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What your Joule Group career achievements will look like in 2040
A Career That Delivers For Global Fire Safety And You
Looking back on your Joule Group career in 2040 promises to be a truly rewarding experience, as you recall the many memorable milestones that led to the creation of a safer, more sustainable built environment – globally.
As a strategic technology partner in the development of Smart Cities that have led the way in terms of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Joule Group will have realised its mission to transform fire safety. And you will have played an important part in that tremendous achievement while achieving your career dreams. You will have been responsible for saving more lives and property around the world than was ever thought possible at the turn of the 21st century. You will have played a key role in this transformation process for major cities including Barcelona, Boston, Dubai, London, Los Angles, Singapore and many others.
Alongside your trusted fellow professionals, you will have had the privilege of helping to deliver the technology that forms a key pillar for public safety and fire safety within these ‘Cities 4.0’. From developing the latest fire safety technology, to making data a strategic asset in fire safety, to creating fire safety ecosystems, to engaging citizens in fire safety knowledge and practices; you and your colleagues will have achieved great things in urban centres across the world. With your skills, expertise and dedication to change the world of fire safety, we will have changed the future of fire safety best practice for generations.
“In 2020, we set out to transform fire safety in our cities using the latest digital technology, in line with the evidence-based roadmap ‘Smart City Solutions for a Riskier World’. I’m very proud to say 20 years later that Joule Group has consistently been the world leader in innovating in the field of fire safety. Many more people are alive in 2040 thanks to our holistic and data-driven approach to fire safety in the ever growing number of Smart Cities around the world. As a member of the Joule Group team, you have played a central role in this success and deserve huge credit.”
Leveraging latest technology
We’ve continuously leveraged the latest smart technology and applications to advance fire safety sustainable development goals for Smart Cities (Cities 4.0).
The four steps we employed in transforming fire safety for ‘Cities 4.0’
Our creation of a universal source of truth for fire safety data means Cities 4.0 can rely on real-time information to ensure best practice is continuously improving for a safer world.
We’ve taken advantage of strong partnerships with a variety of stakeholders to ensure a holistic approach for improved fire safety in Smart Cities.
With the help of technology, the data gathered in real-time from many thousands of people has been mined to deliver for the needs and expectations of Smart City populations.
Making data a strategic asset
Taking advantage of the ecosystem
Fire engineering expertise powered by technology
Joule Group are an award-winning independent firm of fire safety professionals dedicated to continuously fusing engineering expertise with the latest technologies for a safer world.
Our ever-growing team of designers, engineers, consultants, technical experts, business support specialists and software developers is committed to delivering data-driven fire safety for how we live today and how our children will live tomorrow.
We believe in always learning from real time events and in continuously building our knowledge to make current best practice even better.
With the help of digital technology, we have more power than ever before to ensure fire events of the past do not reoccur by collecting data on every aspect of fire safety in every building and facility.
Our creation of this fire safety data universe for a safer built environment sets Joule Group apart as a perennial disruptor in our sector globally. While most fire engineers remain in their comfort zone of engineering, we set out to continually disrupt our industry by becoming a truly digitised organisation. Our primary objective is to continue to provide the highest quality services to our clients. We do this by being experts in the field of fire engineering and blending technology/digital products to enhance our customers experience. Our fundamental objectives are to unite inspiring talent and create a world-class environment for empowering team members to discover and share knowledge that can change the world of fire safety.
Be A Part Of Our Story
Joule Group’s journey towards transforming fire safety globally is a story of visionary people dedicated to protecting lives and property through excellence and innovation.
We want you to be a part of the evermore exciting Joule story, as we cement our position as an international leader in disrupting the fire safety sector for a safer world.
Our drive to deliver better fire safety globally is fuelled by a fusion of the latest technology with trusted fire safety expertise, experience and excellence.
We believe in improving the life safety standard in the built environment through innovations founded on genuine fire safety data gathered in real life situations. We’ve begun that digital transformation using smart technology to create our ever-evolving data universe - a valuable resource which can be easily mined to inform future best practice in fire safety around the world.
Since inception, we have purposely sustained our growth by finding team members with aligned values and who are driven to achieve technical excellence. By applying this strategy, our team headcount has steadily increased to 30 people, all of whom share our company vision. Our plans for continued growth and expansion over the next three years are both exciting and ambitious, and we aim to overachieve in our goals with overachievers like you at the heart of Joule Group. The Joule story began with founding partners John McColgan and John Noone. Both gained Bachelor of Science Degrees in Fire Engineering in 2003 and have since acquired extensive experience in fire safety management and advisory services across twenty different countries.
Joule Group later opened offices in Derry, Belfast and London. We continue to build trusted client-centred relationships across the globe, helping the organisation to flourish and build on our international reputation as an industry leader in fire safety.
