This is an exciting opportunity to join the Fire Engineering and Consultation Team (FECT) within a high performing Local Authority Fire Service. The role will entail conducting Building Regulations consultations to fulfil the statutory responsibilities of the Fire Authority for a wide variety of building types; reviewing fire engineering strategies and submissions; providing commercial fire safety engineering services through the trading arm of the Fire Authority (3SFire) and supporting other elements of HFRS with fire engineering skills such as CFD modelling and knowledge of the built environment.
Working within HFRS provides an ideal environment for developing knowledge of real fire development, actual human behaviour in fire and practical problem solving in proposed and occupied buildings, to complement academic qualifications and professional registration.
Potential candidates must have a Fire Engineering degree of at least 2:1, or equivalent relevant qualification; be able to communicate to a high level in both written and spoken English; and have good attention to detail. They will be highly motivated; have an aptitude for problem solving; be conversant with fire safety guidance documents such as AD(B), BS9999, BS9991 and BS7974; and be able to present to clients and internal departments on technical matters.
The ideal candidate will have recent experience of carrying out CFD modelling using FDS and Pyrosim; be registered with the UK Engineering Council to a minimum of Engineering Technician level; and have at least one year’s experience of working in a fire safety engineering environment.
The successful applicant will be provided with training to assimilate with HFRS systems and procedures; have access to regular CPD events; and be supported to gain additional UK Engineering Council registration e.g. IEng and CEng.
Travel may be required: throughout Hampshire to fulfil the statutory requirements of the Fire Authority and throughout the UK to provide commercial Fire Engineering services through the Authorities trading arm, so a full clean UK driving license is essential.
The post is based at the Hampshire Fire and Police Headquarters and benefits from access to the Local Government Pension Scheme. Our Headquarters site is provided with a fully serviced canteen, and the post holder will have access to on site gym facilities.
The post attracts 24 days of annual leave, plus Bank Holidays and the holder is eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.
HFRS has an active Sports and Social Club; the team in which you will be working is supportive and flexible; and we are supportive of a good work-life balance.
If you feel that you have the necessary skills and like the sound of working within a close and friendly team, the closing date for applications is 12:00 on 5th December 2016.
Interviews will be held on 15th and 16th December 2016.
For more information and details on how to apply, please visit www.newjob.org.uk