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Fire Engineer (CFD Modelling)

Employer
NHBC
Location
United Kingdom
Salary
Dependent on experience
Closing date
7 May 2021

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Sector
Construction
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Specialism
Construction
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Job Details

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 7th May 2021

Company

At NHBC we are committed to working with the house-building and wider construction industry to raise the standard of new homes and to provide protection for new home buyers.

We seek to drive up quality and improve industry standards through:

  • Providing comprehensive warranty and insurance products and access to a 'one stop package' of core business services, complementary professional services and value-added services
  • By being the national and an international authority on the raising of standards in home construction, house building regulation and protection for new home buyers
Find Us
Telephone
01908 747447
Location
Davy Avenue
Milton Keynes
MK5 8FP
GB
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