Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Security Engineer


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We have an exciting opportunity for an individual to join our rapidly growing security engineering team based in our London or Oxford office.

The Hoare Lea security engineering team includes chartered engineers and professionally registered security professionals with an incredible wealth of experience across many industry sectors. We work on many prestigious built environment projects, focused on delivering security strategies and technical designs aligned to the RIBA plan of works to support the aspirations of our clients.

We have a new role for a graduate security engineer, to work within our technical and engineering team on projects across various sectors and at different stages of the RIBA plan of works - from concept design through to construction, hand-over and in-use assessments. Support will be provided throughout from senior members of the team.

The London office is home to over 250 engineers, consultants and business support staff. The office space has been designed to enable a creative environment, and staff wellbeing and maintenance of a healthy work / life balance is a key part of the Hoare Lea ethos.

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The Role

As a graduate engineer, your day-to-day tasks will vary, as we’ll expose you to all aspects of our work. You could produce detailed designs and drawings, use the latest computer modelling software, undertake site surveys, or research ground-breaking technologies. Communication is a constant feature of the role - we regularly liaise with project teams, meet clients or end users, and attend collaborative meetings.
As a graduate your learning will be a mixture of project led, self- learning and appropriately selected courses. As part of Hoare Lea, we are committed to the ongoing professional development of our graduates and support you towards achieving Chartered Engineer or incorporated Engineer status.

Hoare Lea have a strong culture of staff development and training and we will actively support and encourage you to develop professionally.

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.

About You

  • An expected or achieved 2.1 or above, with an IET/ CIBSE accredited degree or equivalent qualification in Engineering or similar.
  • A good working knowledge of engineering drawing and modelling tools and approaches such as CAD and BIM.
  • Excellent communication, analytical and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • A friendly, ambitious and confident individual with a flexible and resilient approach.
  • Security or built environment industry experience would be desirable though this is not essential.
  • Able to achieve Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) before appointment and be willing to undergo National Security Vetting in due course.

About Hoare Lea

For over 150 years, we have been at the forefront of engineering design for the built environment. We specialise in mechanical, electrical and public health (MEP) engineering, offering a full range of design services, and as an independent partnership, we’re the largest firm of consulting engineers of our kind in the UK. We’re focused on growth, both in the UK and overseas, and have an impressive project portfolio covering everything from simple feasibility studies to some of the biggest schemes in the world.

We stick to what we’re good at, and encourage all of our people to influence the way things are done. We’re large enough to provide stability and opportunity, and small enough to recognise our people as individuals; this has led to a culture of flexibility, individualism and organic growth. We have high levels of employee retention because our people like working for us, and many of them are the most skilled and experienced in the industry.

Our long-established client relationships and reputation for quality mean that most of our business is repeat. We recently won the Collaborative Working Partnership Award in the 2017 CIBSE Building Performance Awards, and have been voted one of the top building services engineers to work with by ‘Building Design’ Magazine for the last two years.

Why Work For Us

To reward your hard work and commitment we offer a competitive salary and both core and flexible benefits including. These include:

  • Private medical scheme.
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 with length of service.
  • Contributory pension scheme.
  • Exposure to a variety of sectors, disciplines, opportunities and clients.
  • Active support towards further professional accreditation.
  • Friendly and dynamic team working environment.
  • Collaboration with specialist groups, with strong commitment to quality.
  • Opportunities for career progression.
  • Flexitime.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 762
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • London
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Architecture
  • Building Services
  • Civil
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials/Minerals
  • Mechanical
  • Structural

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