Fire Scientist/Engineer

  • Scientific
  • Buxton
  • £55,251 - £60,818 GBP / Year
  • Jun 12, 2023
  • Salary:£55,251 - £60,818

The Science Division (SD) of  the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are looking for an experienced scientist or engineer, to take a senior role in our Fire Safety Team within the Major Hazards Group. The teams main focus is supporting HSE understand a variety of combustion related topics, through the delivery of theoretical and practical research (lab and large scale). Outputs are used to develop evidence based policy and guidance.

We are looking for an experienced scientist or engineer to represent HSE’s Science Division in a number of fire related matters. You will have a solid understanding of the science underpinning fire studies and have the ability to apply this to a number of industrial sectors and research topics. As an excellent communicator, you will have the ability to convey scientific information to a variety of audiences and represent HSE/Science Division at senior level. The role will require the production of high quality written material from detailed scientific reports or peer reviewed publications, through to training guides or presentations. You will also have the opportunity to technically review the work of others.

As part of the Fire Safety team you will contribute to work of the wider Major Hazards Group. This includes projects concerning the safe development of new energy technologies and achieving safe net zero, primarily hydrogen for heat & transport and battery technologies. Several of the larger ongoing projects are high profile collaborations with other scientific organisations/government departments, which offers opportunity to publish work and present at conferences, as well as giving you opportunity to collaborate with technical experts across many other disciplines, including material scientists, risk experts, modellers and human factors specialists.

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