Principal Fire Engineer

Principal Fire Engineer

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    £50k - 65k per year + Car/Allowance + Benefits

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    Mike Davis

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    020 3176 4790

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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Role: Senior Fire Engineer / Principal Fire Engineer 

Sector: Consultancy

Location: City of London

Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 + excellent Industry leading benefits package

I am working with several innovative and ambitious fire engineering organisations who have several offices based throughout the UK and overseas. they are currently looking to develop their fire engineering divisions and the London office, Due to the division growing rapidly in recent months there are a number of openings for experienced Fire Engineering professionals at various levels (senior & principal) to join the team working out of offices in the city covering a portfolio of exciting  schemes throughout the captial.

My clients cover a range of projects within the residential, hotel, office, commercial, retail, education and healthcare sectors, working with some of the UK’s most prestigious brands / companies. You will be responsible for developing a detailed fire engineering design, including smoke control design and computer simulations of fire dynamics and fire spread and have at least 2/3 years experience working in a similar position for a consultancy or fire engineering organisation.

Produce with guidance fire safety strategy documents to inform and support the chosen building form throughout the design process.
Identify and with support specify appropriate fixed fire protection systems, i.e. automatic fire detection and/or suppression to support fire engineering design solutions.
With support, carry out and review fire engineering calculations including smoke modelling and evacuation analysis from simple hand calculations to complex 3D computational modelling.
Understand and with support apply UK Fire Safety legislation and as necessary provide support in the undertaking of fire safety risk assessments.
Awareness of, and ability to apply with guidance, UK health and safety design legislation including British Standards.
Some knowledge of NFPA codes preferred however not essential.
With guidance, identify design related issues and propose solutions as appropriate.
An ability to demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills

The Ideal candidate will hold a degree in Fire Engineering, Building Science or equivalent and be familiar with pricing and tendering for new projects, attending design team meetings and liaising with stakeholders such as structural engineers and architects, applying fire engineering in the design of buildings, relevant professional experience within fire engineering design, project experience within the construction industry working on large scale construction schemes.


If you are interested In the role or would like more information about the position then please get in touch – Mike.Davis@buildrec.com – 07415 259 073

Good afternoon,
I am currently on the lookout for Fire Engineers at various levels to join some of the UK’s leading consultancies such as MLM Group, Arup, Cundall, Hoare Lea, ChapmanBDSP and Buro Happold to name a few. I am sure you are quite happy in your current role but if you are open to new opportunities then I have attached a short job spec below for you to read through. 
Role: Fire Engineer/Senior Fire Engineer/Principal Fire Engineer 
Sector: Consultancy
Location: London & South East
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 + Industry leading benefits package
I am representing innovative and ambitious organisations who have offices dotted around the United Kingdom and overseas, they are currently looking to develop their London office and are in the process of recruiting Fire Engineering professionals at various levels to join their growing business, my clients have a portfolio of commercial, residential, retail, hotel, office and education projects with some of the UK’s leading businesses and are building an excellent reputation within the sector, you would have at least 2/3 years experience working in a similar position where you have been responsible for fire safety engineering within construction projects.

If you are interested in the position or would like to know more then please get in touch – Mike.Davis@buildrec.com – 07415 259 073.


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