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Lead Auditor – Fire Safety

Homebased, UK
£42,000 - £47,000 + £5k car allowance + benefits
Closing date
7 Dec 2023

Job Details

Make more impact with BRE

This international auditing role is an opportunity to take your career to the next level - if you have fire safety and security expertise and a background in Engineering or Quality Management.

You will have the chance to undertake management system and factory production control audits in support of product certification – giving you a key part to play in our Assessment Services business area.

Help BRE make the built environment safer and more sustainable

BRE is the world’s leading innovation, science and data hub for the built environment. For more than a century we have provided government and industry with cutting edge research and testing. Join us to help deliver products, advice, services, standards and qualifications used around the globe to make buildings better for people and the environment. Through science-led solutions to urgent challenges, we will build a thriving and sustainable world.

Your role at BRE

BRE Assessment Services provide external audit support to the BRE Product Groups by working with our clients to provide management system and factory production control audits in support of product certification. We are accredited by UKAS to conduct 9001, 14001 and 45001 audits across the built environment.

As an auditor, you will provide the vital link between Testing and Certification, by providing audit activities for all the Product Certification teams and continued listing on Redbooklive, the LPCB list of Approved Fire & Security Products and Services. Key responsibilities include:

  • Booking and carrying out audits of Management System and FPC certification schemes
  • Reviewing and understanding scheme documents, and the requirements of the scheme.
  • Accurately recording findings during audit visits and submitting reports in line with operational target objectives.
  • Reviewing and approving responses to any non-conformances raised during audit visits within agreed timescales.

You will have the opportunity to travel internationally to visit client sites.

Your profile

We are looking for an Engineering or Quality Management background with knowledge of manufacturing covering one or more of the following: electronics, chemicals, polymers, or metalworking. We are also looking for:

  • Strong experience of providing knowledge of the specification and installation of a broad range of fire suppression protection systems, security systems, passive fire products, physical security products and cabling systems
  • Proven knowledge of ISO audit process, BS EN standards and BRE LPS
  • A willingness to undertake training as required to ensure competence in ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 qualifications (if not already held)
  • Good IT skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)
  • Excellent time management and planning skills with the ability to work under pressure
  • The ability to operate as part of a team or alone.

The requirements above are provided for guidance purposes. We welcome applications from candidates with varying levels of experience who can demonstrate their suitability for the role.

BRE benefits

We offer a competitive salary (reviewed annually) as well as a wide range of financial, wellbeing and career development benefits.

  • 25 days annual leave
  • Pension scheme with 5% matching employer contribution, Life assurance (4x basic salary) and an enhanced maternity package 
  • Healthpartners – cash back on a wide range of health and wellbeing costs including prescriptions, physiotherapy, dental care and more 
  • Onsite restaurant, onsite nursery and free onsite parking including free EV charging points
  • Learning and development opportunities, including free access to our BRE Academy and online courses, and professional membership reimbursement. 

Your application

We review applications as they are received, so please apply at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

We’re building a diverse and talented team at BRE. We know that different perspectives, experiences and skills will help us be more innovative in delivering effective solutions for our customers.


BRE Group

BRE delivers innovative and rigorous products, services, standards and qualifications which are used around the globe to make buildings better for people and for the environment.

First formed in 1921 to carry out research into building materials and suitable methods of construction to build homes for heroes following the First World War, BRE has helped to transform the construction industry for the better.

Over the last 100 years, BRE has been at the forefront of driving innovation, testing and developing new concepts in the built environment and improving safety for the construction industry, through its independent testing and certification services.

Having started life as a government agency, BRE is now a profit-for-purpose organisation. Any profits from BRE’s work go to the BRE Trust, which invests in research projects for the public benefit, or are invested in upgrading our research facilities at the BRE Science Park.

Influential but independent and with a heritage of scientific rigour, our organisation is looking forward to the role it will play over the next 100 years, as the world adapts to meet the challenges of climate change.

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