Director of Fire Engineering

Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary £90000 - £120000
Contact Chris Van Aurich
Reference CVA17288_1716962406

Are you a seasoned Fire Engineer with a passion for leadership and business development? A cutting-edge, forward-thinking Fire Consultancy is seeking a dynamic Director of Fire Engineering to lead their South West London office. This is a rare opportunity to take on a senior role in a rapidly growing company that values innovation, technical excellence, and strategic growth.

The Director of Fire Engineering Role

As the Director of Fire Engineering, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the consultancy. You will be responsible for developing and nurturing client relationships, driving new business opportunities, and managing and expanding the Fire Engineering team in London. Your expertise will be crucial in overseeing projects across the commercial, high-rise, and high-end residential sectors, particularly during RIBA stages 4-6, which include technical drawings such as external wall details, fire alarm drawings, and sprinkler drawings.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain strong client relationships
  • Drive business development and secure new business wins
  • Manage, grow, and develop the London Fire Engineering team
  • Oversee projects, ensuring compliance with fire safety regulations and standards
  • Lead client-facing meetings with authority and expertise
  • Provide strategic direction and technical guidance


  • 8+ years of experience as a Fire Engineer
  • Ideally Chartered Engineer (CEng) or working towards Chartered status
  • Degree in Fire Engineering, Structural Engineering, or a related discipline
  • 6+ years of experience managing teams
  • Proficiency with FREAW'S (PAS 9980)
  • Extensive experience in the residential and commercial sectors
  • Strong business development skills and experience

What's on Offer:

  • Highly competitive salary ranging from £100,000 to £120,000
  • 31 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • Option to purchase an additional 5 days of holiday annually
  • Shares in the company
  • Flexible remote/hybrid working options
  • Fully funded professional development to Chartership
  • Coverage of relevant professional memberships
  • Comprehensive private healthcare scheme
  • Car allowance
  • Cycle scheme or electric car scheme
  • Company pension
  • Gym membership

Call to Action

If you are a dedicated Fire Engineer looking to advance your career and take on a senior leadership role, we want to hear from you. To discuss this exceptional opportunity, explore other career options, or talk about career progression and alternative positions, please contact Chris van Aurich at 01628 367 032 or email .

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