Examples of past assignments

Contracts Manager (Airport - Abu Dhabi)

Location(s): Abu Dhabi

Job description: A well-established Soft Services company in Abu Dhabi, UAE is seeking to hire Contract Managers with airport experience to join their team. Key Responsibility: Knowledge and understanding for the contract terms, conditions and scope of work and ensue

Candidate profile: Excellent communication skills in English. Knowledge of Arabic is an added advantage.


Systems Security Director (Qatar)

Location(s): Qatar, Middle East

Job description: Our client, a well-known security group based in Qatar is seeking to hire a smart and enthusiastic Director for their Electronic Security Systems Division. He will be tasked to grow the business in line with the agreed budgets to deliver year on year growth

Candidate profile: The Person To meet Qatari Visa regulations, the ideal candidate should be a Degree Holder. Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a similar role within any Middle East Security industry GCC driving license or international driving license preferred


Ops Director (Designate)

Location(s): South East

Job description: The MD of this well-respected integrator has carried out this role personally, a full order book now calls for an exceptional Projects Manager to take over the running of the operations for this c10m t/o systems house.

Candidate profile: A strong projects and man-manager with experience gained on multi-million-pound complex security projects, commercial skills gained from going head to head with the QS! and the presence to win the respect of a highly experienced team of PM's. Success in this role would lead to a directorship.


Head of Service and Support

Location(s): London Home Counties

Job description: An urgent requirement has arisen with my client, a successful independent security systems installer with 2 offices based in the South East.

Their emphasis is in Access Control/CCTV/Integrated System installation and now seek a gregarious, ambitious candidate to head up their Service and Support team.

The right candidate would have to be extremely PC literate, understand integrated systems, including the programming and commissioning, plus also have an excellent inter-personal manner, ensuring an excellent relationship with customers and staff.

Above all else, you will really have to show your mettle technically, and to able to put this knowledge over to all and sundry, engineers and customers alike.

Candidate profile: The role will not be office based. Mind you the large part of the business will be in and around London, so you will have to be residing in a place that is easily commutable to the Capital.
Under your jurisdiction, will be a team of 5 field engineers, a technical support engineer and an in-house service co-ordinator.
This role could entertain a salary of c�45k for the right person, plus package including an Audi A4 car.


Project Manager

Location(s): London and surrounding area

Job description: Project manager required by this independent fire systems installer to cover the London (in and around the M25) area.

The role comes with a basic salary of (c)45,000 plus bonus, car or allowance, holiday and medical cover.

Typical size of projects will be around 250k and the successful applicant will be responsible for running more than one project at a time that need to be delivered on time and within budget, capitalising on any commercial opportunities. This is a great opportunity to work for a good independent installer.

Candidate profile: Candidates for this role need a proven track record in successfully delivering large fire systems projects, a full driving licence and the ability to communicate well with clients and contractors alike.


Field Installation Manager - Fire

Location(s): London & South East

Job description: This national fire and security company require a Field Installation Manager to motivate, improve performance and Manage a team of fire engineers within the London and South East Region, ensuring that all commercial, customer service, quality and H&S requirements are met in the most effective manner.

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing technical solutions to clients, gaining their confidence ensuring repeat business. The role comes with a basic salary up to 40,000 and package including car, laptop and bonus and is an excellent opportunity.

Candidate profile: Candidates need to be from the fire industry with a background in installation and commissioning, with some knowledge of designing fire detection systems and their project management. Good working knowledge of BS 5839 is essential, sound financial and commercial awareness including full P&L management are also essential for the role.


Project Manager - Fire

Location(s): West Yorkshire

Job description: This National Fire Systems Installer require a project manager to successfully deliver large fire detection systems installations in the Yorkshire area.

Candidates for this role must have a proven track record in fire systems project delivery with values in excess of 300k. Candidates for this role can expect a salary of (c)40,000 plus car/allowance and package.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a thriving independent installer.

Candidate profile: Candidates for this role must have good fire industry knowledge and a proven track record in delivering large fire systems installation projects on time and to budget.


Operations Manager

Location(s): West London

Job description: Directing & controlling a team of Design, Contracts & Projects Managers across the UK involved in the installation of complex high security & fire detection systems, responsible for the commercial aspects, timely/profitable delivery and customer satisfaction.

To work closely with the sales team to develop solutions for customer requirements & compliance.

