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Fire Engineering - Consultant

  • Role type
  • Full time, Permanent

  • Location
  • Beijing, Changchun, Hong Kong, Shanghai

Job Description


Ricardo Rail is seeking engineers with a background in fire engineering to support a range of international rolling stock projects. As a qualified fire engineer, you will have familiarity in various international standards relating to fire and understand the fire, toxicity and flammability of various materials impact on rolling stock.  You will be able to use this knowledge to help clients minimise fire risks on rolling stock.

As a project manager for relevant fire projects within your area of expertise, you will be required to manage the delivery of your own work to the client within the defined timescale, cost and quality.



  • To apply knowledge and professional judgement in assessing whether rolling stock systems, sub-systems or materials have been developed/supplied in accordance with international standards
  • To produce high quality, technically accurate reports and other documents in support of client projects within timescales and budgetary requirements
  • To plan and implement project and programme activities, ensuring that they are undertaken within agreed resource parameters and delivered on time
  • To provide support as required in business development activities, including contributing to proposals, and advise the appropriate manager of potential business opportunities identified
  • Represent Ricardo Rail at industry events
  • Maintain your own competence and knowledge at the forefront of the fire engineering community.


QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED                                                               

  • Be degree educated in a suitable discipline and have membership in a relevant professional institution
  • Possess 4-8 years relevant experience
  • It would be highly desirable to have an understanding of EN45545 and ISO5660 or other fire engineering codes
  • Ideally experience in fire engineering with a focus on rolling stock
  • English: Fluent in speaking and writing.  Chinese (Mandarin): Fluent in speaking and reading; fluent in writing highly desirable
  • IT literate - must be proficient in MS Office suite



  • Preferably possess a signaling or rolling stock background (preferred but not essential)
  • Be able to demonstrate success in relationship building
  • Be able to liaise with customers to maintain continuous communication in the development and implementation of projects to ensure a uniformity of purpose and common targets
  • Have proven planning, problem solving and analytical skills with the ability to work with other team members to identify practical and effective resolutions to performance issues and guide and/or coach others in the resolution of problems
  • Be flexible to travel as required