VacancyID: 13445
Location: Africa - South Africa - Cape Town
Type: Permanent
Closing Date:2/18/2019



WSP is one of the most diverse consulting firms in Africa. To further our strategic business expansion plan, we are seeking new employees who are loyal, committed, competent and proud to work for us. We are committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment.



— We are actively seeking an individual who can join the team and be responsible for preparing technical drawings of fire protection installations/ systems, as well as fire safety drawings.
— Understanding the codes and standards (e.g. SAN S 10400 Part T, ASIB, etc.) and transferring this into a design and a drawing, as well as the ability to learn new codes, is critical.
— During the drawing process, they will analyse information (such as measurements and sketches) provided by engineers, architects and other members of a project’s professional team. The BIM Modeller needs to apply their knowledge of design and engineering to illustrate visual instructions that relate technical specifications, including dimensions, arrangements and installation procedures. These drawings will then be used for tendering and construction purposes.
— Attention to detail and the ability to perform and understand multi service co-ordination is critical.


— Responsible for design and modelling of fire protection systems as well as fire safety plans.
— Create and/or modify existing engineering designs and models.
— Coordinate and communicate with building owners, clients, consultants, contractors, and project team members (internally and externally).
— Ensure designs and drawings adhere to deadlines. Willingness to work extra hours above normal hours to ensure deadlines are met.
— Site meetings during construction with engineers and contractors for the updating of designs and models.
— Exposure to various industry CAD/ BIM practice and work cultures (optional).
— Co-ordination of various services (HVAC, Fire, Electrical, Wet Services, Structural elements, etc.).
— Responsible and taking ownership of designs and deliverables of tender information.
— Innovation for BIM purposes and internal operational developments (indication of innovative ideas that is submitted with CV would be advantageous).
— Development of BIM families.
— Learning the fire safety codes and standards to imp0liment into design drawings.



— At least 2 years experience in the consulting and building industry.
— Good knowledge and experience with fire protection systems and their design, such as sprinklers, hydrants, hose reels, fire signage, etc. Sprinkler design according to the ASIB rules.
— Good understanding of fire safety of a building, as per SANSA 10400 part T.
— Understanding of equipment and service co-ordination of the fire reticulation systems.
— Specification of equipment and detailing thereof.
— Ability to co-ordinate with other services i.e. HVAC, Fire, Wet Services, etc.
— Experience in AutoCAD and a minimum of 2 years’ experience with building information modelling (BIM) software such as Revit.


— Must be willing to support the team in which they work.
— Keen interest and positive attitude in engineering design, while taking ownership and being proactive in the working environment
— Possess initiative and good interpersonal skills
— Must be a team player and be able to work independently on challenging projects that may have tight timelines.
— Accuracy – Attention to detail and correctness of drawings
— Committed to delivering excellent levels of service
— Good communicator


Marnay Anderson
WSP Group Africa