Fire Risk Assessment Validator

Wilmslow / Nationwide (various locations considered)

Salary up to £40,000

We are Citation Fire and Electrical, part of the Citation Group and we are far from your average compliance company. The Citation Group is made up of 8 businesses, who proudly deliver services that our 43,000 clients need, want and value. Our mission is to be the company that colleagues, and clients want to work for and with.  It’s a really exciting time to join our business and come grow with us.

The Role:

Your primary responsibility will be to undertake technical validation of Fire Risk Assessment Reports that have been completed and submitted by field-based assessors.

Typically, fire risk assessments vary in complexity and will range between small shop and office type businesses, up to and including large multiuse, high rise buildings that may include engineered solutions to achieve compliance with current regulation.

As a business we understand that in order to remain at the top of your game for validating, you need to keep up to date with what’s going on in the world of fire risk assessing – so there is an option of a “hybrid” role so you have the capability to continue to complete FRA’s for different premises to support the validating process. This will also support your CPD.

The role can be based from our Wilmslow office or from home.

Key responsibilities:

  • Validating reports to ensure technical compliance with the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order and HM Government Fire Guidance Documents as requirements.
  • Provide specialist advice to field-based assessors and operations team members as required.
  • Ensure adherence with the quality assurance framework and consistency of reporting.
  • Achieve expected key performance indicators to meet client expectations.
  • Manage the volume of validating work and distribute (co-ordinate) projects with other validation team members.
  • Undertake Fire Risk Assessment activities on a wide variety of premises types, examples include:
    • Shops
    • Offices
    • Pubs
    • Hotels
    • Purpose build flats
    • Care homes
    • Commercial and industrial
  • Undertake peer review/validation of others work.
  • Provide advice to clients in connection with applications for Building Regulations Approval on Fire Related matters.
  • Be proactive in the area of coaching and mentoring of junior team members to ensure continuous improvements in service delivery are maintained

The person (skills/experience required):

Compulsory

  • Evidence of several years’ experience undertaking practical fire risk assessment activities, including the preparation of reports.
  • Experience of developing a positive fire safety culture in partnership with all stakeholders.
  • Strong communications skills, able to influence and build effective working relationships with a wide range of people and stakeholders, both internal and external.
  • Proficient with a range of IT applications inclusive of Microsoft Suite.
  • Professional Qualification related to fire engineering or fire safety.
  • Vast and current working knowledge of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and any other related Fire Safety regulations and/or standards including BS9999
  • Level 4, level 5 or degree qualified in a fire safety or fire engineering discipline. I.e. Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety
  • It is essential that you have completed a series of nationally recognised training courses and/or be listed on the national recognised register of fire risk assessors and have the desire to become 3rd party certificated under a UKAS accredited fire risk assessor competency scheme.

Desirable

  • Qualified and/or experienced in quality management systems (i.e. ISO 9001:2015, SP205 – BAFE, PAS79).
  • Professional membership of a recognised Fire Safety related body; ideally on a Fire Risk Assessors Certification Scheme. I.e. Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM); Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE), FRACS, etc.
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