England

Designer and Estimator

Role: Permanent
Salary: Competitive
Location: Dronfield, United Kingdom
Reference: 40049

The Role

The role of the Design and Estimating Engineer is to design and cost complex fire, life safety, electronic security systems and network infrastructure. You will be responsible for reviewing client/tender specification documents and drawings, liaising with suppliers, using CAD software for the detailed design, costing the projects and drafting proposal documents. You will work collaboratively with various departments, our clients, consultants, suppliers and colleagues, in order to ensure internal & external deadlines are met and that projects are accurately designed & costed.

 

This role is office based around the Sheffield region.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Progressing sales enquiries and tenders’ requirements by working closely with Business Development Managers to ensure that customer requirements are understood.
  • Designing various life safety and security systems plus any other integrated building systems as specified within the Company’s scope of work based upon customer requirements, specifications, drawings, and current standards.
  • Preparing proposals, quotations and tender documents and ensuring they are prepared on time and in line with company standards.
  • Assessing the risk factors influencing the security and fire design, to either enhance accordingly or to communicate back to the client.
  • Ensuring all quotations and system design specifications are compatible with the requirements of all applicable technical and regulatory standards and Codes of Practice.
  • Adhering to all Company policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring handovers and deadlines are achieved.
  • Reviewing changes in customers’ specifications and modifying designs accordingly.

No job description can be entirely comprehensive, and the jobholder will be expected to adapt and carry out such other duties as may be required from time to time, on the understanding that they will be within the individual’s remit and capability, and consistent with the status and responsibilities of the role within the business.

Person Specification

Essential

  • Good working knowledge of fire, security or network infrastructure products and systems and their features/limitations.
  • Previous design and estimating experience, including the ability to prepare cost sheets and proposal documents.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Experience of reading and publishing specifications and technical drawings.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.

Desirable

  • Proficient in the use of the latest AutoCAD and/or Revit packages.
  • Current knowledge of technologies, technical and regulatory standards, which are relevant to the design process.
  • Previous installation or commissioning experience within a relevant sector.
  • Knowledge of European regulatory standards.
  • Proficiency in a European language is desirable but not essential.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

Working Conditions

The role is based in an open plan office environment with multi-screen computer use. On occasion the role may require support at our other offices and onsite at customers’ sites for design meetings.

Group Compliance

As part of the Company’s compliance to The Health & Safety at Work Etc Act 1974, ISO9001 for Quality, ISO14001 for Environmental and ISO27001 for Information Technology, there are several key objectives that are issued each year upon management review that we expect all staff to work towards in order for the company to meet these objectives and include but are not limited to:

Compliance to all legislative and British Standard requirements.

  • Compliance to associated accreditation bodies schemes from NSI, BAFE, LPCB, FIA and others as required.
  • Maximise customer satisfaction with the services provided by the company.
  • Working to reduce, renew and recycle any waste on and off our sites including our offices.
  • Protect the environment and ensure use of toxic materials is avoided where possible.
  • Work to best safe practice and ensure actions do not cause harm unto themselves or others.
  • Employees will not tamper with any issued PPE or plant machinery that it may cause harm unto themselves or others.
  • Ensure all minimum training requirement are met in compliance with the relevant ISO standards.
  • Ensure that any Information Technology ‘incidents’ are effectively reported and resolved in a timely fashion (internally or externally).
  • Maintain clear desk and screen at all times.
  • Compliance to ensure no deliberate breaches in security information and/ or systems.

 

Job ID

  • 40049

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