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Principal Fire Engineer

Location

Almondsbury

Department

Fire Safety

Employment type

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Hours

37.5

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Principal Fire Engineer to join our thriving Fire team in our Bristol office.

Please note that we are currently able to offer relocation packages. If this is something that is of interest, please let us aware during your screening and interview process.

The Team - Our Fire Engineering Division

Our Fire Engineering team is one of the UK’s largest operating within a leading multi-disciplinary consultancy. It’s growing reputation for quality and responsiveness has resulted in exceptional growth and the group is now represented in all regional capitals within England, Scotland and Wales. 

You will work closely with colleagues of various disciplines within the South East region and have an existing project portfolio which includes high-profile projects with regional, national and international clients.

We are a close-knit team that works collectively towards challenges. We value the input of all members of the team and encourage everyone to bring ideas to the table. The South East is one region of six that the Fire Engineering Division operate in, throughout the UK and international markets, with over 100 staff in the Fire Safety Division.

Projects: We have a diverse portfolio of work, operating in the typical sectors of Residential, Commercial and Education, as well as more specialist sectors such as Aviation, Battery Storage, Data Centres, Healthcare, High-Hazard and Nuclear.

The team provides the following services to clients:

  • Advisement on applicable codes, standards and guidance
  • Fire engineering design and analysis
  • Fire strategy development
  • Advisement on regulatory code compliance
  • Means of escape design and analysis
  • Evacuation analysis and pedestrian flow modelling
  • Structural fire protection design and analysis
  • Structural optimization analysis
  • Fire impact analysis
  • External fire spread analysis
  • Smoke control design and analysis
  • Computational Fluid Dynamic Analysis
  • Design and specification of fire protection systems
  • Construction phase consultation service
  • Third party peer review.

Post occupation services:

  • Fire management plan development
  • Fire evacuation plan development
  • Fire risk assessment.

As a Fire Engineer within our busy fire engineering team, you will have project management responsibilities for the delivery of fire engineering. You will support the Director of Fire Engineering to implement the company business plan, managing a team of up to ten people in the delivery of fire engineering projects, while supporting existing clients and develop new opportunities.

What you will be responsible for: 

  • Delivery of technically excellent Fire Engineering design on a number of projects
  • Early-stage strategic input to design
  • Detailed design to construction status information and beyond into Post Occupancy Evaluation 
  • Site inspections and reporting throughout construction

What skills and attributes are we looking for?

  • BSc/ BEng/ MSc/ MEng or equivalent
  • Experienced working in a fire engineering consultancy, delivering fire strategy and fire safety consultancy services 
  • Passion and talent for fire engineering
  • A confident, outgoing and fun person who enjoys being part of a busy team
  • An articulate communicator with well-developed interpersonal skills
  • A self-starter who is tenacious in concluding tasks
  • Someone with drive, ambition and enjoys change and variety

What's great about Hydrock, now Stantec

We are a 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 application 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, now Stantec. 

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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