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Why fire safety engineering?

Fire Safety Engineering is the application of scientific and engineering principles to the built environment to protect people, property and the environment from the destructive effects of smoke and fire.

As well as joining an industry with a strong social purpose, fire engineering allows you to develop your engineering skills whilst helping our clients to achieve their creative vision.

You’ll build knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  • How fires start and develop
  • The spread of fire, smoke and toxins
  • The structural response and spread of fire beyond the origin
  • Detection of fire and the activation of fire protection systems
  • Fire service intervention
  • Evacuation and human behaviour
  • Probabilistic risk assessment
  • Property protection

You’ll also learn how to manage projects, the responsibilities of a professional engineers and all the commercial aspects of working in Fire Safety.

No two days as a fire engineer are ever the same.  A career at Tenos means you will get to be involved in a wide variety of fire engineering projects from day one. You will have the opportunity to broaden your skill set and develop specialisms in line with your interests. You will get the opportunity to work with prominent clients to generate and evaluate innovative fire solution strategies. You will also create programs of work; attend site visits and assist with the implementation of quality control procedures. Our mentoring and development programme will focus on developing your competencies to achieve chartered engineer status.

I have been involved with projects with many of my colleagues, benefiting from their wide and varied experience.  Tenos have given me the opportunity to work on schemes ranging from simple office buildings to complex shopping centres and high-rises.   Furthermore, I have been continually challenged with work that is never the same as the previous week as I get to grips with risk assessments, fire strategies and complex fire engineering solutions.”

Ben – Graduate Engineer

We recruit graduates from all engineering disciplines who have a thirst for problem solving, a keen eye for detail and above all are passionate about keeping people safe. If your values mirror ours and you have the motivation to reach your potential within our industry, we would love to hear from you.