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Graduate Fire Safety Engineer

Posted 17 Jun 2024
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Kiwa Fire Safety Compliance (KFS) have an exciting opening for Graduate Fire Safety Engineers to join our Fire Safety Engineering or Product Evaluation teams from September 2024, working as part of a specialised engineering consultancy in a supportive and diverse team of established fire engineers in our Aylesbury office. As a Graduate Fire Safety Engineer, you will be an integral part of the team. Working with our experienced engineers, you will receive constant supervision and mentoring to quickly gain knowledge and experience in all aspects of fire engineering projects from concept design through to construction. This entry level fire engineering role will be a client facing position and will provide the opportunity for you to work on a wide variety of projects across a number of sectors. A key part of this role will be working with colleagues and collaborating with clients (who include some of the largest building developers in the country), external design teams, and other construction and building professionals to overcome unique project specific challenges. This is the perfect role if you are looking to start your career in fire engineering, where you will be fully supported with mentoring and training to enable you to work towards becoming a competent fire engineer. This position offers excellent prospects for progression, combined with opportunities to broaden your fire engineering knowledge/skills through collaboration with other Kiwa Fire Safety Compliance departments/teams. Kiwa, is a global top 20 leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification. Our company motto is: We create trust. We want you to trust us with becoming your employer of choice. We offer excellent training and development opportunities, the freedom to do your job as you see fit and we are a respectful and inclusive company that employs over 10,000 Kiwans worldwide.About the role
  • You will be responsible for supporting the team with the delivery of fire safety consultancy services.
  • You will under the supervision of others review building designs and design elements to assess compliance whilst also assisting with the development of fire solutions as part of the overall design team.
  • You will have a client facing role, which will include direct correspondence (emails, telephone calls, meeting attendance) with clients, design teams and Statutory Authorities under the supervision of senior engineers.
  • You will develop your knowledge of fire engineering and Building Regulations to support projects in a variety of sectors.
  • You will be able to present your work in an appropriate and coherent format.
  • You will be able to deliver work in accordance with agreed time scales and budgets under supervision.
  • In addition to the support and mentoring provided by the company, you will take ownership of your own personal development, ensuring continuous professional development (CPD) by learning new skills, knowledge and experience to enhance professional abilities and maintain an effective performance as a professional fire engineer. As a guide, you would be expected to undertake at least 25 hours of CPD per year, including both a mix of formal and informal activities which the company will support.
  • You will assist the sales and estimating team in the bidding process of future work and developing/strengthening networking channels.

Do you have what it takes?
  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree with a prediction of 2:1 or above in Fire Engineering or other relevant engineering discipline such as Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Building Services Engineering etc. Courses must be accredited by one or more professional engineering institution (such as the Institution of Fire Engineers etc.) to meet, or partially meet the education criteria for Chartered Engineer (CEng) or Incorporated Engineer (IEng) through the Engineering Council.
  • Desire to pursue a career in Fire Engineering and willingness to become professionally qualified such as a Chartered Engineer through the Institution of Fire Engineers (or other suitable professional engineering institution).
  • Ability to work effectively, both individually and as part of a team on multiple projects and collaborate with colleagues, design team members, clients, and other key stakeholders.
  • Ability to work under pressure and assist the team to achieve deadlines and targets.
  • Outstanding communication (written and verbal) and well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent numerical skills and aptitude for problem solving.
  • Trusted to deal with confidential information.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Willingness to travel as and when required.
  • Full UK driving licence.

What can you expect from us in return?
  • £32,000 - £35,000 per annum
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • 37.5 hours a week, Mon-Fri
  • Hybrid Working
  • Family Leave - generous enhanced maternity/adoption/shared parental leave - first 6 months full pay maternity/adoption and shared parental leave & 2 weeks full pay paternity leave
  • Milestone Recognitions: Holiday allowance increases, certificates of recognition, unpaid and paid sabbaticals, charity donations, personal gifts, recognition dinners, and retail vouchers
  • Holiday Buying Scheme
  • Welcome pack with goodies
  • Salary Reviews
  • Company Bonus Scheme
  • Enhanced Pension
  • Life Assurance (4x Annual Salary)
  • EAP - Free, independent Employee Assistance Programme, offering confidential information, support, advice and counselling, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • 24 hour GP Service
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Eye Care Vouchers

Why work at Kiwa?

We achieve results. Our values run through our business; ‘We ARE Kiwa’, Ambitious, Reliable and Engaged. That is how we interact not only with our colleagues and customers, but everyone we meet. We embrace the personal development of all our colleagues, we will encourage you to be ambitious, explore new ideas and help make our world a safer, more sustainable place. You will work within an organization that is very dynamic and in which you have all the space to maximally develop yourself.

Kiwa is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We fully take advantage of the flexibility we have to hire Kiwan’s from around the world and from any background. We give our team a work environment free from prejudice, discrimination, and intimidation so they can do their best work and live happy lives. Inclusivity and equality are important to us, and we don’t tolerate behaviours that don’t follow these values.

Are you interested in the Graduate Fire Safety Engineer position and feel this role will suit you? Please do not hesitate to apply today!

If you have any questions about this role and would like to speak a member of the Talent Team, please e-mail us at uk.careers@kiwa.com.


Kiwa behoort tot de wereldwijde top-20 van TIC (Testen, inspecteren en certificeren) bedrijven. Op het gebied van inspectie en certificatie bepalen we mede de norm. Maatschappelijke verantwoordelijkheid nemen we daarin heel serieus. We werken met z’n allen hard om de wereld elke dag duurzamer en veiliger te maken. Kiwa speelt continu in op veranderingen in de markt, dat is wat…


Kiwa behoort tot de wereldwijde top-20 van TIC (Testen, inspecteren en certificeren) bedrijven. Op het gebied van inspectie en certificatie bepalen we mede de norm. Maatschappelijke verantwoordelijkheid nemen we daarin heel serieus. We werken met z’n allen hard om de wereld elke dag duurzamer en veiliger te maken. Kiwa speelt continu in op veranderingen in de markt, dat is wat ons werk uitdagend en afwisselend maakt. We zijn een dynamische organisatie waarin je alle ruimte hebt om te ontwikkelen zodat je alles uit jezelf kunt halen.

Engineering
Rijswijk
5,000 employees