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WSP Canada

Fire Protection Engineer

Posted 7 days ago

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

WSP is currently seeking an experienced Fire Protection, Fire Life Safety (FLS) Intermediate/Senior Engineer to join our Rail and Transit team at the Toronto office. Reporting to the Chief FLS/TVS Engineer, you will use your in-depth knowledge of ON, Canadian, and international building and fire codes and NFPA codes including NFPA 101, NFPA 130, and NFPA 502 to assist clients and engineering staff to ensure the projects are designed based on best engineering practices and regulatory requirements for fire and life safety.

With an education and background in fire protection engineering, you will help develop alternative compliance measures related to the application of passive and active fire protection systems, components, and materials. In a client-facing role, you will represent the organization as a leader in fire protection and FLS engineering and code consulting. As a leader, you will be responsible for training others, developing business, and ensuring the highest fire protection engineering standards are adhered to in the work produced.

Why choose WSP?

  • We value and are committed to upholding a culture of inclusion and belonging
  • Our Flexible Work Policy - we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.
  • A Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.
  • Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.
  • Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open to your ideas and trying new things.
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.

We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.


What you can expect to do here:
  • Provide guidance and direction to FPE staff to ensure operational and project delivery excellence
  • Contribute to performance appraisal and mentoring of assigned staff
  • Provide detailed innovative and strategic contributions to concept and detail design of projects
  • Be active in representing the company through target industry organizations, acting as a recognized technical and thought leader
  • Analyze buildings and systems, drawings and specifications and prepare approaches to code compliance for new and renovation projects
  • Working with other professionals, you will deliver successful projects within exceptional quality, on-budget and on-schedule results
  • Other duties as assigned/required.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • 10 or more years of experience as a code consultant/fire protection engineer, preferably in a consulting environment
  • A degree in Engineering or Applied Science. Preferably an advanced Degree in Fire Protection Engineering.
  • A valid P. Eng. license
  • Previous experience in the design of fire suppression systems, fire pumps and water supplies for firefighting in commercial, healthcare, industrial and education projects
  • A proven track record of experience in interfacing with municipal, provincial, and federal agencies, and the private sector
  • Demonstrated ability to address challenging or turn-around situations in response to challenging priorities in the market
  • Seen as a leader with a highly positive credibility factor
  • Excellent technical, interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 65,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 12,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.


  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable

Please Note:

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe it is expected that you comply with our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policy at all times as well as client HSE policies when working at client locations.

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

About WSP Canada

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international expertise. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, landscape architects and urban designers, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Buildings, Transportation, Infrastructure, Environment, Geomatics, Energy, Resources, and Industrial sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With over 8,000 talented people across Canada, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for generations to come.



Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-08

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