AECOM Technical Director - Fire Engineering in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Business Line Building Engineering

Position Title Technical Director - Fire Engineering

United Kingdom - Scotland


Job Summary

AECOM is seeking to appoint a Technical Director for its Fire Engineering Practice, a role with a national focus.

The ideal candidate will be technically proficient in a broad range of applied fire engineering through all phases of project delivery, from design to on-site works.

This role represents a significant opportunity for a technically focused fire engineering expert to join and influence a world leading consultancy, with opportunity to work on some of the largest fire related projects across the UK. You can be based in either London, Manchester, Saint Albans or Edinburgh.

Primary duties and responsibilities include:

  • Being part of the Fire Engineering Practice’s Leadership Team.

  • Shaping the Fire Engineering Practice’s technical direction of travel.

  • Overseeing technical consistency across the Fire Engineering Practice’s project teams and offices, as well as sharing best-practice approaches to ensure adequate technical rigour is applied.

  • Providing technical oversight for projects being delivered by the Fire Engineering Practice.

  • Leading design and construction due diligence reviews on behalf of the Firm relating to its investment portfolio.

  • Leading peer reviews of fire engineering works being delivered by other consultancies.

  • Leading Research and Development initiatives from raising funding applications through delivery, post-project completion, knowledge dissemination and implementation.

  • Maintaining our links and fostering collaborative working relationships with academic institutions.

  • Representing AECOM at technical fire related external conferences and sitting on technical committees.

  • Raising the technical profile of the Fire Engineering Practice, internally and externally, e.g. through producing and supporting others in the preparation and publication of technical fire engineering journal papers.

  • Working with the Fire Engineering Practice’s Leadership Team to provide technical training for staff for their continued professional development.

  • Encourage and support staff membership of professional institutions, particularly the Institute of Fire Engineers.

  • Conducting technical interviews of potential candidates for AECOM’s Fire Engineering Practice

Minimum Requirements

With excellent report-writing, communication and interpersonal skills, the candidate will:

  • be a Chartered Engineer, with membership status or higher within the Institute of Fire Engineering;

  • have a strong understanding of the technical fundamentals of fire engineering, including most or all of the following:

  • smoke control, heat transfer and fluid dynamics;

  • evacuation modelling;

  • computational fluid dynamic modelling using FDS;

  • structural fire engineer (probabilistic and deterministic);

  • Risk assessment (qualitative and quantified).

  • a broad background and experience applying common UK guidance such as:

  • Approved Document B;

  • BS9999;

  • BS9991;

  • The Non-Domestic Technical Handbook.

  • good knowledge of other design codes for common building types, such as those used for schools, hospitals, stations, airports and residential projects.

Preferred Qualifications

Salary - £85,000 - £95,000

Car Allowance - Between £5,000 - £6,150 (dependent on grade offer)

Annual Leave – 25 Days + 8 Bank Holidays

Pension – 4% Employee Contribution, 6% Employer Contribution

Additional Benefits – Private Healthcare, 1 x Professional Membership Paid, Life Assurance, Long Term Sick Benefit

Working Hours – Monday – Friday, 40 hours a week

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Engineering - Fire and Risk

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 177405BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.