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Fire and Life Safety Systems Design Engineer

Location: Midlands Department: Fire Engineers
SECOM have a vacancy for an experienced Fire and Life Safety Systems Design Engineer covering the Midlands Region. You’ll be part of a busy, dynamic and expanding Fire and Life Safety Services design team for one of the largest fire and security companies with offices all across the UK.


  • Competitive salary
  • Pension scheme
  • Aviva health scheme which includes access to Digital GP
  • Discounts on health assessments via Nuffield Health
  • Life cover
  • Employee discount on security for your home
  • Employee Discount Scheme, which is applicable to over 900 of the UK’s top retailers, including travel, groceries, gym memberships, utilities and more
  • Cycle to work scheme which can save up to 43% on the cost of a bike
  • Company property e.g., laptop, phone & plant (drills etc.)
  • Local area coverage
  • Travel time paid
  • Fully expensed vehicle
  • Fuel card

The Role

A Fire and Life Safety Systems Design Engineer to join the rapidly expanding SECOM Fire Team, covering Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester, Peterborough, Cheltenham to Oxford.

The role of a Fire and Life Safety Systems Design Engineer is a very important, challenging and rewarding one. The primary objective of the role is to proactively support the regional Fire and Security Sales Consultants in the design of Fire Alarms to comply with BS5839 Part 1, Emergency Lighting to BS5266 and Disabled Refuge Systems to BS9999. SECOM Fire and Life Safety Systems Team provides a full portfolio of solutions to both new and existing clients within a defined geographical region.  Working with your Regional Fire and Security Sales Team you will source and develop new tendering opportunities from electrical contractors, M&E consultants and building contractors.

Maintaining a target driven mentality is paramount together with a strong focus on achieving clear goals and objectives. The role requires a high level of robust product knowledge, determination and a dedication to being totally customer focused. Resilience and a strong desire to succeed are other important attributes for this demanding yet rewarding role. Good organisational and planning skills, attention to detail, excellent communications skills are also key requirements for this role.


  • Professional approach to Fire and Life Safety Systems design and Compliance
  • Lifecycle approach to ensure Compliancy and quality
  • Ensure that CRM records (Inc. Diaries) are maintained promptly and accurately
  • Maintain a regular liaison with identified key Influencers
  • Proactively research, identify and convert new business opportunities
  • Maintain accurate records within Salesforce for all customer/influencer activity
  • Ensure optimum cross-selling activity of all related Fire products.
  • Responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities in support of the Regional Fire and Security Sales Team

The Candidate

  • Proven ability to design fire and life safety solutions for a wide range of commercial applications to comply with all relevant standards
  • FIA Foundation to Advanced Design Modules (or equivalent)
  • Extensive knowledge of BS5839 Part 1
  • Knowledge of BS5839 Part 6
  • Knowledge of BS5266
  • Knowledge of BS9999
  • Self-motivated and focused
  • Solution and Compliance driven
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Results driven and have a hunger to succeed
  • Knowledge of security integration
  • Achieved or exceeded Key Response Targets

SECOM Plc is an equal opportunity employer.