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Senior Fire Engineer

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Recruiter: Bowerford Associates
Listed on: 22nd October
Location: England
Salary/Rate: £65,000 - £90,000
Type: Permanent
Start Date: 14/12/2020

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We are searching for a Chartered Fire Engineer or a Senior Fire Engineer for our client, an award-winning multidisciplinary construction consultancy based in the South of England.

You will be responsible for leading our clients Fire Engineering Division taking on responsibility for promoting and managing the team as a standalone specialist division within the practice - managing and delivering an ever-increasing workload.

The successful candidate requires the ability and experience to manage a growing team of Engineers, a team you will be heavily involved in recruiting and developing to fulfil current and ongoing work and projects.

Initially you will be picking up the existing projects and workload which has traditionally been contracted out to external specialists. Current fire engineering projects include fire engineering reports on design projects for architectural and building services teams, working closely with surveying teams undertaking EWS1 Surveys.

The ideal candidate should be based in the South of England within commuting distance of either Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth or Tonbridge.

Professional Qualifications

  • An undergraduate degree in Fire Engineering or a suitable equivalent undergraduate or postgraduate qualification.
  • A Chartered Fire Engineer is preferred, however, any equivalent recognised qualifications will be considered for candidates with 5 years plus commercial experience.
  • Strong knowledge of UK legislation, standards and regulations, for example, BS9999, RRFSO, PAS79, PAS7, BS7974 and Building Regulations (as well as knowledge of other regulatory regimes).
  • Understanding of the MHCLG guidelines regarding external wall systems along with the Building Regulations or the ability to learn this very quickly.
  • Experience of undertaking fire risk assessments across a variety of property types ranging from education, residential, healthcare, industrial and commercial.
  • Experience of fire integrity/compartmentation surveys to identify breaches, proposed remedial repairs through to preparation of specification and design.
  • Ideally you will have experience and knowledge of undertaking EWS1 Cladding Survey Assessments but this is NOT essential.

We are looking to speak with candidates who can demonstrate a positive approach to the role, candidates who are committed to delivering customer service excellence, with good commercial results.

To be considered for the role you must be passionate about fire safety and will strive to provide the highest levels of quality on every commission and project.

You will have a strong work ethic, be a creative problem solver with excellent interpersonal skills, research and report writing abilities and good knowledge of the regulations.

You will be able to work as part of a team and lead a team, checking and authorising fire engineering work.

We are looking to speak with candidates who can demonstrate a track record of working within teams and prioritising workloads whilst delivering to deadlines. You will have the ability to successfully lead on and manage complex projects in a proactive and diligent manner, managing projects from inception to completion.

My client is offering the successful candidate a very competitive salary and package. You will be given the opportunity to progress quickly within the consultancy.

The package also includes the payment of relevant professional subscriptions and memberships, private healthcare, 27-days holiday plus bank holidays, enhanced pension contributions and enhanced family friendly benefits, plus much, much more.

This really is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing consultancy and play a key part in the growth and development of its Fire Engineering Division.

Please note that due to a high level of applications, we can only respond to applicants whose skills and qualifications are suitable for this position. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010.

Bowerford Associates Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.