CamAlarms have an exciting opportunity for an individual to join the team as a Small Works Engineer. As an ideal candidate you should have proven experience in a fire and security role. You will be organised, have strong verbal communications with the ability to communicate with clients and colleagues.

Purpose of the role :

To respond to the Small Works requests of CamAlarms’ client base, within the Fire and Security Industry. Installation and commissioning of small and medium scale projects for addressable and non-addressable systems.

Key Responsibilities (not limited to):

  • Installation and commissioning of small and medium scale projects for both addressable and non-addressable systems involving various manufacturers across both fire and security systems.
  • The role will require reviewing specifications, associated drawings, documents and equipment to plan and ensure a smooth delivery of works carried out.
  • Ability to solve problems, think on your feet and escalate accordingly.
  • To identify and survey any sales opportunities.
  • Undertake general administration relevant to your position including completing engineer’s reports, timesheets and expenses, returning documentation by required deadlines.
  • Attend pre-booked appointments at times specified.
  • Assist other departments when required.
  • Inform the office immediately of any major system failures or site problems.
  • Clean up any rubbish/debris following completion of your works.
  • Prompt and accurate response to client enquires escalating to the Small Works Coordinator and Management Team where appropriate.
  • Ensure all necessary paperwork is obtained and processed promptly and in adherence to the company’s ISO procedures – chasing when not received.
  • Be professional, presentable and customer centric at all times – delivering an exceptional customer experience by providing an exemplary high standard of personal customer service.
  • To build and maintain strong client relationships and uphold the positive reputation of CamAlarms Limited.


Skills requirements :

  • Advanced level of experience working with Fire and Security Systems.
  • FIA course 1, 2/3 and 6 will be preferred.
  • Knowledge on Kentec, Advanced and Morley systems – Ziton and Gent would be an advantage
  • Complete commissioning of systems, including witness testing and client demonstration and training being able to plan and communicate well within the team, suppliers and customers.
  • Knowledge of carrying out both installation and commissioning.
  • Carrying out logical and accurate fault finding and diagnostics.
  • Be able to complete relevant documentation.
  • Understand the configuration programming to be able to comply with the commissioning strategy and methodology of systems being worked on.
  • A good understanding of installation/electrical procedures and principles related to the fire and security industry.
  • Computer literate with understanding of Word, Excel, Outlook and general IT skills.
  • Strong written, verbal and numerical skills – with both colleagues and customers.
  • Excellent telephone manner.
  • Positive can-do attitude towards career development.
  • Exceptional organisational skills.
  • Committed and willing to go the extra mile to get tasks completed on time.
  • Well-presented, portraying a professional image of the business.
  • Ability to work successfully as a team member and on own.
  • Ability and desire to learn the legal and regulatory compliance for the Fire and Security Industries.


  • Ability to fault find and resolve issues in a logical manner.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to prepare reports and complete relevant documentation.
  • Applies basic problem-solving skills.
  • Understand and disseminate specifications and technical drawings.
  • Display initiative and to have strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • To be computer literate.
  • Flexible and proactive when facing challenges.
  • Ability to work autonomously or as part of a team.
  • Provides polite, accurate and timely information in response to customer requests.
  • Inform and educate customers regarding available system alternatives where they exist.
  • Treats customers with courtesy, sensitivity and fairness, building a positive rapport.
  • Willing to go the extra mile to satisfy customers’ differing needs and commitments.

More info:

LOCATION: Fordham, Cambridgeshire

HOURS OF WORK: 40 hours per week
REPORTING TO: Project Manager 

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