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AECOM Fire Protection Engineer in Newcastle, Australia

Company Description

  • Join a growing team in Newcastle with a fun and energetic work culture

  • Exposure to a range of unique and challenging projects

  • Genuine career opportunities

  • Enjoy our brand-new modern workplace in Newcastle CBD, close to public transport and parking

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

Our Newcastle-based Building Services team are currently looking for a Principal Fire Protection Engineer to compliment and grow our delivery, QA and client service for Fire Protection Services across NSW and ACT. The wider AECOM Fire Protection Services team across Australia will provide you with additional support, peer review and work sharing as the national team grows.

The role will allow you to develop and progress in technical knowledge and business and project delivery skills. The structure of the company means that there are career paths and progression available for both skill sets.

On the technical front, the position will provide speciality advice on detection and suppression fire systems, including sprinkler systems, hydrant/hose reel and specialty gas and foam suppression systems. You will be leading and delivering fire protection designs on projects across a variety of sectors including Infrastructure, Defence, Data and Commercial.

On the business and people side, the position will contribute to the management and delivery of moderate to large scale projects. As a senior position in the wider specialisms and fire protection team, you will assist in the mentoring and development of other staff members. It will also encompass the management of resources, budgets and timelines and enhancing client and working relationships.

Key responsibilities:

  • Maintain knowledge of regulatory requirements for fire protection safety systems in buildings.

  • Be a leader within the Fire team to deliver projects with unique and innovative solutions, representing value for money for our clients.

  • Undertake building Fire Protection design from concept through to detailed design and construction phases.

  • Work in collaboration with our various business lines to ensure that relevant building codes are being adhered to

  • Attend meetings with our valued clients

The role

In this position, you will join our Buildings & Places team as an experienced Fire Protection Engineer. You will be a valued team member, working with other highly skilled engineers and specialists, helping us to deliver a better worldfor our clients and the communities in which we operate.

  • Engage with our clients, and work collaboratively with our engineering teams to understand critical project drivers and recommend the ‘best-for-project’ approach

  • Contribute to the management and delivery of moderate to large-scale projects

  • Deliver design services and advice across a range of market sectors

  • Provide specialist advice and lead the design delivery of detection and suppression fire systems, including sprinkler systems, hydrant/hose reels, and specialty gas and foam suppression systems

  • Manage commercial items relevant to the projects and Fire Protection discipline

  • Provide guidance and mentor junior engineers and graduates

  • Perform work per the agreed-upon budget and schedule.


You are a passionate, professional engineer with proven excellence in client service delivery. This determination will be evident through your approach to understanding the needs and drivers of our clients and delivering the right solution on time, every time.

To succeed in this role, you will have a recognised degree in a relevant engineering discipline and experience in fire protection systems, preferably within the property / building services consulting industry. You will also be able to demonstrate:

  • High degree of technical competency in fire protection, fire design and fire practices

  • Successful track record and experience in managing and leading projects (or components of) to meet or exceed client expectations

  • Commitment to teamwork

  • Confident communication style, with an ability to advise and influence key stakeholders, including clients and contractors, during all stages of a project lifecycle

  • Commitment to safety and leading by example

  • CAD / Revit experience desirable.

If you are ready to take your career to the next level – AECOM will support you in deepening your technical expertise and reaching your growth potential.

Additional Information

What We Offer at AECOM

Our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion enables us to anticipate our client’s needs better, understand the challenges facing the communities we serve, and drive innovation that propels our industry forward.

To help every employee feel valued and included, we’re creating an inclusive workplace through community-building, training, and family-friendly benefit policies. We offer a comprehensive range of benefits to support your professional development & well-being, including:

  • Flexible start and finish times, working from home, part-time, and job share options

  • Paid Parental and Partner Leave

  • Purchased additional annual leave + salary packaging

  • Corporate Employee discounts from up to 400 retailers

  • Well-being benefits, e.g., vaccinations, health insurance discounts

  • Employee stock purchase plans

  • Professional membership reimbursement

  • Study assistance

  • Professional and technical development opportunities

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10074402

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: ANZ

Career Area: Engineering