Due to an increasing team workload, our client is looking for experienced Site Inspectors with a strong background in fire safety / building regulations to join our busy Development Consultancy (DC) team. Reporting to an Associate Director and with the support of the surrounding DC functions, this is a great opportunity to be part of an expanding team. The Development Consultancy has a thriving pipeline of work assisting clients in building and façade investigations, EWS1 forms, Fire Risk Assessments (FRAs), developing Safety Cases and the Digital Record, proposed by the Fire Safety and Building Safety Bills. This involves existing stock portfolios and new build projects.
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Ideal candidates will have tall residential building experience, with expertise / experience of inspecting fire safety measures in new build and construction projects and of working to high quality construction standards. Strong technical knowledge is key, rather than focusing on finishing. A high level of technical understanding of Building regulations, NHBC standards, high rise construction, façades and combustible materials is necessary.
* Carry out Façade and Internal Fire Safety investigations / Fire Risk Assessments (FRAs) - and prepare written reports with photographs using agreed templates.
* Carry out regular inspections of construction projects - both refurbishment and new build - and prepare written reports with photographs using agreed templates.
* Carry out inspections at key construction stages and record findings photographically using dedicated software.
* Carry out inspections of agreed construction details and record findings photographically using dedicated software.
* Carry out reviews of actual products being used on site and determine whether achieve a satisfactory level of performance and record findings photographically using dedicated software.
* Review drawings and comment on compliance issues.
* Checking As Built drawings against the as-built condition.
Qualification & Memberships:
* Qualified to NVQ Level 6 Site Inspection, HNC, HND or a construction-related degree
* Membership to one of the following: RICS / CIOB / CABE / MIFireE / ICWCI
* Registered on a recognised Fire Risk Assessors register (desirable)
* Current Site Visitor CSCS card
Skills and knowledge:
* Detailed knowledge of residential construction
* Sound understanding of construction drawings
* Strong Building Regulations knowledge and expertise
* Technical knowledge of construction detailing on residential high-rise buildings with particular focus on:
* Fire Safety
* Previous experience inspecting passive fire protection detailing both internal and external, with particular experience of fire collars, fire stopping and cavity barriers (desirable)
* A good number of years’ experience carrying out a similar role on residential construction projects, plus experience of High Risk Residential Buildings (HRRBs) and their facades
* Assertive and methodical, demonstrating attention to detail and good report-writing skills
* Effective communicator
* Strong time management skills
Salary and benefits are very competitive
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