Job Title: Fire Safety Engineer

Job Reference: IFC33793

Location: Cardiff

Salary: Competitive plus benefits

Grade: Fire Engineer

Reports To: Associate Director

Job Specification

To provide support to the IFC Fire Risk Management team and the wider IFC teams in the delivery of client facing fire safety work. To support the Head of Fire Risk Management in the delivery of an excellent service.

Located predominantly at the IFC HQ in Princes Risborough but flexible to work remotely on site or at other IFC regional offices.

Previous security clearances would be beneficial. A CSCS card is required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide fire risk management support to IFC’s Clients across the UK
  • Maintain an expert knowledge of fire safety and fire risk management
  • Remain abreast of legislative requirements and how standards and best practice support their application
  • Support the wider IFC fire engineering and IFC Certification Ltd teams
  • Correspondence, liaison, reporting, etc. with other staff and Clients, as required
  • Deal with internal and external enquiries by telephone, email or personally in an efficient and professional manner
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the IFC Fire Risk Management suite of products
  • Effectively plan and deliver role-related and fire safety activities in accordance IFC and Client expectations
  • Identify opportunities to improve service delivery and contribute to the development of feasibility plans and implementation
  • Attend meetings relating to the delivery of the Fire Risk Management service, and any other meeting as required
  • Determine and use physical and financial resources effectively in accordance with budgetary expectations
  • Contribute to the monitoring of quality assurance system compliance
  • Ensure personal competence continues to meet the requirement of the IFC Competency Matrix and training plan
  • Ensure IFC health, safety, environmental and quality procedures are implemented and complied with at all times
  • Travel to sites as required to effect delivery of the agreed Client requirements
  • Other activities as required by Senior Management within the ethos of the Company


The role relates to the delivery of fire risk management activities which can only be facilitated by excellent communication, people management and report writing skills. We are looking for someone with the ability to talk to people and manage numerous challenges in a busy environment, and a willingness to work in a team environment supporting other work within IFC.
You will have a very good knowledge of, and extensive experience delivering fire risk management, and in particular fire risk assessments, across various industries (retail, healthcare, office, banking, military, government etc.).
A good understanding of regulatory enforcement, and ideally experience liaising and negotiating with enforcement authorities, together with expert knowledge in a particular field of fire safety, or a particular industry sector would be advantageous.
Understanding of fire safety relating to CDM would be a distinct advantage, as would significant experience of large developments or a ‘stand out’ individual without the experience but definitely moving in the right direction, and having the right attitude and good people skills. 

Education & Experience

Qualifications are important but not the only measure of competency, and we review each application on its own merits, but completion of the CFPA Fire Prevention Diploma, the Certificate in Fire Safety (Fire Auditors), or the Diploma in Fire Safety (Fire Inspectors) would be a distinct advantage. Significant experience in the delivery of fire risk management activities will be equally viewed.

Registration on an industry recognised third party accreditation scheme for fire risk assessors is expected, or a clear path towards registration and evidence of progression.

Technical competency and qualification relating to the design or installation of fire protection systems (fire detection, suppression, and smoke control), experience delivering surveys of compartmentation, or qualifications relating to fire engineering will also be viewed favorably.
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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