Principal Fire Consultant

Job Title: Principal Fire Consultant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Flexible UK
Salary: £55,000 to £60,000
REF: 119311
Contact Name: Rayner Mason
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Job Published: over 4 years ago

A renowned global design consultancy seek an experienced Fire Safety Professional to take on a Principal Consultant grade role in either a London or Manchester office. 


The position is at Principal Consultant grade, and is to undertake fire safety engineering work, to include supporting design projects on mainline and metro station developments.

The applicant will work predominantly within the rail sector, although opportunities to support other sectors may arise from time-to-time.



Your Day-to-Day:

  • Fire Engineering strategy development & Philosophy
  • Escape and Evacuation Analysis
  • Fire and Smoke Modelling and Analysis covering physical phenomena associated with fires e.g. combustion, smoke and heat transport, radiation & suppression ([incl. the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) methods and tools]
  • Fire standards and building codes, including British Standards, NFPA, and Approved Document B
  • Fire Suppression and Fire Detection Performance Specification
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Management
  • Third Party Review/Design Verification
  • Risk Based Interpretation and Application of Codes of Practice
  • As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) demonstration
  • London Underground and Network Rail standards and guidance such as RSPG and LUL- S1371.
  • Evaluation of blast loadings arising from ignition of flammable gas clouds and detonations of explosive devices and materials.
  • Understanding and interpreting blast models of gas explosion scenarios (such as Vapour Cloud Explosions, Pressure Vessel Bursts and Boiling Liquid Evaporating Vapour Explosions).
  • Additional skills and expertise in the railway sector such as Hazard Identification, Safety Assurance, Common Safety Method and Engineering Safety Management would be an advantage.
  • The role may also require the candidate to be out-based in client offices to support project work, depending upon client requirements.


What You have to Offer:


The applicant shall have recent experience of the application of fire safety engineering skills (as described above) in the rail sector. Ideally, this will include:

  • Subsurface (‘section 12’) station and passenger walking routes
  • Train tunnels
  • Multi-modal transport hubs
  • Major station areas with retail facilities
  • Control centres
  • Heavy train-maintenance facilities

This is a dynamic and challenging job with international focus in a pleasant working climate, attention to education and a competitive remuneration package reflecting the seniority of the role. You will have a great deal of responsibility with endless opportunity for impact and freedom for initiatives. Given the international spread of the business a certain level of flexibility in working hours is important.