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Jacobs Fire Safety Hybrid - Temporary (3 months) in Somerset, United Kingdom

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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

Job Purpose / Overview

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

The main purpose of the job is to facilitate and coordinate fire safety management systems and administer and collate the fire safety audit and assurance programme, site fire risk assessments and risk information.

The role will also support provision of advice and support on fire safety matters to the Principal Contractor (NNB GenCo), support and promote the development of a positive Fire safety culture and help to facilitate the coordination of fire safety amongst the many other contractors working on the project and at its Associated Development Sites.

Contextual Information

Operating Environment

The Hinkley Point C Project is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe. During the construction phase over 5,600 people will work on the site. The project marks the rebirth of the UK's nuclear industry and will present invaluable opportunities for Somerset, the South West and wider UK. The Project requires the expertise and support of many contractor organisations to deliver the project safely, to the right quality, on schedule and within budget.

The Fire Safety Team manages Fire Safety for the HPC Construction Site and 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.

Principal Accountabilities

• Facilitation and administration of the Fire Safety Management Systems, Fire Safety Audit and Assurance Programme and Site Fire Risk Register

• Support the facilitation of stakeholder meetings including regulators and external emergency services

• Contribute to the implementation of the fire safety strategy

• Assist with communication of lessons learned/ toolbox talks/ fire safety moments across the business

• Coordinating, administrating and supporting regular site fire safety inspections and checks

• Support the production of regular management reports, newsletters, and bulletins

• Management of fire safety learning and improvements through the company learning tool

• Management of fire safety statistics, metrics and dashboards

• Any other ad-hoc duties as required


This position does not hold any line management or budgetary responsibility. The post holder will work within policy guidelines under the managerial guidance of the Fire Safety Manager & Business Resilience Manager. However, in view of the unpredictable nature of the job, a significant degree of autonomy and appropriate decision making is expected of the post holder when working on his/her own. This position will work closely with other members of the Emergency Preparedness, Fire Safety & Incident Response Teams to maintain adequate fire safety standards across the HPC project.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience

Knowledge & Skills

• Effective communication skills with the ability to develop and maintain constructive relationships with contractors and responders.

• Excellent ICT skills including a high level of understanding of Microsoft applications e.g. Word, Excel.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Good organisational skills with a methodical approach to planning and management.

• Ability to be self-motivating and manage own workload and priorities to meet the team’s goals and targets

Qualifications & Experience

• Knowledge and experience of HSE and Fire Safety Management Systems

• Experience of working with ICT systems including Microsoft applications.

• Experience of creating and reviewing documents.

• Experience of organising and managing small projects/initiatives.

• Experience of Fire Safety and Fire Risk Assessments desirable but not essential.

• Experience of Construction Health & Safety desirable but not essential.

Note: this job description is not an exhaustive list of the responsibilities and activities that the job holder may be required to undertake.

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.

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.

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At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.