Fire & Secuirity Engineer

Location : Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Job Ref : JA1016
Consultant : James Alexander
Sector : Engineering, Manufacturing
Salary : £Competitive


JA1016 – Field Service Engineer – Fire & Security Systems
Location – Edinburgh
Salary – £Competitive


We are recruiting currently for an experienced Multi Skilled Fire & Security Systems Engineer to join our client’s team. The successful candidate will work as part of a strong team to carry out Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) and Reactive Maintenance accordance with the contract requirements on Fire & Security Systems. Candidates have to be a fully trained fire alarm engineer with all supporting certificates including the apprenticeship gained and any FIA or equivalent training (electrical) , also a requirement will be for the engineer to have extensive knowledge on CCTV Intruder and access again with supporting certificates for these also.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Carry out PPM in accordance with set schedules, ensuring engineering standards are maintained in order to maximise the operational effectiveness and reliability of the Fire & Security Systems.
  • Adherence to set engineering standards in accordance with Health and Safety at Work Act (HASAWA) requirements.
  • Ensure on-site Quality Assurance procedures are adhered to in all respects and to maintain accurate records/documentation associated with the Fire & Security Systems.
  • Respond in a prompt and effective manner to all relevant reactive maintenance issues, and help desk requests.
  • Coordinate initial actions associated with all requests from the client.
  • Coordinate visiting specialist subcontractors associated with Fire & Security Systems aspects of the PPM schedules.
  • Respond to call-outs and cover breakdowns and emergencies associated with the contract as required.
  • Fault diagnosis associated with the PPM or Reactive maintenance of the site.
  • Assist other trades as necessary.
  • Manage workload and prioritise jobs appropriately.
  • Provide reports in relation to work and equipment as required.
  • Undertake miscellaneous duties as requested by the Client.
  • Proactively work towards the growth of the contract into other service provisions be they System Upgrades, Like for Like replacements, Project works, etc.

Skills & Experience:


  • Fire & Security Apprenticeship (or recognised equivalent).
  • CSCS or ECS card (in date)
  • IPAF certification
  • Health and Safety Training.
  • GCSE (or ‘O’ Level equivalent) passes in Maths and English or recognised equivalent.
  • Industry experience with similar maintenance duties including fault diagnosis, rectification and preventative tasks.


  • City & Guilds Part 3 (Electrical Installation 2360) or recognised equivalent.
  • PASMA certification
  • Experience in IT & Networking.
  • Supervisory experience for future development.

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