Fire Engineer

Forces Recruitment Solutions Group Ltd
Bournemouth, UK
18 Aug 2019
22 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Fire Engineer

Salary: £27,000-£36,000 (DoE)

Location: South West

Job type: Permanent

Vacancy Reference: HQ5119

A fire engineer is needed by an innovative solutions provider that enables older people, or those with complex health needs, to live more independently and enhance their quality of life. The fire engineer will commission and maintain a range of in-house and third party fire detection systems. If you have some experience of fire alarms this is a great opportunity to join a growing team who are experts in deploying technology to enhance lives of people in their own homes, residential homes or supported living accommodation. Also, our client is interested in helping the successful candidate to achieve Fire Industry Association (FIA) accreditation.

Key Responsibilities:

Repair and maintain equipment and systems
Perform preventative maintenance checks
Provide technical assistance and training to other team members and customers
Mentor and coach Warden Call Technicians and Engineers on Fire Detection Systems
Installation activities, site visits / commissioning / surveys etc.
A first-rate fix-rate which consistently meets or exceeds 95% of all jobs attended
Identify and resolve issues impacting upon customer satisfaction
Commission new installations prior to hand-over
Have an in-depth knowledge of all core products
Achieve and exceed productivity and performance targets and KPIs
Promote the company as a world class service provider
Knowledge, skills and qualifications - essential:

A basic understanding of Electrical and Electronic systems/principles
Knowledge/experience of Fire Alarm installation, commissioning, maintenance and repair
Knowledge of the relevant British Standards regarding Fire Alarm systems currently BS5839
Problem solving and analytical skills
Effective communication skills
Excellent time management and planning skills
Good IT skills
Sound knowledge of Health & Safety issues
Full driving licence
Knowledge, skills and qualifications - desirable:

Ideally qualified to BS7671, Part P in electrical installation but experience in ADT, Chubb etc. type of alarms would be acceptable
A pass at ONC level, equivalent NVQ Level 2 or 3 or alternative in a technical discipline (Electrical or Electronic Engineering)
Ability to work at heights or in confined dusty spaces
Experience of working with KPI's, performance measures, SLA's or similar
Experience of working with the elderly or vulnerable
Some knowledge of networks and IP based systems
Person Specification:

You should be smart and tidy in appearance with a good health record and a flexible approach to work. In addition, you will be someone who is able to demonstrate a customer first attitude. It is essential that you are able to communicate at all levels of management, residents and carers and deal with all aspects of service in a sensitive and positive manner. You will be willing to undertake training as required and will agree to undertake a CRB check.


Life Insurance
Scottish Widows Pension
25 days leave plus bank holidays (plus ability to buy up to three days extra)

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