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Associate Director - Fire Engineer - Birmingham

Posted on Dec 12, 2018 by WSP

Birmingham, Birmingham United Kingdom
Professional/Technical Services
5 Dec 2018
Annual Salary

A t WSP, youll find yourself challenged in more fascinating and far-reaching ways than ever before. Youll explore new and inspiring opportunities to make the most of your expertise, broaden your professional horizons and create exciting new possibilities for people, organisations and society in general.

Come and join our Fire Engineering team. Whether you have an Engineering background, come from a testing world and/or have construction site experience, we believe that our main strength is the difference in background & knowledge of our colleagues. So let nothing stop you from applying to join a great team!

Our fire team takes full benefits from being part of a world class consultancy with international collaborations, staff secondments abroad and global technical knowledge & projects sharing. 50% of our workload is internal and touches all sorts of sectors such as property & buildings, infrastructure, energy & industry, etc., giving our fire engineers exposure to the largest and tallest projects in the UK and internationally. We also make a point of having our direct clients, working closely with international contractors, hotel operators, shopping centre developers, etc.

Here is a brief selection of our great projects run from our Birmingham office:
  • Old Curzon Street Station, Birmingham
  • Arena 2 central, Birmingham
  • Project Peach, Birmingham
  • Centenary Square, Birmingham
  • The Shard Place, London
  • Numerous commercial & residential developments UK wide

You will have the opportunity to:
  • Lead a team of Fire Engineers
  • Be part of the UK Fire Management team
  • Be the project manager for medium to large scale developments
  • Be in direct liaison with clients and get the opportunity to develop these
  • Assist in further growing our national team
  • Mentor junior staff and assist in their professional development

We'd love to hear from you if you have:
  • Excellent technical knowledge in Fire Safety/Engineering
  • A thorough understanding of Building Services Engineering and interdisciplinary design through all stages of the design process
  • A good appreciation of the importance of complementary specialisms such computer modelling, structural engineering and Building Services in the design of buildings
  • Able to take a brief from the project lead and deliver & control the tasks required, within time and budget
  • A responsible and accountable spirit
  • An appreciation of clients needs, with ability to face clients and other design trades

What if we can?

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP " we can!

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important " be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme " so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) " WSP can help!

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and WiL (Women in Leadership) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

A little about us:

Together, our people make up one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. Were dedicated to the communities where we live and work in the UK and propelled by international brainpower. Staying curious is what drives us. Looking at challenges from fresh angles helps us deliver future-ready solutions that break paradigms.

With around 7,900 talented people in 70+ offices across the UK, and 43,000 around the world, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.

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