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Fire Engineer

Health & Safety Executive
£55,251 - £60,818 per annum
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Job Details

The Health and Safety Executive is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety. We’re dedicated to protecting people and places, ensuring everyone can lead safer and healthier lives at work.

HSE is currently establishing a new Building Safety Regulator (BSR) to develop a legislative framework to ensure high-rise buildings and the people who live in them are safer than ever before.

We are currently seeking a Fire Engineer, to join us on a permanent, full-time basis.

The Benefits

- Salary of £55,251 - £60,818 per annum
- 25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays and Civil Service privilege leave
- Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27.1%
- Flexible working options
- Family-friendly policies and working hours
- Competitive parental leave benefits
- Learning and development tailored to your role
- Excess Fares Allowance

This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified Fire Safety professional with strong analytical skills to join our vital organisation.

Joining this exciting new project, you will have the opportunity to shape a new culture of building safety, protecting future generations for years to come and developing high-rise buildings that protect their occupants.

We can offer you a range of development opportunities, including career pathways and learning and development programmes designed to support and nurture your professional growth.

The Role

As a Fire Engineer, you will support the development of robust technical fire safety and fire engineering policies for the Building Regulations and building standards for our new Building Safety Regulator (BSR).

With a focus on fire safety, you will work as part of a team developing Approved Documents for Building Regulations, ensuring these documents are regularly reviewed to improve statutory guidance.

You will build relationships with other government departments as well as with industry sectors to ensure policy is effectively communicated and considers current practices.

Additionally, you will:

- Commission and oversee technical research projects
- Represent BSR at national and international standardisation
- Work with technical groups and Advisory Committees

About You

To be considered as a Fire Engineer, you will need:

- Membership of an appropriate professional association such as the Institution of Fire Engineers, Society of Fire Prevention Engineers, or similar group
- Experience of building and maintaining strong working relationships
- The ability to make sound decisions based on evidence
- The ability to present complex information clearly to non-technical audiences
- Excellent communication and negotiation skills
- Strong analytical skills

Experience in policy development and implementation would be advantageous, as would experience of programme and project management in a policy context.

An understanding of the implications of science and technology for policy implementation would be beneficial, as would an understanding of statutory guidance, industry codes of practice and building design.

The closing date for this role is Friday 22nd September 2023.

Other organisations might call this role Fire Safety Policy Officer, Fire Safety and Engineering Policy Officer, Building Regulation and Fire Safety Policy Advisor, or Building Regulation and Fire Safety Engineer.

Webrecruit and HSE are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you’re looking to play your part in building a safer future as a Fire Engineer, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.


Regardless of your role, being part of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) gives you a real opportunity to help Great Britain work well. We protect lives and livelihoods and also help employers innovate, be productive and grow. Our people do some of the most important work in the Civil Service, supporting the government.

As the national occupational health and safety regulator, we offer a range of rewarding career opportunities. We employ scientists, engineers, health experts, and IT and digital professionals as well as inspectors and many other roles. We invest in our people because together we can help more people come home safe and well from their jobs.

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