Fire & Security Engineer

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You’re in luck – this one’s different, and if you join our award-winning team, you’ll see just why you’ve found the perfect place to anchor and springboard your fire and security career.

If you’re successful, we’ll look after you; scout’s honour.

Not only do we train our people really well, we’ll also bend over backwards to get you the work/life balance that’s right for you, and we’re constantly looking for ways to improve our employee experience.

You’ll see that we’re thriving and growing, despite the pandemic, so the longevity and stability is there for all to see. That’s why we need you on board – so we can keep climbing and maintain our track record of providing excellent customer service paired with sound, reliable engineering.

You'll Love:

Problem-solving and fault-finding

Continual professional development

A challenge and no two days which are the same

Meeting customers and offering first-class support

Your Role in Brief:

Permanent role

Full-time: Mon-Fri, 08:00-17:00

Salary: Starting at £30k (Depending on Experience)

Serving Customers in Essex, London & Home Counties

Does This Sound Like You?

Do any of these sound familiar?

Promises not being kept and false (or non-existent progression)?

Not feeling motivated and living what feels like Groundhog Day?

Corporate-style culture that lacks the family-style feel?

Selling an inferior product or service?

Feeling unheard in your team?

Then it’s time to jump-start your career!

Watch Your Career Fly with WFP!

WFP has assembled an impressive technical team for you to learn from and add your own panache!

All members of our team want to hear from each other and learn from individual experiences. We’re big on feedback, rewarding great work and team spirit.

You’ll have a one-on-one Training Day every month to help sharpen your skills and industry knowledge with our Technical Director, Barry, plus a ToolBox Talk every quarter to enjoy a fry-up with the Engineering Team and put the world to rights. 

You’ll have access to discounted courses run by the Fire Industry Association (FIA), which we’re members of, where you can specialise in the Maintenance, Installation or Commissioning of Fire Alarm Systems.

Of course, if you’re coming on board specialising in fire and not security, or vice versa, don’t worry – support and training will be offered! Our engineers work on a variety of systems, including: Intruder Alarms, Fire Alarms, CCTV, Door Entry Systems, Access Control, Smoke Vents, Emergency Voice Communication Systems, Disabled Refuge Alarms and Automated Gates.

So, whatever speciality you can bring to the table, we want to hear from you!

WFP Engineer on a ladder working on an intruder alarm

You'll Benefit From:

Engineers' incentive points system, rewards schemes, overtime opportunities & on-call allowance

Continual in-house training, plus discounted courses from the Fire Industry Association (FIA)

29 days' annual leave, including Bank Holidays - plus your birthday off (after 1st year)

Work laptop and company phone

Company van & tools provided

Entry to our pension scheme

Socials & team-building days

Your Career Ladder:

Your engineering career path will level up according to your technical abilities, level of support needed and your team leadership amongst the engineering team.

Ideally, for this role, we are looking for a Grade 4 Level Engineer and above, however we are always open to bringing on and nurturing new team members who are ambitious and have a great attitude.

Have a look at our tailor-made career ladder, designed to hone industry-leading technicians and engineers who love what they do:

Grade 6: Technical Team Leader

Should be able to confidently carry out any of the tasks required in Grade 1 up to Grade 5

Have the ability to resolve more difficult and unusual problems autonomously

Act as a Team Leader on projects, reporting to and supporting the Project Manager

Oversee the workmanship of others and help improve quality standards through on-site auditing

Offer support to the wider team, such as the Service Desk, to advise on the components and logistics needed for quotations

Grade 5: Commissioning Engineer

In addition to abilities honed in Grades 1 to 4, you should be able to fully commission a system from new and existing

Have elaborate understanding of the relevant standards and how to identify less common design queries

Be fully up-to-speed with products we use and have the ability to work on less common products through manuals and support

Offer support to your fellow engineers and be a point of contact for either customers or the wider team on technical questions

Grade 4: System Technician

In addition to abilities honed in Grades 1 to 3, you should be able to perform fault-finding tasks with minimal support

Modify existing systems with written and verbal instructions

Grade 3: Installation Engineer

With the skills of Grades 1 and 2 under your belt, you will be able to carry out the installation of systems, following drawings, design proposals and verbal instructions

Grade 2: Maintenance Engineer

Having completed Grade 1, you will be able to perform maintenance on fire and security products we service

Be able to respond to a reactive fault and resolve common defects, with or without support

Communicate with ease and confidence with our customers on-site

Grade 1: Trainee Engineer

Collect information for tasks to be carried out and resource data sheets on products being used

Obtain a full understanding of equipment used through manuals and processes

Document key points of information to allow personal development

Ideally, You Will Have:

Ambition to level up your career and add value to your team

5+ years of experience in fire and/or security engineering

Demonstrated experience and confidence facing customers

A valid UK driving licence (as you'll be driving around a lot!)

Relevant certificates or qualifications to demonstrate your skills

WFP Fire Protection of the Year Winners 2022

It's Your Time to Shine!

How to Apply...

You’ll be joining a team of people that operate like a family and talk to customers like loyal friends. If you’re driven, ambitious and a solid team player then you will find WFP a fantastic place to home your career.

Ready to join a team that’s got your back?

Send us your CV and a few words about why you reckon you’re right for the role.

Thank you for reading and good luck! (Kermits need not apply…)

Areas We Cover:

We serve businesses and commercial buildings within Essex, London and the Home Counties, across East Anglia and the South East of England.

Based in Stock in Essex, we’re perfectly poised to help customers in a wide area, from Suffolk and Norfolk to Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and even Central London. 

If you’re a little further afield, try us anyway! You never know where we might go, so get in touch and find out if there’s a chance we could cover your location too. 

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