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Jacobs Fire Safety Advisor in Bridgwater, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay, free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships.

We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the opportunity:

The Fire Safety Advisor is part of a team of specialist fire safety and compliance professionals reporting to the Fire Safety Manager.

The main purpose of the job is to provide advice and guidance on fire safety matters to the Principal Contractor (NNB GenCo) and to ensure fire safety standards are set and maintained across the HPC project.

The post holder will also support and promote the development of a positive Fire safety culture amongst a wide array of Contractors and stakeholders, support the development and implementation of fire safety systems and policies, performing audits and inspections, undertaking fire risk assessments, report on fire safety maters to relevant personnel and committees, supporting the on-site Fire & Rescue Team with the provision of risk information and support the continual improvement of Fire safety arrangements and systems on the construction site.

Principal Accountabilities

  • To provide fire safety advice and guidance to the Principal Contractor, wider Contractor base and relevant committees to support the development of fire safety arrangements (both general and process related)

  • Writing and publishing fire safety related guidance for the Construction Project and at its Associated Development Sites to meet legislative requirements and best practice

  • To develop, maintain, and review the implementation of the Principal Contractors fire safety policy, fire management arrangements and fire risk assessments

  • To provide Fire Safety advice to Project Managers and design teams, to develop building fire strategies

  • To develop, support and coordinate Fire Safety arrangements amongst Contractors

  • To support the investigation of fire related incidents on the Construction Site and at its Associated Development Sites

  • To carry out fire safety audits and inspections in all parts of the Construction Project

  • In conjunction with the Business Resilience Manager support liaison with external stakeholders including regulators and fire and safety organisations

  • To act as an advisor to Health and Safety Groups on matters relating to general fire safety, process fire safety and in relation to explosive atmospheres, and to provide such reports as are required

  • To maintain an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of matters relevant to the post (including best sector practices and regulations) by means of literature searches, contacts with professional bodies, attending relevant meetings, courses, and conferences

  • To undertake other activities/responsibilities within their competence as directed by the line manager commensurate with the grade of the post

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Proven track record of undertaking complex fire safety risk assessments, fire safety audits and the determination of regulatory compliance within the commercial and construction sectors

  • Membership of an appropriate professional organisation (e.g. Institute of Fire Engineers)

  • NEBOSH Fire Safety & Risk Management Certificate (or similar fire safety qualifications)

  • Preferably Educated to degree/Diploma level or equivalent level / relevant experience

  • Clear understanding of Fire Engineering principles and systems

  • Experience of successfully developing and implementing fire safety plans, policies and procedures

  • Understanding of the requirements of DESAR on the complex construction site

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676)

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