M1, Manchester, Greater Manchester
Our Client is a global brand active in over 70 countries from over 300 offices. With a strong presence in the UK, successfully built from both natural growth and high quality acquisitions, they proudly sit at the forefront of many market sectors including Engineering, Architecture, Maser Planning, Environmental Solutions, Cost Management, Business Advisory and Digital Innovation.
The Fire Engineering Team are experiencing huge demand for their services, in turn offering the opportunity to ambitiously grow again this year. Flexible working and the freedom to operate between regional offices and home provides their staff with a great work/life balance, reducing unnecessary travel and promoting trust. With fire engineering expertise already based in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds offices – flexibility over location is also included.
The business is keen to secure the services of a talented client facing Fire Safety Engineer, joining the Strategic Environmental & Safety Consulting division. This group provide Fire Safety Engineering work that support design projects both within and outside the UK. The groups focus centre around creating safe, innovative and sustainable solutions within the built environment.
– Development of Fire Safety Strategy reports
– Means of Escape analysis (including calculations of evacuation times based on RSET principles from PD 7974 part 6; escape routes and exits widths; assessment of travel distances; development and assessment of evacuation strategy plans)
– People Movement Modelling Analysis (PeMMA): evacuation and crowd simulations using computational models, such as EXODUS, SIMULEX etc (Required but not essential)
– Assessment and understanding of the main British fire safety legislation and standards applied to buildings, such as Approved Document B (AD B), BS9999, BS7974
– Assessment and understanding of the main British fire safety legislation and standards, such as the London Underground fire safety standards, the Network Rail standards, e.g., LUL – S1371, Railway Safety Principles and Guidance (RSPG) (Required but not essential)
– Third Party Review/Design Verification
– Attendance of internal design team meetings
– Attendance of external design team meetings with clients with initial supervision
– Supporting on the development of Fire Risk Assessment reports for both, the building and rail sectors.
– Track record of working as a Fire Engineer with experience in designing and implementing fire safety strategies
– Hazard Identification
– As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) understanding
– Fire Risk Assessment principles
– Understanding of fire dynamics, heat transfer and smoke behaviour principles in enclosed environments (particularly in undergrounds and tunnels)
– Good knowledge on CAD (Computer Aided Design) packages / Bluebeam for building up floor plans, sections, elevations of building designs
– Familiarity with BIM (Building Information Modelling)
– Basic understanding on Active Fire Protection (AFP) and Passive Fire Protection (PFP) systems
– Basic knowledge on fire modelling simulation (using zone models such as CFAST and CFD-based models such as FDS or SMARTFIRE)