Fire Engineer

Posted 3 days ago by Forces Recruitment Solutions Group Ltd (Head Office)
Location Bournemouth Job Type Full Time - Permanent
Salary Market related Sector Electrical, Electronics, Engineering

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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Forces Recruitment Solutions Group Ltd (Head Office)


Forces Recruitment Solutions Group is the original and leading recruitment consultancy for ex-military personnel from the Army, Navy, RAF and Royal Marines. Established in 2001, FRS has helped thou...

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