Graduate Fire Safety Engineers

Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Building.

Job Summary

Kiwa Fire Safety Compliance (KFS) have an exciting opening for Graduate Fire Safety Engineers to join our Fire Safety Engineering or Product Evaluation teams from September 2024, working as part of a specialised engineering consultancy in a supportive and diverse team of established fire engineers in our Aylesbury office.

This position offers excellent prospects for progression, combined with opportunities to broaden your fire engineering knowledge/skills.

As a Graduate Fire Safety Engineer, you will be an integral part of the team. Working with our experienced engineers, you will receive constant supervision and mentoring to quickly gain knowledge and experience in all aspects of fire engineering projects from concept design through to construction. This entry level fire engineering role will be a client-facing position and will provide the opportunity for you to work on a wide variety of projects across a number of sectors.

A key part of this role will be working with colleagues and collaborating with clients (who include some of the largest building developers in the country), external design teams, and other construction and building professionals to overcome unique project specific challenges. This is the perfect role if you are looking to start your career in fire engineering, where you will be fully supported with mentoring and training to enable you to work towards becoming a competent fire engineer.

This position offers excellent prospects for progression, combined with opportunities to broaden your fire engineering knowledge/skills through collaboration with other Kiwa Fire Safety Compliance departments/teams. Kiwa, is a world-leader leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification.

Our company motto is: We create trust. We want you to trust us with becoming your employer of choice. We offer excellent training and development opportunities, the freedom to do your job as you see fit and we are a respectful and inclusive company that employs over 10,000 Kiwans worldwide.

What will you be doing?

  • You will be responsible for supporting the team with the delivery of fire safety consultancy services.
  • You will review building designs and design elements to assess compliance whilst also assisting with the development of fire solutions as part of the overall design team.
  • You will have a client-facing role, which will include direct correspondence (emails, telephone calls, meeting attendance) with clients, design teams and Statutory Authorities under the supervision of more experienced engineers.
  • You will develop your knowledge of fire engineering and building regulations to support projects in a variety of sectors.
  • You will be able to present your work in an appropriate and coherent format.
  • You will be able to deliver work in accordance with agreed time scales and budgets under supervision.
  • In addition to the support and mentoring provided by the company, you will take ownership of your own personal development, ensuring Continuous Professional Development (CPD) by learning new skills, knowledge and experience to enhance professional abilities and maintain an effective performance as a professional fire engineer. As a guide, you would be expected to undertake at least 25 hours of CPD per year, including both a mix of formal and informal activities which the company will support.
  • You will assist the sales and estimating team in the bidding process of future work and developing/strengthening networking channels.

Do you have what it takes?

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with a prediction of 2:1 or above in Fire Engineering or other relevant engineering discipline such as Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Building Services Engineering etc. Courses must be accredited by one or more professional engineering institution (such as the Institution of Fire Engineers etc.) to meet, or partially meet, the education criteria for Chartered Engineer (CEng) or Incorporated Engineer (IEng) through the Engineering Council.
  • Desire to pursue a career in Fire Engineering and willingness to become professionally qualified such as a Chartered Engineer through the Institution of Fire Engineers (or other suitable professional engineering institution).
  • Ability to work effectively, both individually and as part of a team on multiple projects and collaborate with colleagues, design team members, clients, and other key stakeholders.
  • Ability to work under pressure and assist the team to achieve deadlines and targets.
  • Outstanding communication (written and verbal) and well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent numerical skills and aptitude for problem solving.
  • Trusted to deal with confidential information.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Willingness to travel as and when required.
  • Full UK driving licence.

What can you expect from us in return?

  • £32,000 - £35,000 per annum
  • 25 days' holiday + Bank Holidays
  • 37.5 hours a week, Mon-Fri 
  • Hybrid Working
  • Family Leave - generous enhanced maternity/adoption/shared parental leave - first 6 months' full pay maternity/adoption, shared parental leave and 2 weeks' full pay paternity leave
  • Milestone Recognitions: Holiday allowance increases, certificates of recognition, unpaid and paid sabbaticals, charity donations, personal gifts, recognition dinners, and retail vouchers
  • Holiday Buying Scheme
  • Welcome pack with goodies
  • Salary Reviews
  • Company Bonus Scheme
  • Enhanced Pension
  • Life Assurance (4x Annual Salary)
  • Free, independent Employee Assistance Programme, offering confidential information, support, advice and counselling, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • 24-hour GP Service
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Eye Care Vouchers
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  • Deadline
    Ongoing
  • Starting
    September 2024
  • Hiring Multiple Candidates
    Yes
  • Salary
    £32,000 - £35,000 + benefits
  • Degree required
    2:1 and above
  • Location
    Aylesbury (Buckinghamshire)
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Building Services
  • Civil
  • Geotechnical
  • Mechanical
  • Structural
Also Accepting...
  • Most Engineering disciplines
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