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Careers at Fire Consultancy Specialists

Would you like to join a rapidly growing business and work on some complex and truly iconic projects? With a passion for creating a safer future, the three directors of Fire Consultancy Specialists bring together their unique skill sets across Fire Safety, Engineering, Materials and Business.

FCS was born out of a realisation that the fire safety and engineering world would be forever changed by the Hackitt Report. We are committed to bring leading edge practices, employing the latest knowledge and systems into everything that we do.

Careers  

Please find below a list of all available current vacancies. If there isn’t a suitable role listed, we are always looking to recruit great people to join the team and would encourage you to send in your CV and a cover letter.

    Equal Opportunities Statement

      At Fire Consultancy Specialists we strive to create a diverse, inclusive environment to encourage all our employees to be themselves. We celebrate our uniqueness and believe that adopting a culture of inclusion helps us to best serve our customers. We are committed to supporting equal opportunities, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race or disability. Please inform us if you require any reasonable adjustments to enable you to participate in the recruitment process.

      Your Future With Us

      We offer exceptional personal development and clear career progression opportunities. If you’re ambitious, driven and hard-working you will succeed with us. We’ll support you with full training, ongoing CPD and the opportunity to gain recognised qualifications and professional memberships.

      Flexible Working

      We encourage our colleagues to work flexibly in different ways to suit their personal circumstances. We can’t promise we can offer you exactly what you want, but we are always happy to talk flexible working at interview stage and beyond.

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      We are proud to be Bronze members of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, and welcome applications from serving or former members of the armed forces or their relatives.

        Fire Door Surveyor 

        What we are looking for

        This role will carry out Passive & Fire Door Surveys in accordance with the latest British and EN standards on small and large projects. You will ensure that all works are within Health & Safety and quality company requirements.

        You will need

        • Experience working in the Passive Fire industry
        • Ensure the passive fire protection within buildings is installed in accordance with certified details, fire test reports and manufacturers’ installation instruction
        • Experience with codes of practice, standards and interpreting manufacturers’ details relating to passive fire protection
        • You should ideally hold relevant qualifications and training in passive fire stopping, fire safety, fire compartmentation i.e., ASFP, NVQ, Fire Door Inspector Scheme
        • Self-motivated, flexible, able to work away from home when required.
        • An understanding of the British Standards & EN covering the areas of work.
        • Produce reports and offer advice and recommendations to clients.
        • Have a good understanding of Timber Fire Doors and similar furniture.
        • Be able to identify that the frame specification is correct for the door’s rating.
        • Be able to ensure that the choice of Frame/lining/casing and intumescent smoke seals are compatible.
        • Have good working knowledge of current Health & Safety and other relevant legislation.
        • Ability to work alone or as part of a team.
        • Excellent attention to detail
        • A positive and proactive can-do attitude with genuine enthusiasm to learn and develop their own skills and knowledge
        • Excellent verbal communication

        What we offer

        As part of Fire Consultancy Specialists, the Surveyor role comes with a competitive salary and benefits including; a company pension scheme with travel expenses and a car/van allowance after the successful completion of the company probation period. Additional benefits include:

        • Company Tablet, Laptop and Mobile Phone
        • Pension
        • Paid Refer A Friend Scheme
        • Employee Recognition Scheme
        • Birthday Holiday
        • Additional Day holiday for each full year of completed service
        • Development and progression opportunities
        • CPD Training

        Additional Info

        We will need to complete a number of background checks including a credit check, five-year referencing history and DBS check. All offers will be subject to successful completion of these background checks.

         

        Fire Damper Technician 

        You will lead on the assessment of fire safety issues and technical risks by the application of expert knowledge and understanding of UK fire safety legislation, Building Regulations and associated standards.

        If you love the challenge of a hugely varied role and relish the opportunity to work as part of a professional, multi-disciplinary team, then you could be the perfect fit to join us as a Fire Damper Technician.

