2015 40 Under 40: Simon Goodhead, PE, CEng, MIFireE, 32
Director, Jensen Hughes Inc., Atlanta BS Fire Science, The University of Leeds
Simon Goodhead, PE, CEng, MIFireE, 32 Director, Jensen Hughes Inc., Atlanta BS Fire Science, The University of Leeds
Goodhead oversees engineering operations and designs fire suppression, detection, and alarm systems. He gains a great deal of satisfaction through large-scale project management. His project management responsibilities include reviewing architectural and engineering documentation for compliance with codes and standards, preparing comprehensive fire protection and life safety programs for new and existing buildings, and interfacing with local, state, and federal officials. Client relationships are at the core of Goodhead’s project management and leadership philosophy, with an expansive network of contacts throughout the Southeast and beyond. He has served clients from Korea to Malaysia, Los Angeles to New York City, and Scotland to Ghana. Goodhead is one of the first to apply coupled analysis of egress models to fire models within the commercial consulting industry, which enables owners to see, for the first time, how fire and smoke could affect occupants within their buildings during a fire event. After earning his engineering degree in England, Goodhead worked as a fire protection engineer for 4 years before moving to Atlanta to work for Harrington Group, and subsequently Jensen Hughes. With regard to technical skills, he is seen as a resource for authorities, clients, and peers within the firm. His expertise includes human behavior in fire and computational fire modeling, hazardous materials and combustible dust hazards, fire alarm system design and commissioning, and fire sprinkler system design and commissioning. Goodhead’s strong leadership is exemplified within his personal community, within Jensen Hughes, and with clients.