We’re Hiring! – Fire Alarm Engineer

22 September 2016
We’re Hiring! – Fire Alarm Engineer

WJ Fire are a small, professional organisation who specialise in the design, installation, programming, maintenance and repair of Fire Alarm systems to ensure safe and secure operation in the event of a Fire. We are now expanding our team and have the following position available:

Job Title:                   Fire Alarm Engineer

Report to:                  Senior Fire Alarm Engineer

Location:                    Bordon, Hampshire

Job Purpose:

The Fire Alarm Engineer will support the team and/or Project Manager to Install, program, maintain, or repair fire alarm wiring and equipment including emergency lighting and smoke vent systems in accordance with company and industrial standards.

Key Accountabilities:

  • View electrical layouts contained in relevant documents to determine appropriate fire alarm system and ensure compliance to electrical and fire codes.
  • Study work orders, building plans and installation manuals to ensure accurate site installation of fire alarm equipment.
  • Study product manuals to properly program, test and verify new systems
  • Commission systems, complete necessary documents in accordance with approved Company Operating Procedures.
  • Conduct site surveys as required
  • Servicing of maintenance contracts in accordance with company operating procedures.
  • Act as technical advisor to the client and report any issues affecting safe operation of the alarm system
  • Install and test fire alarm systems including all electrical components and cables
  • Repair and maintain fire alarm systems identifying and replacing defective parts
  • Mount and fasten control panels
  • Diagnose and repair faults
  • Test installations in accordance with manufacturers guidelines
  • Travel between sites to respond to emergency call outs providing solutions and carrying out any remedial works
  • Report defects to client or maintenance managers
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Previous experience working as a Fire Alarm Engineer within the industry and extensive knowledge of different types of fire alarm systems
  • Good working knowledge of a wide range of control panels.
  • Good working knowledge of BS5839 (Fire Alarm Regulations) and British Standards BS5839nand BS5266
  • Completed some or all FIA training units 1-5

Personal Qualities & Key Behaviours:

  • Must be able to work independently and safely
  • Reliable, tenacious and adaptable
  • Able to follow diagrams and installation manuals paying strict attention to detail
  • Methodical and logical problem solving abilities
  • Able to plan and prioritise work load
  • Able to apply general rules to specific problems

To Apply:

Please send your CV with a covering letter to info@wjfire.co.uk

Please note this Job Description is intended as a general guide and not to be all inclusive.  It is non-contractual and can be adapted as needed to meet ongoing business requirements.