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Senior Fire Engineer


Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialist offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we believe we make a positive difference in our world. As a wholly independent organisation, we are owned in trust for the benefit of our employees and their dependants: with no shareholders or external investors determine our own business priorities and direction.

We have a new opportunity for a Senior Fire Engineer, to be based in Glasgow working on local and national projects supporting the wider UK Fire team, who is able to transition effortlessly in to our team and establish themselves to be a strong deliverer of both design work and site inspections. This role is required due to our growing portfolio of exciting projects and to assist in the development of our UK Fire team.


You will be working with a creative, innovative, multi-cultural and self-motivated team of fire safety consultants throughout the UK and Middle East. You will complement our fire safety consultants by developing and leading the fire engineering services on our projects. We are supported by Arup Fire engineering teams located in 20 offices around the World.

You will form part of the project team on a range of different projects and will be supported by the wider team as necessary. The role will involve interactive and collaborative working with our fire engineers and with colleagues throughout the multi-disciplinary teams at Arup. The role gives you the opportunity to travel regularly to our 9 UK offices or further afield as projects require. The projects will be diverse, exciting and range from conceptual fire strategy development through to handing over landmark projects in the built environment. By working at Arup you will be working for the leading fire consultancy in the UK.

Our Fire Engineering team takes a particularly active role in the development of our people and routinely provide opportunities to attend appropriate training and development courses. Also because of the developing nature of fire engineering, employees are encouraged to attend the appropriate annual conferences and CPD events (both internal and external). Once you have demonstrated a suitable skill in fire engineering and the delivery of projects there will be a number of opportunities to advance your career.

We are looking for someone who is technically excellent and capable of delivering quality fire safety solutions on time and on budget. A proven track record of gaining agreement for prescriptive and performance based design solutions from approving authorities is also essential.

As a senior member of the Fire team, you will have strong meeting and negotiating skills and experience of leading project teams. You will be a team player capable of imparting knowledge and experience to other members of the team in order to grow and develop them under your support.

You should have strong commercial and client facing skills and be able to represent Arup externally with minimal supervision. An existing portfolio of clients / contacts in the industry would be of benefit.

Experience in the principles of smoke control and means of escape are essential and knowledge of the various design codes, standards and guidance associated with the industry is also important.


Essential skills and experience:

•Degree in fire engineering or equivalent;
•Typically 5–10 years’ experience in a consultancy or similar environment;
•Be chartered or close to achieving Chartership;
•Extensive experience in delivering fire engineered solutions for UK based projects;
•Be aware of appropriate legislation and design guidance for use in the UK;
•Clearly understand the total fire concept: from the client brief through to construction and operation;
•Manage others in the development and implementation of fire strategies, projects, and research initiatives;
•Possess excellent report writing and communication skills, be collaborative, be creative and engaging;
•Have the ability to work on multiple projects concurrently, working to tight deadlines and juggling multiple demands;
•Manage financial performance on projects;
•Responsible for fee proposals, undertake business development activities and establishing a network of clients/ colleagues in Arup, and outside Arup; and
•Understand and manage the scope and relevant programme constraints of projects.

Reward and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits package in our sector.

Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical and mental wellbeing. You will also have access to a grade-related Flexible Benefits Fund which you can choose to take as extra cash, or spend on a wide range of Choice Benefits to help with your work/life balance and financial security.

In addition all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance.

Job Number: GLA00000D
Category: Fire Engineering
Glasgow, Glasgow

Date Posted: Dec. 11, 2017
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