Principal Fire Engineer - Home based

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Date: Jul 27, 2022

Location: Flexible on location, Manchester , GB

Company: Bureau Veritas

An award-winning employer, our people are trusted and responsible, believing in what they do with a clear commitment to contribute to transforming the world we live in and shaping a world of trust. Bureau Veritas operates in a wide range of sectors, delivering Testing, Inspection and Certification services to some of the world’s biggest household names. With more than 400,000 global clients and a reputation for quality, we are at the forefront of service and innovation.

Our people are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we have worked hard to create a supportive and engaging working environment, which is open and inclusive and individuals are given the opportunity to fulfil their potential and really leave their mark.



Principal Fire Engineer


Bureau Veritas are looking for a experienced Fire Engineer at Senior Level to join our team of industry leading experts, providing high quality technical guidance and innovative solutions for a diverse client base.

The role will involve providing comprehensive fire engineering services throughout all stages of building design, construction and operation ensuring the current standards and codes of practice are used throughout the project lifecycle. To work within a team and independently to develop commercial proposals through to a project win; to work on directly and work with team members to assign resources to ensure project deliverables are delivered within quality, time and cost constraints. To work with peers to ensure consistent best practice is deployed throughout the delivery of service, and support junior team members to develop and improve technical knowledge within fire engineering service sector.


Responsibilities include:

Project development:

  • Develop and maintain excellent industry relationships and information on fire engineering projects and opportunities.
  • Liaise with the sales teams and client network successfully developing opportunities into commercial wins for the fire engineering team.
  • Provide technical guidance and expertise into key areas within proposals and tenders.

Project delivery:

  • Take responsibility for managing fire engineering projects across variety of sectors, including project team, progress and budget.
  • Liaise with and maintain good relations with clients, design teams and approval bodies.
  • Attend meetings where required, updating project status and adjusting delivery models and schedules where appropriate.
  • Review project technical information to prepare fire strategies and provide on-going support from initial concept through to final completion.
  • Undertake fire engineering analysis (e.g. radiation, smoke modelling, structural etc.) and third party reviews.
  • Provision of design and construction support including site visits where required.
  • Develop, analyse, review and issue reports.

Quality management:

  • Getting it right the first time.
  • Support the internal quality assurance reviews of work prior to issue.
  • Operate in line with Bureau Veritas Core Values and Code of Ethics

Professional development:

  • Maintain a program of continuous professional development to ensure industry knowledge, expertise and best practice are recorded as training activities.
  • Maintain membership of and contribute towards the Institution of Fire Engineers.


Candidate requirements include:


  • MEng in an Engineering discipline or MSc in Fire Engineering discipline
  • A minimum of 4-5 years relevant fire engineering experience
  • Chartered Engineer or working towards Chartered status (e.g. Interim Registration with Engineer Council).
  • Experience of site visits/inspection for existing buildings and during construction
  • Experience of structural fire engineering would be of benefit.
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Customer focused and strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and good report writing skills
  • Proficiency in the use of standard IT applications (e.g.  Word, Excel)
  • Strives to improve performance and uses innovative methods to get there
  • Full UK Driving license.


Bureau Veritas can offer:

  • Excellent career development and progression opportunities
  • The opportunity to lead on a variety of large, challenging and exciting projects for high profile clients, including some of the world’s most recognised brands; and
  • A long list of awards recognition including Top Employer seven years in a row and continued success in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards.



  • Comprehensive financial package including competitive salary and allowances, defined contribution pension, 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays and ability to increase by up to 5 days via salary sacrifice, various insurances including Private Health Insurance and other flexible benefits to suit individual requirements.

Please be aware that all roles within Bureau Veritas UK&I may require a DBS, Credit or Security Clearance Check.


Bureau Veritas is an equal opportunity employer.  No job applicant or employee shall receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, colour, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability or age.


Bureau Veritas operates a strict Code of Ethics that ensures the proper conduct of our day-to-day business.