Morrison Hershfield

Fire Protection Systems Consultant

2 months ago
Requisition #
2017 - 3638
# Positions


Morrison Hershfield Limited is looking for a Fire Protection Systems Consultant in our Ottawa office.  This role will be focused on supporting fire protection systems projects (fire alarm, sprinkler, special fire suppression systems) in the Code and Life Safety Group. Key duties will be to conduct site investigations and reviews, complete design calculations, draft drawings and details using AutoCAD, and to complete related assigned tasks from Project Managers and Department Manager. The position requires an understanding of fire alarm and fire protection systems and the analysis of fire hazards and assessment of the performance of fire protection systems.


Morrison Hershfield is committed to having an inclusive and diverse workforce, with recruitment free of discrimination, ensuring all candidates are given a fair opportunity for employment. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.



  • Assess fire and life safety performance of new and existing building fire protection systems using applicable Codes and Standards
  • Prepare technical reports
  • Design fire protection systems including suppression and detection and other related systems
  • Participate in design reviews, shop drawings reviews, construction site visits and verifications for various fire protection systems
  • Conduct site audits of fire protection systems performance, as-built conditions, and Code conformance
  • Review contract documents, including drawings and specifications for Code conformance
  • Coordinate project teams including fire protection technical resources, contractors and other technical disciplines for successful project delivery
  • Exercise independent judgment
  • Investigate, advise, and solve unusual design problems
  • Communicate clearly and often with team and project managers



  • Degree in Engineering or Diploma in Fire Protection or Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Strong AutoCAD skills and familiarity with mechanical systems, layout and symbols
  • Strong interest in quickly developing technical skills in assessment and design of fire protection systems
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Experience in fire alarm design, fire protection system design, Building Code consulting or other consulting engineering is an asset



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