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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 and 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

Nuclear Power Programmes are delivering client critical works to some of our major UK and European Projects. Our embedded teams are delivering support to Hinkley Point C (New build power station in the South West), Sizewell C (located in the South East), helping develop technologies in SMR (Small modular Reactor) capability and working towards building Poland's first Nuclear Power station.

Working in both client facing and internal roles we are delivering major programme and project management capabilities throughout the project lifecycle. We are driving to deliver safe, high quality and to time solutions by thinking innovatively and working collaboratively.

Jacobs are seeking a Fire Safety Advisor to manage Fire Safety for the HPC Construction Site. The Fire Safety team audits and assures Fire Safety standards are met and maintained throughout the project. The team work closely with the construction and delivery teams as well as the site contractors. Key responsibilities include:

  • To provide fire safety advice and guidance to the Principal Contractor, wider Contractor base and relevant committees.

  • Support the development of fire safety arrangements (both general and process related) and procedures that meet legislative requirements and follow best practice.

  • To develop, maintain, and review the implementation of the Principal Contractors fire safety policy, fire management arrangements and fire risk assessments, in conjunction with the multitude of other contractors, as part of the process of ensuring legal compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.

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

  • To undertake Fire Safety Assurance Audits, Inspections and other monitoring activities of both NNB controlled areas and all site contractors to ensure compliance with site Fire Safety Standards and UK legislation.

  • To carry out suitable and sufficient fire risk assessments on behalf of the Principal Contractor.

  • Review Fire Risk Assessments carried out by other organisations concerned with the HPC project.

  • To assist in the liaison with Contractors in the development of Fire safety services for the construction areas to meet future needs and standards as part of a continual improvement process.

  • 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.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Proven track record of undertaking fire safety risk assessments, fire safety audits and the determination of 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).

  • Desirably educated to degree/diploma level or equivalent level / relevant experience.

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

  • Working knowledge of relevant legislation and regulation pertaining to fire safety management.

  • A good level of knowledge of General Fire Safety arrangements for construction sites and complex sites, along with fire safety equipment, systems and Fire Safety Roles.

  • A good working knowledge/understanding of process fire risk in relation to high-risk activities.

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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