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City of Calgary Fire Department: Fire Protection Engineer

Reference #203403

Closing Date: 10-JAN-2014

Basic Job Information

Posting Title: Fire Protection Engineer

Business Unit/Section: Calgary Fire Department/Community Standards and Training

Location: 3705 - 35 Street N.E.

Union/Position: Exempt/Permanent # TBD

Compensation: Exempt Engineer Level E

$82,000 - 123,811 per annum (2014 Rates)

Hours of Work: This position works a standard 35 hour work week

Business Unit Information

The Calgary Fire Department (CFD), one of Canada's top emergency response departments, serves

the community through excellence in prevention, education, protection and safety. As international fire

services leaders, our members display teamwork, pride, professionalism and respect to enhance the

health, safety and vitality of our community.


The Fire Protection Engineer is responsible for engineering evaluations as well as other duties to ensure

compliance with the Alberta Fire Code (AFC), the Alberta Building Code (ABC) and related standards and

regulations. In addition, this position is responsible for the Fire Department, on the City’s permit to practice

engineering under the Professional Practice Management Plan (Responsible Member). Major duties and

responsibilities include:

  • Fire technical services lead on AFC & ABC interpretation. Provide in-house expertise for the fire

    department on development proposals as well as ongoing projects.

  • Interact with city planning and development on construction projects as necessary so fire service

    and fire code needs are met.

  • Review of building plan submissions for appropriate engineering of emergency access, water

    supply and life safety systems as required.

  • Provide direction and advise to field Safety Code Officer staff on code application inquiries.
  • Assigned responsibilities by the Fire Chief as needed.
  • Provide professional technical support and consultation to Fire Marshal.
  • Represent the Fire Department’s position & interests on municipal, provincial or federal committees

    and in meetings, as assigned.


The successful applicant will typically possess a degree in Engineering, must be registered as a

Professional Engineer in Canada and will be required to have APEGA (Association of Professional

Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta) registration by the first day of work.

A minimum of five years relevant experience as a Professional Engineer in fire protection engineering is

required. A valid Class 5 driver’s licence (or provincial equivalent) is also required. Success in this position

requires strong communication, organizational and change management skills.


  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.
  • Only education obtained from an accredited institution will be recognized as meeting the minimum