Fire Life Safety Engineer


Saudi Arabia

Ref: SP974-53

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Project Description:

Saudi Arabian Bechtel Company will provide executive project management consultancy services (including technical, commercial, and construction management) for the development of certain defined aspects of the NEOM Infrastructure in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. NEOM is a planned cross-border city in the Tabuk Province of northwestern Saudi Arabia. The site is near the Red Sea and the borders of Egypt, Israel, and Jordan. It will cover a total area of 26,500?km2 (10,200?sq.?mi) and will extend 460 km along the coast of the Red Sea.” NEOM will be the home and workplace to more than a million residents from around the world. It will include towns and cities, ports and enterprise zones, research centers, sports and entertainment venues, and tourist destinations. As a hub for innovation, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and companies will come to research, incubate, and commercialize new technologies and enterprises in groundbreaking ways.

Position Description:

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the Engineering Department, a Lead Fire Life Safety Engineer is required to combine their technical experience and knowledge for the management of fire hazards analysis, risk assessments, fire separation criteria, tenability analysis, smoke control, paths of egress and fire protection and detection systems design by the client’s design consultants for mass transit railway systems, high speed rail stations, freight transfer stations, lineside facilities & assets and depots for all the rail system types.

Support the Design Project Manager in managing and delivering the FLS design in accordance with the Programme and the requirements of the client. Coordinate and monitor the development of the design consultant’s planned activities and provide progress reports to Design Project Management, highlighting performance to plan.

Job Duties:

• Management of design activities and coordination of workloads for FLS design of stations, depots, and lineside facilities.
• Plan, coordinate, manage and monitor the review of FLS design deliverables including hazard and risk logs produced by the client’s design consultant.
• Coordinating, facilitating, and managing the Fire Life Safety interfaces, including 3rd party access and approvals between the contractor and other parties both internal and external.
• Managing and monitoring the 3rd Party designer’s Fire Life Safety performance with relation to schedule and cost control.
• Coordinating the review and acceptance of 3rd Party produced Fire Life Safety design documents.
• Reviews changes or deviations in Fire Life Safety design scope, material quantities, budget, or schedule, and assists particularly with defining the change, obtaining accurate estimates of the hours involved, and recommending budget adjustment.
• Develop emergency strategies & plans covering emergency response, firefighting, and evacuation.
• Able to use available fire engineering computer programs including dynamic modeling tools for fire and smoke analysis.
• Ensure the buildability of the proposed FLS design and suitability of materials.
• Visit the jobsite as required, to resolve problems, interpret drawings and documents and provide technical support during the construction phase.
• Coordinate with Contracts Department and Construction teams for supporting the pre-construction and procurement process.
• Provide guidance for assured design quality and compliance with the client’s requirements, design guidelines, statutory requirements, local and international codes, standards and norms, and international standards of independent firms that are carrying out the detailed design.
• Report progress, critical issues and risk to EPM design manager


• Fire Protection or Mechanical Engineering Degree from an accredited university with 15+ years of relevant experience in FLS design management.
• Experience in managing the design/installation/operation/maintenance of FLS design for high-speed rail and mass transit rail stations, freight facilities, depots, and associated facilities/assets and have understanding of basic construction practices and the economics involved.
• Experience in both design-build and design-bid-build forms of procurement with contractors and consultants.
• Good working knowledge of the US National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, in particular NFPA 101 and NFPA 130 and all related and sub referenced Fire and Life Safety standards.
• Thorough knowledge of discipline engineering techniques, the design of engineered systems and design calculations.
• Knowledge of current computer applications for engineering and design including appropriate knowledge of CAD (both 2-D and 3-D) e.g AutoCAD, MS Word and Excel for managing design reviews
• Able to use available fire engineering computer programs including dynamic modeling tools for fire and smoke analysis.
• A professional license from a recognized licensing or registration board.
• Excellent interpersonal, analytical and communication skills (oral and written).
• Proactive, supportive, inquisitive, challenging, hardworking and result driven.
• Ability to manage multiple assignments, changing priorities and work with ambiguity.
• Promote the creation of a work environment, supported by leadership, which fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.

About the Company

Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.

Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact.

We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel are our values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.

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Safety Engineer salaries in Saudi Arabia

Average monthly compensation
SAR 7,000

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