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Compliance Specialist - FFG (Fire, Flood & Gas Safety)

Job Req ID:  15254
Posting Date:  27-May-2023
Function:  Engineering

1 Braham Street, London, United Kingdom

Salary:  Attractive Salary + Bonus


This is a field based role and can be based anywhere in the UK.

Why this job matters

You will be a BT-wide technical & compliance authority for Fire, Flood & Gas systems in BT.  This covers all of BT’s technical facilities (c. 6000 exchanges, c.30 data-centres, 22 Molbile Core Switch sites) across the UK, with c. 250K mechanical and electrical assets under management.  

These facilities and associated infrastructure drives all BT network-based services, as well as internal and external IT solutions, and underpins BT’s strategy in terms of accelerated fibre rollout, ESN/5G deployment and much more.  
You will excel as a technical specialist, involved in major projects and compliance programmes covering FFGD installations in association with M&E across the BT estate.  You will play a key role in the expansion of BT’s 21C Core network

We have a moral and legal responsibility to ensure the health and safety of our people, and to ensure our activities have the minimum impact to the environment we live in. 

Our executives and managers have a responsibility to deliver BT’s duty of care and need access to the competent advice and guidance that the role holder provides to enable them to deliver that. 

Being up to date with the external legislative and regulatory environment enables us to ensure legal compliance which will enhance BT’s performance

What you’ll be doing

  • You will be a Fixed Networks specialist for Fire, Flood, Gas Detection (FFGD) Infrastructure.
  • Performing due diligence, thorough analysis, definition, development and continuous improvement of effective and detailed policies, to ensure compliance with statutory laws, regulations and agreements across the BT operational estate in the UK and Globally.
  • Ensure policy documentation up to date to meet latest regulatory and statutory obligations and provide technical leadership over the procurement of the FFGD environmental infrastructure equipment.
  • Evaluting and analysing advance technologies with the perspective of adding significant benefit and value to the BT operation.
  • Constantly monitor and evaluate the infrastructure already in service, with regard to routine and reactive maintenance, processes and practices, to proactively advise the power governance board senior directors 
  • To Provide technical and financial advice on what risks are present and how such risks can be best mitigated without compromise to HSE and regulatory codes of practice
  • Be responsible for Supply management and support supplier selection to ensure that BT benefits from the most cost effective commercial terms available. 
  • Delivery of major capital investment to ensure that programs are delivered on time and within the agreed authorized budget, with prioritisation of budget to ensure most effective spend.  To set and adjust E2E processes for the delivery into service, in life operation and maintenance, and end of life decommissioning of FFGD equipment.  Witnessing and acceptance testing of new models of FFGD units, to ensure they meet BT’s requirements.
  • Provide technical support for Power Field Operations units on maintenance policy, safety and legislation relating to FFGD systems. 
  • Reviewing and authoring TSO Field engineering training courses provided for both Planning and maintenances teams.  Provide dashboard RAG reporting on key compliance metrics to Power Governance Board.
  • This  role will set policy and undertake independent assurance during commissioning & de-commissioning of legacy & new FFGD systems, and assuring compliance across a team of c.1500 engineers – mentoring, coaching and supporting the engineering teams.
  • Alignment of policies across differing network locations (BT / Global & Core Mobile estates).

Required Experience

  • Specialist in alarms and/or FFGD systems and processes.
  • Knowledge of current H&S requirements and legislations irrespective of firing industry or in relations to fire detection and prevention industry.


Nice to have:

  • Working knowledge of The Electricity at Work Act, The Health and Safety at Work At & Construction Design Management Regulations.
  • Demonstrable practical experience of: on-site power generation, UPS Systems, AC Switch-gear, HV Power, Fuel tanks, modular cooling, centralised cooling, airflow, BMS, iron work.

The skills you’ll need

Project/Programme Management
Stakeholder Management
Problem Solving
Financial Controls, Compliance & Risk
Governance Risk and Compliance Tooling
Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Risk Management
Risk Assessment
Risk Management
Risk Mitigation
Health & Safety


  • 10% on target bonus
  • BT Pension scheme, minimum 5% Employee contribution, BT contribution 10%
  • 25 days annual leave (not including bank holidays), increasing with service
  • World-class training and development opportunities
  • Huge range of flexible benefits including cycle to work, healthcare, season ticket loan and access to 100's of retails discounts including BT shop
  • Discounted broadband, mobile and TV packages

Our leadership standards

Looking in:
Leading inclusively
I inspire and build trust through self-awareness, honesty and integrity.
Owning outcomes
I take the right decisions that benefit the broader organisation.

Looking out:
Delivering for the customer
I execute brilliantly on clear priorities that add value to our customers and the wider business.
Commercially savvy
I demonstrate strong commercial focus, bringing an external perspective to decision-making.

Looking to the future:
Growth mindset
I experiment and identify opportunities for growth for both myself and the organisation.
Building for the future
I build diverse future-ready teams where all individuals can be at their best.

About us

BT is part of BT Group, along with EE, Openreach, and Plusnet.


Millions of people rely on us every day to help them live their lives, power their businesses, and keep their public services running. We connect friends to family, clients to colleagues, people to possibilities. We keep the wheels of business spinning, and the emergency services responding. 


We value diversity and celebrate difference. As Philip Jansen, our CEO, says ‘We embed diversity and inclusion into everything that we do. It’s fundamental to our purpose: we connect for good.’


We all stick to the same values: Personal, Simple, and Brilliant. From day one, you’ll get stuck in to tough challenges, pitch in with ideas, make things happen. But you won’t be alone: we’ll be there with help and support, learning and development.  


This is your chance to make a real difference to the world: to be part of the digital transformation of countless lives and businesses. Grab it.