Working at Max Fordham

We offer a different sort of working environment.

What makes us different is that our innovative approach to building design extends to the way we run our business. Our unique approach to ownership and governance puts trust and transparency at the heart of how we operate, which creates a friendly and enabling work environment.

Founded on cooperative principles and underpinned by a strong ethos and values, at Max Fordham we share the rewards and responsibility. It is an exciting and fulfilling way to work.

Max Fordham has long been recognised as a good employer, with regular entries in the Building Magazine Good Employer Guide. The Association of Consultancy and Engineering named us Diversity and Inclusion Champion in 2017 and we are proud to have won the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers medium-sized Employer of the Year Award three times. We are also a Living Wage Employer.

We want to recruit like-minded people to join our 280-strong practice and play a vital role in building an exciting future.

Charmaine McKeown, Head of HR

Charmaine McKeown, Head of HR

“If you would like to work at Max Fordham, I would say, bring your talent, and your energy and your initiative and be ready to make your mark.  It’s an exciting place to work.”

‘When Max established the Practice in 1966, he did so with a clear view about how it should run.

His vision was for a democratic workplace, and that everyone should have a voice. He believed that it should be an inclusive, diverse and interesting environment – one where you would be proud to work.

Max Fordham has always recruited the best talent, both engineering and business administration. What I love most about my role is seeing how individuals learn and develop and begin to take up the responsibility of ownership through active involvement in running the business.  Finding people comfortable in an environment that encourages mutuality, trust and respect, and actively eschews the ‘corporate’ is very satisfying from my point of view.’

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