Job Details

Senior Fire Surveyor

Role overview

As a Tenos Senior Fire Surveyor you will be involved in a wide variety of interesting projects.  You will manage the outputs of your team; including quality, time and financial performance, whilst managing client relationships and expectations.

You will be working with Chartered Fire Engineers to assess and evaluate the adequacy of passive fire protection installations in buildings measured against fire tests reports, manufacturer’s literature and/or certification in order to determine compliance, or otherwise, with the statutory requirements. You will manage Projects situated across the UK which are varied in nature, such as Schools, Hospitals, Residential, etc.  

You will be involved in Site inspections, liaising with Clients, Contractors and generating inspection reports from an iPad using a proprietary software application. Tenos operate a Quality Management System which you will be responsible for across your team.

You will have the opportunity to mentor less experienced Surveyors and Engineers to help them develop their skills and knowledge as well as focusing on developing your own.


Reporting to:

  • Principal Surveyor or above

Responsible for:

  • Self, Mentee and Team Management

Mentored by:

  • Principal Surveyor or above

Liaises with:

  • External: Responsible Persons, Project Managers, Representatives of Responsible Person, Contractors, Site Operatives and Construction workers
  • Internal: People and Planning Manager, Directors, Managers and Technical Colleagues

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Construction, surveying or engineering-based degree
  • Minimum 5 years practical experience of working in the construction industry, for example, in a Building Control or Quality Assurance capacity, including inspection and verification of passive fire protection
  • Professional registration with a Professional Engineering Institution
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Surveying software.
  • Full UK driving licence
  • CSCS card holder
  • Minimum 5 years Project management and reporting experience
  • Team management experience

Key Responsibilities

  • Full project cycle management of own projects and larger cross-team projects
  • Provide fire safety inspection and consultancy related services to Tenos clients
  • Maintain an up-to-date and in-depth knowledge of legislation, design standards, fire engineering and professional development
  • Manage client expectations
  • Report writing to include technical progress updates and constraints resourcing
  • Review Technical documents prepared by others
  • Sustain and build client relationships with an eye for future business opportunities
  • Prepare fee proposals
  • CPD
  • Fire Surveyor Mentor
  • Ensure your own well-being
  • Demonstrate full use of Tenos Quality Assurance practices
  • Manage time responsibly
  • Comply with the IFEs Code of Professional Conduct

Tenos Competencies

Technical Development and Implementation

  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge of specialist area
  • Contributes specialist knowledge area expertise to R&D projects
  • Produces clear and concise scope of work

Commercial Development and Implementation

  • Understands Tenos’ financial procedures and associated actions on PIM
  • Comfortable in querying and challenging client needs to ensure best practice and compliant solutions
  • 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

  • Proactively shares good ideas
  • Demonstrates coaching and mentoring skills, behaviours and attitudes that support and encourage progression of others
  • Sets stretching development goals for team members
  • Ensures team members have development plans in place and conducts 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

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Senior Fire Surveyor

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