Job Title: Senior Fire Safety Product Engineer

Job Reference: IFC33752

Location: Princes Risborough (HQ)

Salary: Competitive plus benefits

Grade: Senior Fire Engineer

Reports To: Associate Director - Product

Job Specification

To provide comprehensive engineering support to the Product Engineering, Evaluation & Approvals Team as a Consultant Engineer.

The post holder is expected to be flexible in supporting the varied engineering functions of the Product Team, the Fire Safety Engineering and other IFC teams working as part of the wider Engineering team.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge and preferably proven experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Doors
  • Dry lining
  • External cladding
  • Fire curtains
  • Glazed screens
  • Penetration sealing
  • Site surveys of doors and other compartmentation products

Key Responsibilities

  • Researching, drafting and preparing documentation and reports for the design, testing and approvals of product, e.g. engineering assessments, Field of Application Reports
  • Correspondence, liaison, reporting, etc. with other staff and Clients, as required
  • Dealing with enquiries internal and external by telephone, email or personally in an efficient and professional manner as a point of contact for the Product Evaluation Team
  • Attend Client meetings, site surveys, committees and fire resistance testing, with appropriate use of PPE, as required
  • Managing product design and development programs, including fire resistance testing in various laboratories in the UK and abroad
  • In conjunction with others help to develop and maintain more effective and efficient electronic filing and project management systems and reporting for Product Engineering Seniors, Managers and others
  • Provide cover during the absence of other Product Evaluation team members, as required (i.e. testing, leave, illness etc.)
  • Engineering administrative support for team meetings, which may include producing/circulating agendas; typing notes of meetings, this may require attendance at the meetings to take notes and identify actions and follow ups by other staff
  • Producing/amending technical CPD type seminars and PowerPoint presentations disseminating findings and team briefings, as required
  • Flexibility to support the Product Team and others in reacting to immediate and urgent operational issues
  • Maintain accurate time recording on a timely basis including comprehensive records of CPD and training activities (both internal & external, formal and informal including such as shadowing and on-the-job training)
  • Willingness to work in a team environment to cross cover for other Engineering work within IFC
  • Other activities as required by Senior Management within the ethos of the company

Qualifications/Skills

  • Experience of fire resistance testing
  • Enjoys working as part of a team and also possesses qualities for leadership
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
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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