Senior Fire Safety Engineer

Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time

About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. FromCrossrail - Europe's largest civil engineering project - to investment inworld-class stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved insome of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has everseen.

Network Rail High Speed (NR HS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of NetworkRail Infrastructure Ltd (NRIL), responsible for the operation and maintenanceof the UK's first European High Speed Railway, High Speed 1 (HS1).

The HS1 Infrastructure consists of a diverse range of railway assetsfrom the track, signalling, overhead line, lineside buildings and depotsthrough to viaducts, long tunnels and international stations at St Pancras,Ebbsfleet and Stratford along its 109km length.

Unlike its parent, NR HS areprivately financed under an agreement with their client 'HS1 Ltd' and undertakea diverse range of activities from railway infrastructure maintenance andoperations through to station facilities management and retail. NR (HS) valuetheir people, fulfilling their contractual commitments through a highlyperforming professional team of appointed specialists, engineers and managerswho consistently deliver safe and reliable infrastructure for train operatorsand their passengers.

Together we work every day toachieve Our Vision - to deliver the best High-Speed rail customer experience.

Brief Description

Provide specialist fire safety advice and support to theDelivery, Engineering, Safety and Station functions within Network Rail (HighSpeed).Develop and assist in thedelivery of effective and efficient arrangements that comply with relevantlegislation, protect the company's assets and minimise the impacts of fire onthe company's undertakings.

About the role

Key Accountabilities -
Developand produce policy, fire risk control arrangements (including standards,procedures and codes of practice) and fire safety training requirements.

Undertakefire safety inspection and risk assessment of the property portfolio andNetwork Rail controlled infrastructure.

Identifyand develop appropriate engineering controls for reducing the risk of fires.
Provide designadvice and technical review for proposed alterations to the property portfolioand Network Rail controlled infrastructure.

Reviewfire safety aspects of the ROGS applications of train operating companies.

Provideeffective fire safety advice and support to Network Rail line management.

Undertakeregular liaison arrangements with local rail industry managers and staff andofficers of the Fire Authorities, the safety regulator and other relevant bodiesto safeguard Network Rail's interests, with regard to fire safety.

Directthe investigation of significant fires affecting the property portfolio orNetwork Rail controlled Infrastructure.

Member of the Institution of FireEngineers
Degree or equivalent qualification in fire engineering Significant experiencein fire safety at a management level

Chartered Fire Engineer

How to apply

Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail.Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.

Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to £3000 (to a maximum amount of £2,250).

Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

As an arm's length department of the UK Government, Network Rail is required to comply with a well-established pre-employment vetting process for all prospective employees.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) checks require prospective employees of Network Rail to meet the following requirements;

-Provide eligibility to work in the UK and identity documentation

-Complete a satisfactory 3 year employment history check

-Complete a satisfactory unspent criminal conviction disclosure check

For more information regarding BPSS pre-employment related checks, please visit the UK Government website for further information - UK Government - BPSS Checks

Salary range £51,156 - £57,551 dependent on experience, plus London weighting.

Closing date: 20th December 2019, late applications will not be accepted.Please note this is also being advertised internally. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.