Fire Engineer - Carter Design Group

Attleborough - Permament - Full Time


Carter Design Group is looking to recruit a Fire Engineer to join a team involved with projects at all stages. A true multidisciplinary contractor design team working on a variety of building and civil engineering projects from £0.1M to £30M+. From education, retail, commercial, industrial, offices, medical and research facilities, to award-winning residential and Passivhaus developments.

You will provide design and coordination support, peer reviews, and fire risk advice on various building and engineering projects, whilst supporting the contractor with site checking, verification, and validation


  • Competitive

Key Responsibilities

  • Identifying design fire-related risks and reducing or eliminating them.
  • Production of designs, calculations, sketches and/or diagrams to help prevent fire or fire spread, including production of fire strategy reports across all RIBA work stages.
  • Advising the wider design team on integration of fire safety requirements into designs, including advice that informs decisions on safe building occupancy levels, fire evacuation plans etc.
  • Undertaking risk and opportunity reviews of employer’s requirements information at preconstruction stage relating to fire safety and fire design, such as fire suppression systems, risk assessments, reviewing plans and layouts to verify if appropriate consideration has been given to fire safety.
  • Checking the design output of other design team members for compliance with all statutory legislation, codes and standards relating to fire safety, including aspects such as fire stopping, fire dampers etc.
  • Making recommendations for the materials to be used in the construction or refurbishment of a building relating to fire safety, spread of flame, fire protection, fire stopping etc.
  • Undertaking site visits and technical inspections to verify and validate the installation or implementation of the design outputs relating to fire safety.
  • Prepare site reports with clear recommendations for remedial works where required.
  • Liaising with local authorities, fire authorities, insurers and building control professionals to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements.
  • Providing technical support through site surveys, inspections and reporting on issues such as reported defects post project completion.
  • Keep up to date with regulations and legislation.
  • Fire modelling experience will be beneficial. Whilst it is not intended for the role to involve full computational modelling and fluid dynamics, a working knowledge of the calculation process is essential, to define performance requirements to be implemented through design work by others.
  • Support and mentoring of team members where required.
  • Be a role model to all staff in terms of character and work ethic to ensure acceptable working practices and procedures.
  • Maintain an active involvement on all Pre-Contract and Contract Projects, encouraging regular communication, project reviews with all designers, and advise on any technical or procedural issues to ensure a good level of service is continually provided.

Key Skills & Knowledge

  • Recognised fire safety and engineering guidance and Codes of Practice, eg
  • BB100, BR187, BS 8629, BS 9990, BS 5839, PAS8671 (Flex), BS 8579,
  • Building Regulations Approved Document Part B, BS9999, and similar.
  • Have Knowledge of recognised fire engineering CFD (fire & smoke modelling) and
  • CEM (evacuation modelling).


  • Minimum 5 years post graduate experience in the UK working across a wide range of construction sectors.
  • Fire engineering degree, or alternatively a post graduate qualification in fire engineering.
  • Working towards Incorporated or Chartered engineer (IEng/CEng) through the IFE (or with another Professional Engineering Institution).
  • Registered fire risk assessor within a recognised professional body.


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