The Role

Role: Fire Engineer
Grade: FRS E
Salary: £36,829 - £43,992

An opportunity has arisen to join a specialist team of fire engineers working within the Fire Safety department of the London Fire Brigade. This group covers all fire engineering related project work on behalf of LFB which includes major projects for both the built environment and infrastructure. As well as considering fire engineered design solutions as part of the Building Regulations consultation process, our engineers also represent the fire service interests relating to public and firefighter safety on various industry steering groups and committees to seek for continual improvement in standards of safety.

2018 is the year of engineering but it is also a year where we are anticipating significant change in the fire industry. LFB fire engineering group have had the opportunity to directly influence part of this change with some of our engineers representing the wider national fire service views on behalf of the National Fire Chiefs Council. If you want to have the chance to influence the London and the wider national picture then now is the time to be involved.

As a team of both operational and non operational officers we offer technical fire safety support to a wide range of both internal and external groups. LFB are an enforcing authority for the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order and our engineers provide technical support and opinion where critical risk issues are identified. Our interaction with fire investigation, operational colleagues and those operating and maintaining occupied buildings provides us with a unique perspective on fire. This experience, coupled with opportunities to develop both technical and personal skills, provides a valuable opportunity for those develop and progress towards professional registration with the UK Engineering Council.

The successful candidate will ideally be a qualified engineer with experience in evaluating fire engineered solutions in the built environment. The candidate will have excellent understanding of fire engineering related design guidance and Regulations and good working knowledge of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills and who can maintain and develop good working relationships with a range of different groups.

Additional information:
Further information about the main duties and responsibilities of the role are detailed in the job description attached. Also included are the full selection criteria that the candidate will need to demonstrate as part of the assessment process. Please ensure that you give yourself enough time to complete and submit the application as late or un-submitted forms will not be accepted.
In line with Basic Personnel Security Standards (BPSS) employment checks will be completed for the successful person, which will include a basic criminal records check. The successful person will be required to declare any convictions for offences which are not spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a Disclosure Scotland Basic Disclosure will be undertaken before an appointment is confirmed

Eligibility

We are keen to hear from anyone with the ability to do this job to help us achieve a workforce as diverse as the communities that we serve.

Assessment Overview

Please address the criteria listed below:

1 The applicant should hold a BEng (Hons) Degree in Fire Engineering or hold an engineering degree that is listed on the UK Engineering Council accredited course database for either full or partial fulfilment for CEng Registration. Course title, provider and year of entry should be detailed in the application. Applicants should also be working towards registration with the UK Engineering Council.

2 Well-developed interpersonal skills in order to develop and maintain effective relationships internally and externally ensuring high levels of customer care and to undertake presentations to a variety of audiences.

3 Knowledge of both prescriptive and performance-based fire safety techniques and ability to apply them to the built environment together with an understanding of building construction, prescriptive and performance related design guidance, current fire safety legislation and associated guidance and regulations.

4 No response required so please type "n/a" in the box for selection criteria 4

Assessment for this role is due to place in June. Please be advised that if you are unable to make the scheduled assessment date, we may not be able to make alternative arrangements.

Additional Information

Please ensure you give yourself enough time to complete and submit your application. Late or un-submitted applications will not be accepted.

In line with the Basic Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) employment checks will be completed for the successful person, which will include a basic criminal records check. The successful person will be required to declare any convictions for offences which are not spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a Disclosure Scotland Basic Disclosure will be undertaken before an appointment is confirmed.

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