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Fire and Security Engineer - Full Time - job post

Encompass Security Solutions Limited
£35,000 - £45,000 a year - Full-time

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  • £35,000 - £45,000 a year

Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Monday to Friday



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  • Company car
  • Company pension

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Job description

Due to the continued expansion of our highly successful fire and security business, we have a new opportunity for an experienced Fire & Security Engineer to join our installation and servicing team. We are looking for someone who has been involved in the installation, service and commission of a range of Fire Detection Systems, CCTV, Intruder Alarms and Access Control systems.

Encompass Security Solutions work throughout the UK and have a growing portfolio of clients nationally. We are keen to recruit candidates who will be part of this ambitious team.

Role Purpose

The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of a range of fire & security products and the underpinning theory as to how they operate. The candidate must be fully conversant in not only the physical installation of systems, but also have the ability to understand the client’s requirements and be able to transition them into a commissioning plan and then undertake and document that commissioning process.

As part of this role the engineer must also be a capable structured cabling installer as they may be involved in the installation of the network infrastructure the systems sit on or aid in the installation of structured cabling systems in other areas of the business as the need arises.

Key Responsibilities

  • Installation, commission and service of Fire Detection systems
  • Installation, commission and service of CCTV systems
  • Installation, commission and service of Intruder Alarms
  • Installation, commission and service of Access Control systems
  • Interpreting and understanding proposal documents, schematics and drawings
  • Accurate and timely completion of all work-related documentation including but not limited to test results, commissioning information, drawings and O&M information.
  • Ensure the highest quality of workmanship at all times.
  • Ensure accurate, clear and concise documentation at all times.
  • Accurate and timely completion of all internal documentation as required in your employment contract.
  • Maintain adherence to all risk assessments, method statements and health and safety standards at all times.

Skills and Experience:

  • Demonstrable knowledge of Fire, CCTV, Intruder Alarm and Access Control installation.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of commissioning Fire, CCTV, Intruder Alarm and Access Control.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of structured cabling.
  • Previously verifiable experience working in the electronic fire & securities sector.
  • Knowledge of both open protocol and closed protocol systems.
  • Good knowledge of basic electrical principles such as measuring voltage and current drain.
  • Good knowledge of WAN, LAN, VLAN, PoE, RSTP and other network protocols
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy while completing documentation.
  • Working knowledge of current and prevalent CCTV, Intruder Alarm and Access Control standards.
  • BS-5839-1 Level 3 or higher (or equivalent) qualifications, parts 1, 4, 5 & 6
  • Flexible approach to working location and times.
  • UK Driving Licence.
  • CSCS/ECS Card.
  • IPAF

Working with People:

  • Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of clients. Actively collect first-hand client information and uses it to improve services and solutions
  • Understand how to encourage and influence people to get the best from them
  • Understand the needs of others and able to respond accordingly


  • Approachable team player who is able to communicate at different levels and situations and influence people
  • Has everyday spoken skills e.g. telephone and face-to-face conversations
  • Has advanced written and numeric skills appropriate to the job
  • Can clearly communicate ideas, plans and priorities to others

Vacancy Summary

We offer a competitive package commensurate with qualifications and experience to the right candidate including professional training and long-term career development opportunities.

A company vehicle, fuel card, phone and laptop also provided

Due to the nature of our work, the applicants will need to be successfully vetted to BS7858 and DBS checked, prior to a formal job offer

Type: Permanent

Location: Lancashire

Rate: To be negotiated dependant on experience.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: £35,000.00-£45,000.00 per year


  • Company car
  • Company pension


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Yearly bonus


  • FIA scheme Level 1, 2 or 3 Qualification (required)
  • Driving Licence (required)

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Willingness to travel:

  • 100% (required)

Work Location: On the road

Application deadline: 30/08/2024
Reference ID: ESSJV29

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