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Fire Safety Consultant / Engineer

R-053287
  1. Aldershot, Bristol
  1. Security, aerospace & defence

Fire Safety Consultant / Engineer

The Aerospace, Defence, Security and Technology (ADS&T) Division within Atkins/SNC-Lavalin is at the leading edge of Safety Engineering covering a broad range of safety specialisms, including fire safety and risk management. We have been very successful in winning both national and international projects and require a safety (fire) consultant with an understanding of fire safety requirements and designs.

Our growing team requires individuals who have a willingness to learn and develop new skills and possess professional characteristics including:

  • Self-motivation and enthusiasm.
  • Confidence, a good team worker and trustworthy.
  • Good inter-personal skills.

As a safety consultant, you will be required to consider both organisational and physical systems, ensuring people, equipment and the environment are not exposed to unnecessary harm, using a diverse range of tools and techniques. Within this role, you will be required to apply your skills and experience in fire safety to a range of projects across domains including maritime, defence and nuclear.

You will have the opportunity to inspire and be inspired by colleagues in offices across the UK and the globe.

Your purpose:

  • Reviewing and developing conventional and/or nuclear fire safety strategies.
  • Keeping up to date with the latest fire safety legislation and guidance, including BS9999, Approved Document B.
  • Applying and tailoring fire safety and escape requirements to novel / unconventional designs.
  • Undertaking fire safety assessments of design, with the intent of achieving a compliant design that reduces fire risks to ALARP.
  • Completing basic heat flux and flame length calculations, to support effective mitigation of fire.
  • Supporting project safety meetings and facilitating safety workshops.
  • Facilitating safety meetings, including project safety meetings, hazard identification workshops (HAZOP, SWIFT, etc).
  • Generating safety management information to support organisational or product safety management systems.
  • Developing safety (fire) bids and proposals.
  • Developing and maintaining Hazard Logs.
  • Developing Safety Arguments, including Claims, Argument Evidence (CAE) and/or Goal Structuring Notation (GSN).
  • Safety Case preparation.
  • Working with a wide range of project stakeholders, including regulators, customers, system engineers, layout engineers, contract teams, etc. in the design of fire safety and escape systems to achieve a solution that is both compliant and practical.

What you can bring?
Essential –

  • Willingness to learn and ability to diversify across multiple projects and domains.
  • Confident communicator with proven inter-personal skills, able to adapt, manage potential ambiguity and deliver under challenging situations.
  • Experience of developing fire strategies and / or fire protection designs to either British, European, IMO, or NFPA standards.
  • An understanding of Safety Management principles and processes such as Safety Management Systems and Plans.

Desirable –

Ideally, but not essential, the candidate should have experience in the following, although with a growing capability, on the job training and personal development will be provided:

  • Experience of working within a design project team.
  • Experience of working with the Naval Ship Code, Lloyds Rules and Regulations and SOLAS.
  • Experienced in working with clients to provide Safety Management advice and guidance.
  • Experience of the nuclear and maritime domains.
  • Experience of fire and smoke modelling, using tools such as CFAST and FDS.
  • Developing risk assessments; participating in Hazard Identification meetings/techniques, e.g. ZHA, HAZOPs.
  • Understanding of the ALARP principle and developing safety arguments.
  • Previous experience of safety management, in defence or other high hazard industries, including an understanding of the application of applicable standards and regulation.
  • Interest in safety management matters through membership of professional bodies.
  • HNC/HND/Degree level in an engineering or appropriate science discipline or practical engineering/science experience.
  • Chartered Engineer or equivalent.

Why work for Atkins?

People join us because they share a desire to be at the forefront of the ADS&T Business Unit and deliver outstanding projects. We empower our people to be the professional individuals they want to be, working on projects they feel proud of, making a difference to the world they live in and the legacy they leave behind.

We develop individuals through a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. We encourage participation in all forms of training and have an active programme of in-house as well as external training for all our staff.

Meeting your needs:

When you start with us, you'll enjoy "Total Reward", a package that can be tailored to your lifestyle, career and personal needs. From flexible holidays to life assurance, health & wellbeing benefits, and career planning for the senior stage of your career.

Making sure you're supported is important to us. So, if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk about any adjustments you might need.

Read more about 'Total Reward'.

More about us:

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

Atkins, ranked as one of LinkedIn’s Top 25 Companies, where UK professionals want to work and stay once they join. We're also a Silver Rating holder in the Aerospace & Defence sector, as per the Financial Times rating of the UK’s leading management consultants.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

Training:

Atkins is committed to developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual’s abilities and talents. We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Flexible Working:

Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment.

We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.

Diversity & Inclusion:

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

Security Clearance:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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