Principal fire engineer

Job Type:Full Time
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Leading other senior fire engineers, the role will involve:

  • developing fire safety strategies, notably for sub-surface metro systems, rail tunnels and road tunnels;
  • specifying and interpreting fire and smoke modelling studies (we use a range of tools including the FDS and CFX computational fluid dynamics software);
  • planning and supervising fire engineering design work, from concept to detailed design stages;
  • planning and supervising site-based work, such as fire risk assessments;
  • ensuring that our work is delivered to programme and budget;
  • providing coaching and advice to junior staff;
  • undertaking formal peer reviews of project work;
  • liaising with project stakeholders and providing expert advice;
  • developing relationships with key clients and supporting business development.

You will report to the Head of Discipline and be based either in our Croydon or London office.

Candidate Specification:

Essential academic, professional qualifications and experience of the candidate:

Engineering degree, plus a strong track record of fire engineering experience.

Essential competencies / skills:

You will be able to demonstrate strong hands-on experience across the key elements of the role as described above, with the following specific competencies:

  • developing fire safety strategies;
  • specifying and interpreting fire and smoke modelling studies;
  • planning and leading fire engineering design work;
  • planning and leading any site-based work.
  • excellent written and oral communications skills
  • willingness to undertake short overseas trips (up to 1-2 weeks).

Desirable academic, professional qualifications and experience:

  • Ideally you will be a Chartered fire engineer or equivalent. Desirable competencies / skills: Working knowledge of:
  • fire detection and suppression systems;
  • engineering design development within a BIM environment;
  • interface management in a multi-discipline design environment.