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Technical Director - Fire Engineering

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Company AECOM

Job Title: Technical Director - Fire Engineering

JobID: 23339-1226490

Location: Edinburgh, GBR

Description: **Business Line** Building Engineering

**Position Title** Technical Director - Fire Engineering

United Kingdom - Scotland


**Job Summary**

AECOM is seeking to appoint a Technical Director for its Fire Engineering Practice, a role with a national focus.

The ideal candidate will be technically proficient in a broad range of applied fire engineering through all phases of project delivery, from design to on-site works.

This role represents a significant opportunity for a technically focused fire engineering expert to join and influence a world leading consultancy, with opportunity to work on some of the largest fire related projects across the UK. You can be based in either London, Manchester, Saint Albans or Edinburgh.

Primary duties and responsibilities include:

+ Being part of the Fire Engineering Practice’s Leadership Team.

+ Shaping the Fire Engineering Practice’s technical direction of travel.

+ Overseeing technical consistency across the Fire Engineering Practice’s project teams and offices, as well as sharing best-practice approaches to ensure adequate technical rigour is applied.

+ Providing technical oversight for projects being delivered by the Fire Engineering Practice.

+ Leading design and construction due diligence reviews on behalf of the Firm relating to its investment portfolio.

+ Leading peer reviews of fire engineering works being delivered by other consultancies.

+ Leading Research and Development initiatives from raising funding applications through delivery, post-project completion, knowledge dissemination and implementation.

+ Maintaining our links and fostering collaborative working relationships with academic institutions.

+ Representing AECOM at technical fire related external conferences and sitting on technical committees.

+ Raising the technical profile of the Fire Engineering Practice, internally and externally, e.g. through producing and supporting others in the preparation and publication of technical fire engineering journal papers.

+ Working with the Fire Engineering Practice’s Leadership Team to provide technical training for staff for their continued professional development.

+ Encourage and support staff membership of professional institutions, particularly the Institute of Fire Engineers.

+ Conducting technical interviews of potential candidates for AECOM’s Fire Engineering Practice

**Minimum Requirements**

With excellent report-writing, communication and interpersonal skills, the candidate will:

+ be a Chartered Engineer, with membership status or higher within the Institute of Fire Engineering;

+ have a strong understanding of the technical fundamentals of fire engineering, including most or all of the following:

+ smoke control, heat transfer and fluid dynamics;

+ evacuation modelling;

+ computational fluid dynamic modelling using FDS;

+ structural fire engineer (probabilistic and deterministic);

+ Risk assessment (qualitative and quantified).

+ a broad background and experience applying common UK guidance such as:

+ Approved Document B;

+ BS9999;

+ BS9991;

+ The Non-Domestic Technical Handbook.

+ good knowledge of other design codes for common building types, such as those used for schools, hospitals, stations, airports and residential projects.

**Preferred Qualifications**

Salary - £85,000 - £95,000

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

**What We Offer**

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

_NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM._

**_Job Category_** _Engineering - Fire and Risk_

**_Business Group_** _Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)_

**_Country_** _United Kingdom_

**_Position Status_** _Full-Time_

**_Requisition/Vacancy No._** _177405BR_

_Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status._


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