Systems Engineer

Location: Bridgwater, United Kingdom |
Salary: perm0.00 hourly |
Posted: 18 Oct 2021 |
Business Unit: UK Secure Solutions |
Contracted Hours: Full-time |
Employee Status: Permanent |
Reference: 210002O7

G4S Fire & Security Systems (UK) is part of G4S Secure Solutions (UK), the UK’s largest private provider of security solutions. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Security Systems Engineer. This is a role that will suit someone with a good grounding in electronic security systems, electrical installation or IT systems (Networks and Servers) who has the desire to step up into a more hands on role. This is an opportunity to be involve in working with world-class enterprise electronic security systems. In return the successful candidate will be provided with all training needed for the requirements of this role.


As a security systems engineer you will join our new site at Hinkley Point in Somerset.  The position is permanent, full time, working 42.5hrs per week with occasional call out / standby responsibilities and typically working as part of a dedicated 12 person engineering team. There will be some expectation to work flexibly to meet the shift patterns of the site as when needed.


Key responsibilities


  • Attend to reactive fault calls as directed by the team co-ordinators and / or Senior Site Engineer, with rectification of fault on first visit being a critical KPI.
  • Installation of Electronic Security Systems in various buildings, including (but not limited to) extra low voltage cabling, containment (trunking), cameras, card readers, speakers, servers, equipment racks and PC’s
  • Carry out rolling programme of preventative maintenance as scheduled by the team co-ordinators and / or Senior Site Engineer.
  • Carry out additional installation and commissioning works as directed by team co-ordinators and / or Senior Site Engineer.
  • Assist Senior Site Engineer and Technical Lead in the pre-production test environment before release into the live environment.
  • Assist the Design Team in conducting surveys around the site for additional works.
  • Accurate collection and recording of site hardware and software configuration information in conjunction with the CAD Engineer.
  • Maintain site stock (spares) levels.
  • Maintain accurate and timely records.
  • Provide cover on an out of hour’s basis on a rotating basis.
  • Assist the site based Health and Safety Lead and Project Director in ensuring audits are carried out for quality procedures.
  • In conjunction with the Senior Site Engineer and Health & Safety Manager, to assist in the production of Risk Assessments, Method Statements and other documentation as required to gain Permits to Work in a timely manner
  • To proactively interact with other site based teams, building a good rapport, ensuring the smooth flow of information to enable the efficient running of the site operation.
  • To work in absolute compliance with all site procedures and embrace the customer’s ‘Zero Harm to People and the Environment’ mantra.
  • Carry out any additional tasks that may be require


  • IT or Electrical/Electronic qualification such as a HND or Degree.

Key skills

:A minimum of 2 years’ experience in the maintenance, configuration and support of Server Hardware, Network Infrastructure, Firewalls and VPNs, Virtual Hosts (VMWare & Hyper-V), Windows Operating Systems, Active Directory, Group Policy, DNS & DHCP, Backup and recovery systems


  • Experience within electrical installation environment (eg. IT Systems, M&E Installations, Control Panel Manufacturing, Security Systems.

In addition:

  • Broad IT knowledge, eg. IP based systems and networking principles.
  • Knowledge of basic electrical principals such as measuring voltage, resistance and current. 
  • Basic knowledge of electrical components such as relays and resistors.
  • Some Experience of working within the Mechanical/Electrical Construction Industry
  • Experience installing and / or servicing a wide product base within the electronic security industry.
  • Previous or current clearance to SC level


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



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