By being a part of our story, you will enjoy a journey packed with personal and professional reward.
Having worked within a variety of reputable, multinational, professional services firms, they developed a strong, shared vision to digitally transform the fire safety industry. This led to the inception of Joule Group in 2017. Joule Group established its first operations studio in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The focus was to offer an array of specialist skills and expertise to clients, enabling them to achieve and maintain fire safety capabilities in building design, operations, and maintenance.
Joule Group founding partners have worked in more than 20 countries.
We travel with our clients, build trusted relationships and embrace new markets.
Our Awards And Recognition
Disruptor of the Year
Excellence in innovation
Excellence in Fire and Life Safety Innovation
Winner of ‘Disruptor of the Year’
Great British & Northern Irish Entrepreneur Awards
Winner of ‘Excellence in innovation’
The North West Business Awards is the premier awards competition for firms in the North West of Ireland. The awards provide an ideal platform for businesses to showcase and celebrate their many achievements and successes. Joule Group achieved this recognition for its drive to create a safer, more sustainable world through industry leading, disruptive, transformational technology such as our TFS Compliance app for fire safety compliance that automates the tracking of building safety.
Winner of ‘Excellence in Fire and Life Safety Innovation’
This award recognises Joule Group as a company that develops and manufactures fire and life safety technologies and systems in order to create built environments that are safe, secure, and protect the lives of occupants in case of emergencies. We were honoured to win this recognition amid a first class line up of manufacturers, suppliers, consultants and contractors from across the industry.
We are delighted to be recognised and selected for inclusion in the UK Smart Cities Directory, representing a key milestone in our company development. Our team is privileged to provide the technology that forms a key pillar for public safety and fire safety within Smart Cities.
For these cities we will:
• Provide the latest fire safety technology
• Make data a strategic asset in fire safety
• Create a fire safety ecosystem
• Fully engage citizens in fire safety practice
Great British & Northern Irish Entrepreneur Awards
As a winner of ‘Disruptor of the Year’ in the Great British & Northern Irish Entrepreneur Awards, Joule Group continually demonstrates leadership as a purpose-driven pioneer of change. The award criteria states: “This rare breed of entrepreneur is conspicuous for their modest talk and wealth of action; they pick up on the missed stitches in business to bring solutions that make our lives easier, faster and better connected. Tenacious and analytical, innovators live outside the box and are guided by their entrepreneurial imagination. Free flowing ideas mean they naturally adapt to change and take the lead while doing so. They expect the unexpected and perceive opportunity in all facets of life. The Disruptor of the Year engenders these attributes through unique alternatives that have improved their sector and disrupted the status quo.”
North West Business Awards
Big Projects Middle East Awards
Your Joule Team
ME Fire Consulting
NI Fire Consulting
people & culture
ME Operations Director
NI Practice Director
people & Culture Leader
FOUNDERS & CEOs
Director & Co-Founder
Brief Summary of Experience:
John is a co-founder and director at Joule Group. John specialises in the fire safety design of complex commercial, residential, mixed use buildings and transportation facilities (rail and airports).
John leads strong technical teams to deliver large and complex projects, delivering on time, and with quality and excellence at the forefront of everything he does.
Personal: Opportunity to live and travel in many different countries and experience many different cultures – I have been to 35 countries in total.
Professional: Being selected from a group of 500 new chartered engineers as a finalist in the Chartered Engineer of the Year awards. Working as an engineer on iconic projects globally, including 20 different airport projects.
Favourite film, tv series or book about fire or with a fire-related word in the title:
Fireman Sam was definitely on my list as a child. ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’.
John is a co-founder and director at Joule Group. John specialises in the fire safety design of complex commercial, residential, mixed use buildings and transportation facilities (rail and airports).
John leads strong technical teams to deliver large and complex projects delivering on time, and with quality and excellence at the forefront of everything he does.
Personal: Cycle toured from Whistler, Canada to the border with Mexico, camping in national parks along the way.
Professional: Realising the opportunity to work on many local and international projects. In particular, I have fond memories of time spent with project teams in Dublin, Belfast, Russia, Istanbul, Dubai and Qatar.
‘The Girl who Played with Fire’ by Stieg Larsson.
Mick is an experienced Sales and Solution Design Director with extensive knowledge of business change and managed service outsourcing. He specialises in delivering and selling software systems solutions for operational management control and business process improvement. He has qualifications in Electronic and Software Engineering.
Mick is dedicated and focused on driving innovation in digital solutions and helping Joule Group transform to a digital business.
Personal: Achieved my childhood dream of having a home on the beach next to the ocean. Professional: Presidents Club winner for Sales and Solution Design 2016.
‘Line of Duty’ – can’t think of anything with fire.
