Fire Engineer

Discipline: The Built Environment
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £0.00
Contact name: Paul Withers

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Job ref: 32249
Published: 4 months ago
Startdate: 29/09/2021

Foster + Partners

Fire Engineer

Battersea- London


The role is a Fire Engineer within the Fire Safety Team of Foster + Partners. The Fire Safety Team is a fire safety, engineering and science team which provides fire safety leadership and advice cross-functionally within Foster + Partners. The team’s mission is to assist in the delivery of adequate and inclusive fire safety – by constantly learning, championing, and driving evidence-based fire safety design and science. The team is relatively new, making this an exciting opportunity to join a growing multi-disciplinary internal team, with opportunities to inform and drive team development.


Responsibilities will include but not be limited to -


  • Attending collaborative meetings and workshops with internal and external stakeholders – providing fire safety guidance, information, and recommendations.
  • Reviewing design information, for example, drawings, presentations, and specifications, and providing fire safety comment and advice.
  • Generating, issuing, and distributing memorandums, technical notes, and presentations on critical fire safety issues which may impact projects or the wider organisation.
  • Carrying out research into and having proactive oversight over the fire safety implications of new technologies, materials, approaches, and regulation –feeding back insights to applicable stakeholders in a clear manner and making any relevant recommendations.
  • Carrying out qualitative and/or quantitative risk assessments and presenting to stakeholders, to enable informed decision-making.


Skills and experience required -


  • Previous experience in a similar position.
  • Evidence of strong professional conduct; including ethical working under pressure.
  • Proven ability to foster and maintain strong cooperative relationships across a complex organisational landscape.
  • Proven ability to apply rigorous and accurate engineering approaches to safety. For example, qualitative and quantitative risk assessment, probabilistic and deterministic analysis.
  • Evidence of the ability to sensitively balance complex and interrelated objectives. For example, cost, programme, fire safety, carbon, quality, and constructability.



Desirable -


  • Demonstrated good network with the fire science, fire engineering, and wider community.
  • Experience of structural fire engineering, façade fire engineering, and/or fire experimentation.
  • Experience in the use of advanced engineering methods. For example, CFD-based modelling, FEA analysis, quantitative probabilistic/reliability analysis.
  • Experience with the use of Matlab, Python, R, or similar, to carry out data analysis, automation, and/or model development.
  • Experience with BIM, Rhino, Grasshopper or similar to carry out parametric design and multi-objective optimisation.
  • Experience with a range of international regulatory and guidance frameworks (e.g. US, China, UAE).



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