Sprinkler System Surveyor

At the Fire Protection Association, our staff are at the heart of our business. We work with a mutual respect for one another, and all have the same vision - to make the built environment a safer place to live and work. We empower our staff to make a difference and achieve a sense of fulfilment in the work they do.

The FPA is looking for a full-time Sprinkler System Surveyor to contribute to the sustainability of the FPA through the provision of Sprinkler system inspection services through the Fire & Risk Services Department.

The role will involve travel and possibly overnight stay to clients, with reports being written from home.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Conduct sprinkler system survey consulting services for a variety of premises including complex buildings and special risks in accordance with the requirements of BS EN 12845 Clause 21 – Third Party Inspection and LPC Sprinkler Rules TB203.2.4.1.
  • Provide support to the F&RS section regarding initial enquiries, pre-meetings, determining the likely scope of work, developing project briefs, presentations to clients and similar.
  • Assist with customer account management where necessary and the processing of customer queries.
  • Perform validation, verification and QA of technical reports and process / resolve associated queries.
  • Provide mentoring, coaching and technical support to both internal and external consultants as and when required.
  • Provide support to the publications department including reviewing draft publications and preparing technical articles for the journal.
  • Provide support to the sales and marketing department with propositions development for FRS/FAS.

In time:

  • Provide support to the training section by way of technical advice, presentation of courses, marking of assignments and similar.
  • Attend and present talks at seminars, conferences and webinars.
  • Represent FPA on relevant external Working Groups / Committees.


  • At least 2 years’ experience in a sprinkler system related discipline (e.g., design, installation, maintenance, hazard review, inspection) preferably with an LPS1048 certified company.
  • A good understanding of BSEN12845 and associated Technical Bulletins.
  • An awareness of the requirements of NFPA13.
  • Ability to engage effectively with people internally and externally.
  • A team player who can demonstrate a collaborative style of working that enhances business / project performance.
  • Ability to lead by example and in a manner consistent the organisations policies, goals and values.
  • Ability to deliver projects to the required standard on time.


  • A relevant technical degree, preferably in fire engineering or a fire related discipline.

One, some or all of the following:

  • Basic Design Review
  • Intermediate Design Review
  • FHC Design Review
  • Inspection Review (Modules 1 & 2))
  • Service Inspection
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