Through his diverse international project portfolio, David has acquired the knowledge to successfully deliver innovative fire engineering solutions for buildings in the UK, Middle East and Asia. He leads and supports strong technical teams to deliver large and complex projects on time and within budget, with a focus on technical excellence and design efficiencies. David is a strong project leader for Joule Group and uses his technical expertise, leadership and negotiation skills to deliver complex projects from conception, through to building handover.
Personal: I flew a plane solo before I could drive a car.
Professional: Gained a Master’s Degree in Fire Protection Engineering from WPI in Massachusetts, USA whilst working full-time in the UAE. This was done completely remotely and online, but I got the chance to travel over to Boston to graduate in person. This was a real bucket list moment for me, having always wanted to go to university in the States.
‘Play with Fire’ (one of my kids favourite films).
Ray is a chartered engineer with 15 years experience and has provided fire safety engineering advice throughout the UK and Ireland on a wide range of complex projects. Ray has an extensive track record in the design; administration and delivery of a wide range of high profile fire engineering projects. Ray is an innovative mind who thinks outside the box and is continually striving to change the ‘norm’ in fire engineering with ground breaking techniques.
Personal: My three precious kids and having a super wife with great patience!
Professional: Gaining chartership and being part of the leadership team growing Joule Group UKI Consulting
‘Man on Fire’.
Dane is the UK Director based in the Manchester office. Dane specialises in the construction stage of projects and delivery through RIBA 5 & 6.
Personal: Passing my motorbike test on the third time of trying.
Professional: Being invited to present at the RICS National Conference on the scope of a fire Engineer through construction.
Film has to be, 'Mrs Doubtfire' and TV would be 'House of the Dragon: Fire & Blood'
Kevin has more than 20 years’ experience as a senior finance professional operating in niche expanding markets. He is also a CIMA-qualified accountant. Kevin has developed a strong overall business acumen and appreciation of what is required to ensure the finance function effectively supports and enhances overall business operations.
Personal: Sport and perseverance are important to me, one of my biggest achievements is completing a marathon….slowly
Professional: My valued achievement with Joule Group is really about professionalising the finance function and securing the finances to date which any early start business heavily relies upon.
‘Chariots of Fire’ - but if I was asked for a song in this regard it would be ‘Firestarter’ by The Prodigy.
People & Culture Leader
Jodie has more than 15 years’ experience in the field of strategic and operational Human Resources Management across a wide array of sectors to include technology, engineering, manufacturing, retail, education, health care and hospitality. Jodie has been extremely successful in developing and implementing people-centric strategies that help businesses and their people to flourish, thrive and excel. She is a highly experienced senior leader with a demonstrated history of cultivating inclusive cultures; promoting diversity of thought, driving innovative ideas and, in turn, allowing team members to demonstrate their best abilities and deliver meaningful results.
Personal: In 2012, I completed my first transatlantic voyage through partaking in the final leg of the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race. Sailing into my hometown was a huge high.
Professional: In 2017/2018, I had overriding ownership of project managing the ramp-up recruitment campaign for the AXA Insurance Centre of Excellence in Derry. I led the resourcing strategy for recruiting more than 100 additional staff to the centre which was a super good news story for Derry city. I won Acorn’s HR Star Award 2018 in recognition of my partnership with Belfast City Council and Belfast Metropolitan College, and contributions towards developing a hotel academy to support the recruitment of more than 300 staff for two brand new Belfast city centre hotels.
Enjoyed the recent TV series ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ and I did get a giggle from ‘Mrs Doubtfire’.
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finance & legal
business support / business development
outside sales executive
inside sales executive
associate technical expert
senior fire engineers
ux/ ui designer
What We Do
As a group, we operate in a dynamic business environment, providing specialist fire safety consultancy services through design, construction and business operations. While most fire engineers remain in their comfort zone of engineering, we set out to transform our industry by becoming a truly digital organisation.
Fire Safety Consultancy 2.0
Whole Lifetime Fire Engineering
local fire safety regulations
Day in the life
Fire engineering design with proactive coordination across disciplines.
Responsible engineers for fire safety compliance during construction. Building envelope design and construction support. Construction supervision framework and inspection routine to form client requirements.
Fire Safety Compliance
Setting the standard for the digital record at project handover. Forensic approach to establishing a complete easily accessible digital record.
Developing a best-in-class safety process including developing a safety case process and building safety manager scope and responsibilities.
Out in front
Undertake an ‘as-is’ assessment on how fire safety is managed and governed within buildings or portfolios. Develop roadmap to the ‘to be’ fire safety management environment.
Fire Safety Assessment
Establishing a governance framework including chain of custody, KPIs, steering and management groups, fire safety issue escalation process, tenant engagement strategy etc.
Our team can act as technical experts and advisors on safety and steering group advisory boards. Support establishing terms of reference and driving agenda.
Developing and partaking in trial fire scenarios to test emergency response plans and train incoming operational teams.
