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Fire Engineer





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Competitive rates

Posted by

Judy Mitchell

Date posted

14 March, 2019

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Fire Engineer




Competitive rates

Job Description

Fire Engineer


Purpose of the Job

To support the Employer in overseeing the technical and quality aspects of construction activities within an area of responsibility as appointed for a geographic location, contract or for a system.


Principal Accountabilities

Assisting the Project Field Engineer in discharging delegated duties and responsibilities of the Supervisor under NEC3 ECC where agreed with the Employer.

Undertaking reviews as required of contractor technical submittals, (including method statements and work package plans where obligated by third party agreements only).

Providing Field Engineering input to the RFI / NCR / FCD process and where directed seeking input from the Technical Director’s discipline specialists.

Determining need (with the Project Field Engineer) to engage design authority for interpretation or approval of design changes or non-conformances which constitute design changes.

Providing input into engineering solutions / field sketches / specifications to resolve site-based queries and coordinating resolution of issues with the Engineering Manager where required (and where it is not the responsibility of the contractor).

Keeping the Project Field Engineer informed of technical issues on site.

Monitoring the contractor’s compliance with Environmental, Safety & Health requirements, escalating issues and seeking intervention where required.

Monitoring the contractor in ensuring that proper processes are identified and implemented to achieve contractual quality compliance with the Works Information Part 20 “Quality Requirements”, Part 13 “Records to be Provided” and elements of Part 14 “Management and Administration of the Works”.

Supporting the PFE in the review and acceptance of contractor certification packages.

Supporting the PFE in the review and acceptance of the Contractor’s Inspection and Test Plans (ITPs).

Assisting the Site Manager and Project Field Engineer with the authorisation of payment certificates. Providing input to the Business Manager on costs to be disallowed related to quality issues and NCRs.

Receiving and commenting on contractor daily reports.

Monitoring the contractor’s compliance with their ITPs and participating in some witness and review points, seeking support as required from the Technical Director’s discipline specialists.

Providing input to the NCR and Snag List process at contract level seeking support as required from the Technical Director’s discipline specialists and other specialist functions in evaluating conformances and assessing contractor recommended dispositions.

To identify and manage technical risk in Fire engineering across the programme

Technical review of designs developed by Contractors in respect of safety by design, technical acceptability and compliance with standards

Review that the designs prepared by the Contractors have been fully co-ordinated and integrated. Provision of support to Contractors, delivered through the Engineering Managers, to resolve MEP interface issues where requested

Review of Constructability and Maintainability of Contractors’ designs developed by the Contractors

Initiate and support value management/engineering initiatives and to promote and support common design and standardisation where appropriate

Take reasonable care of your own and others’ health and safety and of those who may be affected in the day-to-day delivery of this role by taking personal responsibility for working to Target Zero principles.

Co-operate in all matters relating to health and safety, including following safe working procedures at all times

Act as a role model for vision and values, behaving in ways that are in alignment with Ways of Working.  Encourage and support others to do so too

Promote equality in the workplace and adopt appropriate behaviour when interacting with colleagues

Take necessary care to properly protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of corporate information from unauthorised disclosure, modification or destruction.  Never knowingly put information or information systems at risk


Main challenges of the job

Supporting the Employer in identifying key technical and quality issues for resolution.

Supporting the Employer in building effective working relationships at the appropriate level within the contractor’s team.


Person Specification

Degree qualified Engineer or equivalent experience

Considerable experience on large multi-disciplinary infrastructure projects including experience in fire stopping, assessment of materials used and methods of application

Knowledge and experience of installation, testing and commissioning of passive and active systems and the methods used to provide assurance to end users

Experience in the rail environment, and the challenges encountered in dealing with regulations pertaining to this field. Previous experience of working with London Underground and/or Rail for London would be beneficial.








Judy Mitchell

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