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Fire Risk Assessor

Reference: J01238
Location: West Midlands
Town: Solihull
Sector: MEP and Building Services Design
Type: Permanent
Salary: £35-50k/annum
Benefits: pension and hybrid working

The Job

The Company

Due to continued success and growth, our client is recruiting for a Fire Risk Assessor or Senior Fire Risk Assessor to join the team at our Birmingham (Solihull) office. The client is a built environment consultancy, helping our clients transform the quality and sustainability of the built environment. They are enabled by great people who are inspired and proud of what they do and respected for who they are.

As a Fire Risk Assessor at Ridge, you will be responsible for conducting site-based fire risk assessments within a variety of sectors, including industrial, commercial and residential within a specified timescale, using bespoke technology to collect data via a tablet.

This opportunity would suit an experienced Fire Risk Assessor who has been carrying out work either on a consultancy or an in-house basis, who is willing to travel regularly, or an ex-fire and rescue service inspecting officer with extensive experience in auditing premises under the Fire Safety Order and who has relevant qualifications and accreditation.

The Role

As a Fire Risk Assessor, your duties will include:

Undertake regular communication with our Client’s team to co-ordinate programmes of inspections and remedial works
Ensure buildings conform to the latest fire related building regulations and technical standards
Taking particulars on site, writing up schedules of works required and in association with others, prepare specifications, obtain estimates, plan programmes of work, monitor progress of works on site, checking compliance with the specification
Provide a practical and methodical approach to solving problems, working to fixed budgets and working within tight deadlines
Provide advice in connection with applications for Building Regulations Approval on Fire Related matters
Authorise and sign off Fire Risk Assessments before submission to clients
Conduct annual internal audits on Fire Risk Assessors

Qualifications & Experience

To be successful in your application for our Fire Risk Assessor position you will need to be fully conversant with current fire safety legislation including the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order and technical standards as well as a full understanding of current fire safety issues, trends and best practice. You will also have:

demonstrable experience gained in a similar role
minimum Level 4 qualification in fire risk management, or a Level 5 qualification in fire risk assessment or fire engineering
IFE-approved fire risk assessment course completion
registered on the national register of Fire Risk Assessors, either via IFE, FRACS or IFSM (the latter of which will require minimum registration on Tier 3 of the IFSM register)
Experience as a Validator under the BAFE SP205-1 Scheme
driving licence required
experience of carrying out fire risk assessments in a range of premises