Jifeng Yuan

Jifeng Yuan

I joined EXOVA as a graduate engineer upon completion of my PhD.  Manchester degree was a critical element in securing my job.

Senior Certification Engineer in Structural Fire, Exova

Career path

I joined EXOVA as a graduate engineer upon completion of my PhD. Then through career movement, I have been gradually promoted to fire engineering consultant, certification engineer and senior certification engineer in the last 4 years. Manchester degree was a critical element in securing and progreesion in my job.

This role requires a comprehensive understanding of the testing procedures and assessment standards for fire safety related products. It demands a great understanding of fire related building regulations, and advanced computer modelling in fire engineering designs. An important part of the job is to participate in the developments of current engineering, testing, and assessment methods at national, European and international levels.

What i enjoy most in my current role is working on high profile construction projects and participating in the developments of testing and product standards for the fire protection industry.

Technical knowledge such as heat transfer, mathematics, mechanics, computer programming as well as interpersonal skills gained through different activities such as working as teaching assistant, and live projects in designing bodywork of a high speed vehicle required in this role. These important skills I obtained through my degree.

 

My advise to new students would be to start work experience early to gain practical engineering knowledge.

Crossrail Whitechapel project, CFP modelling, Fire Excellence medal 2011
Crossrail Whitechapel project, CFP modelling, Fire Excellence medal 2011
Assessment and evaluation of fire protection to structural steel works
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