Apprentice Fire Suppression Design Engineers – Mechanical

  • Employer Johnson Controls
  • Job type Placements
  • Salary Competitive
  • Deadline 29/01/2021

  • Entry requirements GCSEs
  • Locations Birmingham
  • Qualifications gained Professional Qualification
  • Date published 04/01/2021


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The Fire Suppression Design Engineer is responsible for the design of fire protection systems using site survey or supplied drawings.  How you will do it You will design water based suppression systems, including Sprinklers, Dry Risers, Wet Risers, Hose Reels and Hydrants, including their water supplies. You will be required to manage day-to day design issues with clients, M&E design teams, Fire Consultants, Installers, Local Fire and Water authorities and Fire Insurers. The majority of our projects are in the South East area, on occasions however, you may be required to work outside of the region to work on site with our client’s design team. You will receive full training in the use of our in-house hydraulic calculation programme.



What we look for

Essential Fully conversant with LPC Rules BS EN 12845, BS 9251, NFPA and FM Global rules for all hazard classifications from conceptual design to completion. Proficient in the use of AutoCAD and if you also have 3D capabilities it would be a distinct advantage.

Capable of producing computerised hydraulic calculations and associated drawings.

A full UK driving license.

Excellent organisational skills.

Good written and verbal communication skills.



It would be preferable, if you have passed some/all of the LPCB’s Design Competency Examinations (Basic, Intermediate & FHC).

Experience in the use of Microsoft office will be advantageous.

Design experience and knowledge of other types of fire suppression systems will be of real benefit.

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