Reviewing and analysing inspection routines across your portfolio. Looking for potential efficiencies as well as areas for improvement.
Fire safety management platform. Technology to support the fire risk management framework.
Digital Transformation In Fire Safety
By 2040 we will have played a central role in transforming fire safety globally though the innovative fusion of emerging technologies and expert knowledge.
We are investing in digital, adapting the latest technologies and skills needed to not only disrupt, but to positively transform our sector around the world.
We have a clear vision of the future.
We support government initiatives such as the Centre for Digital Built Britain and its approach to use digital technologies to better design, build, operate, and integrate our built environment.
We have witnessed significant fire events over the past decade
that are now driving fundamental change in fire safety.
A core tenet of the change is an unrelenting drive for
assurance that buildings are built safe and operate safely.
We believe the time to act is now and you can play your part in our growing team. We must transition fire safety into a digital world.
We are working hard to resolve the immediate challenges, as together we set strong foundations to achieve our shared vision for the future.
built safe and operate safely.
Join our team as we overcome some of the key challenges presented by the ‘as is’ fire safety ecosystem.
At this moment, we are particularly focused on the digital transformation of compliance processes. This aligns with the agenda of the Digital Compliance (D-COM) Network, which was developed as part of the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) – a partnership between Britain’s Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the University of Cambridge.
The ‘as-is’ fire safety ecosystem in our operational buildings is vast and complex. Fire safety information is disparate and sits largely in unconnected silos. Information is typically captured through paper based compliance checks and spreadsheets.
When this process is applied across buildings, portfolios and cities, it becomes increasingly challenging to understand the status of fire safety in our built environment. There is a lack of resources to meet this challenge using ‘as is’ approaches. There are many compliance departures and unauditable processes at present.
In efforts to satisfy regulations and ensure compliance, documents are currently transferred manually, and issues identified rely on word of mouth communication up the chain in order to be resolved. This manual data transfer method creates complexity and confusion, often leading to risky and costly non-compliance issues in buildings.
An outline of the ‘as is’ fire safety ecosystem and interdependencies that govern fire safety is shown in the figure below.
Be a part of overcoming the challenges for a safer future
Fire risk accessors
building safety manager
‘As-is’ Fire Safety Ecosystem
We have assessed the ‘state of the nation’ of fire compliance globally. We believe the fire safety ecosystem is missing a fundamental element to bring all relevant and up-to-date information together for instant access in the cloud to facilitate safer futures.
Our solution is to create a digital fire safety ecosystem that maximises the protection of people and property across our buildings, portfolios and cities.
An outline of the new digital fire safety ecosystem is shown in the figure below.
Chemicals (bonding, sealing, reinforcing and protecting)
Construction and Engineering Software
Access Solutions (doors, locks, turnstiles)
Low Voltage Equipment (circuits, breakers, sockets, switches)
Building Automation Software
intelligent reporting system
fire risk accessors
fire & rescue services
Our experienced engineers have developed TFS COMPLIANCE to be the mutualism between compliance checks and digital workflows in the new fire safety ecosystem.
Digital Fire Safety Ecosystem
collects and curates the data within the fire safety ecosystem to facilitate the instant availability of all fire safety information in real time.
provides for a single and real-time source of truth in supporting the ongoing safe operation of buildings, portfolios of buildings and our entire cities. This is delivered using smart technology. It supports the golden thread of digital data that provides a compelling, comprehensible, body of evidence, allowing the duty holder and accountable persons to proactively manage and control fire risks within their building or portfolio.
The solution is unique and supports the implementation of the chain of custody, putting fire safety into the hands of many with clear allocation of responsibility, and creating strong governance with actionable insights.
The solution is positioned to also satisfy the proposed regulatory changes in the UK (Draft Fire Safety Bill) which seek to mandate for a ‘Building Safety Case’ via the building safety regulatory system.
This solution is uniquely developed by fire safety engineers to address an age-old and ongoing fire safety challenge for the built environment.
The time to act is now, so that the right people have the right information at the right time. This will ensure buildings are built safe and operate safely throughout their life cycles.
There are future automations under development, governed by expert fire engineering research and oversight. TFS COMPLIANCE currently has the key functionalities and benefits (detailed below) to facilitate a safer built environment.
