Senior Fire Alarm Engineer

  • Job Reference: 395864138-2
  • Date Posted: 12 October 2021
  • Recruiter: Additional Resources
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £38,500 to £45,000
  • Sector: Housekeeping & Maintenance, Management & Supervisors, Restaurant & Service
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Senior Fire Alarm Engineer - London

Salary: £38.5k - £45k (depending on experience)

The Company

Set up in 2011 to meet the growing needs of the construction industry refurbishment programmes, my client specialises in domestic refurbishments, commercial fit out's and major external works programmes. They have invested heavily into their management team and the future to ensure that they become a first choice.

Investment into innovations has also allowed my client to separate themselves from many others, from live report on site using their smart phone driven apps and even custom built trackers for their clients to monitor works. All of workforce receive latest bulletins via their system giving H&S updates, legislation changes and other relevant site based information. They have even gone as far as to send VR and 360 degree photos of their works in progress to clients and on their larger projects live footage from site.

The Role

Due to continued growth, my client is looking for a Senior Fire Alarm Engineer to join their team. The ideal candidate would be based close to London and would be expected to travel within surrounding areas.

Duties will include on site working and managing installs, maintenance, servicing, repair and reporting to the client. You will insure the work is carried out to a high standard and in compliance to British Standards at all times.

As necessary servicing, repair and maintenance of fire alarm equipment including emergency lighting across contracts including communal social housing and commercial or public sector properties/buildings will be required.

Role Responsibilities:

Tasks include but are not limited to:

Service, Maintenance & Installation of Fire Alarm Systems as and when required in line with the British Standards
Commissioning of fire alarm installation projects
Ensuring that all works are carried out in timely manner and comply with the relevant standards (BS 5839-1 2017, BS 5839-6 2019, BS 7671).
Completion of documentation and certification on project completion to ensure compliance.
Carrying out technical fault finding and collating reports for submission.
Collation and submission of all evidence of works - printouts/engineers sheets/test results.
Identifying technical issues with the systems being worked on and carrying out corrective actions.
Identifying potential remedial works during reactive visits and supplying accurate scopes of work to enable quote generation.
Providing technical support to the fire alarms team and colleagues as and when required.
Mentoring and coaching engineer
Maintaining good relationships with the customer

Essential Skills & Requirements:

Working knowledge of BS 5839-1 2017 (required) and BS 5839-6 2019 (desirable)
Knowledge of the principles of BAFE SP203/BS5839.
Electrical experience - ideally have an electrical background or proof of good electrical awareness
Previous experience in installing, servicing, maintaining & commissioning of fire alarm systems
Experienced with addressable and conventional fire alarms
Wide knowledge on manufacturers: Morley, Kentec, Advanced, Notifier, Ziton
Gent experience is desirable
Previous supervisory experience
Experience completing certification
FIA Certificates or any other relevant fire alarms qualifications (FIA/NSI/LPCB/C&G)
The ideal candidate will have 6 + years' experience working with fire alarm systems
Excellent negotiation and communication skills, both verbal & written
Excellent problem-solving abilities
Strong IT skills
Ability to maintain accurate records whilst regularly submitting customer and company paperwork in a timely manner
Knowledge and experience of the full project life cycle.
Able to work openly and co-operatively with others, both within immediate project teams and elsewhere
Self-motivation and ability to organise own time effectively as well as to motivate and advise others
Good presentational skills; able to present complex ideas at the appropriate level to both technical and non-technical audiences
Strong attention to detail and commercial awareness
Enthusiasm and professional attitude
A full valid UK Driving Licence
Live in and have the right to work in the UK

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