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Careers: Fire Alarm Service & Commissioning Engineers

   Position Summary :

Detailed Information :
   Job Description
   Person Spec’
   Pay & Benefits
   Selection Process
   Induction & Training

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Job Description Overview

More complete details can be found in the full job description.

However, in brief: successful applicants for this full-time, permanent role will, after appropriate induction and training, undertake a mix of functions including some of those listed below:

  • Attending customer sites to survey, install, modify, commission and maintain their fire detection & alarm systems and their emergency lighting systems;
  • Attending unscheduled maintenance ("call-outs"), including to troubleshoot and trace faults;
  • Ensuring effectiveness in a largely self-managed role with a wide range of responsibilities;
  • Assist in the preparation of reports, proposals and quotations for any works required to bring systems up to standard; and
  • Liaising with customers as required to provide a smooth and truly first-class service.

All to the relevant British Standards (including BS 5839 part 1 for fire alarms and BS 5266 part 1 for emergency lighting), manufacturers’ guidance, legislation (including the Fire Safety Order (or, for Scotland, the Fire (Scotland) Act, and associated regulations)), etc.

Inherent to the job is a high level of sales of goods and services, upon which the successful applicants will earn commission.

Required Skills, Experience & Qualifications

Our detailed Person Specification for this role sets out those qualities we regards as being either essential or desirable.

In brief we’re looking, first and foremost, for proficient, capable and broadly-experienced maintenance and commissioning engineer, equally comfortable with fault-finding, and all elements of installation from initial survey and design through to handover. This should be evident from the candidate's CV which should also ideally show relevant trade-specific training.

The candidate should be conscientious, organised, attentive to detail, methodical and effective in all areas of their work and must have applied this in recent largely self-managed work.

Excellent communicators skills at all levels are also essential, ideally backed up with proven success in obtaining customers' agreement to undertake recommendations or sales more broadly.

Pay & Benefits

The package offered is amongst the best in the trade for successful engineers.

Further details can be found in our Pay & Benefits section, but comprises a basic salary, supplemented by commission. Successful candidates should relish the opportunities of such a salary structure.

At the time of writing, the Company offers an excellent holiday package starting at 28 days, and increasing to 38 days after length of service. This holiday entitlement is inclusive of bank and public holidays.

Information relating to the other benefits offered by the Company may be found in our Pay & Benefits section.

Of course, as part of the role, the Company provides all tools and materials required, including a fully funded well-specified Company van, smart phone, specialist tools, etc.

Induction, Training & Trade-Qualifications

Below is a brief summary of the more complete information found in the Induction & Training section.

There will be a relatively brief and informal period of Company induction, followed by a more detailed introduction to the Fire Alarm & Emergency Lighting Maintenance & Commissioning Engineer’s role.

Dependant upon the candidate's experience, training and qualifications, and the availability of any external courses, third-party trade (e.g. FIA, manufacturers, etc.) training may also be provided.

Beyond this, you will be expected to increasingly and fairly quickly work without constant direct supervision, albeit still with careful mentoring and quality management in place.

ongoing training is also an implicit part of the role.

All details provided are subject to contract.

We are members of FIA, the Fire Industry Association (formerly FETA and the BFPSA). Click here to find out more. We've over 70 years experience with parts of our group having been trading since 1947! Click here to find out more. We are BS EN ISO 9001:2015 certified by the UKAS-accredited independent third party, BSI. Click here to find out more. We are registered with BAFE, the British Approvals for Fire Equipment. Click here to find out more. We are members of the IFE, the Institution of Fire Engineers. Click here to find out more. We carry comprehensive Public & Product Liability and/or Professional Indemnity Insurance up to the value of a staggering £5m! Click here to find out more. We are members of IFEDA, the Independent Fire Engineering & Distributors Association. Click here to find out more.