Chief Fire Officer

NEOM | Other

Chief Fire Officer

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The Job Opportunity

Since 1947, Serco Middle East has been supporting governments to deliver public services across various sectors (Transport, Healthcare, Citizen Services and Defence), enabling transformation and ensuring the delivery of world class services. We are extremely proud of our partnerships with government and semi-government entities and what we continue to achieve together.


To support Serco's continuous growth and delivery of world class services, we are current bidding for a new project in NEOM, KSA and we are looking for a Chief Fire Offier to join our team. The hiring for this position is subject to contract award.


In the Middle East, we employ more than 5,500 people across four countries including the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Iraq. Our employees remain our greatest asset.


Key accountabilities

The Chief Fire Officer will hold overall responsibility for the management, performance and delivery of the 24/7 Rescue & Firefighting Services (RFFS) provision, including but not limited to: SRFF services in response to incidents, including fire, building and facility emergencies, storms, gas leaks, burst water mains, motor vehicle accidents, hazardous materials, de-contamination tasks and training in a camp environment. Assumes the role of SRFF Incident Commander as required. Manages periodic tests, inspections, training, drills and exercises to ensure complete operational capability and readiness of the Rescue & Firefighting Service. Manages all disciplinary matters relating to RFFS personnel. Manages all schedules of planned and preventative maintenance regarding RFFS vehicles, equipment and personal protective clothing. Manages all liaison and mutual aid relationships in support of operational capability and resource.


What we are looking for in our candidates:

We are looking for someone who has knowledge of international best practices in fire and rescue services. A respected leader capable of developing close working relationships with the client to ensure the mutual success for all stakeholders and longevity of the contract. An individual who has communication and interpersonal skills at both an individual and team level. Demonstrated high level of interpersonal skills and proven ability to effectively communicate (in both oral and in written form) with all levels of management, employees, customers, contractors and other stakeholders.


Specific requirements

  • 12 to 15 years of experience in fire/rescue services including eight (8) years in a supervisory position with at least five (5) years in a management position.
  • Certified 'Medically Fit' for the role.
  • Twelve (12) years formal education. University Degree in a fire and rescue related subject.
  • NFPA 1002 Fire Apparatus, Driver/Operator
  • NFPA 472/1072 HAZMAT First Responder Technician Level
  • NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor II
  • NFPA 1021 Fire Officer II
  • Incident Command
  • Fire Service Management
  • First Aid/Basic Life Support Certification


    Working with Serco

    At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play.

    We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

    Join Us

    By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), and SercoUnlimited (Disability). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 


    We take pride in what we do


    Serco is committed to Equal Employment Opportunities and is committed to ensuring the safety of all of its employees through its Zero Harm initiative. Please visit for more information.

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    17/06/2023 02:57:00
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