Principal Fire and Life Safety Engineer / Consultant

Location: , Dubai  Job Category: Building Services   Job Type: Permanent   Job Salary: £78000 - £85000 per annum + tax free + comprehensive benefits   Posted Date: 18-03-2024

Job ID: PR/034878   Posted: 18-03-2024

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Principal Fire and Life Safety Engineer / Consultant


Please note, this is a Fire and Life Safety Consultant role, requiring a candidate to be an expert in Fire & Life Safety systems design & code compliance. It is not a fire protection or installation role.

A global leader in the built environment is seeking an experienced, client facing Principal fire and life safety specialist to join their established and growing team in Dubai.

Your new employer is a global muti-disciplinary engineering consultants. They are multi-award winning not just for their projects & sustainability credentials, but also their focus on employee wellbeing.

This role will see you working on some of the worlds most innovative and prestigious projects. The fire team are an integral part of the business and is lead by a truly inspirational, experienced leader in the field of fire engineering.

Projects span all sectors across the MENA region, from residential, commercial and retail to high rise, aviation and others.

If you are passionate about fire safety design and have a strong technical background and are client facing you will absolutely thrive in this business.

Experience required for Principal Fire and Life Safety Engineer / Consultant:

  • Masters Degree or Bachelor Degree of Engineering from a recognised university for Fire Engineering
  • Ideally you will be a Chartered Professional Engineer.
  • Member of Professional body such as MIFireE, SFPE, NFPA
  • 10+ years of previous experience with Fire and Life Safety Specialist consultant "House of Expertise" within the building services industry in GCC.
  • Knowledge of the International Building Codes and different GCC Building Codes such as UAE Fire & life safety code, Saudi Building Code, NFPA, IBC and British Standards.
  • Experience in preparation of Fire Safety submissions to Dubai Civil defense and Abu Dhabi Civil defense.
  • Experience in negotiating with authorities for approval on fire safety designs and proposals.
  • Ability to independently undertake project and technical analysis.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

The next steps to apply for the Principal Fire and Life Safety Engineer / Consultant:

Simply click apply with your updated CV and contact details & I will personally call you for a confidential discussion. We will explore your current situation, skillset and career aspirations along with discussing this role and the client in more detail.

I will then speak to my client and share your CV for review. Interviews will be held via MS Teams for candidates outside UAE and face to face for candidates residing in the UAE.

To apply for this fantastic Principal Fire and Life Safety Engineer / Consultant job, please contact James Mowat, Director, Energi People.


Energi People are a privately owned global multi-disciplinary recruitment consultancy, established in 2002.

We are one of the most experienced and successful recruitment consultancies in the built environment & have successfully helped some of the largest and most technically advanced building construction projects across the world be completed by bringing the best technical people in our industry together. We strive to help companies grow & careers flourish.

Our MEP Design consultancy team have more than 35 years of recruitment experience within building services engineering recruitment within the MENA region, including a former building services design and project engineer.

James Mowat has been elected as a Judge at the MEP Middle East Awards for the past 2 years running. A real statement of recognition of our commitment, presence, and dedication to the MENA Built environment Industry.

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