Fire & Security Design Engineer (Rail)

Fire & Security Design Engineer (Rail)

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Fire & Security Design Engineer (Rail)

We are working with a main contracting company who have been awarded a large scale rail project based in London. They will be using a mix of in-house designers and external consultants. They are looking for a Design Engineer for the Fire & Security. You will need to be from a major rail projects background and have delivered Fire & Security packages in both stations and tunnels.


·Development of Fire Safety Strategy reports 
·Means of Escape analysis (including calculations of evacuation times based on RSET principles from PD 7974 part 6; escape routes and exits widths; assessment of travel distances; development and assessment of evacuation strategy plans) 
·People Movement Modelling Analysis (PeMMA): evacuation and crowd simulations using computational models, such as EXODUS, SIMULEX etc (Required but not essential) 
·Assessment and understanding of the main British fire safety legislation and standards applied to buildings, such as Approved Document B (AD B), BS9999, BS7974 
·Assessment and understanding of the main British fire safety legislation and standards, such as the London Underground fire safety standards, the Network Rail standards, e.g., LUL – S1371, Railway Safety Principles and Guidance (RSPG) (Required but not essential) 
·Third Party Review/Design Verification 
·Attendance of internal design team meetings 
·Attendance of external design team meetings with clients with initial supervision 
·Supporting on the development of Fire Risk Assessment reports for both, the building and rail sectors. Requirements 
·Track record of working as a Fire Engineer with experience in designing and implementing fire safety strategies 
·Hazard Identification 
·As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) understanding 
·Fire Risk Assessment principles 
·Understanding of fire dynamics, heat transfer and smoke behaviour principles in enclosed environments (particularly in undergrounds and tunnels) 
·Good knowledge on CAD (Computer Aided Design) packages / Bluebeam for building up floor plans, sections, elevations of building designs 
·Familiarity with BIM (Building Information Modelling) 
·Basic understanding on Active Fire Protection (AFP) and Passive Fire Protection (PFP) systems 
·Basic knowledge on fire modelling simulation (using zone models such as CFAST and CFD-based models such as FDS or SMARTFIRE). 
·Desired – Chartered Fire Engineer

This will be a contract role starting on day rates. Salary for Fire & Security Design Engineer negotiable within reason.


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