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Senior Fire Engineer - Edinburgh (1964) in Edinburgh at BuroHappold Engineering

Date Posted: 4/10/2018

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Job Description

Ready for a new challenge? Perhaps a change of scenery whilst still progressing your career? Our busy Fire Engineering team can offer a plethora of interesting projects, based from our office in beautiful Edinburgh.

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Fire engineering at BuroHappold has developed significantly and we now have fire engineers located across the UK, with additional capabilities in New York and the Middle East. A combination of international experience and local knowledge enables our engineers to respond quickly to project demands and to fully understand the complexities of working in local markets with the latest industry innovations. 

Our busy team have an opportunity for a Senior Engineer to join our thriving Edinburgh office, working on projects in the UK and further afield.

What will I be doing?

Naturally the role of a Fire Engineer can be very varied but this role will ask you to:

  • Work with clients and other engineers to project manage a variety of fire engineering projects.  You will be informing and supporting the building design aspirations, functionality and architectural form throughout the design process
  • Set a strong example of client care and general consultancy on both small- and large-scale projects and support your small team of Engineers and Graduates to do the same.
  • Maintain responsibility for the financial performance of your projects, ensuring timely delivery of high quality design.
  • Represent BuroHappold Fire Engineering at design team meetings, both internal and externally as well as liaising with approval authorities on fire safety designs and proposals
  • Identify and specify appropriate fixed fire protection systems, i.e. automatic fire detection and/or suppression to support fire engineering design solutions.
  • Carry out and review fire engineering calculations including smoke modelling and evacuation analysis from simple hand calculations to complex 3D computational modelling (previous CFD experience is welcome but not essential).
  • Identify design related issues and propose solutions as appropriate.  Be aware when assistance is necessary and seek support from experienced members of the team when appropriate.
  • Manage relationships with internal and external clients, Engineers and other stakeholders. 
  • Share knowledge both within the fire engineering team and on a wider basis.

More about you

We imagine you will be an established Senior Engineer, or perhaps an experienced Engineer ready to take the next step. 

As an experienced Fire Engineering professional, we would expect that you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Expertise in delivering fire safety engineering solutions in a multi-disciplinary environment with solid experience in developing fire strategies, undertaking engineering analysis and applying performance based designs
  • Excellent consultancy skills; good communication abilities and the experience to traverse complex situations, negotiation and understanding the differing needs of our clients and within stakeholder groups.
  • Confident, proactive character, with the ability to taking the lead in challenging situations and guide less experienced engineers.
  • Capability of working autonomously alone or as part of a larger team on multiple projects with other professional engineers
  • An aptitude for problem solving

Ideally you will have completed or be close to professional registration with the ECUK or other established body. BuroHappold is keen to encourage the professional progression of our staff and offer an excellent training and development scheme to support your advancement, and we will ask you to mentor and develop engineers in our team.

In return....

We can offer a stimulating and challenging environment, excellent scope for progression and the opportunity to work on a superb range of outstanding projects in the UK and internationally. With an enviable portfolio of high-profile clients, we can offer an interesting range of work and an excellent personal challenge as we support you to develop your career to new heights.

Edinburgh is a beautiful city and we would encourage anyone considering relocation to give thought to making Edinburgh your new home.

Apply today or for more information please contact Vicky Thorburn in the BuroHappold recruitment team: 


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