CCTV & Security Systems Design Engineer

Due to continued expansion and a healthy order book of both UK and international projects, SGW wish to appoint a CCTV & Security Systems project/design engineer based at our North Nottinghamshire office, Sherwood forest area, situated in close proximity to the towns of Mansfield, Worksop and Newark.

The Candidate & Role

The role will be office based with occasional necessitate travel to customer sites in the UK and internationally, to conduct site security surveys and participate in design team co-ordination meetings and stakeholder workshops.

The position will focus on the conceptual and detailed design of complex and often sophisticated security, building management and fire systems, including access control, counter-terrorism and hostile vehicle mitigation, CCTV, intruder detection, fire alarms, life safety systems and integrated building management systems.

The desired candidate should have a technical degree (Preferably electrical / building services engineering) or a relevant technology related BTEC diploma qualification. Registration with the engineering council at EngTech or IEng grade would be advantageous but relevant experience may also be taken into consideration. The ASIS Physical Security Professional (PSP) certification is also deemed a suitable qualification for this post. Experience in and knowledge of CCTV, Electronic & Physical Security Systems design and project management is preferred.

Candidates should have a reasonable competence in AutoCAD and Visio design software, CCTV storage and bandwidth calculators and should be eager and willing to learn new software design tools. Primary responsibilities will be the preparation of feasibility, outline and detailed design relating to CCTV, security, and building management related projects. You will prepare tender packages including performance or detailed design-based specification, bills of quantities, site and building plans showing point by point requirements of the project, system schematics and visualisations.

You will be expected to further develop a reasonable competence in AutoCAD Building Design Suite including 3D Max & Revit and Adobe Creative Suite software and should be eager and willing to learn new software, technologies and products. You will also be expected to participate in continued professional development (CPD) activities.

You will be expected to build relationships with manufacturers and hold regular meetings with manufacturers and integrators to assist you to prepare a final scheme design or tender package. Strong technical written, organizational, communication and presentation skills are VERY important.

An understanding and experience of current British and European Standards in electronic security, CCTV surveillance and GDPR would be a significant advantage.

The successful candidate should be willing to work extended hours when necessary in a casual, autonomous atmosphere, and should be willing to travel on occasions if required.

Shortlisted Candidate Interviews

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to present previous examples of drawings, design data, presentations or specifications prepared in a similar current or previous role.

What We Offer

We offer our employees an environment to thrive and develop your career, with an exposure to exciting and challenging projects. We encourage our employees to participate in Continued Professional Development (CPD) and Professional Engineering Registration, through an Engineering Council affiliated organisation. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with previous evidenced experience and we strive to create opportunities for all, by having a policy wherever possible, to promote from within.

Flexible Working

Although we are advertising this post as a full-time role, we will consider alternative patterns of work, flexible working and job share. SGW are an employer who is happy to talk flexible working.

Equal Opportunities Policy

SGW are committed to offering equal opportunities. We particularly welcome applicants from those who are significantly underrepresented in our sector, such as women, disabled people and individuals from Black and Minority ethnic communities.


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