Fire Safety Engineering Consultant

Arcadis Llp
03 Dec 2017
02 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Exciting Opportunity

If you?re a Fire Safety Consultant and ambitious to achieve your career potential, read on. Join our Safety Risk Management (SRM) team based in Croydon/London as a Consultant and we?ll make sure you get the experience and personalised learning support you need to take your career as far as you want it to go.

Overview of Role:

As a member of our Strategic Environmental Consulting (SEC) team, you will be required to support our Principal Fire Safety Consultant in the development of fire safety strategies, fire safety risk assessments & evacuation studies. Also, to generally support other safety risk management duties across the Safety Risk Management team.

Who We are Looking For:

Within SEC we pride ourselves on our ability to provide Clients with Strategic Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Business Advice, which helps our Clients not only to manage risk, but to drive excellence in their EHS performance.

As such we seek individuals who combine: strong quantitative and analytical skills; deep technical knowledge; a sharp commercial focus; and, who are passionate about their work to advise our Clients on strategic business decisions. Our mission is to improve quality of life around the world, by creating places of distinction and providing sustainable solutions that enhance the built and natural environment. Our core values are:

  • Integrity ? We perform business in an honest, responsible way, working to the highest professional standards.
  • Client Focus ? We are entrepreneurial and agile, passionate about creating value for our Clients and achieving high performance.
  • Collaboration ? We believe in diversity, the power of teamwork and that by working as one we can deliver exceptional outcomes.
  • Sustainability ? We own the responsibility to sustain our world and society in a balanced way, central to health, safety and wellbeing of our people and all stakeholders, central to all we do.

As a member of the SEC Team you will need to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills and the ability to actively identify and pursue innovative and sustainable solutions to problems.
  • Commitment to building relationships with clients & colleagues, networking via industry events and seminars, and actively engaging in profile raising through e.g. internal/ external presentations or speaking at events.
  • The ability to add value to a client relationship and develop client accounts
  • Strong commercial skills including the ability to understand a client?s key risks and drivers, and the commercial context in which Clients and Arcadis operate.
  • Commitment to actively nurtures talent in others by helping people build their networks, and coach and mentor others and share knowledge

Your Day-to-Day:

Assist in the delivery of the Safety Risk Management studies and projects such as:

  • Hazard Consequence Assessments
  • Safety Risk Assessments
  • Safety Cases & Safety Justifications
  • ALARP Studies
  • Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
  • Fault Tree Analysis / Event Tree Analysis
  • Reliability assessments (typically using Reliability Block Diagrams)
  • Preparing/contributing to assurance documentation including plans and reports
  • Reviewing RAM and Safety documentation

What You have to Offer:


  • The successful candidate would be expected to have a suitable engineering, scientific or other numerate degree from a recognised university.
  • Qualifications should be recognised by a professional engineering body and the candidate should aspire to full membership of this.
  • We are looking for an enthusiastic, versatile candidate who is willing to learn and get involved with projects, take on challenges and work to support other experts within our Safety Risk Management team when the need arises.


It would be an advantage to have knowledge / experience of some of the following:

  • Hazard Identification;
  • Understanding ALARP (As Low As Reasonably Practicable);
  • Fire Risk Assessment principles;
  • Fire evacuation;
  • Appreciation or basic knowledge of
  • Fire dynamics, heat transfer and smoke behaviour principles in enclosed environments (particularly in undergrounds and tunnels);
  • Active Fire Protection (AFP) and Passive Fire Protection (PFP) systems; fire modelling simulation (using zone models such as CFAST and CFD-based models such as FDS).

Why Arcadis:

Arcadis is the leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm working in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes through the application of design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services. ARCADIS differentiates through its talented and passionate people and its unique combination of capabilities covering the whole asset life cycle, its deep market sector insights and its ability to integrate health, safety and sustainability into the design and delivery of solutions across the globe. We are 28,000 people that generate ?2.5 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. Please *********************.

Arcadis UK now incorporates the Hyder and EC Harris brands.

What We Offer:

We offer a dynamic 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.

We offer a fantastic working environment where you own your destiny and will be encouraged to forge a successful career. In addition, we offer some excellent benefits, such as:

For some levels, PMI and Income Protection is paid for

Highly competitive salary

Annual holiday allowance, plus the option to buy and sell

One of the best contributory pensions in the industry, Pension matched to 8%

Interest free Season Ticket Loan

Flexible Benefits Allowance, with the option of spending this on:

Private Medical Insurance

Cycle to work scheme

Childcare vouchers

And Lots more!

Annual Professional Subscription Paid

Life Assurance

Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave

Long Term Service Awards

Discretionary Bonus

Refer a Friend Scheme that rewards you for every successful introduction you make

Opportunity to invest in the Arcadis staff discounted share scheme

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