Graduate Fire Engineer 2024

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.

Hoare Lea has joined Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings Group, a global alliance of MEP firms.

Fire Engineering

Innovative fire design can even add benefits over and above fire safety: making cost savings, adding value through space and people-centred design, and increasing flexibility for architects. We pride ourselves on always finding the best possible solution; one that meets – and often exceeds – safety standards.

Why Work For Us?

  • You’ll collaborate with the industry’s best, working with a wide range of built-environment specialists.
  • You’ll be part of progressive and exciting projects, able to experience innovative schemes across all sectors.
  • You’ll advance your career, your way, thanks to our structured Career Paths framework.

In addition, we will provide you with structure support to achieve Chartered Engineering status if you so wish.

The Role

As a graduate engineer, your day-to-day tasks will vary, as we’ll expose you to all aspects of our work so you can discover what suits you. You could be;

  • Working on live projects from day one – click here to view our exciting projects
  • In a variety of sectors from healthcare to hotels
  • Producing detailed designs and drawings
  • Using the latest computer modelling software CAD and Revit
  • Undertaking site surveys
  • Researching ground-breaking technologies
  • Continuous CPD and learning opportunities
  • 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.

Communicating will span all of these, as we regularly liaise with project teams, meet clients or end users, and attend collaborative meetings.

You will receive a dedicated mentor and supervisor and you will receive the best training to support you through your development with us.

What We Are Looking For

  • 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
  • Previous placement or work experience in a similar industry 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.

How to Apply

To apply simply complete a CV profile and submit your application 

We are unlikely to progress applications where sponsorship is required to obtain a Tier 2 (general) visa as we expect to be able to fill all our roles with candidates who have the right to work in place.

Equal Opportunities Statement

We're proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunities employer, and we’re committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process. If you have a disability that might affect your performance at any stage of the recruitment process, please let us know about any help or reasonable adjustments as soon possible before any interview or assessment. We’ll work with you to make sure any appropriate support is in place.

Hoare Lea is committed to ensuring that the most suitably qualified and experienced candidates are appointed to positions within the firm on the basis of job-related criteria.

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