Overview

We are seeking 2 x Fire Engineers to work for a leading consultancy based in London. This is a perm opportunity paying up to £90k per annum DOE.

Job purpose
Fire engineers design and provide advice on both new buildings and buildings
undergoing refurbishment in respect to fire safety measures. Their role is to help
protect life, property, and the wider environment from risk of fire and to help ensure that projects meet industry codes and legislative requirements.

Scope
The role is closely related to those of fire assessors (also known as fire safety
consultants), who conduct fire risk assessments legally required on non-private
dwelling places, and fire investigators, who determine the cause of a fire. Some fire engineers may take on some aspects of these jobs, depending on the nature of their employer and its remit.

Responsibilities
* Identifying possible fire related risks and reducing or eliminating them
* Making designs, calculations, sketches and/or diagrams to help prevent fire or fire spread (fire strategy)
* Incorporating fire safety procedures into designs – such as sprinkler systems,
emergency exits and fire alarms – to minimise the risk of injury and loss of life in
the event of a fire, taking into account both the structural integrity of the building
and human behaviour
* Making recommendations for the material used in the construction or
refurbishment of a building
* Keeping up to date with regulations and legislation
* Using modelling software
* Visiting project/construction sites to advise on the installation or implementation
of the designs
* Providing advice that feeds into decisions on safe building occupancy levels, fire evacuation plans and fire engineering solutions
* Writing reports on fire strategies
* Liaising with local authorities and/or building control professionals if and as
required
* Acting as an expert witness if applicable in court and or judicial proceedings

Key skills required
* Provide high quality technical fire consultancy to clients
* Deliver Fire Strategies and Fire Safety Management Plans
* Keep abreast of current legislation, relevant national and international standards
and guidelines and technical developments within the relevant field
* To respond to requests for client work and proposals
* Be exemplar in client management and relationship building
* Contribute to delivery of projects on time and to budget; to manage resources in the delivery of the projects; to undertake regular project reviews
* To follow all financial procedures in the delivery of projects
* Ensure the use of the Consulting Group technical tools and methodologies in
delivery of projects to the standard set
* Contribute to a rolling forecast to provide visibility of future workload
* Monitor individual utilisation versus targets and actively manage optimal
utilisation
* Delivery against Key personal and divisional KPIs
* Support junior members of staff in delivery of consultancy services and ensure
their compliance with site safety practices where site work is undertaken
* To support team working
* Ensure full implementation and use of the competency framework
* Support as required in the definition of the current and future market, market
drivers and service offerings of the Consulting Group
* Marketing the relevant services of the company

Candidate requirements
* Fire Engineering Degree
* Level 6 health and safety qualification, such as the NEBOSH Diploma, NCRQ if
possible
* NEBOSH Fire certificate, degree or advanced FPA fire course
* Membership of IOSH, IFSM, IFE, IIRSM
* Experience interpreting and implementing complex safety management systems either on a global scale, or in medium/ high risk industries
* Significant experience in a H&S, Fire role operating under an established Health and Safety and Fire Management System
* Liaison with a broad range of stakeholders at all levels of an organisation
* Extensive knowledge of UK HSF regulations and experience in practical
implementation
* Operational site experience
* Strong analytical and report writing skills
* Positive approach to the challenges of change and see change as an opportunity
* Ability to prioritise and schedule objectives to optimise time, cost and quality
* Strives to improve performance and uses innovative methods to get there
* Excellent communication skills
* Driving licence
* Enhanced DBS as minimum will be carried out