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Fire Engineer - Technical Director

£70000.00 - £85000.00 per annum
Apply2019-06-06 16:56:231970-01-01Eden Brown Built Environment

Fire Engineer - Technical Director

Date posted: June 6, 2019
£70000.00 - £85000.00 per annum
City of London, England
Job description

Fire Engineer - Technical Director

Job Summary:
A globally known building services consultancy is seeking to appoint a Technical Director for its Fire Engineering Practice, a role with a national focus. You will be technically proficient in a broad range of applied fire engineering processes through all phases of project delivery, from design to on-site works.

This role represents a significant opportunity for a technically focused fire engineering expert to join and influence a world leading consultancy, with opportunity to work on some of the largest fire related projects across the UK.

This is a role for an established consultancy side fire engineering professional with an established track record of leadership, technical design and business development. Office locations include London (central or St Albans), Manchester or Edinburgh.

About us:
The company is built to modernise, expand and deliver the most iconic and complex structures ever conceived. Buildings & Places offers a one stop shop to complete some of the country's most challenging projects by leveraging their scale, unique service offering and world-class talent. They work flexibly and cooperatively to achieve more. The Fire Protection team has achieved technical excellence and worldwide recognition. Our Fire Protection Engineers value in understanding the Building Regulations and Fire safety strategy unique requirements, providing strategic advice and developing sustainable innovative design.

Their Building & Places division provides a multidisciplinary offering consisting of a variety of consultancy services ranging from Civil, Structural and MEP Engineering, Cost Management, Quantity Surveying and Environmental.

Their building services team consists of over 400 people nationwide. The fire protection and fire strategy engineers they have in their team specialise in healthcare, industrial, education, commercial, residential, sports, and leisure. They are market leaders on large international projects as well as small scale local experts who seek to improve communities through strong design and infrastructure projects.

They are friendly, busy and motivated with an established track record of successfully delivering local and overseas projects. Some of their flagship work in recent years include The Lusail Artscape Expressway in Qatar, NewCold International Logistic facilities, Al-Wakrah Stadium 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Boka Bay Beach Resort in Montenegro, Amazon Fulfilment Centres across UK and GE manufacturing facilities in KSA to name but a few.

Primary duties and responsibilities include:

- Being part of the Fire Engineering Practice's Leadership Team.
- Shaping the Fire Engineering Practice's technical direction of travel.
- Overseeing technical consistency across the Fire Engineering Practice's project teams and offices, as well as sharing best-practice approaches to ensure adequate technical rigour is applied.
- Working with the Fire Engineering Practice's Leadership Team to provide technical training for staff for their continued professional development.
- Encourage and support staff membership of professional institutions, particularly the Institute of Fire Engineers.
- Conducting technical interviews of potential candidates for the companies Fire Engineering Practice

Technical guidance and design:
- Providing technical oversight for projects being delivered by the Fire Engineering Practice.
- Leading design and construction due diligence reviews on behalf of the Firm relating to its investment portfolio.
- Leading peer reviews of fire engineering works being delivered by other consultancies.
- Leading Research and Development initiatives from raising funding applications through delivery, post-project completion, knowledge dissemination and implementation.

Business development:
- Maintaining our links and fostering collaborative working relationships with academic institutions.
- Representing the company at technical fire related external conferences and sitting on technical committees.
- Raising the technical profile of the Fire Engineering Practice, internally and externally, e.g. through producing and supporting others in the preparation and publication of technical fire engineering journal papers.

Minimum Requirements:
You will have good knowledge of design codes for common building types, such as those used for schools, hospitals, stations, airports and residential projects.

You will also have excellent report-writing, communication and interpersonal skills, you will be a Chartered Engineer with membership status or higher within the Institute of Fire Engineering. You will have a strong understanding of the technical fundamentals of fire engineering, including most of or all of the following:

- Smoke control, heat transfer and fluid dynamics
- Evacuation modelling
- Computational fluid dynamic modelling using FDS
- Structural fire engineer (probabilistic and deterministic)
- Risk assessment (qualitative and quantified)
- a broad background and experience applying common UK guidance such as Approved Document B, BS9999 and BS9991

Preferred Qualifications:
- A clear work history and proof of professional development and learning

If you could be interested please contact your expert recruitment consultant - Jake Troubridge on 02074227326 or email -

Eden Brown is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. Eden Brown Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Reference: 259924JKR_1559836582