Associate & Branch Manager (Unique Opportunity)

Full Time


Based on experience

Job Description

Affinity Fire Engineering is a specialised fire safety consultancy firm servicing a diverse range of clients and sectors throughout the UK, Ireland and Australia. We have two open vacancies available with one based in London and the other based in Cheltenham and are looking for proactive and experienced Senior Fire Engineers to join the team. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to build on our existing presence in Cambridge and establish a new permanent office in the area. You will be highly driven, ready for a challenge and guided by integrity. 

We are a medium sized organisation with a family feel, one that believes strongly in supporting equality, diversity and inclusion. We believe in creating a workplace environment that is open and inclusive and want our offices to be a happy and motivational environment for all our employees where everyone can be themselves.

Our company values are ‘people, quality and integrity’. It is of upmost importance to us that our engineers have a good work-life balance, and we go the extra mile to ensure that workloads are achievable within regular working hours. Likewise, we are committed to supporting CPD to enable our engineers to progress within the industry.


  • Production of fee proposals, fire strategy reports and other relevant documentation as and when required.
  • Attend Client meetings, conduct site surveys and inspections and communicate the intended fire strategy to the design team and client through phone calls, emails and meetings as appropriate.
  • Reviewing architectural drawings to determine potential fire strategy approval risks and opportunities to add value.
  • Calculations of evacuation times - Means of Escape Analysis.
  • Computational Evacuation Modelling Analysis.
  • Solve, with support, fire engineering calculations including radiant heat, smoke control and occupant evacuations.
  • Third Party Review/Design Verification.
  • Assessment and understanding of the main UK fire safety legislation and standards applied to buildings.
  • Provide support to junior engineers, particularly in supporting professional development.
  • Assist with achieving the strategic goals of the leadership team.
  • Contribute to senior management meetings to maintain and improve company culture and performance standards.
  • Generate and convert leads in the Cambridge area, building out from our existing client base in the area.
  • Establish a satellite office that maintains the 'feel' of other Affinity offices.


We provide consultancy services that are strategic, focussed on delivery, manage risk and benefit our clients.

We are looking for people with strong technical and analytical skills, but we are also looking for the following qualities:

  • A creatively geared person who can understand risk and provide solutions.
  • A self-starter who is driven by results.
  • Someone who takes personal pride in the quality of their work.
  • You must be pro-active and enthusiastic.
  • A basis of understanding commercial management and resourcing.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Team player who is willing to support and share knowledge with colleagues in the office.
  • You must be able to demonstrate a real passion for your work.
  • This role works closely with Affinity's leadership team so leadership attributes are desirable.
  • Strong emphasis on quality and integrity.
  • Exceptionally strong people skills, particularly when it comes to building relationships with clients.


  • A degree in Fire Engineering or equivalent Engineering discipline.
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience working as a Senior Fire Engineer or equivalent within a Fire Safety Engineering team.
  • IFE Membership (MIFireE or AIFireE).
  • A thorough understanding of ADB, BS 9999 and BS 9991.
  • Working knowledge of regulatory controls and a proven ability to develop and implement fire engineered design solutions in the built environment.
  • Experience in generating and converting leads is desirable but not essential.

How to apply

To apply for this job email us with the subject line Senior Engineer, please attach your CV and cover letter and we will get back to you within 7 days.


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