Parliament's Estates portfolio team manages all property and engineering infrastructure across the Parliamentary Estate. The Estate consists of around 14 main buildings ranging from the historic Palace of Westminster to the modern Portcullis House, is located within a UNESCO World Heritage site, and spans 4 conservation areas. Estates has an annual budget of over £70m, split between around 150 ongoing capital projects, and planning for several multi-million refurbishment projects over the next decade to refurbish some historic buildings and replace ageing engineering infrastructure.
Working within the Fire Risk Management Team in the Design Authority, this post will focus on the provision of subject matter expertise for fire safety engineering and provide long-term assurance and benefits to Parliament.
Due to the essential association with the wider organisation of both Houses, the post holder is expected to foster a culture of achieving business excellence, high customer service and professional standards, compliance with statutory regulations and legislation, as well as providing best practice support and guidance.
Skills and Experience
- BEng (Hons) or MEng (Hons) in Fire Engineering and working towards or be prepared to work towards Chartered Engineer status with the UK Engineering Council (Fire Engineering). Membership of the Institution of Fire Engineers. Practical Experience of applying and evaluating fire engineered solutions in the built environment including assessment of the suitability of such solutions in existing buildings.
- Applies a range of analytical techniques to understand complex fire safety engineering issues and risks, making strategic decisions leading to workable solutions or mitigations.
- A comprehensive knowledge of building construction and emerging themes, such as new building technologies, sustainability, and the impact of these themes on the application of fire engineering in heritage buildings.
- Promotes and facilitates effective relationships between staff, managers, consultants and contractors ensuring that everyone is treated with dignity, courtesy and respect.
- Ability to work under pressure and be able to organise, plan and prioritise own workload.
- Practical IT skills, including capability to work with Word, Excel and using a range of software applications supporting fire engineering designs such as zone, field models and other technical packages.
In addition to your salary, we offer an attractive range of benefits including:
- 30 days' annual leave (increasing to 35 days after first full leave year).
- Civil Service Pension scheme.
- Access to training and development.
- Flexible working.
- Interest free season ticket loan and bicycle loan.
If you would like to apply for this role, please submit an application providing evidence against criteria's 1-3 and 5 & 6 in the Job Description.
More information on the role and the full criteria can be found on the Job Description.
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