The role

Are you a built-environment engineering professional looking to apply your industry knowledge to a new challenge? Why not consider a career in R&D tax credits? You could be using your knowledge and experience to play a vital part in supporting businesses in the UK to access the best R&D tax advice, in turn helping to shape the future of innovation in the UK.

We’re ForrestBrown, a firm of chartered tax advisers specialising in research and development (R&D) tax relief. Our team has substantial experience and technical expertise in this field which, combined with our passion for our clients and entrepreneurial spirit, helps us deliver outstanding results for a wide portfolio of innovative clients. Established in 2013, we have offices in both Bristol and London and are proud to be one of the largest specialist R&D tax teams in the UK.

As part of our research team, you’ll work closely with ForrestBrown’s tax specialists to help uncover the full extent of our clients’ R&D, helping them to maximise their claims - giving clients in exciting industries extra funds to spark a new project or create something truly remarkable.

So, what does that look like on a day-to-day basis?

We’ll look to you to research key information about our clients and their industry to ensure our colleagues understand why a project qualifies for relief, as well as showing our clients that we understand their business and the intricacies of their R&D. Your role will involve regular contact with our clients as part of their project team, discussing their technically complex work in detail to uncover the information needed to make a compelling case for the R&D projects discussed. You’ll then help produce high-quality written reports presenting those projects to support the claim, helping to clearly communicate the detail of the innovation that our clients are undertaking, and to demonstrate how that innovation meets the criteria set out by HMRC. 

Our work is broad and varied and you will be excited by the opportunity to meet and discuss innovation with clients across a whole variety of sectors including software, renewables, construction, retail, and manufacturing. So, if you have natural curiosity, love getting to grips with the detail of innovation and have a flair for the written word then this could be the role for you.

So what are we looking for? Well we welcome all kinds of qualities and experiences -ideally, we’re looking for a degree qualified (or equivalent) civil engineer or similar discipline in the built environment. You will have had at least two years’ post graduate experience gained in either consulting engineering, contracts management or as a technical representative in the engineering supply chain. You’ll be keen to apply this knowledge to a diverse range of technical fields and you’ll definitely be a proactive, critical and analytical thinker. You’ll also be an excellent communicator with the ability to translate and communicate complex technical information to a range of audiences, including non-technical.

In return you can expect to join an award-winning business, with the opportunity to work with like minded people, interesting clients across a variety of industries, and the chance to build a career with purpose.

So if you are an engineer looking for a new challenge and are excited by the opportunity to take your career in a new direction we’d love to hear from you. Apply now or contact our talent team for a confidential chat to learn more.


We welcome applications from candidates that would like to work flexibly. Here at ForrestBrown our amazing culture is built on collaboration, learning, celebrating success and being together but we also recognise that our people appreciate flexibility and the opportunity to deliver in their role their way. We are currently trialling a hybrid working model, with the opportunity to work from home regularly which we hope will support the benefits of being together as well as provide a more flexible approach to work. If you would like to talk about opportunities to work flexibly here at ForrestBrown why not get in touch with our Talent team to discuss?

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