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Senior Engineer

Role overview

As a Senior Engineer you be managing a wide variety of fire engineering projects in the UK and abroad, where you will be expected to manage quality, time and financial outputs. Key items on your agenda will include building client relationships, reviewing technical documents along with mentoring less experienced engineers.

Reporting to:

  • Associate Director or above

Responsible for:

  • Self, Mentee and Team Management

Mentored by:

  • Principal Engineer/Associate Director

Liaises with:

  • External: Clients and client design team, enforcing authorities
  • Internal: People and Planning Manager, directors, managers and technical colleagues

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience working in the fire safety engineering field
  • Professional registration with Engineering Council through the IFE (or with another Professional Engineering Institution) as a Chartered Engineer or Incorporated Engineer, or similar registration in another discipline consistent with a CEng or IEng

Key Responsibilities

  • Full project cycle management of own projects and larger cross-team projects with technical support from Principal Engineer/Director
  • Writing fee proposals
  • Financial management of projects
  • Graduate and Engineer supervision
  • Graduate/Engineer mentor
  • Review Technical documents prepared by others
  • CPD
  • Leadership skills development
  • Building client relationships
  • Carry out workshops on FE projects
  • Manage time responsibly
  • Adapt and be flexible to the needs of the business
  • 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

  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge of specialist area
  • Contributes specialist knowledge area expertise to R&D projects

Commercial Development and Implementation

  • Monitors and manages budgets to maximise profit and cash flow
  • Identifies areas for improvement to meet financial targets
  • Understands the constraints laid down by clients’ terms of business and make recommendations based on these, including rejection of commercially unattractive opportunities
  • Spots opportunities for new business
  • Challenges existing working practices through in-depth analysis of patterns and trends
  • Considers alternative fee structures/liability in less favourable projects
  • Negotiates financial and contractual terms with clients and suppliers
  • Knows what Tenos can offer as a whole and promotes this to clients
  • Liaises with clients, keeping them informed, seeking feedback and managing expectations
  • Stays in touch with clients between projects

Team Development and Implementation

  • Sets stretching development goals for team members
  • Ensures graduates and engineers have development plans in place and conduct regular reviews with them
  • Seeks opportunities to develop others, either directly or indirectly, including delegation
  • Understands the need to cascade work to the appropriate skill level
  • Uses a coaching style to build confidence and ownership in others
  • Gives clear direction on what needs to be done, by whom and by when
  • Uses a variety of methods in learning interventions and presentations
  • Spots problems in communications between others and positively intercepts

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Senior Engineer

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