HKA is seeking to recruit a dynamic and experienced Fire Engineer to join the already well-established team as part of the development of the business.
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HKA is one of the world’s leading privately owned, independent providers of consulting, expert and advisory services for the construction, manufacturing, process and technology industries.

We are the world’s leading construction expert witness practice and HKA’s global forensic engineering practice has year-on-year become a bigger part of that success. Our professionals include hundreds of experts who have the commercial, financial, planning, scheduling, technical and language skills to get quickly to the heart of the most complex issues.

HKA strives to support clients by deploying experts who really understand clients’ issues and have the authority to persuade others. Uniquely, our technical experts join with our delay, quantum, forensic accounting and commercial damages, and government contracts experts to provide clients with access to an integrated expert team who thrive on decoding complexity.

As part of the HKA team you can expect:

  • A strong collaborative culture focused on growing the Forensic Technical Services (FTS) practice and our team together
  • The opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing team and be part of driving the future success and development of our global FTS business
  • The ability to leverage HKA’s strong brand in the construction space and reputation for exceptional expert witnesses to accelerate career development and connections within this space

The Role

HKA is seeking to recruit a dynamic and experienced Fire Engineer to join the already well-established team as part of the development of the business. The team has grown in both size and workload and this presents exciting opportunities for the successful candidate working on projects both in the UK and Internationally based from either our London or Glasgow offices.

For those that are Expert Witness operating on their own right, this is an opportunity to join a business that will promote you on a local or global stage depending on your aspirations and provide you relevant technical support rather than that which is available to assist you. HKA is a truly independent specialist consultancy free of conflict from unrelated service streams and provides rewards unique to our industry which are tailored and directly linked to your role as an Expert and also your contribution to the business in providing work and utilising staff.


The ideal candidate will have been appointed as an Expert Witness and have experience of giving formal evidence in court or arbitrations.

  • MSc in Fire Engineering or related subject
  • Chartered Engineer
  • At least 15-20 years’ experience as a consulting fire engineer
  • Detailed understanding of Fire Regulations and standards across the UK
  • Experience of international projects
  • Experience working in international jurisdictions and the application of various fire regulations and standards
  • Experience of preparing expert reports, high quality technical and client-focused reports
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven track record as a testifying Expert Witness preferred
  • Knowledge and experience of methods of resolving disputes

We strongly believe that our people are critical to our ongoing success. If you are a talented self-starter with the desire to succeed, we would love to hear from you.  

All HKA employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation or any other basis as protected by the Equality Act 2010 or in compliance with local legislation. 

Once you have submitted your application a member of our Recruitment Team will be in touch. Please be aware that the timing can vary dependent on the volume of applications that we receive for each role and in some cases, we may start to review applications prior to the closing date. 

If you require more information on the above position before applying, please contact Laura Fox-Oliveira, Recruitment Manager, for an informal, strictly confidential discussion initially by e-mail at


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