Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Fire Engineer

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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.

Hoare Lea | Life changing design

When we embark on a project journey, we are making a commitment to the client and each other.

The Role

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 develop into a competent engineer. This will include producing detailed designs and drawings, using the latest computer modelling software, undertake site surveys, or research ground-breaking technologies. You will review building designs to assess its compliance whilst also designing solutions to bespoke fire engineering problems, as part of the overall design team, alongside the architect and Statutory Authorities.

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 the outcome. You will also provide recommendations in relation to life safety systems for buildings and assist the production of fire strategy reports for buildings.

About You

  • 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
  • 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

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.

Why Work For Us

To reward your hard work and commitment, we offer a competitive salary and both core and flexible benefits. 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

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Opportunity Overview

  • January 1st, 2020
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • Birmingham, Bristol, London and Manchester
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Building Services
  • Fire
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Structural

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