Wildfire Risk Mitigation Specialist

Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
Experienced Engineering and Consulting


Jensen Hughes is rapidly growing its Wildfire business and has job opportunities for Wildfire Risk Mitigation Specialists supporting California. The ideal candidate will be located in the greater LA or Southern California. 


Qualified candidates will have a minimum of five (5) years of experience that includes a combination of Code Consulting, Fire/Wildfire Safety Planning, Performance Based Fire Safety Design, Wildfire/Fire Behavior Modelling, GIS Mapping/Analysis, Community Outreach and Risk & Vulnerability Assessments. Responsibilities will include a wide variety of fire/wildfire engineering design, community wildfire protection planning, wildfire risk mitigation, healthy forest & land resource management, wildfire forensics, emergency evacuation and communication planning, and disaster risk management.


  • Perform and lead wildfire risk mitigation activities as part of project team
  • Manage small to medium scale projects
  • Conduct building, fire/wildfire code and fire/wildfire planning reviews and analyses.
  • Undertake fire/wildfire behavior modelling
  • Conduct emergency evacuation and communication planning
  • Evaluate healthy forests and land resource management assessments
  • Evaluate utility wildfire hazards, risks and vulnerabilities
  • Support wildfire forensic investigations
  • Undertake wildfire environmental assessments
  • Produce GIS mapping, geospatial analysis and visualization products
  • Prepare wildfire fire protection planning and/or wildfire risk mitigation strategy reports
  • Prepare wildfire environmental assessments and reports
  • Prepare and present technical reports and presentations.
  • Undertake community outreach programs as part of community wildfire protection plans


  • MSc degree in one of the following is desirable: Disaster Risk Management, Engineering, Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Urban Planning, Emergency Management, Environmental Sciences/Engineering
  • 5+ years of experience in a combination of the following – code consulting, wildfire/fire behavior modeling, wildfire/fire safety strategy and/or risk mitigation strategy development, environmental reviews, urban planning, healthy forest management, land resource management, post-fire recovery, fire/wildfire investigations and performance-based designs.
  • Excellent report writing, oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Can work independently and as part of a team
  • A professional license and/or certifications is desirable.
  • GIS (ArcGIS/QGIS) skills are desirable.
  • FBAN and/or wildfire behavior modelling skills are desirable.
  • Candidate will ideally be local to California. Qualified candidates located elsewhere in the west coast who are able to travel are also encouraged to apply

We will also consider candidates that have significant industry experience in fire safety, wildfire behavior modelling, wildland firefighting, vegetation management/fuel treatment specialists, environmental consulting, healthy forest management, urban planning, emergency management and code consulting but are not on the engineering track.




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