Apprentice Design / Contract Engineer

Fire Defence Servicing is a leading designer/installer of Sprinkler Systems to a wide range of businesses throughout the UK.

Based in South Molton the successful candidate will need:

You will undertake an internal in-house training programme over a 6 – 12 month period and the main elements of the training will include areas such as: –

  • Introduction to sprinklers
  • Site visit to see a complete system
  • Site visit to see a system being installed
  • Health and safety awareness
  • Building construction terminology
  • Introduction into sprinkler rules & Training
  • Product familiarisation
  • Familiarisation of other Fire Suppression systems within our Industry, including Gas & Foam.
  • Site surveys
  • Fitting experience out on site

Once trained you will carry out the following duties: –

  • To produce detailed plans and sections of sprinkler systems
  • To carry out site surveys
  • To attend Design Team meetings to co-ordinate services
  • To produce hydraulic calculations
  • To size sprinkler fire pumps and tanks
  • To request information from internal and external clients
  • To inform clients of contract changes

We offer an attractive benefits package together with a positive team atmosphere. The starting salary will range between £15,500 and £17,000 depending on qualifications, skillset and experience.

  • Good Communication Skills
  • Good organisation Skills
  • Good commercial Skills
  • Attention to Details throughout all aspect of work
  • GSCE Maths grade C or above.
  • Proficient use of AutoCAD software
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD MEP 3d would be an advantage
  • Be able to use Microsoft Programmes, Word, Excel and Microsoft Project.
  • Be prepared to learn all aspects of the sprinkler design system.
  • Read and be able to create drawings.

No previous experience but the ability to work as part of a team and willingness to learn are essential. Be working towards or have a driving licence.

To apply send CV and covering letter to Mr. K Johns Fire Defence Servicing Ltd, Crown Yealm House, Pathfields Business Park, South Molton, EX36 3LH or: