Fire Safety Engineer Apprenticeship

Fire Safety Engineer – Standard reference number ST0859

Occupation Profile

Fire Engineers provide specialist, fire related information across the built environment. To protect people, property and the environment from the destructive effects of fire, Fire Engineers apply scientific and engineering principles (codes) and expert judgement, based on an understanding of the phenomena and effects of fire, and the reaction and behaviour of people to fire. Their role is to provide technical advice to develop design solutions within the built environment at various stages of projects. 

Fire Engineers will work as part of an integrated team of engineers and other construction or regulatory professionals through all stages of development, design, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance, modification and decommissioning of the built environment infrastructure.

A Fire Engineer may be required to have a broad knowledge base to work across a diverse spectrum of built environment projects including high rise, residential buildings; shopping centres; multi-storey commercial and healthcare buildings; or road and rail tunnels. A Fire Engineer might work in public or private sector organisations, including local authorities, fire and rescue services, central government departments and agencies, engineering consultancy firms, contracting firms, or construction companies. A Fire Engineer will be required to use professional judgement and research-based knowledge to justify and apply guidance or accept departures from recognised guidance documents and to be able to use mathematical and scientific skills to measure and evaluate risks from fire to people, structures and the environment. A Fire Engineer will also contribute towards making improvements to the professional fields of fire safety and fire engineering.

An employee in this occupation will typically  be responsible for management and supervisory responsibility for a team of technicians, including apprentices.

Typical job titles used for this occupation

Fire Engineer, Fire Safety Engineers

Level - This apprenticeship standard is at level 6 (degree)