Careers

We are currently recruiting for a number of positions in our team. See below for details of each position and how to apply.

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Graduate Engineer (Leeds, London & Manchester)

DFC are currently recruiting for our 2020 Graduate Engineer intake. We have positions available in each of our offices in Manchester, Leeds and London.

The ideal candidate for this role will should have:

  • A Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant science or engineering field.
  • An ongoing interest in the developing fire engineering industry.
  • A desire to work on a wide range of buildings across a wide range of sectors.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, design team members, clients and other key stakeholders.
  • A proactive approach to supporting colleagues with technical challenges, encouraging innovation and team working.
  • The attitude to grow, learn, develop and contribute to a rapidly growing independent consultancy.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

DFC also prides itself on the continuing investment, training and development of our team. We are committed to ongoing in-house training programmes as well as regular external CPD.

We have strong ties with both academia and the fire safety engineering industry and support the route to Chartership through the Engineering Council and Institution of Fire Engineers.

We are pleased to offer a competitive package, consisting of:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Company-wide bonus structure linked to financial performance.
  • Industry-leading annual leave allowance.
  • Individual IT package including MacBook Pro and iPhone.
  • Flexible working.
  • City-centre location offices within feature-filled buildings.
  • Cycle to Work benefits.
  • Child Care voucher benefits.
  • Personal discount on the Apple online store.
  • Generous pension contributions.
  • Generous maternity, paternity and shared parental leave policies.

If you are interested in becoming a part of a leading independent consultancy and you would like to work in a supportive, no-blame culture environment please submit your CV (with academic referees), a covering letter and details of your academic studies to careers@designfireconsultants.co.uk by the 31st of December 2019.

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Summer Placements

As part of our long term growth strategy we are offering a number of industrial placements at DFC. The ideal candidate for this role should be studying a relevant engineering field and have:

  • A forward thinking and open-minded approach to gaining valuable experience in the construction industry.
  • A proactive approach to learning and understanding by being inquisitive and responsive to feedback.
  • An ongoing interest in the developing fire engineering industry.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
  • A proactive approach to supporting colleagues with technical challenges to encourage innovation and team working.

Our 2019 graduate intake included Anna Boström, who joined us full-time from the University of Edinburgh after a successful summer placement in 2018.  You can read more about this in her blog post.

DFC will support summer placement students by providing the opportunity to learn first-hand as to what a fire safety engineer can do. This will include getting involved in live projects during the concept, design and construction stages.

As a summer placement student, your time at DFC will include shadowing our team to design team meetings, approvals meetings, attending site visits, developing 3D models and meeting our entire team. You will be given guidance and assistance to help to develop your understanding of Fire Safety Engineering.

We are a close-knit team and enjoy having socials throughout the year, over the last 12 months we have completed a few escape room experiences, had a team go karting event and we even managed to write a blog post on our Christmas party last year.

We don’t believe in unpaid internships, so we are pleased to offer a competitive placement package consisting of:

  • Competitive salary during the time spend on the placement.
  • IT Equipment (MacBook Pro) for use during the placement.
  • Accommodation (if working away from your usual home location).
  • Travel expenses.
  • Social events.

If you are interested in applying for a summer placement opportunity at DFC, submit your CV, a covering letter and details of your academic studies to careers@designfireconsultants.co.uk by the 31st of January 2020.

Candidates will be invited for interview during the early months of 2020, for a summer 2020 placement.