        Your Day to day Role

        An Experienced Fire Damper Technician is a key role within the company to ensure fire damper system maintenance is carried out to correct legislation which involves ensuring any remedial works are identified are reported and quotes generated. You will also be confident in providing advice in relation to the fire safety of the property to provide confidence for the client that the design that is developed should achieve the expected FCS standard of fire safety, comply with the clients’ objectives and meet all relevant legal fire safety requirements.

        The candidate would ideally have:

        • Undertake all types of maintenance, repair, commissioning and service support to a range of smoke/fire dampers
        • Responsible for fault finding, reporting and preparing quotes
        • Install and replace all types of fire and smoke damper equipment according to the industry standards
        • Identify faults and report findings
        • Read and interpret technical drawings
        • Site visits to inspect the property to determine if they meet the relevant specifications
        • Prepare reports when requested using our systems
        • Ensure high standards of productivity and workmanship are maintained in the execution of work
        • A strong experience in fire safety fields.
        • Very good interpersonal skills and demonstrable experience of developing and maintaining close links with colleagues, clients and contractors are essential.
        • Be aware of appropriate legislation and design guidance for use in the UK
        • Have the ability to work on multiple projects concurrently, working to tight deadlines and juggling multiple demands.

        This is a home-based role with travel across the UK, however there will be an opportunity for this role to be office-based in the future.

        Qualities and skills we’re looking for

        You will be:

        • Proven experience of working as a Fire Protection/Damper Engineer
        • Good understanding of mechanical and electrical fire systems design and industry regulations
        • Ability to read technical drawings, and be IT literate
        • Understands the needs and implications of RAMS
        • Can demonstrate a customer focused, proactive ‘can do’ attitude, flexible approach to working and can work as part of a team
        • An understanding and working knowledge of other disciplines within a multi task delivery service
        • Problem solving & decision making
        • Self-disciplined and able to use own initiative
        • Very Good communication & interpersonal skills (written & verbal)
        • Ability to act with professionalism and integrity

        What we offer

        As part of Fire Consultancy Specialists,  comes with a competitive salary and benefits including; a company pension scheme with travel expenses and a car/van allowance after the successful completion of the company probation period. Additional benefits include:

        • Company Tablet, Laptop and Mobile Phone
        • Pension
        • Paid Refer A Friend Scheme
        • Employee Recognition Scheme
        • Birthday Holiday
        • Additional Day holiday for each full year of completed service
        • Development and progression opportunities
        • CPD Training

        Additional Info

        We will need to complete a number of background checks including a credit check, five-year referencing history and DBS check. All offers will be subject to successful completion of these background checks.

         

        Passive Fire Surveyor 

        You will lead on the assessment of fire safety issues and technical risks by the application of expert knowledge and understanding of UK fire safety legislation, Building Regulations and associated standards.

        If you love the challenge of a hugely varied role and relish the opportunity to work as part of a professional, multi-disciplinary team, then you could be the perfect fit to join us as a Passive Fire Surveyor.

        Your Day to day Role

        An Experienced Passive Fire Surveyor is a key role within the company to ensure all property maintenance is installed and carried out to the correct legislation which involves ensuring any remedial works are identified are reported and quotes generated. You will also be confident in providing advice in relation to the fire safety of the property to provide confidence for the client that the design that is developed should achieve the expected FCS standard of fire safety, comply with the clients’ objectives and meet all relevant legal fire safety requirements.

        The candidate would ideally have:

        • Experience of passive fire surveying.
        • Ability to undertake site passive fire inspections at both existing buildings and construction sites with precision to ensure that passive fire protection is installed in accordance with certified details and manufacturer’s instructions
        • Undertake site inspections, surveys and building audits relating to passive fire protection such as fire stopping & cavity barriers
        • Ensure the passive fire protection within buildings is installed in accordance with certified details, fire test reports and manufacturers’ installation instructions
        • Experience with codes of practice, standards and interpreting manufacturers’ details relating to passive fire protection
        • You should ideally hold relevant qualifications and training in passive fire stopping, fire safety, fire compartmentation i.e. ASFP, NVQ (however not essential)
        • Read and interpret technical drawings
        • Prepare reports when requested using our systems
        • Ensure high standards of productivity and workmanship are maintained in the execution of work
        • A strong experience in fire safety fields.
        • Very good interpersonal skills and demonstrable experience of developing and maintaining close links with colleagues, clients and contractors are essential.
        • Be aware of appropriate legislation and design guidance for use in the UK
        • Have the ability to work on multiple projects concurrently, working to tight deadlines and juggling multiple demands.

