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Graduate Fire Engineering London 2024

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, or simply not fit for purpose, on the design of buildings and transportation infrastructure, 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 that structures in the built environment, transportation infrastructure and their occupants are as safe from the effects of fire as can be reasonably expected.
A full fire safety package will be demonstrated using either a dynamic or prescriptive approach, or both depending on the specific project. We incorporate the most appropriate methods of fire protection from a host of engineering techniques which help to minimise the impact of fire on built environment and transport projects, providing cost efficiencies and environmental benefits where appropriate and ultimately improving the overall resilience and safety of buildings and infrastructure around the world.

The nature of fire-engineering requires the development of strong technical, interpersonal and negotiating skills to deliver the best design to your clients.

You will help the team develop ‘fire strategies’: documents outlining 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 including technical analyses.

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 transport 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.

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 relevant work experience and have a degree or are expected to achieve one of the following degree disciplines:

  • Fire Safety Engineering or similar
  • Fire Science or similar
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Building Services Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Any other engineering or science disciplines relevant to Fire Engineering

In your application you should be able to demonstrate your interest in the role and working at Mott MacDonald 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.

As we want the best people for the role, we support flexible working. Please ask us at interview stage about any flexibility you may need.

Use of AI tools in our application process

In today's fast-paced and technology-driven world, we understand that candidates may use various tools, including AI, to enhance their applications. Whilst we embrace the changes technology brings, we also value the importance of authenticity and genuine human connection.

At Mott MacDonald, we are interested in the unique qualities, experiences, and perspectives that you as an individual can bring.  We want to emphasise that what truly sets you apart is your authentic self and to consider this when making an application.  Please be prepared to answer questions during your interview, based on the information you have provided in your application form.

About your development

A graduate position should be more than just a job. We know this and so do you. That’s why with our graduate roles, 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

You’ll be enrolled onto Accelerate Your Future, a structured three-year soft-skills 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 CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) 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.
  • 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, including season ticket loans, restaurant discounts and gym membership.

Our social side

Being part of Mott MacDonald means more than just work, there’s a huge range of fun and exciting things that you can get involved in.

From the moment you join us, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your social and professional network, whether it’s meeting other graduates or joining forces with other members of staff from around the company at our annual sports day. Each of our offices have a sports and social committee which will give you the chance to be part of a variety of sports, social and charity events. We’re committed to promoting a strong culture of social responsibility and encourage our staff to play active roles in the local community.

It's worth noting that sports and social committees tend to vary from office to office, so as well as getting involved in what’s already on offer, don’t be afraid to suggest new events or initiatives that you think could be a great addition.

It doesn’t stop there. As well as events, you’ll also have access to discounts on cinema tickets, travel, fashion, utilities and much more as part of our company benefits which you can take advantage of the moment you join.

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