Fire Alarm Installation & Commissioning Engineer

IDES are a nationwide electrical contractor that work throughout the commercial and industrial sectors, specialising in the dental industry, automotive repair centres and retail store fit outs. We are looking for a Fire Alarm Installation & Commissioning Engineer to join our growing team. This is a long-term career opportunity with potential progression within the company.

Main Responsibilities

  • Your role will be to complete the installation and modification of Fire Detection Systems, to British Standards, efficiently, safely and to the highest standards.
  • Installing various fire alarm systems in mainly industrial and commercial premises, with occasional domestic properties.
  • Complete small and larger installations as part of a team or on your own. Be readily available to support your colleagues where required
  • Assist with ad-hoc project work


  • A minimum of 5 years installation experience, working with a variety of Fire Alarm Systems including addressable and conventional systems across a range of manufacturers.
  • BS 7671: 18th Edition Qualification (or equivalent qualification)
  • Understanding of BS5839-1 and the latest update on the regulation is essential
  • Knowledge of (and adherence to) health and safety regulations.
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Ability to work away from home, throughout the UK.


  • Up to date CSCS/ECS card
  • Up to date IPAF Certification
  • C&G 2391-52: Initial Verification and Periodic Inspection & Testing Qualification


  • Ability to operate effectively under pressure to rapidly changing circumstances
  • Positive, self-motivated, and proactive individual
  • Well-organised and presentable
  • Ability to keep records by completing written job sheets, logbooks, and test certificates which detail both the progression and outcome of completed works.
  • Good Time Management Skills – to ensure you work to the schedule timescales


  • You will receive a competitive salary
  • Overtime opportunities at time and a half (weekends)
  • Bonus for working away from home (overnight).
  • Company pension scheme
  • 21 days holidays, plus Bank Holidays additional.
  • Company Uniform
  • Company vehicle (fuel card included)
  • Ongoing training and qualifications are encouraged and fully funded

Job type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £40,000/annum (negotiable)

Schedule: Monday – Friday (10-hour working day), Saturday – Sunday (overtime)