Fire Engineer or Senior Fire Engineer - Building Performance & Engineering

Posted on 06-Oct-2017
Application Close Date: 29-Oct-2017
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Ongoing - Full Time
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  • Play a leading role in the building industry - originate and influence change
  • Be part of a work programme to develop & deliver initiatives to improve NZ's buildings
  • Advise and Educate on the Building Code
  • Full time preferred however flexible hours or part time may be negotiable


We are recruiting a Fire Engineer or a Senior Fire Engineer (based on experience) to join our Building Performance and Engineering team within the Building System Performance (BSP) Branch of the Building Resource and Markets (BRM) Group within MBIE.


About the role 


This is a highly influential role where as an experienced Fire Engineer in a Technical Advisor capacity the work you do will impact on the built environment. You will be able to contribute to the future direction of the Building Code and play a key role in monitoring the performance of the building design and construction sector. You will also have the opportunity to get involved in new initiatives, collaborating with industry experts, to develop and promote improvements in New Zealand building performance and productivity.


Why Work for Us


  • Be part of a focussed team committed to meeting the needs of the business in a collaborative and productive manner
  • Enjoy the challenges associated with identifying issues and facilitating solutions in a complex operational environment
  • We'll help you manage a healthy work-life balance with flexi-time, healthcare and financial benefits, along with sports teams and social activities 


To be successful, you will need to have;


  • Tertiary degree qualification in fire engineering. CP Eng qualification or equivalent specialising in Fire engineering desirable
  • Extensive experience in fire engineering and a reputation as an expert in this field
  • Can-do attitude
  • Good communication skills – able to provide specialist advice and share knowledge in a clear manner
  • Previous experience managing complex projects
  • Good knowledge of the Building Act and Code
  • Ability to quickly assimilate new information or areas of work
  • Ability to provide specialist advice
  • Ability to quickly establish and build strong working relationships
  • Proven ability to develop trust and credibility with managers and staff
  • Understanding of MBIE and where the team fits in delivering outcomes for the Ministry


About the organisation


The purpose of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to grow New Zealand for all.  Our goal is to create a strong and high-performing economy by creating an environment that supports businesses to become more productive and internationally competitive.


How to apply


Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website ( 


You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.


Email Peter van de Merwe at quoting reference MBIE/1301578 if you have any further questions.


Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 29 October 2017