First listed on: 12 February 2018

Fire Resistance Testing Engineer

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The Position

Fire resistance testing assists in determining the behaviour of an element of construction when exposed to defined heating and pressure conditions which may be encountered in a fully developed fire. The fire-resistance of a product or system can be determined through destructive fire testing designed to replicate the product’s intended end-use. These tested products and systems help to control the growth and spread of fire, which protects life safety by allowing occupants to escape and the fire services to gain access to fight the fire.

The Fire-Resistance Testing Engineer is responsible for testing activities within the Structural Fire laboratory including project management, specimen documentation, specimen construction supervision, test instrumentation and technical reporting. This role communicates directly with commercial clients in the construction industry to provide structural fire testing of building systems in accordance with the framework outlined within the National Construction Code (BCA).

In addition, the Fire-Resistance Testing Engineer is responsible for activities relating to other types of fire testing including bushfire testing and other adhoc tests as required. The role is also responsible for testing and technical report writing relating to infrastructure projects such as the fire performance of tunnel linings, fire rated cable and cable support systems as well as adhoc client investigations and/or research activities.

Your responsibilities will include (with appropriate supervision):

  • Conduct fire testing at all stages from initial client contact, determination of client requirements, supervision of specimen construction, testing, data analysis and technical reporting in accordance with Australian and International fire test standards.
  • Provide instrumentation of test specimens in accordance with the requirements of relevant test standards as well as specimen instrumentation test documentation.
  • Supervise the safe construction of test specimens and the efficient operation of the structural fire laboratory as specified in the Business Process Control Manual.
  • Apply knowledge of HSE requirements pertaining to a testing laboratory environment.
  • Contribute to research and testing projects using engineering judgement, expertise and specialist skills.
  • Design and supervise performance based research and test procedures on an adhoc basis to fulfil commercial client expectations.

Location: North Ryde, Sydney, NSW
Salary: $61K - $78K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: 1 Year
Reference: 55756

To be successful you will need:

  1. Tertiary qualifications in a relevant Engineering or Science field related to the performance of materials under elevated temperatures, and experience related to these qualifications.
  2. Enhanced communication skills and experience writing detailed technical reports for commercial clients.
  3. Knowledge on Building Code of Australia (BCA) deemed to satisfy provisions relating to fire resistance.
  4. Knowledge of Australian and International fire testing standards.
  5. Demonstrated project management experience.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of HSE requirements pertaining to a fire testing laboratory environment.
  7. Experience in a laboratory and field investigations or other relevant experience relating to the fire performance of building systems is desirable, as is the ability to communicate to all levels of the building industry and infrastructure sector and the ability to interpret technical fire testing and design standards.

Who we are: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Find out more here! Balance

How to Apply: Please upload one document only containing both your CV/Resume and cover letter outlining your motivation and suitability for the role.

Before you apply, please view the full position details and selection criteria here: Position Details

Applications Close: 11:59pm AEST, 26 February 2018

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