Jeremy Gardner Associates - Graduate Design Engineer

Salary: Competitive depending on experience
Location: London, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland
Start date: ASAP
Sectors: Architecture & Construction, Engineering, Science & Technology, Property

As a Graduate engineer at JGA 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. You will be given early responsibility and the opportunity to progress rapidly. JGA encourage all engineers to achieve chartered status and offer help and support during the process. As a company we pride ourselves on our highly successful team that are among the best fire engineers in the UK and Ireland. A key reason for this is our ability to attract the best graduates who continue to help develop and lead the team forward.

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.

If you are capable of meeting a demanding technical challenge in a dynamic and successful consultancy then we would like to hear from you.

Candidate Specification:

To be considered for this role:

You must have graduated with or expect to receive a 2:1/2:2 Masters Degree or equivalent in the following subjects:

• Fire Engineering

• Mechanical Engineering

• Physics

• Aerospace / Aeronautical

• Previous knowledge of Fire Engineering is not essential.

• Excellent command of written and spoken English is required

• You must have the right to work in the UK or the ROI.

Case Study:

Mark Hotston- Principle Engineer

Four years ago I started at JGA as a graduate design engineer. In my short time here I have been promoted to Principle Engineer, and I have not looked back.

Having an Aerospace Engineering degree, when I first saw the advert for Jeremy Gardner Associates (JGA) I had previously not heard of Fire Engineering. Following some research I managed to draw some parallels between the two disciplines (such as use of CFD) and applied for the position.

I was initially worried that I have no experience in the field, however in the interview I learnt that other engineers at JGA had started with an aerospace engineering or another degree other than Fire Engineering. When starting at JGA I started work on actual projects within a few days, and had a site visit in my first week. Working on real projects from the start was a great benefit for me. This got me involved in the team at an early stage and let me know very quickly what the job role would be. There was no period where I was left to learn from textbooks, all learning was on-the-job.


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