Job Title: Chartered Fire Engineer

Job Reference: IFC33794

Location: Princes Risborough (HQ)

Salary: Negotiable

Grade: Fire Safety Engineer

Reports To: Associate Director Fire Safety Engineering

Job Specification

This is a busy and varied role providing engineering design and consultancy services on a wide range of building structures’ projects, primarily residential and commercial buildings in all forms of construction

Knowledge and Experience

  • Chartered Fire Engineer
  • Chartered member status with the IFE (Institute of Fire Engineers)
  • MSc and/or BEng preferably Fire Engineering or related discipline
  • 2 – 30 years’ experience depending on role (typically minimum of 5+)
  • Advanced interpersonal and negotiation skills

Management Expertise

  • Management of staff
  • Managing Client portfolio
  • Reporting to senior management
  • Writing reports
  • Reviewing reports
  • High level negotiation with Regulatory Authorities (Fire and Building Control)
  • Managing and mentoring junior engineers
  • Financial management of projects and budgets

Key Responsibilities

  • Fire strategy design and solutions. A diverse range of experience within fire safety and engineering
  • Design and evaluation of Means of escape
  • CFD (computational fluid dynamics)
  • Smoke & Egress modelling & analysis
  • High rise, large commercial, residential and mixed-use blocks
  • Project management utilising multiple resources
  • Training, mentoring & coaching development of new consultants in fire engineering and fire safety management
  • Review and analysis of risk & fire safety management systems
  • Drafting and review of fire risk assessments
  • Design and review of fire systems including water supplies, sprinkler and deluge systems, fire alarms, gas suppression systems and new technologies such as water mist and oxygen depletion
  • Radiation calculations
  • Construction techniques and detailing
  • Familiar with IBC (International Building Codes), NFPA (USA Codes), LPC, BS, ISO, EN standards, codes, tests and guidance & insurers i.e. FM Global design standards
  • Design team meeting experience
  • Survey inspection and review of buildings for fire safety including compartmentation and condition surveys
  • Advanced report writing skills

Essential Skills/Experience

  • Confident with Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and methodical approach to work
  • Capable of working as part of a team, or individually using your own initiative
  • Highly organised, with the ability to manage your own time/workload effectively


Commitment to equal opportunities and diversity

It is the policy of the IFC Group to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, race, marital status, disability, age, part-time or fixed term contract status, sexual orientation or religion, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements that cannot be shown to be justifiable. The organisation is committed not only to its legal obligations but also to the positive promotion of equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment.
The application of recruitment, training, and promotion policies to all individuals will be on the basis of job requirements and the individual’s ability and merits.
The organisation recognises that adhering to the Equal Opportunities Policy, combined with relevant employment policies and practices, maximises the effective use of individuals in both the organisation’s and employee’s best interests. The IFC group recognises the great benefits in having a diverse workforce with different backgrounds, solely employed on ability.
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