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Fire Safety Engineer

Key Info:
Contract Type:
Closing Date:
Full time
Job Reference:
FSE 24
Mission & Main Objectives:

We are looking for an experienced Fire Safety Engineer to be part of one of the North East’s highest profile manufacturing plants as we are expanding our operations at our battery manufacturing plant in Sunderland. This is a unique and rare opportunity to join one of the most exciting and advanced industrial developments in many years where new and emerging technologies will be adopted in support of the rapidly growing electric vehicle sector.


You will support AESC UK and sit within the Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Department (SHEQ) reporting to the Senior SHEQ Manager but working closely with the projects team during build and commissioning activities.


Outline and Responsibilities:
  • Provision of technical fire engineering advice to the Construction, Services and Engineering teams throughout the full Gigafactory development lifecycle, including concept and developed design phases through to commissioning and testing phases. Following commissioning completion, ensure ongoing compliance with relevant fire system standards and codes of practice.
  • Liaison with regulatory bodies, local authorities, building control and insurance risk engineers as required throughout the fire system design and development phases to ensure delivery of a fully compliant system design.
  • Identification of plant and process fire risks and development of fire risk assessments, FMEA and cause and effect schedules in conjunction with fire system design development.
  • Preparation and documentation of site fire safety management plans and Provide input and guidance to the site COMAH team regarding the Major Accident Prevention Plan and development of MAH’s.
  • Provide guidance on current legislation, relevant national and international standards and guidelines and emerging legislative changes.
  • Establishment of the sites, fire detection, suppression and monitoring system and annual maintenance service contracts and management of system warranty periods.
  • Manage and maintain the businesses fire system contractor.
  • Preparation and upkeep of a sitewide Fire Safety Logbook. Establish and maintain Fire Risk Assessments for AESC buildings and facilities.
  • Provide support and guidance regarding fire and Major Accident Hazard Scenarios and maintain the business MAH Pre-plans.
Experience and Qualifications Required:
  • Demonstrable experience in a relevant Fire Safety Engineering role, ideally gained from working on or supporting Upper Tier COMAH establishments.
  • Development of Fire Safety Strategies to ensure early approval from authorities and advanced Fire Safety Design to demonstrate fire safety engineering compliance.
  • Expert advice and support during the Statutory Approval and construction process.
  • Evacuation Strategies development and familiarity with modelling software.
  • Structural Fire Engineering and optimisation of Fire Safety Systems.
  • Development of Fire Risk Management and Assessment & experience with Fire Investigation.
  • Knowledge of Fire Safety and Environmental compliance requirements.
  • Demonstrable experience in Feasibility Studies for master-planning and concept design.
  • Strong PC and presentation skills including MS applications, MS Project and AutoCad coupled with a strong ability to problem-solve.


Due to the challenging nature of the new Gigafactory development, this role requires an autonomous, self-starter with the ability to lead from the front. The successful applicant will be an effective communicator with a flexible and adaptable mindset, capable of working as part of a team.

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Our Benefits.

Enhanced Pension Scheme
Enhanced Life Assurance
Private Health Care
Dental Care
Flexible Working *office
Discounted Gym Membership
26 Days Leave Plus Bank Holidays
Merit-based Appraisal
Cycle to Work
Employees Referral Scheme

Right to work in the UK.

You will need to have the right to work in the UK in order to join us at AESC.

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