We have an excellent opportunity for a Graduate Fire Engineer to join our very successful Fire Safety division, based in our Birmingham Office.

You will need to be eligible to work in the UK without our sponsorship to have your application considered for this role, as we are not able to provide a Skilled Worker visa for this position.

Please note that this is an open vacancy and you must be available to start within a month. If you are graduating later in 2021, please apply for one of our graduate vacancies later in the year.

Hydrock is an independently owned multidisciplinary consultancy, of circa 500 staff, operating out of 16 offices in the UK. We are one of The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For and a champion of well-being (note our Health and Wellbeing Leader of the Year award last year at the NCE100). We believe part of our success is looking after our people and our values help create a unique, dynamic, working environment. Feedback from our client listening programme and employee surveys indicates we are great to work with, whether providing a service to a client or rewarding employment to an employee!

We are enjoying exciting growth in Birmingham (indeed, it is one of our priorities), with organic growth to over 30 staff. Moving into the city centre from Blythe Valley back in January 2019 we have established a strong multi-disciplinary team, working out of a smart office on Edmund Street,

B3 2HB, closer to our clients and prospect clients.

Our Fire Engineering team has a earned a reputation for delivering technically excellent work and responsiveness, together with a large team winning new work, has resulted in exceptional growth.

Our Fire Safety Division is represented in all regional capitals within England and Wales as well as Scotland with a large team of colleagues to help win new work. We are in Birmingham, Bristol, London, Manchester and Glasgow so far.

From concept to construction, our fire engineering expertise helps to optimise design and ensure complex buildings are compliant with regulations. Our team has extensive experience working on public sector, residential, commercial, industrial and high hazard process construction projects. We deliver a range of engineering services throughout each step of the development process; from site appraisal, through to planning, design and delivery services for all types of projects. The workload is diverse with many ‘high profile’ regional and national clients.

What you will be responsible for:

  • Fire Engineering design on a number of projects
  • Early stage strategic input to design
  • Detailed design to construction status information and beyond into Post Occupancy Evaluation
  • The team provides the following services to clients:

  • Advisement on applicable codes, standards and guidance
  • Fire engineering design and analysis
  • Fire strategy development
  • Advisement on regulatory code compliance
  • Means of escape design and analysis
  • Evacuation analysis and pedestrian flow modelling;
  • Structural fire protection design and analysis
  • Structural optimization analysis
  • Fire impact analysis
  • External fire spread analysis
  • Smoke control design and analysis
  • Computational Fluid Dynamic Analysis
  • Design and specification of fire protection systems
  • Construction phase consultation service
  • Third party peer review.
  • Post occupation services:

  • Fire management plan development
  • Fire evacuation plan development
  • Fire risk assessment.
  • What skills and attributes are we looking for?

  • BSc/ BEng/ MSc/ MEng or equivalent
  • Passion and talent for Fire Engineering
  • A confident, outgoing and fun person who enjoys being part of a busy team
  • An articulate communicator with well-developed interpersonal skills
  • A self-starter who is tenacious in concluding tasks
  • Someone with drive, ambition and enjoys change and variety
  • What you can expect in general

    Inspired and motivated colleagues. A great team, office and employer (check out our 2020 wrap up video here.) A genuine opportunity to achieve and to be recognised and rewarded on merit.

    The remuneration package will include a competitive salary, employer pension contribution, 25 days annual leave (with the option to buy/sell up to five days), well-being bonus and a wide variety of flexible benefits. There are also little things like a paid day off for good causes and free fresh fruit in every office.

    We have several team, office, regional and divisional events but ‘Challenge Day’ is when the whole company comes together for a paid day of fun! You can check out our most recent Challenge Day here!

    A career with Hydrock offers you the chance to achieve your potential in a strongly people-focused and values-led business that provides great opportunities for professional and personal development.

    A place where we can all thrive

    At Hydrock we value our diversity and place wellbeing and inclusion for all at the heart of our culture. Offering our people flexibility is an important factor in achieving these aims, so we encourage you to talk to us about the working arrangement that best enables you to balance your personal commitments with your responsibilities at work. Please let us know your current and/or desired flexible working arrangements in your covering letter, so we can discuss how this could work for you in this role.

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