Easily create custom inspections for each building
Paperless inspections from anywhere at any time
Assign unlimited users to buildings, access levels and zones
Real time tracking and status views, with easy download of customised reports
Customisable dashboard layers for all stakeholders
Track issue status and action responses instantly
Add a complete buildings’ network instantaneously
View all reports and compliance documents in one place
Photograph and Video Issues
Upload photographs and videos of issues and resolutions
Add schedules, due dates and set reminder alerts
Integrate with building and facility management systems
Real-time visibility of fire safety in your buildings
Scan and record assessments/issues anytime, anywhere
Undertake inspections even when offline
Data For Public Good
Aligns with government initiatives to provide data for societal benefit, improved building infrastructure safety and increased productivity
Body Of Evidence
Paperless evidence trail to quickly and easily demonstrate best practice and compliance in managing and controlling fire risk in the built environment
Building Safety Legislation
Reliable fire safety data to ensure safety, interoperability and consistency in measures taken for legal compliance in the built environment
Tenant Engagement Strategy
Compliance with residential engagement requirements, providing real-time, customised fire safety and fire risk information (as per the UK Building Safety Bill) with residents’ committees/boards
Chain of Custody
Assign clear responsibilities to drive a strong fire safety culture in organisations and maximise compliance at every level
Time Management Optimisation
Reduce inspection time and complete post-inspection administration by up to 75%
Go paperless with logbooks and fire safety manuals to advance digital-first programmes and reduce carbon footprint
Advance IoT & SMART Building Strategies
Digitising passive and active assets in buildings will significantly advance SMART Building Strategies
Easily demonstrate strong corporate due diligence for increased positive customer recognition and brand image
Real-time status of fire safety
building safety managers
We are investing in digital, adapting the latest technologies and skills needed to not only disrupt, but to positively transform our sector around the world.
And these are not just words – our values are lived and breathed throughout the organisation through our recruitment, development, performance, recognition, leadership, and management practices and initiatives.
We are trustworthy and ethical in how we interact with others - from clients and project teams to the communities in which we work.
We are customer and end user centric, and are determined to cultivate this philosophy in everything we do – from our people resourcing and management, to our services and our products.
One of the key priorities for Joule Group is to develop our reputation and brand by instilling a workplace culture that recognises team members’ contributions, values and diversity, and implements inclusive workforce practices.
We strive for excellence in all we do, from developing the best solutions for our clients to supporting our team members in their careers.
Joule Group’s core values are Integrity, Honesty, Excellence, Positivity, Ownership.
Our People & Culture Strategy
Our ‘People & Culture Strategy’ sets out the key strategic themes and objectives through which we wish to harness our talents and realise our commitment to team members across all business operations aligned with our overall business ambitions.
Our People Strategy is underpinned by a detailed implementation agenda with clear actions, timescales and measures of success.
As we strive to make a positive change to the fire safety industry, we aim to ensure that our team members are at the heart of everything we do.
Joule Group wholeheartedly recognises that our people are crucial to our current and continued success story. Our team includes a diverse community of strategists, creative engineers, tenacious problem solvers, innovative thinkers and talented experts in many other disciplines.
Our advanced approach to fire engineering means that we must effectively utilise our diverse talent to enable us to rise to the challenges posed by all types of structures and to help us become an industry market leader.
We are developing a standout culture that harnesses innovation and fosters excellence through open collaboration and equal contribution. By combining high-quality office equipment, furnishings and design with a culture that makes team members feel welcome, comfortable and nurtured, we are establishing a blended corporate and community-orientated culture.
At all times, we model the values and behaviours required to actively promote a culture of empowerment, accountability, and opportunity. We are committed to an open communication strategy to achieve a well informed and motivated workforce.
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wellbeing & engagement
We are an employer of choice for exceptional people seeking exciting challenges because we focus on what sets us apart from competitors in our sector. Whether you are a graduate or senior fire safety professional joining our team, we will provide the support and guidance you need to excel in your career. Our integrated graduate academy supports the attraction of talent, and raises levels of competence and ability throughout the organisation. Our future focused talent attraction strategies include offering competitive compensation and benefits packages, annualised career advancement plans for each team member, international secondments, wellness programmes, a reward and recognition scheme, and flexible and hybrid work options.
Our game-changing talent management strategy supports talent retention, progression and succession planning to build a sufficient, capable, motivated, and sustainable workforce.
All of our leaders undergo continuous training and development to consistently improve on the behavioural, process and business skills needed to lead with excellence. We nurture the highest standards of leadership to sustain a motivated and engaged workforce, fostering an inclusive high performance and client-focused culture that balances the need for stimulating and challenging work with a healthy lifestyle.
We always strive to support and cultivate our people through induction and orientation programs, along with our early career development, career progression, and succession plans.
We consistently engage with team members and leaders in developing our People & Culture function, and focus our attention on those areas where we believe delivery will have the biggest impact on Joule Group’s ability to meet its aims and objectives. Our People & Culture Service continues to transform and evolve as the company grows to meet business demands.
Our People & Culture Service operates in strategic partnership with team leaders across all jurisdictions to deliver inspiring people. They will provide consistent advice, coaching and support across all business operations.
HR Service Delivery
We create an environment where our people are physically and emotionally sustained to enable them to remain engaged, motivated, and to give their best. We provide health and wellbeing initiatives that promote flexibility and true work-life balance. We ensure team members are recognised appropriately for contributions and efforts over and beyond what is expected.
