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Fire Services Engineers

Descriptions & Duties

  • Fire Services Engineers research into fire service problems; design and advise on fire services systems and equipment; and plan and supervise their development, construction, manufacture, installation, operation, maintenance and repair.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Trade Specific Competencies

Professional knowledge and skills in electrical and mechanical engineering

Fire Services Engineers must apply the technical knowledge and skills to the designs of fire services systems and equipment.

Project management knowledge and skills

Fire Services Engineers supervise the installation of the fire services systems and inspect the quality of the work, they have to deal with any problems that arise.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • Normally have a bachelor's degree in building services / electrical / mechanical engineering related discipline.  Holders of relevant higher diplomas can articulate to related degree programmes.

Professional qualification

  • Corporate membership of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) in Fire Discipline, or equivalent


  • 4 to 6 years of relevant work experience

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $12,000-$25,000

Monthly Salary $15,000-$45,000

Monthly Salary $18,000-$45,000

Monthly Salary $25,000-over $60,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Fire Services Engineers generally work in offices and occasionally visit worksites.

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