Fire Engineer (CFD Modelling)

  • NHBC
  • Nationwide, United Kingdom
  • 30 Apr, 2021
Permanent, Full Time Building Control Building Surveyor Fire Consultant Fire Risk Assessor Fire Safety Advisor

Job Description

NHBC have a fantastic opportunity for a Chartered Fire Engineer to join their Major Projects Team.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the assessment of Qualitative Design Reviews (QDRs), fire strategies and CFD modelling submissions in support of Building Control and Warranty projects.

 Why NHBC?

Apart from working with great colleagues who are passionate about what they do, you will be joining a market leading business. We pride ourselves on developing individuals to achieve their full potential and offer exceptional personal development and career progression opportunities. We also support, sponsor and pay for training and membership to relevant professional organisations. All necessary equipment and other allowances associated with working from home will be provided.

Diversity and Inclusion

NHBC is committed to equal opportunities for all. We are a signatory to the Armed Forces Covenant and the Women in Finance Charter. Our inclusive culture helps us to maintain competitive advantage as we aim to attract people from diverse backgrounds to complement our team. Underlying our overall commitment to equality is the fundamental belief in the right of all employees and customers to be treated with dignity and respect and to be guaranteed freedom from discrimination.

Always happy to talk flexible working

We encourage employees to work flexibly in different ways including home working, field working and both formal and informal flexible working arrangements. We don’t promise we can offer you what you want, but we are always happy to talk flexible working. In the interview process we’ll discuss this more with you. NHBC has offices in London, Milton Keynes, Edinburgh and Belfast.

About the role

  • Take responsibility for the assessment of Qualitative Design Reviews (QDRs) fire strategies and CFD modelling using various software packages.
  • Manage own workload and allocated tasks by Operational managers, Surveyors and Project Managers to ensure relevant SLA’s are achieved
  • Assist in negotiations with developers, builders and their professional advisors, from initial design to completion, to ensure proposals are satisfactory in relation to building control and warranty in accordance with relevant regulations/NHBC Standards
  • Keep up to date with NHBC’s IT systems
  • Ensure compliance with NHBC and HSE requirements for personal safety and that of others
  • Assist with the delivery of technical presentations to both internal and external customers where required
  • Assist with training, coaching and mentoring of others as required

About you

  • You will have (or be able to demonstrate you are working towards) Chartered membership of the Institute of Fire Engineers and have an in-depth working knowledge and understanding of all aspects of Fire Engineering relating to smoke control solutions.
  • Having substantial relevant experience with substantial knowledge of the Smoke Control Association guidance documents and associated British Standards. You will have good communication skills both verbal and written with appropriate interpersonal and presentational skills and will be IT literate and proficient in the use a range of MS Office software programs.
  • A proactive, self-motivated, team player, flexible and willing to get involved with the development of the role. A full driving licence is required.
  • The role is expected to be home office based however consideration will be given to flexible / home based working subject to appropriate assessments and working environment.

Salary / Benefits:

  • Salary dependent upon experience
  • Regional allowances, where applicable.
  • Up to 6% performance related bonus.
  • Company car (subject to the annual minimum 4k business mileage)
  • 25 days pa annual leave with additional days for long service.
  • Pension scheme accredited to Pension Mark Plus standards (up to 10.5% of salary employer contribution)
  • Life assurance of 4 x salary. 
  • Subsidised private medical insurance.
  • Cycle purchase scheme.
  • High street discounts and preferential gym rates.
  • Employee assistance programme.

Our Values

Excellent – Proud and professional in all that we do.

Connected – Collaborating, sharing and achieving success as a team.

Human – Challenging, supporting and respecting each other.

Progressive – Inspired by possibilities, learning and adapting together

The position will close on 30th May 2021