Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Fire Engineer

Bristol, Glasgow, Manchester & London.

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About Us

Hoare Lea is an award-winning engineering consultancy with a creative team of engineers, designers and technical specialists. We provide innovative solutions to complex engineering and design challenges for buildings.

Irrespective of the scale or complexity of a project, we provide a full range of MEP, environmental and sustainability services, bringing buildings to life and ensuring that they perform in operation as well as they look.

Bring buildings to life. Design better places for people.

We provide innovative solutions to complex engineering and design challenges for buildings.

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.

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

Our Benefits

To reward your hard work and commitment we offer both core and flexible benefits, a competitive salary and industry leading training and development to support you throughout your career.

Additionally, we have an award winning training scheme that you would have access to with support and on the job training in Revit by our established Digital Engineering team.

  • Private medical scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Income protection
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 with length of service
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Tax free childcare
  • Enhanced Paternity, Maternity & Shared Parental Leave
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • Professional membership subscription
  • Flexitime

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • Bristol, Glasgow, Manchester and London
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Acoustics
  • Building Services
  • Civil
  • Construction
  • Construction Management
  • Geotechnical
  • Infrastructure
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Structural
  • Water/Hydrology

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