Fire Marshall - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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The King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSH&RC) is a modern, almost 1,000-bed Joint Commission International (JCI)-accredited academic medical facility located in Riyadh, the vibrant capital city of Saudi Arabia


Performs a wide variety of technical tasks and functions in support of fire safety inspections of KFSH&RC (Gen. Org.) properties. Investigates all fires, enforce all codes and ordinances related to fire safety, investigates fires for origin and cause, determines and documents the source of fire; provides fire and safety prevention programs and provides technical and highly complex support to Director, Safety & Security, Responds to emergencies and exercises command responsibility. Accountable for examines and maintains the fire extinction systems and equipment. Responsible for enforcing laws concerning flammable materials.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and promoting safety and fire control programs
  • Reviewing and interpreting national and international safety and fire standards and determining the applicability of these to the Hospital
  • Performing building and site plan review for all new construction for compliance with fire codes including automatic fire suppression and detection systems; preparing written fire code requirements; and conducting final occupancy inspections
  • Conducting investigations
  • Preparing a brief and clear administrative and financial report, occasionally is related to large and complex budget.
  • Overseeing/supervising employee safety and fire training program
  • Liaising with departments to determine hazards related to unsafe acts, toxic and electrical hazards, etc.
  • Lecturing, for both in-house and for external institutions, on various subjects relating to safety, loss prevention and fire prevention/protection
  • Acting as advisor to Director of Safety and Security Department on all matters concerning safety/loss prevention


  • Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in Fire Sciences, Fire and Emergency Management, Fire Administration (or related title) required (online degrees cannot be considered)
  • If have a Master's degree, seven years of related experience in the field, of which three years of current experience must be in a managerial role
  • If have a Bachelor's degree, nine years of related experience in the field, of which three years of current experience must be in a managerial role
  • Must have certificate as a Fire Inspector and Plans Examiner with a national board in the USA, Canada, the UK, Western Europe, Australia or New Zealand
  • Experience must include knowledge of operations, services, and activities of an overall fire prevention and inspection programs, as well as EMS programs
  • Recent or current experience with high rise buildings/skyscrapers/towers is mandatory


  • Twelve-month renewable contract
  • Tax-free income
  • Furnished Accommodations
  • Healthcare Coverage
  • More than 7 calendar weeks of vacation
NOTE: This position is open to individuals who have current experience in and are citizens of: the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

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King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh

The King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh, with 894 beds (inclusive of 170 day beds), is the most high acuity tertiary-care centre in the entire Arabian Peninsula. Opened in 1975, it is constantly expanding and updating its facilities and services, and has the latest in technology and treatment methods.

The hospital specializes in the treatment of, and research in, cardiology, oncology, organ transplant, and genetic diseases. more

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The capital city, population about 5 million and expanding into the surrounding desert at a rapid pace. Has extravagantly fanciful buildings, malls, and towers.

The social life for Westerners is enriched by events at the foreign embassies in the city. After people acclimatize to the heat, they play sports: golf, tennis, hockey, soccer, sand-board.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, population of almost 27 million, with mountains and the Red Sea on the west coast, the Arabian Gulf on the east coast, and the Empty Quarter in the middle.

Mecca and Medina, the two most holy cities in Islam, are located north of Jeddah. The country's majority religion is Sunni Islam. Common recreational activities pursued by Westerners: desert camping, swimming and diving in the Red Sea, running, tennis, hiking in the mountains. more