Portrait of Angela Sansom Senior Fire Engineer at BB7

BB7 Hires Angela Sansom, Senior Fire Engineer

Angela Sansom will join BB7’s growing Camberley Office.

Angela has spent a total of six years in New Zealand and almost five years in London as a fire engineer. She started out her career as a forensic scientist in the explosives section of the Ministry of Defence.

Angela's employment in New Zealand has involved a wide range of computer modelling, including the computational fluid dynamics software, 'Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS)' and a NZ-based zone-modelling program called 'B-RISK'. Angela has used these tools in many complex jobs that do not fall easily into a fire code. Angela's senior fire engineering role in London involved many large national and international jobs, having been to Romania, France and Belgium.

Her fire engineering experience has ranged from commercial to educational, healthcare, government and residential to large retail complexes, seeing these jobs from the outset to completion, including site inspections, risk assessments and regular team meetings.

Angela has also been responsible for mentoring new staff, which she enjoys greatly, along with building client relationships. Her time as a forensic scientist has gained her more appreciation of the legal side of fire investigation, as well as knowledge of fire dynamics and explosives.

Angela joins BB7 as a Senior Fire Engineer and will join Gary Marlow at the Camberley office. ‘I am hugely excited to join the BB7 team. Immediately after my interview I knew it was where I wanted to be as BB7 has great values and some interesting projects in the pipeline. I am very grateful to have been offered the position and look forward to meeting the rest of the team.’

BB7’s Founder and Managing Director said ‘I am really pleased to have Angela onboard; she comes with solid Fire Engineering experience. Angela is well versed in the application of New Zealand codes, and this is indeed timely for BB7 as we have been invited to explore this market and are receiving enquiries from the region’.

Ben Bradford is due to present at the Institution of Fire Engineers ‘Tall Building Seminar’ in Auckland on 20th October 2015 and is already scheduled to return to New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong in 2016.