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Since 1939, Jensen Hughes has been a company fiercely committed to our purpose, our clients, and each other, every single member of our team is essential to our success.

We have a great opportunity for Graduate Fire Engineer to join us in Birmingham and become part of our 1,500+ global employees who work together to advance the science of safety every day.

Why join us to grow your career?

  • What if I told you 74% of our current Directors/Technical Directors in the UK & Ireland started their career with us as graduates? Exciting right!
  • We are the largest fire consultancy in Europe with offices located in Belgium, Finland, Italy, Denmark and the UK & Ireland. Our reputation for providing innovative, design focused solutions has made us the consultant of choice for many of Europe’s leading property clients.
  • As a Graduate Fire Engineer you will be an integral part of a dynamic design team, working with our experienced Engineers you will receive constant technical support to quickly gain knowledge and experience in fire engineering projects.
  • Working with us offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.
  • You will be given early responsibility and the opportunity to progress rapidly. Jensen Hughes encourage all Engineers to achieve chartered status and offer help and support during the process


You will be responsible for the fire engineering analysis of exciting projects involving new and existing buildings.

You will work on a wide range of buildings such as high-rise office buildings, large retail complexes and airport developments, each providing unique challenges in developing an innovative fire engineering strategy.

You will be tasked with analysing fire growth, means of escape, structural fire resistance and smoke control by various methods including computer modelling software such as Computational Fluid Dynamics. The preparation of technical reports and liaising with our clients, who include some of the largest building developers in the country, is an important part of your role.

Here’s what you'll need

To set you up for success in this role from day one (at a minimum) the following qualifications/experience are required

  • Right to work in the UK.
  • Graduated within the last 2 years with or expect to receive a 2:1 BEng or Masters Degree within a Fire Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace and or Physics discipline
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English

Additional qualifications/experience that could help you succeed even further in this role include

  • A team-player who can work effectively with colleagues at all levels
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Enthusiasm to innovate
  • A second European language is an advantage but not essential

Please note that we have previously taken graduate fire engineers from other STEM Master courses including Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace / Aeronautical and Physics. Those individuals have had very successful careers with us.

If you have decided a career in Fire is what you want to peruse and you hold transferable STEM Masters Degree then please do get in touch and tell us why we should hire you.

Our culture & benefits

People are Jensen Hughes greatest asset, we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent. The benefits within region include:

  • Single medical cover
  • Reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships.
  • Competitive annual leave allowance increasing after 5 years
  • Pension
  • We also give back to our communities through a giving programme which incorporates business funding for employee chosen charities
  • We express appreciation for a job well done openly and often at Jensen Hughes — through kind words or one of our formal programmes such as our Annual Excellence Awards or peer-to-peer awards — and celebrate our team efforts.

These benefits represent a solid investment in Jensen Hughes and its employees. We will frequently review the benefits programme and consider modifications as appropriate based on statutory requirements, the needs and preferences of our people, market trends, and the Company’s aims and overall performance.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for us. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns, and locations to suit you and our business.

At Jensen Hughes, we lead with our Purpose + Principles and value our people. We believe that creating and sustaining a culture of trust, integrity and professional growth fundamentally includes a sustained and unwavering commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

With offices around the globe, our workforce is made up of professionals from many different backgrounds. At Jensen Hughes, diversity is ingrained in our culture and is of our People Principle.

We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. Our differences and uniqueness are celebrated and reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks.

If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team.

Your application experience is important to us, and we’re keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jensen Hughes then please let us know.

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