Role: Fire Protection Manager
Location: Pinawa, MB - on site - 40 hours per week
Contract Duration: 12 months
Synopsis of Role:
The Manager, WL Fire Protection is accountable to the Director, Corporate Fire and Emergency Management for the overall delivery of safe, compliant and efficient operation of fire systems and fire protection to meet the needs of WL projects/programs. The position oversees a team of WL Fire Protection Specialists/Engineers and the Fire Systems Specialist and is a key interface with mission areas, WL site management, project leads and other compliance programs. The Manager assigns and outlies work; advises on technical problems, demonstrates leadership skills; and reviews work for technical accuracy and adequacy.
- Bachelor's degree in engineering coupled with 8-10 years of experience in Fire Protection Engineering or specialization.
- Licensed by a provincial engineering association.
Equivalent education and experience would include knowledge in areas such as fire protection fundamentals, plans examination, sprinklers, building construction and fire protection, CAD, combustion chemistry, electronics, building and fire codes, chemical extinguishing systems, fluid mechanics, hazards of materials, effective technical wiring, fire alarm systems, fire
dynamics, hydraulic sprinkler design, sprinkler fitting, fire pumps, fire modelling, hydraulic systems, job
estimating and materials management, fire pumps, and fixed suppression.
• Specialization in Fire Protection Engineering or related experience.
• Experience reviewing designs relating to Fire
Protection to ensure fire protection safety and compliance to applicable codes & standards.
• Conversant with National Building Code, National Fire Code and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and CSA N-393 standards and their applications.
• Provision of technical expertise for the improvement of fire protection equipment/systems (best technology) and their suitability for protection from fire.
• Planned and organized meetings and large projects.
• Experience evaluating the adequacy of fire protection system design in accordance with applicable fire protection criteria and recommend changes as applicable.
• Provision of advice on fire protection requirements to be incorporated in the design and construction of buildings and structures. Provision of effective communications to staff, contractors and customers.
• Development of fire safety-related contract requests, budgets, and planning for future safety related activities.
• Policy and procedure development. Development and review of fire hazard analyses, assessments, and other fire safety documentation for compliance with applicable requirements.
Abilities and Skills:
• Ability to solve technical problems and communicate their solutions in an orderly, practical manner.
• Ability to lead and manage a team through a safety first attitude while navigating multiple projects with conflicting timelines.
• Ability to work under pressure and with conflicting priorities.
• Good oral communication and writing skills, including the ability to provide presentations to groups of people.
• Computer skills including a good working knowledge of MS Office Products Autocad, Hydracad and other industry-specific programs.
• Ability to develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of the existing fire systems on site.
Job/Industry Specific Knowledge:
• Strong understanding of the National Building Code, Canadian Electrical Code, National Fire Code and
applicable National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Canadian Underwriters Laboratories CAN/ULC, and Canadian Standards Association and N393 standards.
• Understanding of Canadian nuclear regulatory requirements.
• Respect for CNL processes (e.g. Engineering Change Control) and safety requirements that are unique to a nuclear environment.
• Ability to maintain continued proficiency on changes to or installations of new fire systems.
• Proficiency in the provision, operation, and maintenance of fire protection, suppression, and alarm systems, as well as other interrelated building systems as required.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Implementation of Programmatic and Regulatory Requirements
• Responsibility 1 a:
Reports programmatic events to the Designated Representative of the Licensee (DROL) and/or the Director, Corporate Fire and Emergency Management
• Responsibility 1 b:
Provide leadership in ensuring timely completion of regulatory commitments and communications to
the CNSC and other stake holders, as appropriate;
• Responsibility 1 c:
Ensure program, regulatory and code requirements are identified and implemented for all work
Provision of Program Support to WL Projects
· Responsibility 2 a:
Serve as the single point of contact for WL Fire Protection on projects for the initial analysis and assignment of project representation to WL Fire Program staff.
· Responsibility 2 b:
Manage Fire Protection Program service intake requests through Service CNL, assign a priority, talks to program staff and monitor progress against the deadline.
· Responsibility 2 c:
Work with the Work Control team to ensure Hazard Screening Checklists are reviewed and updated, and that appropriately qualified staff are assigned to review work control requests.
Management of Fire Systems Related Activities
· Responsibility 3a:
Manage and verify that the inspection, testing and maintenance of WL fire protection equipment and
systems is in accordance with applicable codes, standards and regulations.
· Responsibility 3b:
Manage WL system outages, failures, and assessing improvements required to avoid future failures.
· Responsibility 3c:
Ensure unplanned impairments are actioned, a fire screening in place and the Director, Corporate Fire and Emergency Management is informed within a timely manner.
Management of WL Fire Systems and Fire Protection staff
· Responsibility 4a:
Ensure the availability of qualified, motivated staff necessary to deliver desired objectives.
· Responsibility 4b:
Develop an annual fire technical services and fire systems operations and maintenance plan and identify budget requirements, including a prioritized hierarchy of required upgrades to fire protection systems to the Director, Corporate Fire and Emergency Management.
· Responsibility 4c:
Develop annual performance management plans for WL staff which outline goals, objectives, priorities and developmental opportunities to be achieved within the year. Plans shall be completed and reviewed with staff as per the CNL performance management process.
· Responsibility 4d:
Manage employee performance and disciplinary issues in a manner consistent with CNL Human Resources policies and procedures.
Assess the applicability of laws, statutes, regulations, guidelines, codes and standards for the Fire Protection
Program at the WL site;
Assist the Director, Corporate Fire and Emergency Management in the establishment, authorization and effective implementation of regulatory, legal, codes, and standards requirements applicable to the Fire Protection Program at the WL site, considering specific work environment and activities;
Ensure the Fire Protection Program - Technical Service & Fire Systems documents and related procedures are
used, where applicable, to define how work will be done within the areas of responsibility;
Coach, guide and facilitate line managers in implementing the Fire Protection Program within their work
Confirm new facilities/structures or changes to existing facilities/structures meet licensing and code requirements;
Ensure Fire Hazard Analyses (FHA), Fire Safe Shutdown Analyses (FSSA), and Code Compliance Reviews are
performed, documented and actions addressed;
Review scopes of work and providing recommendations with respect to FP for incorporation into contracts;
Assess regulatory and code changes applicable to FP and recommending changes
Identify the requirements and providing oversight of planned and unplanned fire protection system impairments;
Implement oversight activities to ensure FP's continued improvement, suitability, adequacy and effectiveness;
Ensure the installation, operation, inspection, testing and maintenance of fire protection systems is complete
as per codes, standards, and Quality Assurance (QA) requirements;
Address corrective actions identified during routine and non-routine inspections/audits;
Support the Fire Systems team during emergent breakdowns (e.g. pipe breaks, alarm failures) and determine
corrective actions to get the systems back in service to avoid excessive facility downtime and ensure continued
Fire Program compliance;
Deliver effective resource management to maintain capabilities in fire protection engineering to ensure safety
and requirements are built into designs;
Ensure customer focus in the delivery