Associate Director - Fire Engineering - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United Kingdom

United Kingdom - London, London

Job Summary

AECOM is currently seeking a Fire Engineering Associate Director with a building consultancy background to join our Central London team. It is your role to run operations, provide designs, manage a team and run projects as a fully established and qualified Fire Engineer. You will have Fire Safety or Fire Protection design experience within a consultancy environment.

About Us:

AECOM is built to modernise, expand and deliver the most iconic and complex structures ever conceived. Buildings & Places offers a one stop shop to complete some of the country’s most challenging buildings by leveraging our scale, unique service offering and world-class talent. We work flexibly and co-operatively to achieve more.

Our industry leading and award-winning MEP team consists of over 500 people nationwide. Our mechanical and electrical engineers work on projects within residential, commercial, aviation, defence, healthcare, education, pharmaceutical, sports, and leisure. We are market leaders on large international projects as well as small scale local experts who seek to improve communities through strong design and effective project management.

We are friendly, busy and motivated with an established track record of successfully delivering local and overseas projects. Please do review our website for a better understanding of our past and current work.

Job Responsibilities:

  • You core responsibility within AECOM will be the timely delivery of projects in budget and to schedule. To do this you will work on detailed or routine fire engineering assignments involving calculations, sketches, diagrams, fire strategy drawings and fire strategy reports. You will also be tasked with supporting our project managers in the management of project costs, information and correspondence.

  • We will need you to be a technical expert as you will contribute to the development of technical proposals and add to the knowledge of the fire team, As well as being a technical expert you will be expected to mentor junior team members and depending on your experience people manage a small team.

  • It’s important that you have an eye for detail as you will gather and correlate basic engineering data using established and well-defined procedures. You will also foresee and propose approaches to solve new challenges as they come up whilst doing all of this you will be sure to Identify discrepancies in results and report/resolve any issues relating to them.

  • Part of your role will involve business development and the managing client relationships through the entire life cycle of a project. You will strive to do more than provide a service you will cross sell and identify opportunities by asking relevant questions at the right time.

It would be of benefit if you have experience with most of the below Systems:

  • Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • NIST, Fire Dynamics Simulator

  • BST Enterprise financial management

  • ACADS BSG, Hyena and Camel

  • Xtralis, Aspire

Minimum Requirements

  • BEng Mechanical degree or professional equivalent

  • Experience in technical and client facing roles, managing and delivering projects and working as part of a larger team

  • Experience of applying fire engineering in the design of buildings

  • Understanding of International and UK/US design standards

  • Knowledge of the design codes for all main types of buildings, including offices, schools, hospitals, stations, airports and residential

  • Excellent report-writing and presentation skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • A clear work history and proof of professional development and learning

  • Ideally you will live locally to the office or be willing to relocate

  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of fire suppression system design, including the preparation / review of system drawings, different types of sprinkler systems (conventional, dry pipe systems, open deluge and pre-action) and alternative suppression systems such as gas suppression, oxygen reduction systems and water mist

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Fire and Risk

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 224400BR

Clearance Required No

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.