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Fire Alarm Small Works Engineer

Job description

Fire Alarm Small Works Engineer

Salary £32,000 depending on experience.

Job Summary

To install and commission works as organised by the Works Manager taking responsibility for all equipment, the documentation and completion of the job within the allotted times.

Principle Responsibilities

  • Take ownership of assigned work, engineer and manage jobs from start to finish
  • Identify and document any variations from standards
  • Ensure all works are compliant with the company's quality policy in line with BS EN ISO 9001:2000 and LPS 1014
  • To survey or attend site meetings where appropriate
  • To provide support to the Works Manager and Account Managers
  • Effectively communicate with customers to ensure a good understanding of system and site status, particularly system defects that affect its correct function.
  • Ensure legible and timely completion of all company paperwork in line with Company requirements.
  • Be responsible for the management and security of own equipment stock in an efficient and economical manner by determining stock levels in relation to work activities and ordering stock items as and when appropriate.
  • Operate in accordance with the Company Handbook and all Company and customer's quality standards and health and safety requirements.
  • Pass on any potential leads for further business to the relevant Sales Engineer.
  • Discuss any suggestions for system/service improvement with the Senior Engineer.
  • Attend training sessions identified by the Company and identify and communicate to the Engineering Manager any personal training and development needs.

Key Competencies of Experienced Job Holder


  • Able to work independently.
  • Able to plan, implement and complete works activities without assistance.
  • Able to operate all required test equipment
  • Demonstrates a logical approach to system installation and commissioning.
  • Deal with customers, end-users, construction personnel and in-house staff in a professional manner.
  • Understands the basic building service systems, e.g. air conditioning systems, with a view to interfacing with them.
  • Have an understanding of the causes and cures of fire alarm problems, including an ability to recommend changes to practices and processes that may cause false alarms as well as changes to the fire detection and alarm system
  • Good written and verbal communication, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Detailed knowledge of products and market
  • At least 3 years installation experience
  • Ability to prioritise workloads and works to agreed targets
  • Health & Safety awareness

Technical Knowledge

  • Understanding of BS5839 Pt:1
  • Completed or have an awareness of Units 1,4,5,6 and 8 of BFPSA Training.
  • Have experience and understanding of current electrical installation standards
  • Knowledge of RRO
  • Extensive knowledge equipment and installations
  • Basic Electrical Safety training (ECA)
  • Manufacturers training with a minimum requirement of Notifier and Gent equipment in respect of servicing,
  • Manufacturers Training in all other equipment as required. This may include VESDA, Radio, Fire Suppression and will be decided by the Engineering manager based on regional needs.

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