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Fire Alarm and Extinguisher Engineer

Job description

Fire Alarm and Extinguisher Engineer
Field Based – Devon, Cornwall, Somerset
Up to £36k
The Company
A fire safety company offering an extensive range of fire safety services including fire risk assessments, technological solutions and electrical services.
What is the purpose of the Fire Alarm and Extinguisher Engineer role?
To undertake routine servicing, testing, inspection and basic maintenance of extinguishers and maintenance of alarm/detection systems.
What will be the responsibilities of the Fire Alarm and Extinguisher Engineer?

  • Responsible for maintenance of fire suppression, detection and alarm systems to the required standards and as directed by the Engineering Team Leader.

  • Responsible for annual maintenance of portable fire extinguishers and periodic testing according to the British Standards.

  • Responsible for the design / interpretation of the site Fire Risk Assessment with the installation of the required extinguishers ensuring all requirements meet the British Standard.

  • Responsible for all works data input into our works management system (simPRO).

  • To communicate with the office admin team with regards to any special requirements.

  • Interpret information, such as inspect sites using electronic or manual plans to determine installation requirements, and solve varied problems or plan over the short term.

  • Engage with clients in respect of work undertaken and ensure the client has a full understanding of the use of installed products, any further remedial work being arranged on their behalf. Issue all relevant documentation to the client.

  • Maintain cross selling/up selling standards to existing clients and new business.

  • Ensure all work is completed in line with allocated schedule and to required quality standards.

  • Remain up to date and compliant with all relevant legislations, organizational procedures, policies and professional codes of conduct in order to uphold legal requirements and standards of practice.

  • Responsible for managing tools and plant on site and maintaining the stock levels within the vehicle to ensure correct amounts for allocated works.

  • Comply with warehouse stock management and ordering procedures.

  • Able to carry out additional training to progress within the Fire industry.

  • Provide professional advice and information in relation to the company.

  • Interact effectively with a range of customers by providing sound communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Maintain a high representation of the company brand, through exceptional personal and professional standards.

  • Challenge existing practices and generating ideas and solutions, recognising and balancing risks with reward, meeting agreed timescales.

  • Support equality and diversity and respect customers, clients and other members of staff regardless of gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion and ethnic origin.

  • Ensure full compliance to all Quality, Environmental Health and Safety directives, Personal Protective Equipment, Accident Reporting as well as internal safety standards.

  • Ensure full adherence to company values, policies, procedures, standards and objectives.

What skills and experience will the Fire Alarm and Extinguisher Engineer have?

  • Good knowledge of relevant British Standards for the Fire Safety Industry, Health and Safety Legislation, Codes of Practice, Workplace Regulations and appropriate Building Regulations to ensure practical installation of Fire Alarm systems.

  • Comprehensive knowledge and an understanding of BS5306.

  • Knowledge of systems, procedures and policies in extinguisher servicing and Fire Safety.

  • Knowledge of systems, procedures and policies for fire alarm and electrical installations relevant to Fire Safety.

  • Sound and accurate IT knowledge, confidence in using different types of management systems and devices including handheld computer devices to enable accurate data entry.

  • FIA / BAFE qualifications -

  • FIA Level 1 (Fire Detection Design) & Level 4 (Installation and Testing)

  • Full UK driving licence

  • CSCS card or equivalent


  • Qualifications in appropriate British Standards for Fire Safety

  • City and Guilds 236 pts 1&2 electrical installation or equivalent

  • GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English

What will you get in return?

  • Up to £36k

  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays, increasing with service

  • Pension

  • Annual salary review

  • Continuous training and development opportunities