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Senior Fire Risk Management Consultant

Location

London

Department

Fire Safety

Employment type

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Hours

37.5

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Fire Risk Management Consultant to join our growing Fire team in our London and South East office.

The Team – Our Fire Safety Division

Our Fire Safety team has 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 Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Newcastle, Birmingham, Manchester, Plymouth and Stoke-on Trent…so far.

From concept to construction, our fire engineering expertise helps to optimise design and ensure complex buildings are compliant with 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:

Opportunity for a Fire Risk Management Consultant to join our thriving Fire Risk Management team in London & South East. This is an opportunity for you to join our successful, fun, highly engaged Fire Safety team in an influential role with lots of opportunity for you to develop and progress in your career.

You will play a key part in supporting our Fire Risk Management business in London South East, working collaboratively with your multidisciplinary colleagues within and outside the Fire Division to optimise our business development and project delivery activities.

You will be home-based with daily travel to various sites across your region with infrequent visits to your nominated office, unless it is your preference to attend more frequently, occasional further travel may be required to support isolated projects, or when attending departmental meetings/conferences and continual Personnel development training, during which overnight accommodation may be required.

Requirements

Fire Safety Delivery

Minimum of 5 years of significant experience in fire safety consulting or related field.

Qualified to a minimum level 4 qualification in fire safety or relevant discipline

Membership of a recognised 3rd Party Accreditation with the Institution of Fire Engineers Register of Fire Risk Assessors or a similar industry related scheme.

A passion for fire risk management, with a focus on end-user experience and safety.

A minimum Graduate level of the Institute of Fire Engineers with an aim to achieve Member status (MIFireE).

Registered with the Engineering Council as an Engineering Technician or committed to working towards.

Commitment to ongoing professional development, maintaining current and agile aware of the latest industry developments and an ability to undertake independent learning. As a senior consultant, the ability to lead and mentor junior team members is important. This includes providing guidance, training, and support to ensure the team delivers high-quality fire safety consulting services.

Proven and previous experience in the completion of Fire Risk Assessments in all types of building, including construction sites and high hazard environments.

Understand building construction and building construction sites, attend site and carry out 'RIBA stage 5' Fire strategy inspection to confirm the building meets the requirements of the design, prior to carrying our 'Pre-Occupation inspections.

Ideally individually accredited by recognised professional bodies in fire safety.

Ability to illustrate a comprehensive CPD (Continuous Professional Development). Commitment to ongoing professional development, maintaining current and agile aware of the latest industry developments and an ability to undertake independent learning.

Experience in carrying out external wall surveys to support PAS 9980 assessments is desirable.

In-depth understanding of fire safety codes, regulations, and standards such as ADB, BS 9991, BS9999, BB 100 is essential. Knowledge of fire protection systems, including fire alarms, sprinklers, and suppression systems, is also crucial. Knowledge of BS 7974 is also desirable.

Experience in conducting full and comprehensive on-site Fire risk assessments in accordance with relevant CDM regulations and follow up on identified risks with a management action plan with impartial recommendations

Carry out desktop reviews and provide advice on building plans, designs, in-construction and detailed fire strategies and construction materials to support clients and associated projects.

Project Management

A senior fire consultant plays a crucial role in project managing a fire risk assessment contract by overseeing all aspects of the assessment process with a focus on efficiency, accuracy, and client satisfaction. You will be part of a team of fire safety professionals, helping to coordinate efforts to conduct thorough site inspections, evaluate fire hazards and vulnerabilities, and develop comprehensive risk assessment reports.

The senior consultant works closely with the client to understand their specific needs and objectives, ensuring that the assessment aligns with their goals and expectations.

Through effective communication, proactive problem-solving, and meticulous attention to detail, the senior fire consultant ensures that the fire risk assessment contract is successfully executed, delivering actionable recommendations to enhance fire safety and protect lives and property.

Play a key role in assisting the operations team to ensure a proactive approach to invoicing and forecasting processes.

Business Development

Business awareness of the business development process and an understanding of the need for it and deliver it.

Be prepared to build relationships with key stakeholders in the fire safety industry, including architects, engineers, building owners, facility managers, and regulatory authorities. Attend industry events, conferences, and trade shows to expand your network. Building and maintaining positive relationships with clients is essential for a successful consulting career. This involves understanding client needs, providing responsive service, and delivering value-added solutions.

Desirable:

Ideally, but not necessarily, Masters educated in a fire related subject.

Experience using App-based technology or a willingness to learn

Experience in assessing external wall systems including the materials, the construction and their fire safety performance

Chartered member of a relevant professional institution.

Demonstrable examples of identifying and implementing innovative solutions in fire risk management in a consultancy environment.

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 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.

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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