Wellbeing & Engagement
Our People & Culture Service leads the transformation project to support the development of a highly knowledgeable, strategically adept, cognitively flexible, and proficient workforce. The service supports senior leadership in establishing a bold delivery and implementation plan, and an innovative and inclusive work culture.
We continually develop systems, processes and organisational agility to ensure service excellence within our People & Culture function. We enable change through innovation, transformation and productivity improvement to secure a sustainable and stable future.
We Can Go Far Together
A Message From John Noone, Founder and Managing Partner
Our future is currently being written. We do not for sure know what our future will look like, but we can imagine and be active participants in creating our future story together.
Joule Group’s vision is to a have a transformative impact on improving fire safety globally. To do this we are going to digitally transform fire safety. We are executing our plan. We have lots to do, the journey has commenced, it will not be linear - but with our team and our clients we can realise our shared vision of the future.
Our core business and people values are the foundations for the way we work and do business, and how we conduct ourselves in the service of our customers. Through excellence, integrity, honesty, positivity and ownership, we have already created a vibrant company culture where ideas can blossom, people can thrive and success can flourish.
We have established Joule Group’s very first People Strategy which sets out our commitments to be a great employer, an effective communicator, a business that uses technology to promote innovation and change, and a place where all team members are supported to reach their full potential.
Our People Strategy has become the heart of everything we do and is our roadmap for attracting, developing, and retaining talented people. The strategy sets out specific steps to support team members to become the best at what they do and to cultivate a long, healthy, and progressive career with us.
We are fully committed to making Joule Group a great place to work, and to creating a happy and healthy workforce who feel empowered, engaged, and fulfilled at work. We always strive to nurture and facilitate a working environment where all team members are equally valued, truly supported and duly recognised for their contribution. Our overriding aim is to create an environment where everyone can flourish and thrive together.
This is an exciting time to join the Joule Group team, and to play your part in imagining and realising the future of fire safety.
If you share our vision, take energy from a fast-moving challenging and rewarding environment, we encourage you to work with us. We can go far together.
Projects To Be Proud Of
From a World Cup soccer stadium, to sprawling theme parks, and towering office blocks, we have successfully delivered more than 200 projects since 2017. We’ve ensured the highest standards of fire safety in new and existing builds, both nationally and internationally across the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Middle East and Africa.
Joining Joule Group offers both graduates and experienced professionals alike an exciting opportunity to be a part of something special - not only in the future, but right now.
Six Flags Qiddiya, an enormous amusement park currently under construction outside Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It includes the Falcon’s Flight rollercoaster which smashes existing records for speed, height and track length.
Six Flags Qiddiya, KSA
One of the largest and oldest fish markets in the UAE.
An ultra-luxury destination located along Saudi Arabia’s north western coast.
Abu Dhabi Fish Market
Lusail Towers, a landmark project in Qatar, is to be the catalyst for a new central business district in the city.
Lusail Towers, Qatar
The £130m Finsbury Tower in the Borough of Islington in London measures approximately 3,650 square meters.
A vibrant food and beverage precinct steeped in more than thousands of years of culture and history with unparalleled views to the birth place of the Saudi Kingdom, At-Turaif.
Bujairi Terrace, Riyadh
Costing AED 6.3 billion, mega project Marsa Al Arab is planned as a world-class tourist destination. The project is part of Dubai’s 2020 vision and incorporates two islands on each side of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.
Marsa Al Arab, Dubai
Quayside is a vibrant, attractive environment which unlocks the potential for growth of this London location. Quayside Barking comprises up to 8 high-rise towers, delivering around 1,760 homes alongside two public squares, creative workshops, residents’ concierge and a large public courtyard garden.
With an investment of USD 570m, this 900 MW fifth phase, with will bring the production capacity of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park to 2,863 MW.
DEWA Solar Park Phase 5, Dubai
Battersea Power Station is a decommissioned coal-fired power station, located on the south bank of the River Thames in London.
Battersea Power Station
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust is an integrated care organisation providing acute and community health services, as well as adult social care.
Torbay Hospital MRU
The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, located in the city’s Saadiyat Island cultural district in United Arab Emirates, is planned to be the largest of the Guggenheim museums globally.
Guggenheim Abu Dhabi
Zodiac House is an apartment building in London, and was subject to a complete fire safety audit and associated works as part of the scheme to upgrade existing residential building stock.
Additional Benefits Of Joining The Joule Team
Our growing team has trebled in size over the last three years and we have even more exciting growth plans for the coming years.
Joule Group has evolved from a start-up to an established international consultancy firm in the space of four years. Our more experienced team members have “cut their teeth” in Tier 1 engineering consultancies which means we have lots of expertise to help new team members truly flourish and grow their careers. We are committed to helping team members reach their full potential at an early stage and achieve their career dreams.