Candidate profile: A strong leader able to set & monitor clear objectives, communicate well at all levels (written, verbal & regular F2F) to achieve company objectives.

Candidates must have an excellent working knowledge of contracts, be familiar with the legislative demands of the fire & security industries, be well organised, highly computer literate and possess a successful track record in a similar role.

Formal technical & management qualifications are desirable.


Solutions Engineers

Location(s): Home Counties North East Midlands South Scotland

Job description: Bid and Sales Engineering

Mission of Function:

  • Responsible for providing technical and commercial support to field sales team with the production of commercially and technically accurate security systems and integrated solution designs, quotations and proposals.
  • Actively and professionally represent your employer in all dealings with customers and suppliers. Support sales structure with nominated new value packages both technically and commercially. Support operations department through detailed design phase of project.
  • Ensure all required documentation is available for handover to execution phase project manager in a timely fashion and in line with pre-determined bid programmes.

Dimensions of function:

  • Responsible for organising and despatching own workloads in an efficient manner.
  • A proven track record of working in an engineering support role within the security systems sector.
  • Must have a very good understanding of the security solutions sector and integrated systems.
  • Ability to develop the in-house product knowledge and understand contractual requirements for tenders.
  • Ability to make technical presentations to customers and delegates within the sales and operations teams.
  • Must be able to take accurate measurements from drawings and designs whilst on site.
  • Familiarity with British and other relevant standards within the industry.
  • Good organisational skills and self-motivated.
  • Team player with the ability to communicate effectively with peers and customers.
  • Flexible and problem-solving attitude.
  • Ability to relate to and communicate with people at all levels on a technical and non-technical level.
  • Must be able to produce and maintain Microsoft project Gantt charts
  • Must have good Microsoft office skills.
  • The ability to work to deadlines.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s licence fully recognised in the UK.
  • Must be prepared to undertake the company security vetting procedures.
  • Competent to Layer 2 switching i.e. Ethernet
  • Some experience with Layer 3 switching, TCP / IP (preferable).


Although the role requires travelling UK wide the candidate will be required to travel and work out of the regional offices in Bathgate, Cannock or Sunbury on Thames, whichever is the nearest.

Candidate profile:

Bid management support:

  • Responsibility to assist/design technical/commercial solutions that link customer objectives/specifications to total value solution and provide sales with competitive advantage.
  • Produce cost estimations and quotations with particular attention to cost, quality, timescales & programming. To include, site surveys for solutions and customer service enquiries.
  • Assist other sales functions pre bid/no bid Quality gate. Support execution phase in detailed design and construction phase of successful bids. To align technical offers through contract negotiation phase of projects pre order acceptance.


  • Responsibility to ensure that all functions are completed according to SE design process and company QA procedures.
  • Maintain accurate record of time allocated to design process elements and the forecasting of future time requirements on projects.
  • Adhere to PM at the in-house processes and compliancy procedures.
  • Understand and implement the company H&S policy and CDM.


  • Technical and costing authority for security and integrated solutions.
  • Appraise supplier quotations.
  • Liaison with sales, contracts, service, operation and technical departments.
  • Solicits support and communicates effectively with internal staff.

Professional knowledge:

  • Basic contracts and Legal know how.
  • Development of forecasts and budgets.
  • Excellent Communication skills (verbal, written and presentation).
  • An understanding of internal business process
  • Bid Process’s and Tender evaluation
  • Microsoft Project
  • Planning and evaluation review techniques i.e. scope management, estimating and time management
  • Risk analysis, qualitative and quantitative
  • APM or Prince2 methodologies (not essential)


Senior Engineer

Location(s): Middle East Region

Job description: Middle East, Seeking Senior Technical Engineers that have experience in Integrated Security Systems, IP based CCTV systems, Access control, Perimeter Intrusion Detection systems, system design, networking, Security Control Rooms etc.

The senior engineer would need to have had experience in Security System bid evaluations of integrator proposals.

This role would be supervision of junior technicians, departmental management, client front of house meetings and bid evaluation.

Candidate profile: Ready to relocate to the Middle East, prior experience of the region would be advantageous.


GM Fire & Security Division

Location(s): Northwest

Job description: Working for a well-respected UK wide household name running the commercial & operational aspects of their fire & security business. Turnover c.10m, 80 staff.