        This is a home-based role with travel across the UK, however there will be an opportunity for this role to be office-based in the future.

        Qualities and skills we’re looking for

        You will have:

        • Full UK driving license
        • High attention to detail
        • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
        • Ability to read technical drawings, and be IT literate
        • Understands the needs and implications of RAMS
        • Can demonstrate a customer focused, proactive ‘can do’ attitude, flexible approach to working and can work as part of a team
        • An understanding and working knowledge of other disciplines within a multitask delivery service
        • Problem solving & decision making
        • Self-disciplined and able to use own initiative
        • Very Good communication & interpersonal skills (written & verbal)
        • Ability to act with professionalism and integrity

        What we offer

        As part of Fire Consultancy Specialists, comes with a competitive salary and benefits including; a company pension scheme with travel expenses and a car/van allowance after the successful completion of the company probation period. Additional benefits include:

        • Company Tablet, Laptop and Mobile Phone
        • Pension
        • Paid Refer A Friend Scheme
        • Employee Recognition Scheme
        • Birthday Holiday
        • Additional Day holiday for each full year of completed service
        • Development and progression opportunities
        • CPD Training

        Additional Info

        We will need to complete a number of background checks including a credit check, five-year referencing history and DBS check. All offers will be subject to successful completion of these background checks.

         

        Fire Engineer 

        The post holder will be responsible for writing Fire Strategy, Fire Statements, Design Note reports, for new and existing buildings as well as amending plan mark-ups. In addition, the role will encompass in depth validation of fire safety documents and provide extensive support to our technical teams. The post holder will deal with client queries on a regular basis and must ensure customer centricity at all times. Additionally, attendance at virtual and in person design and scope meetings will be required as well familarisation site visits. The candidate will ideally have experience working within the Health Sector and have excellent knowledge of HTM 05 02.

        If you love the challenge of a hugely varied role and relish the opportunity to work as part of a professional, multi-disciplinary team, then you could be the perfect fit to join us as a Fire Engineer.

        Your Day to day Role

        An Experienced Fire Engineer is a key role within the company to provide advice in relation to the fire safety aspects of the design in order to provide confidence that the design that is developed, as well as the completed building, should achieve the expected FCS standard of fire safety, comply with the clients’ objectives and meet all relevant legal fire safety requirements.

        The candidate would ideally have:

        • Experience of passive fire surveying.
        • You will have a Batchelors degree or will be a Chartered Engineer in Fire Design or working towards (desirable).
        • Excellent understanding of UK legislation, standards and guidance, such as Regulatory Reform (Fire & Safety) Order 2005; HM Government Fire Safety Risk Assessment Guides; The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999; Building Regulations – Approved Document B; BSI PAS79.
        • Membership with a professional fire safety body such as the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) and/or Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM).
        • Very good interpersonal skills and demonstrable experience of developing and maintaining close links with colleagues, clients and contractors. Attendance of internal & external design team meetings will be required.
        • Have the ability to work on multiple projects concurrently, working to deadlines and managing multiple demands.
        • Strong IT (Microsoft Office suite) and report writing skills.
        • CFD analysis experience desirable

        This is a home-based role with travel across the UK, however there will be an opportunity for this role to be office-based in the future.

        Qualities and skills we’re looking for

        We are looking for an expert fire engineer who already has or is working towards membership of the Institute of Fire Engineers. You will need an in-depth working knowledge of all aspects of fire engineering.

        You will be:

        • Able to manage your time and workload efficiency
        • A leader in everything you do, helping to mentor and provide technical guidance to the more junior members of the teams.
        • Able to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing with the ability to present information clearly
        • Proactive, self-motivated, team player who is flexible and willing to get involved with the development of the role.
        • Strong attention to detail

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