Joule Group consists of a team that contributes and collaborates remotely from around the world, ranging from fire industry newcomers to 20+ year veterans. Our team members have a diverse set of backgrounds but share a common passion for fire safety and ensuring that our clients are happy.
Through our core values of excellence, integrity, honesty, positivity, ownership, accountability and responsibility, we have established a vibrant company culture where ideas can blossom, people can thrive, and success can flourish. We are looking for talented individuals who share our own values and who want to be part of growing a global business. For you, this means an exciting career path, progression opportunities, a chance to be part of something a little bit different and a global success story you can really add your stamp to.
Joule Group offers an extremely attractive and competitive compensation and benefits package. As well as the more traditional benefits, one of our unique selling points as a growing consultancy is our ability to offer team members opportunities to work on large-scale UK and International projects. You may also have the opportunity to fly into the Middle East or another exciting region for business trips or longer-term job related secondment.
Our comprehensive range of benefits supports team members from their very first day and includes health care coverage, ways to save for the future, various enhanced leave options, and other resources to improve health and wellbeing throughout your employment journey.
You will control your own career growth journey through our ROAD program, which allows you to play a key role in mapping out your own future. Our ROAD program ensures tailored career growth and advancement plans for each team member, in turn, supporting everyone to flourish and grow together.
You will have the freedom and flexibility to work from home, from the office, or a blend of both.
Through our enhanced annual leave, our flexible working and flexitime schemes, we help to support a better work-life balance for all team members.
We also believe in rewarding hard work, and we do that through ad-hoc recognition awards and social events to celebrate success throughout the year.
And we’re still just at the beginning of our journey.
Think about the places we could go - we’d love to have you along for the ride.
Pension & Retirement Plan
Health Cash Plan
Occupational Maternity Pay
Training & Development
Private Medical Insurance
Occupational Paternity Pay
Occupational Sick Pay
The Health Cash Plan (HCP) is a company-paid plan designed to make it easier for team members to look after their routine or everyday health care needs by providing cashback on a range of health benefits including dental care, optical care, physiotherapy and wellbeing.
Joule Group UK/NI has partnered with National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) to manager our Company Pension Scheme. All team members will be automatically enrolled in the scheme upon joining the company. This scheme allows team members to build up a pension fund for retirement and use later in life.
From April 2019, the statutory workplace pension contributions are 3% of basic salary for the employer and 5% of basic salary for the team member. However, Joule Group offers additional enhanced contributions.
Pension & Retirement Plan
All employed pregnant women are entitled to 52 weeks of maternity leave. This is made up of 26 weeks of ordinary maternity leave and 26 weeks of additional maternity leave. Joule Group also provides additional enhancements for our team members.
Joule Group is continuously striving to establish a strong learning environment to enable all team members to truly flourish and grow. This year, we aim to establish a structured Learning & Development Policy incorporating a Training Assistance Program. The program will be designed to provide eligible team members with the opportunity for financial reimbursement for specific courses that will in turn support the enhancement of their skills and capability in both the current, and future work world.
Training & Development
Private Medical Insurance (PMI) offers our team members fast access to quality private medical facilities and medical treatments for those non-routine or newly diagnosed conditions.
PMI is designed to cover you to have secondary medical treatment privately.
Team members may be eligible for Statutory Paternity Leave of up to two weeks to care for their baby or adopted child.
Joule Group offers a discretionary Occupational Sick Pay (OSP) scheme which goes above and beyond Statutory Sick Pay - also known as a Company Sick Pay scheme.
Team members will receive payment for absences attributed to illness or injury.
Joule Group also operates a flexible working time scheme to support team members in achieving a better work-life balance. This system allows team members to occasionally work more flexible hours by coming into work later, going home earlier or having a longer lunch break than a set pattern of working hours would dictate. This scheme is aimed at allowing team members to attend to ad-hoc personal appointments, recreational activities or other personal matters that arise from time to time.
Agile or Hybrid Working
Joule Group also offers hybrid or agile working options where all team members have the autonomy to work from home, from their local office or a combination of both. This dynamic work option was a result of our learning over the past 12 months. We can reduce our carbon footprint and reduce non-productive commute times - all while still encouraging teams to collaborate in a manner that promotes wellness and satisfaction.
Louise scales up her Fire Safety career – from rollercoasters to skyscrapers
Senior Fire Engineer
From one of the world’s biggest rollercoasters to stunning high rise towers, Louise Larkin is responsible for ensuring fire safety excellence in some of the most impressive projects in the Middle East.
Louise leads an international team of fire engineers at Joule Group and is based in Northern Ireland. Since joining our team as a junior fire engineer in 2019, Louise has fasttracked her career and now works exclusively on exciting projects in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and South Africa.
