This position is available for an immediate start

What we do

Since 1966, Max Fordham LLP has worked with the world’s leading architects on some of the world’s greatest buildings. From our offices in London, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Manchester and Bristol we have worked on projects across the country and around the globe.

Our portfolio of completed lighting projects includes the Twist in Kistefos, the Stirling Prize-winning Newport Street Gallery, Tate’s Britain and St Ives, the Museum at Silverstone and the Musée d’art de Nantes.

Our success is a result of our people. We value all of our employees and partners and provide a creative and inspiring working environment to support them. So, we attach great importance to the people who join us, and our founding values remain true today.  We are a limited Liability Partnership. The structure of our organisation is designed to give all who work with us a voice in key decisions, and all employees are considered for partnership after four years of continuous employment with us.

We are also proud of our awards.  Building Magazine placed us in their top 5 of the Best Engineering Employers 2017 and we were honoured to be named by the Association of Consultancy and Engineering as Diversity and Inclusion Champion in 2017.

We are a medium sized consultancy of approximately 230 employees and partners operating out of five offices within the UK. This role is based within our London office, but involves working with people in all our offices.


The Light + Air group was born of a desire to combine the ideas, elements, inventions and curiosities that we are continuously exploring in our projects.  We are a team of ten full time inventors, researchers and scientists in the field of lighting, supported by a wider group of engineers and experts

Our approach differs from that of other lighting designers in that each member of our team is also trained in electrical engineering, environmental design and building physics. This training takes place in-house, creating an integrated understanding that considers the whole building. We deliver installations that work, with a focus on detail and finish.

About the Role

You could become a leading lighting and environmental technologist. You could learn to become a designer who understands buildings in detail and at their highest level. You could learn to think about buildings in an integrated way - how to make them work better and use less energy. Integrated thinking will enable you to solve problems other approaches might not even find.  It’s an exciting and satisfying way to work.

About the Person

The ideal candidate would be creative, have strong mathematical skills and a relevant degree. If you have a background in science, engineering, design or architecture with a minimum grade of 2:1 or above, or equivalent, and you are curious about pushing the boundaries to make buildings work better, and use less energy, then we would love to hear from you.

What we offer

  • Excellent growth opportunity to develop and hone skills in a knowledgeable practice
  • An Inclusive culture and cooperative environment
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opportunities for Partnership, with all the benefits profit-sharing entails, after approximately four years
  • Six weeks holiday (including Bank holidays)
  • Other benefits include generous paid parental leave, sick pay, and treatment pay.

Now what to do

If you have the skills we are looking for, we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please use the following link:

Please send us your CV, demonstrating academic achievement, including grades, relevant experience and interests, and a chatty letter telling us how your skills and experience would enhance the work that we do, and why you would like to work for us.  If you have any additional queries, please contact Charmaine McKeown at

If you are successful in securing this role, you will need to be able to demonstrate that you are eligible to work in the UK.

Closing date for applications is 8th December 2019.

It's conventional for businesses to say that they're an "equal opportunities employer" or that they "comply with the Equality Act" as a way of telling potential applicants that their business is a nice place to work.

We are, and we do. But that's really only committing to an absence of discrimination, and for us that's not enough.  Our commitment is not only to eliminate and avoid discrimination, but to create an environment where our differences can be celebrated and valued.