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Fire Engineer Director




Fire Safety

Employment type

Full time

Contract type




We have a fantastic opportunity for a Director - Fire to join our growing Fire Division team in our any of our Nationwideoffices. This could be London, Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow or Edinburgh!

The Team – Our Fire Safety Division

Our Fire Safety team has a earned a reputation for delivering technically excellent work and responsiveness, together with a large team winning new work, has resulted in exceptional growth. 

Our Fire Safety Division is represented in all regional capitals within England and Wales as well as Scotland with a large team of colleagues to help win new work. We are in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle…so far.

From concept to construction, our fire engineering expertise helps to optimise design and ensure complex buildings meet the functional requirements of the Building Regulations. Our team has extensive experience working on public sector, residential, commercial, industrial and high hazard process construction projects. We deliver a range of engineering services throughout each step of the development process; from site appraisal, through to planning, design and delivery services for all types of projects.

The workload is diverse with many ‘high profile’ regional and national clients. 

The Role:

Reporting to the Fire Engineering Lead Director, you will sit on the senior management team within the division.  In addition, you will also represent the division at the regional board meetings and support colleagues in multidisciplinary work winning. Your focus will be to develop and deliver your business plan, identify new opportunities and ensure the division is aligned with company objectives and ensure the team maintain a healthy work life balance. Other responsibilities include: 

  • Developing our brand and relationships
  • Living and breathing our values and ensuring we are an employer and client partner of choice.
  • Performance including work pipeline, costs and project delivery management.
  • Make a contribution, provide a focus and present Hydrock’s ideas and innovation in all sectors.
  • Support the Divisional Director and Hydrock team to develop and implement strategic initiatives.
  • Drive profitable and sustainable work-winning and assist in maintaining up-to-date forecasting and input where required for Hydrock and the Division.
  • Self-motivated team player, with ability to lead and support efficiency and growth.
  • Leading, recruiting, managing and developing a regional team of fire engineers.
  • Managing the commercial success of the regional cost centre. 
  • Strong communication, analysis and people skills within a multi-discipline working environment.

You’ll be set up for success if: 

We are looking to speak with leaders who have a diverse and expansive knowledge of the UK geo-environmental and geo-technical sector. In addition to your technical capability, you will have proven work winning ability and a desire to develop colleagues and grow your region. Other requirements include:  

  • Relevant degree and ideally a masters in fire engineering.
  • CEng desirable but not essential
  • You will have a flair for business development 
  • Self-motivated team player with good people skills.
  • Integrity and credibility. People want to work with you (customers and colleagues).

What's great about Hydrock 

We are a British-owned integrated multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy of over 900 staff in 21 offices across the UK. Our driving motivation is to be a ‘Force for Good’, as it is our aim to improve the quality of people’s lives from our employees to our clients, through to the communities we work in and our planet as a whole through the work we do.  

From the buildings that surround you, the roads and bridges you cross, all related to the infrastructure that we create, we aim to offer the most sustainable possibilities to shape the places, communities and society that we live in through meeting our client’s needs. Through the path we are on to delivering a green future, the result is something that everyone can be proud of. 

Named as Building’s Engineering Consultant of the Year in 2023, we’re known for delivering outstanding sustainable projects for our communities, planet, and society.

Some of these projects have recently received industry accolades, including Cleveland Pools winning the Conservation and Regeneration category at the Construction Excellence South West Awards 2023; Bay Technology Centre named Commercial Project of the Year at the British Construction Industry Awards 2022; YGG Tan-y-Lan picked out in the Integration and Collaborative Working category at Construction Excellence Wales Awards 2022; The Deaf Academy singled out for its Universal Design at the Civic Trust Awards 2022; and Bristol’s iconic waterfront Wapping Wharf Living sweeping up at the Bristol Property Awards.

Take a look at our 2023 end of year film and get a feel for what we’re all about. 


What we can offer you: 

  • Inspiring and supportive colleagues 
  • Reward for progression and hard work 
  • An opportunity to develop your soft skills, as well your technical skills
  • Competitive starting salary 
  • Excellent health benefits 25 days of holiday (buy/sell up to five days), accrue 1 day extra every 2 years, with bonus holidays too!
  • An earlier finish on Friday (4pm!) 
  • An opportunity to give back: “Day off for good cause” (on a workday) 
  • A huge range of flexible benefits, including climate perks and an EV car leasing scheme 


A place to feel included

We champion diversity, equity and inclusion. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we commit to supporting our employees and ensure we create a safe environment that nurtures you to perform at your best. Offering our people flexibility is an important factor in achieving this aim.  

We consider all applications individually with the required qualifications and knowledge without regard to any of the protected characteristics. We would like to provide everyone with a fair selection, assessment and employment experience so we ask with are made aware of any physical or neurodiverse condition within your application for which appropriate reasonable adjustments can be made by us. 


Looking for the next steps? 

Once you have completed your application through our careers site, we aim to review and respond to you as soon as your application’s been reviewed.

If shortlisted, a member of our Talent Acquisition Team will call you for an initial pre-screen by phone (typically 30 minutes) to help us assess your motivations and interest in the position and Hydrock.

If you progress following this telephone pre-screen, you will be invited to attend a formal interview by video conference (Microsoft Teams) or in our offices. 

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