Job Title: Design and Estimating Engineer

Salary: £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits

Shift Pattern: Monday – Friday 08:30 am – 17:00 pm

Location: Loughborough, Leicestershire


Our client is seeking an experienced and self-motivated Design and Estimating Engineer to join their well-established team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the design, estimating and specification of fire alarm systems using company tools and operating protocols.

This is a home-based role with a requirement to attend the office one day per week so candidates will need to be based within a sensible commute of north Leicestershire.

There is a requirement to travel for site surveys and customer visits (circa 2 or 3 per month). A car will be provided and all expenses will be reimbursed.

The Benefits:

  • £35,000 to £40,000 per annum dependant upon experience
  • Hybrid working
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Pension
  • Training and development opportunities 
  • Free Parking

The Role:

  • Design responsibility and the production of fire alarm design proposals.
  • Managing a number of designs/proposals at any one time and prioritizing according to project needs.
  • Customer-facing with the sales team where required to deliver proposals.
  • Liaising with Project Managers and installation teams to negotiate installation costs on supply, install & commission projects.
  • Ensuring that all designs & proposals produced are accurately costed and priced to achieve the agreed company margins and any necessary management approvals & sign-offs are obtained prior to issue.
  • Ensuring all quotations are compliant with the relevant standards & regulations currently in force at the time, CDM, fire alarm British standards, etc.
  • Provide exceptional customer service, managing and maintaining design enquiries, including obtaining and evaluating relevant information, and responding promptly to customer inquiries and concerns.
  • Provide technical assistance, support, and guidance to department team members and communicate and coordinate with internal personnel
  • Administration of all current inquiries, including job won handover files and parts SRM system updating.

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Experienced fire design engineer (FIA design qualification or similar)
  • Technical knowledge of different manufacturer’s fire systems (i.e. Hochiki, Gent, Advanced, Ziton)
  • Previous experience in similar role liaising with end user and contractors
  • AutoCAD Trained
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills 
  • Hold a clean driving licence
  • Ability to create and build strong relationships, with a professional approach

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