Donald G. Goosman

Associate Principal


Donald Goosman joined WJE in 2015 with thirteen years of experience in fire protection engineering, project management, and technical leadership. Over his career, he has participated in numerous design and consulting projects providing a high level of client satisfaction. His expertise includes fire alarm system, fire sprinkler system, fire pump, foam suppression system, and clean agent system design drawings, technical specifications, and calculations; building surveys and assessments; due diligence surveys; building code compliance reviews; technical fire protection shop drawing reviews; and preparation of equivalencies and alternative fire protection strategies. Mr. Goosman has prepared Fire Safety Evaluation Systems (FSES) equivalency reports. He has experience in various project types, including high-rise buildings, hotels, universities, large corporate campuses, industrial, gaming, government facilities, and hangars.

Prior to joining WJE, Mr. Goosman held several positions at Rolf Jensen & Associates, Inc. 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.


Fire Protection System Design

  • Southwest Airlines Hangar - Denver, CO: Foam, fire sprinkler, and fire pump design
  • Procter & Gamble Winton Hill Technical Center - Cincinnati, OH: Campus fire alarm system replacement*
  • Advanced Military Maintenance Repair Overhaul Center (AMMROC) - Al Ain, United Arab Emirates: Sprinkler and clean agent system design, life safety drawings, and smoke control system design*


Building/Fire Code Consulting and Peer Review

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


Fire/Life Safety/Egress Assessment

  • Wells Fargo Capitol Center - Raleigh, NC: Property condition assessment
  • The Shops at Crystals - Las Vegas, NV: Property condition assessment
  • MillerCoors - Various Locations, United States: Sprinkler and fire alarm system assessment*
  • Chicago Transit Authority - Chicago, 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
  • Gray Wolf Casino - Missoula, MT: Third-party peer review


Construction Period Services

  • Mundelein High School Science Lab Addition - Mundelein, IL: Smoke control system commissioning
  • Cook County Administration Building - Chicago, IL: Sprinkler system installation*

* Indicates with previous firm

Professional Affiliations

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


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


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

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