Donald G. Goosman

Associate Principal


Donald Goosman joined WJE in 2015 and has nearly twenty years of experience in fire protection engineering, project management, and technical leadership. Throughout his career, Mr. Goosman has participated in numerous design and consulting projects, providing a high level of client satisfaction. His expertise includes preparing design drawings and technical specifications for fire alarm systems, fire sprinkler systems, fire pumps, foam suppression systems, and clean agent systems; preparing life safety drawings; and performing fire protection and life safety building surveys, assessments, and due diligence reviews. He also conducts building and fire code compliance drawing reviews and construction inspections; prepares equivalencies and alternative fire protection strategies; and performs third-party testing for fire sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, and smoke control systems. He has experience in various vertical markets, including high-rise buildings, hotels, universities, large corporate campuses, industrial, gaming, government and military facilities, and hangars.

Prior to joining WJE, Mr. Goosman held several positions at a large international fire protection engineering firm. In his most recent position as the operations manager of their Chicago office, he led a group of more than twenty fire protection engineers, security consultants, and administrative staff while actively managing and providing technical solutions on several large projects.


Building/Fire Code Consulting and Peer Review

  • McCormick Place - Chicago, IL: Code consulting for event center
  • Guest House at Graceland - Memphis, TN: Fire-rated assemblies equivalencies
  • Market Square - Cleveland, OH: Mass timber construction code consulting
  • Odysseo Cavalia Circus - Multiple Locations, Canada and U.S.: Temporary structure egress design; alternative methods


Fire Protection System Design/Analysis

  • Southwest Airlines Hangar - Denver, CO: Foam, fire sprinkler, and fire pump design
  • Naval Air Station, Sigonella Aircraft Hangars - Sigonella, Italy: Foam and fire sprinkler design
  • Procter & Gamble, Winton Hill Technical Center - Cincinnati, OH: Campus fire alarm system replacement *


Fire/Life Safety/Egress Assessment

  • Cousins Properties - Various Locations, U.S.: Property condition assessment of nineteen office buildings
  • MillerCoors - Various Locations, U.S.: Sprinkler and fire alarm system assessment *
  • Chicago Transit Authority - IL: Sprinkler and fire alarm assessment of multiple bus and rail maintenance garages *


Third-Party Code Enforcement Services

  • Four Winds Casinos - New Buffalo, MI; Hartford, MI; Dowagiac, MI, and South Bend, IN: Third-party code enforcement
  • Wind Creek Casino - East Hazel Crest, IL: Third-party code enforcement
  • Gray Wolf Casino - Missoula, MT: Third-party peer review


Construction Period Services

  • Mundelein High School Science Lab Addition - Mundelein, IL: Smoke control system commissioning
  • Fontainebleau Hotel - Miami Beach, FL: Smoke control system commissioning *

 * Indicates with previous firm

Professional Affiliations

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)


Professional Engineer in CO, IL, IN, MD, NV, OH, OK, and VT


Oklahoma State University
Bachelor of Science, Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology, 2002

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Master of Science, Fire Protection Engineering, 2012