Careers

At Max Fordham, we attract exceptional individuals who align with our values. We offer them inspiring opportunities to design some of the world's best and most sustainable buildings, purposeful work that will bring enrichment, and an exciting career.

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Beautiful engineering for a sustainable future

We describe what we do as "Beautiful engineering for a sustainable future".

By applying considered thinking and being passionate about what we do, we push boundaries, drive change, and solve problems, whether they relate to running our projects or managing our business. Our diversity is our strength. Your unique experiences, skills, and passion will contribute to an environment that will challenge you, develop you, and enable you to deliver your best and most creative work.

We champion our peoples' ambitions and interests, regardless of where they are in their career when they join. We provide the space for you to curate your personal development journey, whether you are working on an iconic building, an important community project, or the next exemplar of sustainable building design.

Early careers

Embedded in Max Fordham’s fabric is a passion for nurturing early talent and the belief that graduates are the future of our practice. We welcome graduates from varied backgrounds – who are curious about pushing boundaries and eager to forge a meaningful career path – and help them become skilful engineers, designers, or consultants, who are passionate about transforming the built environment sustainably and humanely through beautiful engineering solutions.

You’ll be supported throughout your career journey with us, reaching as far and as high as your aspirations take you. A principles-led and integrated training programme, with expert support from mentors, peers, and senior colleagues, will pave your way to chartership and beyond, opening future opportunities to higher levels of seniority and leadership. 

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In joining us, you will contribute to securing a sustainable future for our built environment through beautiful engineering. 

We welcome graduates from varied backgrounds, including engineering, physical sciences, architecture, and other technical or social science backgrounds.  

Click below to apply for our open roles or to register your interest to be notified for future vacancies. 

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Established professionals

When you join our engineering or specialist consultant teams, you are steering your career towards exciting new perspectives, whether you are continuing your professional development or stepping into a leadership role. Opportunities for experienced professionals present individuals with meaningful, challenging, and interesting roles, where they can flourish and make their mark.

Collaboration is vital to achieving success; we delight in sharing knowledge and new learning opportunities.

Our many accolades and project awards are all due to our wonderfully diverse and exceptionally skilled people. In joining us you will be working alongside some of the most creative and talented people in the built environment, surrounded by inspiring and enabling colleagues. You will be invited and supported to explore your potential and to achieve your unique development and career goals, at your pace; we will support you whether you have, or are working towards, chartered status. 

2024 CIBSE Building Performance Awards Ravelin Sports Centre, University of Portsmouth Project of the Year
2024 RIBA International Award for Excellence Collège Amadou Hampaté Bâ, Niger
2024 RIBA National Award National Portrait Gallery
2024 RIBA National Award Homerton College Dining Hall, University of Cambridge
2023 CIBSE Building Performance Awards Cranmer Road, King's College, University of Cambridge Project of the Year (Non-Domestic)
2023 RIBA Neave Brown Award for Housing A House for Artists

Business administration

We are proud of our capable and talented business administration teams who deliver outstanding work to complement and enhance the service we provide to all our clients and collaborators. 

If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference, bring your individual talent and join our collective approach to our Accounts, Communications, IT, Project & Office Administration, Legal and Human Resources Teams, and help us deliver beautiful buildings!