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Fire Engineer - Tyne and Wear

Tyne And Wear
£37,000 to £47,000
Job Type
9 Sep 2022

43 Fire & Rescue Services across England

Permanent, 37 hours per week (flexible working available)

Salary circa £37,000 - £47,000 per year (dependant on qualifications, experience and location)

+ Joining bonus of up to £3,000 if you hold an accredited Degree in Engineering

Are you looking for a job where you can make a real difference to the safety of the local community?

Your Fire & Rescue Service is looking for new talent following the introduction of the new Building Safety Regulator and fire safety legislation following the Grenfell fire in 2017. A Fire Safety Engineer plays a crucial role in the Fire & Rescue Services' continued pursuit of improved fire safety.

Preventing fires before they start you will play an active role in the review of fire engineered solutions and will liaise with and consult outside bodies and internal departments with regard to fire engineering matters. The Fire & Rescue Service also influences building design by working with stakeholders and other regulators to ensure fire safety is considered at the outset of major building projects. The role is a uniformed, non-operational role.

It is essential for the Fire Engineer to have the following skills:

  • Possessing a commitment and passion for public safety, fire engineering and public service
  • Undertaking projects and research, analysing complex information
  • Ability to understand and explain complex and technical information and its application
  • Ability to organise, plan and prioritise workload
  • Working as part of a team to achieve organisational and functional aims
  • Interpersonal skills including the ability to deliver advice and guidance verbally and in writing

Criteria for Fire Safety Engineer applicants:

  • Have successfully completed, or be currently studying towards, an accredited fire engineering degree; or
  • Have successfully completed an accredited degree in a different engineering discipline; and
  • Being committed to completing a post-graduate Masters degree in Fire Engineering and other fire safety related qualifications (fully funded)
  • Hold a full UK Driving Licence (desirable for most locations)
  • Have a good level of written and verbal communication skills

Some of the key accountabilities of a Fire Safety Engineer:

  • Undertaking casework on major engineering and building projects
  • Site visits will be required on occasion
  • Providing advice and technical support in all matters relating to fire safety engineering and resolving issues as required
  • Creating and delivering technical presentations on a range of fire safety engineering issues at meetings, conferences, and workshops
  • Preparing and amending of fire safety engineering technical documents
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary meetings to review fire safety engineering designs during building projects
  • Working alongside external committees, research institutions and fire engineering consultancies
  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Ability to lead others in line with the National Fire Chiefs Council leadership framework

What your Fire & Rescue Service can offer you:

  • A remuneration package including pension plan (each service has its own benefits package which can be discussed)
  • Flexible working opportunities to accommodate lifestyle changes
  • Fully funded professional development in completing Masters degree in Fire Engineering (where appropriate)
  • The chance to work autonomously and as part of a team, following your own experience and learning to make decisions
  • A range of benefits, which may include sports and social facilities, free gym access, access to the services of the Firefighters Charity, and on-going professional training
  • A supportive team environment where you can make a positive impact at work and in the community
  • Opportunities for career progression within Fire Safety, Fire Safety Management, or other career pathways within the organisation

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  • Job Reference: 708119915-2
  • Date Posted: 9 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Reed Talent Solutions
    Reed Talent Solutions
  • Location: Tyne And Wear
  • Salary: £37,000 to £47,000
  • Sector: Trades & Services
  • Job Type: Permanent