Graduate Fire Engineer
graduate scheme

Graduate Fire Engineer

Employer
Hoare Lea & Partners
Salary
Competitive salary
Location
UK wide
Time left to apply
14 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 fire 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.

As part of our fire specialist group, we are responsible in ensuring buildings are designed to best protect the people within them, through our expertise we aim to safeguard people and property without restricting architectural designs. We do this by evaluating new techniques to help solve specific problems.

What might you be doing?
As a graduate fire 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. You will review building designs to monitor its operational efficiency whilst also designing solutions to bespoke fire engineering problems.

You will undertake calculations for smoke and temperature spread, as well as more complex smoke and evacuation modelling (CFD simulations), detailed fire dynamics and structural assessments. In addition you would undertake analysis of potential fires, by researching into problems areas and develop advice based on outcome. You will also provide recommendations in relation to life safety systems for buildings and assist the production of fire strategy reports for buildings.

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 2:2 or above in an engineering council accredited degree, ideally fire safety engineering or equivalent qualification (such as building services, structural engineering, mechanical engineering) or science based degree (such as maths, physics)
  • A masters or other relevant post graduate qualification is an advantage
  • Ideally a grade B or above in A-level maths or a science related subject
  • Previous placement or work experience in a similar industry is an advantage
  • An understanding of CFD or similar modelling software is an advantage

Accepted degree subjects

physics · mathematics · mechanical engineering

Salary

Competitive salary

Location

UK wide

How to apply

Please visit our careers page via the Apply button for our graduate programme. This role is available across a number of locations.
We have opportunities available across a number of sites including: Bristol, London and Manchester. Please select a maximum of two locations that you would be happy to work.

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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