Careers

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We are in the fortunate position of continuously growing; we always have an eye out for talent to join us.

If you are an experienced engineer and would like to work with us, please send a CV and covering letter to careers@designfireconsultants.co.uk.

Graduate Engineers and Summer Placements

Currently we are also looking to recruit Graduate Engineers and Summer Placements for 2021.

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2021 Graduate Engineer intake (Manchester, Leeds and London)

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DFC are currently recruiting for our 2021 Graduate Engineer intake.

The ideal candidate for this role 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 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 CPDs.

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.

Our 2019 Graduate Engineer intake included Weimiao, who earlier this year had her one year anniversary with DFC. You can read more about her experience in her first year at DFC in her blog post.

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.
  • Cycle to Work 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 environment please submit your CV (with academic referees), a covering letter and details of your academic studies (including grades) to careers@designfireconsultants.co.uk by the 4th of December 2020. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

All we ask is that you don’t send the same cover letter that you send to everyone – we want to feel special.

We highly recommend you read this page before applying.

Successful candidates will be invited for interview in early 2021.

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Summer Placements (Manchester and Leeds)

Students, click to find out more!

As part of our long term growth strategy we are offering a number of Summer 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.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • 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 2020 Summer Placement Tom is now in the process of completing his penultimate year at the University of Edinburgh after a successful (mostly virtual) summer placement. You can read more about this in his 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. Typically a summer placement would last for 6 weeks, however we would consider slight adjustments to this time frame if requested.

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, however over the last 7 months like many other companies, we have had to postpone our socials due to Covid-19, however we are excited to be able to do these again in the future.

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 (including grades) to careers@designfireconsultants.co.uk by the 29th of January 2021. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

All we ask is that you don’t send the same cover letter that you send to everyone – we want to feel special.

Successful candidates will be invited for interview in early 2021, for a summer 2021 placement.

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Introduction Video

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Saskia Stimpson, a graduate at DFC, created this short video that explains a bit more about fire engineering and about DFC!