How to Enter
Due to complex nature of their role, it is recommended to complete a Bachelor of Engineering or similar degree to secure a job as a Fire Engineer. When recruiting for senior-level Fire Engineers, many New Zealand employers prefer candidates with a Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering.
The typical responsibilities of a Fire Engineer can include any of the following:
Designing and implementing solutions to reduce the risk of fire to buildings
Conducting onsite inspections
Studying the causes of fires
Advising on how to improve fire safety
For many Fire Engineers, career progression requires continuous learning and development to ensure they’re prepared for new challenges as the Construction and Engineering industries evolve. Further training courses and degrees can help professionals stay up-to-date on the latest procedures, techniques, and information vital to securing a Senior Fire Engineer role.
50K – 110K per annum (NZD)