Graduate Façade Access Design Engineer
graduate scheme

Graduate Façade Access Design Engineer

Hoare Lea & Partners
Competitive salary
Time left to apply
16 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

Standing in a building, knowing you designed solutions that made it what it is: how it feels, how it functions, how it looks… That’s the moment great engineering comes to life.

What are you looking for?
Are you an aspiring design engineer looking to make a difference to the world around you? Do you want the chance to grow, learn, and be supported by industry leaders? This ever-changing world will be shaped by the buildings put into it; and we know it’s often the newest minds who have the brightest ideas.

What can we offer you?
As a leading international firm of consulting engineers, we didn’t build a 150-year legacy by standing still. The built environment is where our design-led work can carve out a better future for the planet and its people. For us, it’s about putting heart, soul, innovation and sustainability into the buildings we work on. You will receive the best training and development through our Initial professional development scheme, which is accredited by all three of our governing bodies in the industry. We recently won the IET long running scheme award recognising 25 years of continuous accreditation. We are committed to the ongoing professional development of our graduates and support you towards achieving chartered engineer or incorporated engineer status.

What could you be part of?
These days, engineering is a lot more than pipes and wires; we look at the building as a whole and are involved in every stage, from initial client discussions right through to construction and even the building’s ongoing performance. We collaborate with colleagues, architects and other construction professionals, playing a critical role in every building’s design.

Façade Access is one of our specialist groups, providing expertise on all aspects of façade access and maintenance for buildings using the best traditional and modern technologies for new, refurbished and occupied premises. As façades become ever more complex with overhangs, protrusions and non-vertical lines, maintenance becomes an increasingly more challenging process. Our efficient maintenance and access designs provide the ideal solutions for complex projects.

What might you be doing?
As a graduate façade access design engineer, your day-to-day tasks will vary, as we’ll expose you to all aspects of our work so you can discover what suits you. You could produce detailed designs and drawings, use the latest computer modelling software, undertake site surveys, or research ground-breaking technologies. Communicating will span all of these, as we regularly liaise with project teams, meet clients or end users, and attend collaborative meetings.

Company information

Why does our work make a difference?
We play a major role in driving sustainable development. We help create some of the most innovative low-carbon buildings, pushing the limit on what’s possible. Our projects cover almost every sector – from healthcare, residential and retail, to defence, arts and heritage and education – ranging from small studies and reports to large-scale developments valued at more than £4billion.

Person requirements

  • Excellent communication, analytical and organisational skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently
  • A friendly, ambitious and confident individual with a flexible and resilient approach

Qualifications and experience requirements

  • An expected or achieved 2:1 or above IET, IMechE or CIBSE accredited degree or equivalent qualification in design engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, building services, architectural engineering or similar with a real interest in Façade Access
  • A masters or other relevant post graduate qualification is an advantage
  • Previous placement or work experience in a similar industry is an advantage
  • An understanding of CAD or similar modelling software is an advantage

Accepted degree subjects

architecture · mechanical engineering · electronic and electrical engineering · civil engineering and construction


Competitive salary



How to apply

Please visit our careers page via the Apply button for our graduate programme. This role is available in our London office. We will be shortlisting candidates as part of an on-going process, so apply early to avoid disappointment. Any offer of employment will be conditional upon you providing evidence of your right to work in the UK.

Closing date: 01/01/2018

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 01/01/2018

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