Graduate Opportunity

2022 UK Graduate Fire Engineering Career Path

London & Croydon. Multiple vacancies.

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Fire engineering is one of the most important investments and critical considerations that can be made on almost any engineering project. Standard fire safety design guides can be overly restrictive on the design of structures, or simply not fit for purpose, especially for innovative or bespoke design projects. 

Our specialist fire safety engineering team offers an alternative and dynamic approach to fire engineering design, that ensures the structure and its occupants are as safe from the dangers of fire as can be reasonably expected; rather than simply ensuring that it complies with a design document. We incorporate the most appropriate methods of fire protection from a host of engineering techniques which help to minimise the impact of fire on structures, providing cost efficiencies where appropriate and ultimately improving the overall resilience and safety of a structure.

Learning & Development

The Accelerate your future programme is built for any student and graduate to build with Mott MacDonald.

The nature of fire-engineering forces you to be technically sound in tandem with interpersonal and negotiating skills to deliver the best design to your clients.

You will help the team develop ‘fire strategies’: documents detailing the life safety systems, firefighting provisions, and any technically derived fire-engineered solutions required to meet the overarching design goals. This involves regular contact with the client and design team, any associated site visits, and office-based report writing.

Our award-winning reputation means our clients expect and demand the very best in fire safety advice. We provide fire engineering consultancy services for prestigious buildings and rail projects worldwide, across a range of sectors. From healthcare premises, to sporting facilities, military and high value/sensitive installations to surface and sub-surface rail stations.

We have roles in our Croydon & London offices. 

Candidate Specification

We are looking for flexible and motivated graduates with a genuine passion for fire engineering and a desire to make a difference in the world. If this describes you, apply today to launch your career at Mott MacDonald.

To apply for this scheme, you will have less than 12 months experience and have a degree or are expected to achieve one of the following degree disciplines:

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Architectural engineering
  • Building Services engineering
  • Chemical Engineering

In your application you should be able to demonstrate your interest in fire engineering through relevant experience, such as studying relevant modules, or previous work experience.

We are looking for graduates with the following characteristics:

  • Methodical approach to problem solving
  • Ability to use your initiative to undertake tasks efficiently and independently.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, which allow you to confidently liaise with clients and team members.
  • Excellent written communication and attention to detail, and be able to demonstrate accurate technical drawings and good report writing.

About this graduate scheme – is it the right one for you?

A graduate scheme should be more than just job. We know this and so do you. That’s why with our graduate programme, we aim to give you the experience and technical knowledge you need to progress your career.

From the moment you join us, you’ll receive the training you need. You will be assigned a chartered mentor, who will guide you to meet the objectives of your professional training agreement. We’ll support you on your journey to gaining chartered status with your chosen institution.

What else is involved?

With our innovative graduate development portal, you will be able to effectively track and plan your personal and professional development online.

You’ll be enrolled onto Accelerate Your Future, a structured three-year development programme which develops the strengths that we know graduates need to be successful at Mott MacDonald. It also gives you the opportunity to network and meet other graduates in your cohort. The programme is a mix of residential events, classroom-based learning, virtual webinars and business challenges. We understand that each person’s career goals vary, therefore we tailor make each individual’s development programme to suit them. With our vast library of e-learning courses available to you, you can choose which direction you want your career to go in.

You’re probably wondering what else is on offer. Join us, and you’ll get:

  • Biannual salary reviews: we believe that hard work should be rewarded and recognised. Therefore, for the first three years of your career with us, you’ll have biannual salary reviews.
  • A competitive salary: in addition to biannual reviews, we will ensure that you’re given a salary that matches the current industry standard.
  • Contributory pension up to 7% of your salary: we have the best people on our team, and we like to look out for them. With our support, you’ll have all the advice and options you need to be able to invest in your future.
  • A flexible benefits scheme: our company is made up of a range of different people and we understand that different people want different things. That’s why with our flexible plan, you’ll have the ability to manage the range of benefits we have on offer, to suit your specific needs.

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Opportunity Overview

  • November 14th, 2021
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • London and Croydon
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Architecture
  • Building Services
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Construction
  • Construction Management
  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Geotechnical
  • Infrastructure
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Structural

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