Career opportunities

BRE is made up of a range of individuals from different backgrounds all committed to driving forward advances and improvements in the built environment. We offer an exciting and intellectually challenging environment that brings together world renowned expertise, innovation and opportunities to make a difference.

BRE has a reputation for authority and independence and a competitive advantage based on the skills, talents and professionalism of our staff.  We offer a varied and interesting work environment that allows our employees to take on new challenges and contribute to evidence based research that make the built environment safer, more innovative and sustainable. For more information email and view our vacancies.

We see the people who work with us as our single most important resource. Our organisation simply would not exist without the talent, energy and professionalism they bring. We aim to recruit and retain the best people who are personally and professionally committed to make a positive difference to the built environment. This is the way to guarantee our continued success into the future.

Niall Trafford, BRE Group Acting CEO


Annual holidays

We have an annual holiday entitlement of 25 days, which includes three company days between Christmas and New Year.

Stakeholder pension

BRE operates a voluntary, contributory Pension and Life Insurance scheme. The scheme is contributory at a minimum rate of 5% of your monthly salary; BRE will match your 5% contribution. The scheme is offered on a pension salary exchange (PSE) basis whereby contributions are made at source from gross salary.

Onsite nursery

The House that Jack Built Nursery is a privately owned nursery open to the public at our Watford site. It caters for children aged from six months to five years, with flexible times for dropping off children and picking them up.

Onsite restaurant

Bucknalls Restaurant is available at the Watford site, providing a range of hot meals, salads and snacks.

Sporting and social facilities

Our Watford site has a range of sporting facilities, including a football pitch, tennis courts and a small gym, and many out of hours social activities.

Good transport links and free parking

You can easily reach the Watford site by train, bus, bike, car or foot. For those who need to drive there is free onsite parking.

Email us on if you would like to know more about a career at BRE or want more information on a particular vacancy.