Candidate profile: With a sound understanding of business finance & the ability to develop strategic plans, candidates will be experienced in forecasting & budgetary controls and possess a good understanding of the technical aspects of electronic security systems. With excellent motivational skills to drive both sales & operations to achieve targets.


Project Manager

Location(s): West London

Job description: This National Systems Installer require an experienced project manager to run a multi-million-pound fire detection, VA & PA installation in West London.

Candidates for this role should have a very good technical understanding of fire and life safety systems including full, detailed knowledge of all BS and EN regulations regarding their design and installation.

This excellent opportunity to work on this large and exciting project has a salary of (c)50,000 (negotiable) plus guaranteed bonus and a full package including private health care, pension and many other benefits.

Candidate profile: Candidates role this role needs to have a proven track record in the successful delivery of high value fire and life safety systems installation projects


Engineering Operations Director, Iraq

Location(s): Iraq, Basra.

Job description: The company is seeking an Engineering Operations Director to head the local engineering team.

The function of the team is to provide specification, design and cost proposals for a range of complex integrated electronic security systems. Post contract award, the support team will provide technical procurement, supply chain management and specialist supplier liaison support.

The Director will head a team of committed design engineers, whose role is to understand the requirements of the client and produce compliant systems designs using the principles of best value engineering.

The role will encompass sign off responsibility for all technical bid content.

Candidate profile: You will have an understanding of project finance and margin objectives, have practical experience in supporting an engineering-based sales process producing complex technical documents and bid pricing structures.

Former military experience (sigs or engineers) will be advantageous combined with civilian commercial exposure.


Technical Security Manager

Location(s): Central London

Job description: This is a significantly technical role, requiring an in-depth knowledge of technical security/fire detection systems and system standards.

You will be responsible for managing the day to day requirements of the technical security functions, ensuring high levels of service are maintained.

Further duties include providing technical security advice to project work, ensuring all security systems administration is completed efficiently, ensuring that the systems continue to work effectively with minimum downtime and disruption, monitoring service contract SLA's and conducting trials of new security technology.

Candidate profile: You will be a subject matter expert within technical security, with experience of managing outsourced and contract services in a busy environment often operating to tight deadlines.

You will have demonstrable experience in managing installations and large projects, in a corporate environment.


Project Manager

Location(s): Central London

Job description: Project Manager required for 6 months in Central London.

You will have previous experience managing projects in both the electronic security and fire arena and have a proven track record managing projects c180k.

Candidate profile: You will be available immediately for a minimum of 6 months.


General Manager

Location(s): London

Job description: An experienced General Manager required for rapidly expanding London based organisation, with a turnover of 1.5m, with a view to be turning over 4m next year.

Established in 2002, our client has been working at the high-level installations market of many prestigious and important customers.

The projects will encompass intruder, access control and CCTV installations and servicing at the homes of the rich and famous.

The successful candidate will need to show the ability to co-ordinate all staff and engineering operations of the install and service divisions, in and out of the office.

It will be a difficult but ultimately rewarding assignment for the right person.

Candidate profile: The successful candidates will be well rewarded for their endeavours, with salaries of up to c50k on offer for the right person for the job.

Bonuses and car packages will be arranged accordingly.

A great opportunity to join an expanding company during exciting times and to put your own unique stamp on working procedures at a real go-ahead organisation.


Engineering Manager

Location(s): North Shields

Job description: Responsible for the delivery and performance of the following related activities:

  • Achieving installation, call-out and maintenance targets.
  • Achieving service response times.
  • Managing engineering staff and optimising performance.
  • Monitoring engineer performance.
  • Identification of problem sites and corrective actions required.
  • Conformance to work standards.
  • Liaison with the General Manager and sales by the contract review process in order to plan engineering workload and the allocation of resources.
  • Provide solutions in respect of customer and company related enquiries.
  • Scheduling, programming and forward planning of all customer orders.
  • Supporting customers and employees on our customers sites.
  • Developing efficient working procedures and maintaining unified work standards.
  • Ensure that engineering staff follow the company’s Health and Safety standards and the Health and Safety requirements of customers.

Candidate profile:

Personnel Specification:

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and confident self-starter who is highly motivated and can demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Commercial awareness.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • The temperament to deal effectively with the responsibilities and demands of this role.
  • A technical background in CCTV and access control.
  • Computer literate.


