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Fire Safety Engineer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Sodexo central team as a Fire Safety Engineer. As a Fire Safety Engineer you will act as the Subject Matter Expert for Fire Safety and Fire engineering, supporting contracts across Sodexo in the UK and Ireland. You will support the effective development and delivery of company procedures to manage fire safety, provide advice on maintenance standards. You will be representing Sodexo and ensuring we are operating in a safe manner, meeting all relevant legal fire safety requirements.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate with great attention to detail. You will be a self-motivated Fire Safety Engineer with a friendly and personable approach You will communicate effectively with people at all levels including stakeholders, clients and suppliers. This role will be suitable for a chartered fire engineer

You will be required to travel to various sites across the UK and Ireland, therefore you must be flexible. You will be provided with a Company car.


Role Responsibility

  • Design and Support the implementation of Fire Safety& Fire Systems and Engineering Policy, Process and Guidance for the UK and Ireland Region
  • Audit compliance of contracts in UK&I with statutory regulations, legislation and best practice in field of expertise (Fire Safety and Engineering)
  • To provide advice to procurement on the standards of contractors for fire safety
  • Provide advice on maintenance Standards for Fire Safety and Fire Systems:
  • Communicate updates to statutory regulations, legislation and best practice with stakeholders in field of expertise (Fire Safety and Engineering)

A full list of responsibilities can be found in the attached job description

The Ideal Candidate

  • High level of technical knowledge in field of expertise
  • Advanced experience of improving and implementing policies and procedures related to field of expertise
  • Ability to coach and mentor others
  • Good IT skills using Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent written, verbal communication
  • Engineering competence with NVQ level 6  (BEng Fire) or equivalent qualifications
  • To have a knowledge and understanding of and be able to apply the following documents and core fire safety principles to projects of all sizes and have some understanding of fire engineering principles

              HTM series including HTM 05-02

               Approved Document B vol B2 to the building regulations

               BS 9999


              Irish technical guidance document B

              Scottish building standards technical handbook



Package Description

Competitive salary + bonus + flexible benefit fund

As part of our commitment to improving the quality of life for our employees, Sodexo offers a Flexible Benefits Scheme, allowing you to tailor a reward package to suit your needs but includes a technology scheme, private dental insurance, travel insurance, gym membership, Gourmet card, private medical insurance, free will writing, life assurance, 24hrs GP access and the ability to purchase or sell annual leave.

We also have a Sodexo Discount scheme, which offers employees and their friends and family the opportunity to benefit from over 1,200 discounts from top retailers both online and in-store.

About the Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs around 30,000 people, and partners with clients in many sectors across business and industry; schools and universities; sports and leisure; energy and resources; government and agencies; healthcare; justice and defence.

Sodexo’s connected; people-centric approach brings together a diverse range of expertise. The breadth of services it offers ranges from food and hospitality; cleaning; reception; concierge (Circles); security; property management and technical services through to data driven workplace strategy and design (Wx); employee engagement and recognition services (Sodexo Engage) and personal home services through Prestige Nursing + Care and the Good Care Group.

Vital Spaces is Sodexo’s value proposition that puts people at the heart of everything we do, bringing together services and solutions and focusing on the productivity and wellbeing of people wherever they are.

Sodexo is committed to being an inclusive employer; we welcome and encourage applications from people with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds and identities.

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process


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