Jen originally graduated with BEng (Hons) from the University of Auckland majoring in Mechatronics Engineering and has also completed his Masters of Engineering Studies endorsed in Fire Engineering at the University of Canterbury. He first realised his passion for optimal building designs during his undergrad years where he had the opportunity to work in the building services sector. It was in his undergrad years that he learnt about fire engineering as a potential career prospect while partaking an elective course in Building Services.
Jen first started his career as a graduate fire engineer in a local fire engineering consultant firm in 2016 during a time when Auckland experienced a major development reform. This was when he learnt that as a professional fire engineer, he was able to ensure safety in buildings through his work and by making the small changes to help make a difference for the better.
His most recent experiences to date involved working on a variety of projects including commercial, heritage buildings, residential apartments, hotels and buildings with large gatherings. These projects have often required the performance-based design approach which fundamentally requires the understanding of first principles coupled with fire engineering tools to verify compliance with the Building Code. Overall, his experiences to date involved fire designs using the Acceptable Solutions C/AS2, the Verification Method C/VM2 and Alternative Solutions where necessary