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Job Reference: SSUK/1946
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: Engineering
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £25,000 to £27,000
Location: Remote worker based in the Sheffield area
G4S Region: UK & Ireland
Country:United Kingdom

G4S Business Unit:
Closing Date: 28/03/2018
Package Description: 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays. Contributory pension scheme offered.

Job Introduction:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Systems Engineer in our Fire & Security Systems business team based in the Sheffield area.

The job holder will be required to work 40hrs per week.

G4S Fire & Security Systems (UK) is part of G4S Secure Solutions (UK), the UK’s largest private provider of security solutions. G4S Fire & Security Systems (UK) is the leading integrator of fire and security solutions with a fully accredited 24 x 7 monitoring centre for fire, security and location based services, protecting everything from small offices and schools to large multi-national organisations and high security government facilities. For more information visit:

G4S, the leading global security and outsourcing group, specialises in outsourcing of business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in more than 120 countries and over 620,000 employees.

Role Responsibility:

  • Attend to calls for maintenance (on site and or by telephone) as directed by team co-ordinators
  • Rectify all faults on the first visit where rectification is within your control
  • Carry out rolling programme of preventative maintenance visits
  • Collection/recording of site configuration information
  • Maintain car stock (spares) levels
  • Maintain accurate and timely records
  • Provide cover on an out of hour’s basis on a rotating basis
  • Commission small projects when required
  • Ensure that audits are carried out of quality procedures
  • Provide training to customers and colleagues as required
  • Carry out any additional tasks that may be required

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Requirements

  • Current  fire & security field service and installation experience
  • Experience of servicing access control, CCTV, GENT fire systems and alarm systems
  • A broad technical IT knowledge, i.e. Installing various Windows Operating Systems; networking etc.
  • Any IT qualification and or Electrical/Electronic qualification
  • Knowledge of basic electrical principals such as measuring voltage and current drain
  • Good attention to detail in order to ensure that all paperwork is correctly completed and procedures are followed within the allotted timescales.
  • An enthusiastic team player who is able to work well under pressure and maintain a professional approach at all times.
  • Comfortable working irregular hours and being on a 24/7 call rota
  • 5 years checkable work history
  • Unrestricted right to work in the UK/EU
  • Fluent written and spoken English

Preference will be given to candidates who also meet the following:

Ideal Requirements

  • HND or Degree
  • Previous Electro Mechanical experience
  • Dealing with SQL databases or Oracle


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