Sarah Ward is a Fire Engineer with Crossrail’s Chief Engineer’s Group. In this role, she provides technical assurance and guidance on fire engineering matters for all aspects of the central operating section of the project, including tunnels, stations, intermediate shafts, portals, systems, rolling stock and ancillary buildings. This includes establishing fire engineering requirements, maintaining the Crossrail fire safety engineering principles standard, developing the central operating section fire strategy and working with 3rd party stakeholders to review and approve the fire safety designs and assurance for each element of the design.
Sarah has worked on the Crossrail project since September 2012. She is seconded to Crossrail from AECOM, where she is a Principal Engineer in the Fire and Risk team. Prior to that, Sarah has worked in fire safety engineering since January 2005, and specialises in fire suppression and detection systems, fire strategies, fire risk assessments and fire brigade operations. She is a Member of the Institute of Fire Engineers.