Fire Strategy and Design Manager
Didcot, Oxfordshire, England
4d ago

Science and Technology Facilities Council

Salary : £50,702 - £56,336 per annum (dependent on skills and experience).

Contract Type : Permanent

Closing date : 29th May 2022

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, and we have an exciting opportunity for a proactive, results-oriented Fire Strategy and Design Manager to act as the Design and Technical fire safety systems expert for STFC Critical Fire and Emergency Safety Systems

The successful candidate will be accountable for

Supporting the development of policies, procedures and processes that ensure STFC Estates meets all relevant legislation, regulation and ensure that all fire safety management activities of STFC Estates are compliant with all relevant regulation and best practice.

Working closely and collaboratively with the STFC Fire Safety Advisors and SHE Group ensure STFC meets its current and future obligations under Fire safety and Building Safety laws.

  • Summary of Duties;
  • Ensure that all fire related documentation for Critical Fire and Emergency Safety Systems in STFC buildings and properties, including but not limited to fire system design drawings and maintenance records are up to date, complete and accessible to stakeholders.
  • Provide technical snagging of new or modified Critical Fire and Emergency Safety Systems projects ensuring compliance with STFC specifications.
  • Develop Estates team capability and competence in programming specified fire alarm systems configuration software including Kentec, DRAX, Advanced Electronics and graphical repeaters, to provide confidence in working with these systems..
  • Lead a specialist technical team to manage all aspects of Critical Fire and Emergency Safety System operation and maintenance across all sites ensuring services are prioritised and maintained at all times, and improved.
  • Monitor contractors for Critical Fire and Emergency Safety Systems maintenance, servicing and installation to ensure compliance and competence and continued operation of Critical Fire and Emergency Safety Systems at all times.
  • Designing, specifying and working with Estates teams to enable them to deliver improvements in Critical Fire and Emergency Safety Systems as identified through Fire Risk Assessments (FRAs), current guidance, regulation change, fire safety policy, best practice and STFC standards.
  • To produce relevant reports in a compliant manner as required in support of business activities including SHE Group.
  • Support and establish close working relationships with site Fire Safety Advisors undertaking FRAs, addressing issues raised by FRAs and as appropriate reviews of Critical Fire and Emergency Safety Systems.
  • About you

    Above all, you will be a team player, passionate about making a difference, able to work in an environment where we are breaking new ground and often working with uncertainty, be persistent, resilient and professional, and have a high level of commitment and enthusiasm.

  • Member level (FIA, MIFireE or MIFSM, experience as BAFE nominated designer in fire alarm systems) as a minimum.
  • Commitment to Diversity and Integrity champions diversity and embeds a fair and ethical approach within the organisation in all situations
  • Openness to Change drives and manages the change process, seeking opportunities to create and implement improved organisational effectiveness
  • Confidence and Resilience consistently projects and promotes a confident, controlled and focused attitude
  • Working with Others leads, involves and motivates others, creating and implementing strategies for influencing them both within the Fire and Rescue Service and in the community
  • Effective Communication communicates effectively both orally and in writing
  • Commitment to Development committed and able to develop self, individuals and units to improve organisational effectiveness
  • Problem Solving gathers information in order to predict future requirements and make realistic decisions
  • Situational Awareness - maintains an active awareness of the environment to promote safe and effective working
  • Commitment to Excellence leads organisation and contributes to joint working to achieve excellence
  • Planning and Implementing creates and implements effective plans to deliver long-term organisational strategic objectives
  • Political / Organisational Awareness anticipates and shapes the political environment from a strategic perspective
  • What we can offer you

    By choosing to come and work at the STFC part of UKRI means that you will have access to a whole host of attractive benefits!

    These include :

  • An outstanding index linked pension scheme,
  • 30 days leave plus 10 public holidays,
  • Flexible working,
  • Christmas shutdown
  • An onsite subsidised nursery
  • Access to employee shopping / travel discounts
  • Salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme
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