for major capital projects, including design and layout of buildings incorporating automatic fire detection systems and fixed fire protection systems, including fixed fire protection/fire-fighting systems for hydrocarbon facilities and mobile fire-fighting appliances.
• Undertake pre-occupancy inspections on industrial, commercial and domestic properties with a responsibility to provide solutions/design changes for passive/active fire protection measures and recommendations for life safety provision.
• Make design studies of proposed industrial, commercial and other property considering factors, such as fire resistance of construction materials, usage or contents of buildings, water supplies and water delivery, and egress facilities and report and advise accordingly.
• Recommend materials or equipment, such as structural components, fire-detection equipment, alarm systems, fire extinguishing devices and systems, and advise on location, handling, installation, commissioning and maintenance requirements.
• Liaise with Production, Process and Safety departments to establish Shutdown activities, rescue plans and emergency response strategies, taking account of production targets and operational/shutdown activity constraints.
• Ensure that inspection, testing and maintenance of fire fighting equipment/appliances and audit of fire prevention systems are carried out and recommendations for improvement are put into operation.
• Lead and manage a small team of technicians/contractors for projects/planned maintenance and reactive work and ensure timely completion of work within allocated resources.
• Analyse results from quantitative data to provide trend analysis on the performance of fire protection systems and develop the results to predict failure rates and provide gap analysis for benchmarking.
• Recommend materials, equipment, and methods for the improvement of conditions conducive to fire protection and prevention.
• Devise fire protection programs and organize and educate/train personnel to perform such programs.
• Provide subject specific expert advice for Level II Risk Assessments.
• Provide guidance where appropriate to operational fire crews.
• Develop and deliver subject-specific Continual Professional Development (CPD) lectures for EMS Officers participating in internal and national career development programs.
• • Conduct research and tests on fire retardants/suppressants and fire performance of materials and equipment to determine fire causes and methods of fire prevention.
• Investigate and analyse the cause of fires, prepare reports and implement lessons learned to provide an effective company fire prevention strategy.
• Advise on and plan for the protection of people, environment and assets from fire and explosions and advise on the prevention of damage by fire, wind, water or other causes.
• Act as an advisor to Departments and Project groups in relation to the safe delivery of projects/services
• Undertake investigations and provide written reports of operational incidents, providing analysis recommending relevant changes in operational procedures and equipment.
• Act as an EMS team focal point for all matters affecting fire engineering and fire fighting operations.
• Prepare third party service contracts for the procurement of goods and services in line with Company and national regulations.
• Direct and advise on the preparation of the annual budget request to ensure all maintenance programs and activities are properly funded.
• Monitor budget reports and investigate and reconcile any significant variances to ensure effective performance and cost control.
• Create and prioritise development programs for Qatari Nationals undergoing training as Engineers as required.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Graduate Fire Engineering degree or equivalent from a recognised Engineering course.
• Extensive experience in general engineering (especially heavy engineering), engineering management and maintenance a prerequisite.
• Member of either the Chartered Institute of Building Service Engineers or the Institution of Fire Engineers highly desirable.
• Minimum 10 years’ relevant fire services experience, with at least 5 years at the supervisory level in Emergency Response Services.
• Well developed written and oral English skills.
• Good interpersonal, communication and leadership skills, especially within a multi cultural and multi agency environment.
• Possess sound working knowledge of PC based systems and generic software applications.
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