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Fire Safety Consultant / Engineer

Aerospace & Defence
Job Type:
Market related


Fire Safety Consultant / Engineer




  • Main office: Bristol, UK.

  • Additional location: Aldershot, UK.


    Please note that our client have declared they are flexible on location, providing you can attend one of their offices sited across the UK.

    Salary: Competitive.

    Job Description

    Our client is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years of design and engineering expertise.

    Their Aerospace, Defence, Security and Technology division is at the leading edge of Safety Engineering covering a broad range of safety specialisms, including fire safety and risk management.

    Our client 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.

    Their 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.


  • 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.



  • 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.


    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.

    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.

    At First Recruitment Group we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That is why our Recruitment Consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates. We actively recruit at all levels and this is a superb opportunity for any Fire Safety Consultant / Engineer looking for new employment.

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