Fire Engineering Recruitment Services

With our vast experience in recruitment solutions for building and construction design & engineering roles, it is no surprise that Vertical Recruitment are trusted time and again to place the best engineering talent into leading construction businesses and consultancies.

We’ve been at the top of our profession in the built environment for 20 years, but over the past 5 years, our team’s specialised skills and industry know-how has helped us develop into one of the UK’s leading Fire Engineering Recruitment Agencies.

Fire Engineering is growing ever more critical to the process of building design and construction. Building design itself is becoming progressively more complex in terms of balancing the needs of clients, design-values, and materials efficiencies as well as the needs of building operators. Consequently, it is also more challenging for conventional fire safety guidance (e.g., Approved Document B) to accommodate these requirements against the backdrop of fire safety building regulations. Finding this balance is the specialist sphere in which Fire Engineers are proving their worth to the construction industry.

Up to date Fire Engineering techniques are delivering significant advantages to the construction design and build process. Fire Engineers help preserve the integrity of architectural design and innovation, helping ensure there is no dumbing down of functional aspiration in building design, whilst guaranteeing high standards of fire-safety for new builds. Fire Engineers are facilitating lower procurement and construction costs on projects due to their specialist knowledge and skills and the impact they bring to the design, build and operation phases.

Based in Manchester and recognised as the North’s leading recruiter across construction engineering disciplines, Vertical Recruitment support some of the UK’s most recognisable construction companies across commercial, residential, public, and civil projects, as well as working with leading specialist consultancies and independents. Whether you are looking to recruit a Senior Fire Engineer with tangible experience in a particular type of project, or you are planning to expand your team with a graduate (of a fire engineering degree), we can help with tailored, cost-effective recruitment solutions to match the best talent to your exact needs.

For 20 years we have developed our skills, company profile and our talent-pool across construction engineering disciplines. Our consultants are acutely aware of the changing landscape for the construction industry in the UK and how shortages of engineering talent affect the sector. Whether recruiting for permanent, temporary or contract Fire Engineering roles, our consultants draw on our collective experience, accessing an established pipeline of Fire engineering talent at all levels. We live and breathe your sector, and when you work with Vertical Recruitment, your business is our business. Our unique understanding of the sector means we know and understand what our clients need from their next hire and what the best talent is looking for.

Contact us today so we can discuss where you want to take your Fire Engineering team and who you need to help get you there.


Our Fire Engineering Recruitment Consultants have a strong and successful record of achievement in placing the right candidates in permanent, contract or temporary Fire engineering roles.

Working closely as a partner with all our clients means that on every individual placement we deliver – we focus on delivering the maximum return from the investment you make in human capital.

In the same way that a Fire Engineer will know that no two buildings are alike, we know that no two candidates are alike, and neither are the individual needs of our clients.  Clients of Vertical Recruitment can feel safe in the knowledge that they are working with an award-winning team. In the last two years we have been voted the region’s ‘Best Construction Recruitment Company’ by the Grafters Awards. We are proud to join forces with ‘Place North West’ on an annual basis to produce our nationally recognised ‘Built-environment salary survey’. This year Fire Engineering will become one of the focus disciplines within our survey and exploration into the mindset of Construction engineering professionals.

Our salary survey provides us and our clients with a superior level of insight, appreciation and understanding of what drives and distracts professionals operating in construction design & engineering roles. Our 2021 survey will facilitate a huge expansion across our Fire engineering talent pool, including those professionals are who are active and passive in respect of job-search.

Our Fire Engineer Recruitment Consultants have the expertise to work with you right from the outset of the recruitment process, we can provide insights on remuneration packages suitable for the level of Fire engineer sought and appraise the regional marketplace in sophisticated ways to help ensure your role is front and centre with the best talent.

We work on Fire Engineering roles with all sizes of business, from independents right through to global corporates, whether you are an architectural consultancy, developer, contractor, estate owner or building operator, our team have the detailed experience in delivering robust, cost-effective recruitment of the following levels of Fire Engineer…and more:

  • Head of Fire
  • Director of Fire
  • Associate Fire Engineer
  • Principal Fire Engineer
  • Senior Fire Engineer
  • Fire Engineer
  • Graduate Fire Engineer