Job Details

Fire Inspector | London


Role overview

As a Tenos Inspection Engineer you will be involved in a wide variety of interesting Projects and have the opportunity to broaden your skillset and develop specialisms in line with your interests.

You will be working with experienced Fire Engineers to assess and evaluate the adequacy of passive fire protection installations in buildings measured against fire tests reports, manufacturers literature and/or certification in order to determine compliance, or otherwise, with the statutory requirements.

The Projects are situated across the UK and are varied in nature, such as Schools, Hospitals, Residential, etc.  You will be involved in Site inspections, liaising with Contractors and generating inspection reports from an iPad using a proprietary software application. Tenos operate a Quality Management System and you will be provided with assistance in implementation. Our mentoring and development programme will focus on developing your competencies to increase your knowledge and skills within the industry.

Reporting to:

  • Associate Director

Responsible for:

  • Self

Mentored by:

  • Fire Inspector Plus

Liaises with:

  • External: Responsible Persons, Representatives of Responsible Person, Contractors, Site Operatives and Construction workers

  • Internal: People and Planning Manager, Directors, Managers and Technical Colleagues

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Industry qualification such as a BTEC HNC/HND in Building Studies or Civil Engineering
  • Minimum 5 years practical experience of working in the construction industry in a similar capacity, dealing with quality control and/or enforcement of codes and standards
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Surveying software.
  • Full UK driving licence
  • CSCS card holder
  • Willing to work towards Fire Risk Assessor accreditation

Key Responsibilities

  • Adhere to Health & Safety guidelines, working in accordance with Risk Assessment Method Statements
  • Produce site records and reports
  • Assist colleagues in various aspects of project completion to further develop own technical skills and knowledge
  • Adapt and be flexible to the needs of the business including regular UK travel and overnight stays
  • Writing fee proposals with supervision
  • CPD
  • Demonstrate full use of Tenos Quality Assurance practices
  • Manage time responsibly
  • Ensure your own well-being
  • Comply with the IFEs Code of Professional Conduct
  • Work within Tenos quality control standards and procedures

Tenos Competencies

Technical Development and Implementation:

  • Develops a fundamental understanding of the requirement of the role and Tenos quality standards
  • Knows limits of own technical competency and Tenos’ role on each project
  • Provides advice within remit of the role, experience and knowledge
  • Takes ownership of own development programme
  • Seeks and presents appropriate solutions to problems
  • Maintains an up-to-date and in-depth knowledge of passive fire protection solutions

Commercial Development and Implementation:

  • Maintain ethical, independent and professional position in line with Tenos values
  • Does not accept anything less than the prescribed solution
  • Works pro-actively using own initiative where appropriate
  • Understands the full project lifecycle including fee proposals and timesheet reporting
  • Knows how own objectives and targets relate to those of Tenos
  • Carries out multiple tasks and balances demands
  • Seeks assistance as necessary to ensure projects are delivered on time
  • Delivers on commitments made
  • Gets things right first time to avoid re-work
  • Adopts a communication style appropriate to the audience
  • Takes small steps with complex tasks, even when the end result is unclear
  • Explains the ‘truth’ to clients in positive terms
  • Says ‘no’ without damaging the client relationship

Team Development and Implementation:

  • Contributes to discussions about the development of solutions to project/industry issues
  • Provides guidance to graduate fire engineers to assist their understanding of the Inspector role
  • Accepts critique and learns from it
  • Aware of next steps in career development
  • Knows where to find answers
  • Actively seeks out support to address knowledge shortfall
  • Articulates own performance strengths and weaknesses
  • Listens to others and seeks clarification as necessary
  • Expresses opinions in an appropriate business manner
  • Always does what has been agreed
  • Helps colleagues achieve their own workload

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Fire Inspector | London


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