In this interview, Louise gives us a flavour of her exciting and rewarding Joule Group journey so far.
What interested you about joining Joule Group?
The opportunity to work on exciting international projects with a team of experienced engineers.
I am proud of all my projects, regardless of how big or small. However, being involved in the development of the fire and life safety strategy for a 355m high tower in Dubai and leading the fire and life safety strategy development for a theme park in Saudi Arabia are high points in my career with Joule Group.
What projects are you most proud of?
What excites you about your continued future with Joule Group?
The continued development and growth of my team and the opportunity to work on bespoke projects across the world.
Joule Group has been instrumental in creating positive changes in the world of fire engineering, including the development of a new app which will increase efficiency in building fire safety management.
Joule Group has developed fire and life safety strategies for many bespoke projects needing innovative design solutions. This has been recognised within the industry, such as our recent award for ‘Excellence in Fire and Life Safety Innovation’ at the Big Projects MEA Awards 2020.
How have you and Joule Group created positive changes in the world of fire safety?
I joined Joule Group in 2019 as a fire engineer in the Belfast office. I began working with the Middle East team remotely on projects in this region. I was then excited to be offered an international secondment opportunity and made the move over to the Dubai office in August 2019. From here on the doors opened for me to work on super-high-rise towers, theme parks, large scale masterplans, EXPO 2020 pavilions and various other challanging projects.
After returning to the Northern Ireland office in November 2020, I was promoted to senior fire engineer and I now lead a team of fire engineers based in the UK - working exclusively on exciting projects across the world, including UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and South Africa.
Tell us the story of your journey with Joule Group so far?
Joule Group is a great place to work. Team members have the opportunity to work and learn directly from experienced industry leading engineers, and also to work on a variety of international projects.
Joule Group offers flexible working options relating not only to work hours, but they also offer hybrid working. They offer many other attractive benefits including enhanced pension provisions, private medical insurance, dental care, optical care, enhanced leave including annual leave, maternity leave and paternity leave.
What other benefits does a career with Joule Group offer?
Adam relishes in designing the future of digital fire safety
Trainee UX/UI Designer
Since joining Joule Group as an intern in fire safety engineering in 2010, Adam Montgomery’s career path has seen him take a central role in designing digital technology to transform the sector - our TFS-COMPLIANCE software.
Adam’s flair for UX design has been fostered by Joule Group and he is currently undertaking further professional development by embarking on diploma course in UX/UI design with our full support.
In this interview, Adam provides a snapshot of the highlights of his exciting and rewarding Joule Group journey to date.
Joule Group’s mission is a step above the rest; to create a safer, more sustainable world through industry leading, disruptive, transformational technology. Not only does Joule Group provide fire safety consulting in many extreme and captivating sectors, but the company is also revolutionising the whole fire safety ecosystem.
The chance for me to get a glimpse into that future, and to be part of the steps in creating a safer and more sustainable world, could give me an experience I’d never forget.
I am most proud of TFS COMPLIANCE - the complete fire safety digital management platform.
Within this product I have developed and designed many features that will help many companies worldwide with fire safety management, gaining data-driven insights and enhanced fire safety across the globe.
The opportunity to work on numerous projects that will revolutionise fire safety across the globe and the opportunity to travel to the corners of the world.
Joule Group has been consistent in creating positive changes throughout the world of fire safety. We have developed the complete digital fire safety management platform that will change how fire safety is managed throughout the world.
TFS COMPLIANCE will not only reduce risk, but will enhance fire safety by providing data driven insights. It has already begun to change the perspective of fire safety from an administrative task back to a safety protocol, bringing security to fire safety within global companies.
How have you and Joule created positive changes in the world of fire safety ?
I joined Joule Group during summer 2019 as an intern in fire safety engineering. Immediately I joined the digital solutions team to develop unheard of technology that would revolutionise the fire safety industry. My experience and skills grew rapidly from the outset as I gained a range of exposure to both fire safety engineering and software development.
By December 2019, I had become the technical lead in the digital solutions team and felt very interested in digital design. I began working very closely with designers and developers from across the world, and in Summer 2020 I made the decision to pursue a career in digital design. Fostered by Joule Group, I started my diploma in UX/ UI Design and was promoted to primary in-house UX designer within the Joule Group team.
Joule Group offers the chance to work with, and learn from, industry leaders in fire safety who truly foster opportunities for everyone to advance, grow and succeed.
Joule Group genuinely promotes career progression which is evidenced by my own experiences. Within a short time frame, I have developed from an Intern Fire Engineer to a budding UX Designer.
The company also offers flexible working options to support outside personal commitments. It also has many other attractive perks including recognition gifts, team events, and we have had virtual drinks a few times in the last year in our very own ‘Joules Cafe’.