Design and Estimating Engineer


Term Permanent
Location Gloucester
Salary TBA


To design and cost complex life safety and electronic security systems including, but not limited to, fire detection, voice alarm, disabled refuge, CCTV, access control and intruder systems.


Key tasks & Experience

Duties and responsibilities

  • To progress sales enquiries and tenders, and to establish customers requirements in conjunction with our sales managers.
  • To design any number of life safety and security systems plus any other integrated building system as specified within the Company’s scope of work based upon customer requirements, specifications, drawings and current standards.
  • To prepare proposals, quotations and tender documents for designed systems.
  • To assess the security and fire risk factors influencing the design.
  • To ensure that the content of all quotations and system design specifications are compatible with the requirements of all applicable technical and regulatory standards (i.e. EN, BS, HTM) and BAFE/NSI Codes of Practice.
  • To ensure adherence to all Company policies – including those for quality, health & safety and the management of false alarms.
  • Produce CAD design and construction drawings
  • To take an active role within the continuous improvement of Company systems.
  • To provide reports as appropriate to the directors of the Company.
  • To carry out any other job specific duties as deemed appropriate by the directors of the Company.

KPI’s & Measures

Assigned tenders out on time and in line with company standards

Construction drawings and handovers in line with company policies and procedures

Professional Experience:

  • To be conversant with the products and systems specified and with any significant limitations inherent in such products and systems.
  • To be conversant with and up to date in respect of new technologies, technical standards, regulatory standards, and the national implementation of EU directives, etc. that are relevant to the design process.
  • To be conversant with installation requirements such that system design specifications are professionally compiled and finalised in a manner which gives clear and unambiguous information to the customer and to the installing engineer.
  • To have knowledge of all applicable quality systems (ISO9001, SSQS101, FSQS121 etc).
  • To have a clear understanding of construction industry and tender related works.

Personal Skills:

  • To have good verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to prepare reports and submission items for tender/contract.
  • To have the ability to work creatively and innovatively dealing with core issues with customers.
  • To have the ability to form good working relationships with colleagues, customers and outside bodies.
  • To have the ability to understand and disseminate specifications and technical drawings.
  • To be able to display initiative and to have strong attention to detail.
  • To be highly result orientated with a strong drive to deliver/succeed.
  • To have proven business acumen and administrative skills.
  • To have good organisational and time management skills.
  • To have good presentation and customer facing skills.
  • To be computer literate and proficient in all core Microsoft Office packages.
  • To be proficient in the use of the latest AutoCAD packages.


As part of the companies compliance to The Health & Safety at Work Etc Act 1974, ISO9001 for Quality and ISO14001 for Environmental, 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.
  • To maximise customer satisfaction with the services provided by GBE Converge
  • Working to reduce, renew & recycle any waste on and off our sites including our offices
  • To protect the environment and ensure use of toxic materials is avoided where possible
  • Staff will work to a best safe practice and ensure that their actions do not cause harm unto themselves or others

Working conditions

GBE Converge office locations

Site locations on occasion for design meetings

Direct reports


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