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Jacobs Fire Safety Engineer 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.

This client facing role is to determine, manage, drive and coordinate construction Fire Safety projects for the construction phase of the project before permanent fire safety solutions and systems are available. This will include, but is not limited to, the determination and design of temporary fire safety solutions to include temporary compartmentation, smoke control, fire barriers, fire alarm and detection systems.

The role will also provide advice and guidance on fire safety engineering matters to the Principal Contractor (NNB GenCo), ensuring fire safety standards are set and maintained across the HPC project. We are keen to support the development of individuals and would encourage applicants to apply who may not have led a team before but have aspirations to grow their leadership team. Key responsibilities will be:

  • Design and implementation of temporary fire safety standards and systems to support the construction phase

  • Writing and publishing fire safety engineering related guidance for the Construction Project to meet legislative requirements and best practice

  • Provide fire safety engineering 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

  • Develop, maintain, and review the implementation of temporary construction fire safety solutions and standards

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

  • Act as an advisor to construction, health and safety groups on matters relating to construction fire safety engineering strategy, design and implementation

  • 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

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Degree qualified in a suitable engineering discipline is preferable (other suitable qualifications and experience may be considered)

  • Level 5 Qualification in Fire Engineering or equivalent level qualification

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

  • Clear understanding of Fire Engineering principles and systems

  • Experience of successfully developing and implementing construction fire safety projects

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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