  • Salaried position - c30k per annum.
  • Fully expensed company car with hands free mobile, lap-top and bonus
  • 25days holidays (pro rata) + Bank Holidays. Three days of holiday entitlement must be kept for the Christmas / New Year shut down.
  • This position is based in North Shields but by its very nature will require regular site visits to ensure that all of our staff are working efficiently and to good working practices.


Operations Director

Location(s): Southern England

Job description: The role carries full P&L responsibility for a 10m electronic security operation with offices in the South of England & expansion plans (including acquisitions) to cover the UK within 3 years.

Candidate profile: Candidates will be experienced in the general management of a min 5m sales, installation & service operation, well versed in industry rules & regs & familiar with the site requirements (H&S, risk assessment etc) of large integrated systems.


Engineering Manager

Location(s): Manchester North West

Job description:

  • Plan the routine maintenances schedule.
  • Ensure the small works are planned in effectively, working with the small works team, checking that the margins specified are met and that there are no technical difficulties with the works planned.
  • Technically vet the Project works, working with the divisions project manager.
  • Liaise with other divisional and departmental managers on a regular basis to ensure that the division is performing correctly and to ensure best practice is achieved across the business. .
  • Ensure that the engineering dept complies with H&S policy, environmental policy, and general duty of care for the company employees and customers.
  • Working to monitor the P&L of the division, understand the P&L and actively implement strategy for improving the profit areas, and to drive down costs.
  • Audit the works of the direct employees and the sub-contract labour to ensure the works completed are satisfactory

Candidate profile:

  • Knowledge and skills requirement:
  • Strong managerial skills, effective understanding of financial planning Highly motivated & organised.
  • High focus on customer service and customer satisfaction. High level of organisational, prioritisation and process skills.
  • Understanding of the business services sector, specifically electronic security marketplace.
  • Proactive communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills both with employees and customers.
  • Ability to manage teams to achieve both profit targets as well as meet challenging customer KPI levels.
  • Must be able to develop both self and others.

Working conditions:

The role of an engineering manager is 60% field based, 40% office based. However, it is the responsibility of the manager to split his time in the most effective way to ensure that all key activities are met.


National Installation Manager

Location(s): West London

Job description: The profitable, timely delivery of approx.

20m per annum in installations of varying size (from multiple 500 jobs up to 5m projects) via a team of project managers, senior engineers, installation supervisors, co-ordinators and sub-contractors, throughout the UK.

Candidate profile: A proven track record in project & man-management in the fire or security industry, ideally educated to HNC/HND level with some formal management training.

Candidates must be commercially aware, IT users with the drive and ability to be part of a management team responsible for a 100% increases in turnover within 3 years (via both acquisition and organic growth).


Operations Director

Location(s): London/southeast

Job description: Responsible for installation, service & workshop operations for a 7m t/o electronic security business UK wide.

Analysis, and change/introduction, of systems & procedures, client liaison, interface with business development team & training.

Candidate profile: A hands-on manager with good leadership & technical skills which will ideally include cctv, access control, EAS & IP networks. Must be good in client facing situations & be able to relate to the sales process.


Operations Manager

Location(s): Northern Home Counties

Job description: Direction & management of a 5m turnover installation & service business with a wide range of clients including many blue-chip companies.

Products utilised are state of the art access control & CCTV in integrated systems over LAN/WAN.

Candidate profile: Extremely well organised with good broad knowledge of CCTV & access systems and commercial/contractual skills gained in a major project environment.

A good man-manager with client relations experience. Computer literate/ability to utilise computerised planning & reporting tools.


Operations Manager

Location(s): Northern Home Counties

Job description: Direction & management of a 5m turnover installation & service business with a wide range of clients including many blue-chip companies.

Products utilised are state of the art access control & CCTV in integrated systems over LAN/WAN.

Candidate profile: Extremely well organised with good broad knowledge of CCTV & access systems and commercial/contractual skills gained in a major project environment.

A good man-manager with client relations experience. Computer literate/ability to utilise computerised planning & reporting tools.


General Manager

Location(s): North East

Job description: The commercial, technical & contractual management of a 6m t/o electronic security business in the North East of England

Candidate profile: An experienced Branch or General Manager with the character to develop & drive a team of salesmen, engineers & line managers to achieve profit targets