Graduate Design Engineer
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.
- 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
- 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.
- A second European language is an advantage but not essential
Michael Noblett- Principal Engineer
Mike joined JGA straight from The University of Edinburgh in 2013. Here is his story:
I first learned of JGA while in my first year of university when I was looking for a summer work placement at a fire engineering company. I spent two summers working in the Edinburgh office in 2009 and 2012. After graduating in 2013 I joined JGA as I wanted to be part of an industry leading company in a specialist field. The team here is also very approachable at all levels.
Since joining I have not looked back. From the onset I was involved in real projects adding value to the team. The training at JGA is on the job rather than a separated training programme on imaginary projects. The on the job training was great for me, as this got me involved with the team and let me know very quickly what the job role would be.
It can be quite a demanding job, as client deadlines need to be met, but it is rewarding to work with some of the world’s best architects and design teams.
There is a great support network within the company. The senior staff offer mentoring on technical work, written communication, preparing for meetings and all other aspects of the job. The team encourage progression within the company and towards gaining chartership. Within 18 months of joining I was promoted to Senior Engineer and then Principal Engineer a further 18 months later. Unlike other companies there is no limit on age / experience or numbers in the senior levels.
The work at the company is very diverse covering all building types. No two buildings are the same, and each project presents a new challenge. As a fire engineer part of the job involves getting out of the office to attend site visits or meetings with the design team, client or approving authorities. During my career this has ranged from attending meetings in my first couple of weeks, site visits to numerous buildings of historic importance, and presenting at the company’s annual conference about assessing the smoke venting performance of covered shopping centres using CFD.
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