Commercial Manager

EQUANS is looking for a Commercial Manager to join our team in Seaham on a permanent basis. This is a fulltime role working Monday to Friday. On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package. 

This role will be responsible for the Refurbishment part of the business, experience in the sector is essential. Effectively manage the commercial resources of a project throughout the project lifecycle in order to ensure success of the project objectives, maximise profit and ensure the success of the Equans Business Plan.

Encourage ‘best practice’ and ‘continuous improvement’ in the planning, provision and monitoring of commercial support and assurance to the Project Manager/the project delivery team/Equans.

Pursue own professional development and provide support and guidance to promote the development of other commercial staff.

 

What will you deliver? 

Project Delivery

  • Demonstrate a high level of commercial and technical knowledge and work as part of the Project Delivery Team to meet business and customer objectives.
  • Identify business risks in projects early and ensure risk management, risk registers, and contingencies are in place.
  • Ensure efficient procurement of materials and services, maintaining compliance with best practices, legal requirements, and company policies.
  • Promote and measure continuous improvement with the Supply Chain to enhance profitability, cost efficiency, quality, and learning.

 

Commercial

  • Establish and apply Equans commercial processes and procedures, aiming for best practices and continuous improvement to maximize profits.
  • Maximize cash flow through timely preparation of valuations, invoices, and receipt of payments.
  • Prepare and settle final accounts promptly, including handling variations, claims, and disputes.
  • Produce accurate and timely project financial forecasts and accounts for business management.
  • Protect Equans’s position through a thorough understanding of contractual, commercial, insurance, and legal processes.

 

Business Development

  • Collaborate with regional teams to develop a comprehensive plan for securing new opportunities and extending the life of secured projects.
  • Identify key business drivers for customers and determine the optimal commercial approach for mutual value.
  • Engage in negotiations with customers and consultants to achieve win/win outcomes and maintain strong relationships for potential new business opportunities.

 

People Management

  • Ensure project teams have strong commercial understanding and motivation, leading by example.
  • Promote knowledge sharing and learning, fostering a team capable of innovative thinking.
  • Take responsibility for commercial resource management and plan changes proactively. Develop individuals to maximize their potential within the business, and delegate commercial responsibilities appropriately.
  • What can we offer you? 

On offer is a competitive salary, and benefits package, which includes; 

  • 25 days annual leave (+ public holidays) 
  • Life Cover equivalent to 3.5 times annual salary 
  • Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers 
  • Gym membership discounts  
  • Cycle to work scheme  
  • Holiday purchase scheme 
  • 2 corporate social responsibility days per year 
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalized support programmes 
  • Attractive Employee Referral Rewards Scheme 
  • Access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in EQUANS), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Persons Network) and our Disability Network 
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app 

Who are we looking for? 

Qualifications

  • Degree in a Relevant Field: A bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, or a related discipline.
  • Professional Certification: Membership in professional bodies such as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) or the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

 

Who are we? 

EQUANS is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.   

In the UK & Ireland, EQUANS is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables. 

EQUANS’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live. 

EQUANS is a Bouygues group company. 

What's next? 

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch. 

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in Equans), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Professionals Network) and our Disability Network.  

For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements. 

The EQUANS Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to EQUANS Managers. 


Quantity Surveyor

EQUANS are recruiting for a Quantity Surveyor to be based in the North West. This is a permanent full-time role working 37.5 hours per week. On offer is a salary up to £55,000, car allowance, bonus and benefits package.

General Overview

To take responsibility, ownership and accountability of the successful management and control all aspects of the commercial / financial and contractual elements of the designated project in order to control and maximise the company’s profitability, protect the companies legal and contractual obligations under the contract and to manage proactively the control of all commercial issues.  This is to include ensuring applications and valuations are completed in line with the contract terms and also ensuring sub-contractors receive prompt payment and are procured in line with our contractual obligations and Commitments to Subcontractors.  In addition, ensuring cost reports and the like are managed, completed on time and monitored.  To understand, implement and adhere to the company SHEQ policy/strategy.

Key Accountabilities

  • Control all expenditure
  • Reconcile cost/value reports and profit forecasts
  • To assist the Contract Manager with pre-start planning and programming
  • Continual use of the sub-contract data base
  • Sub-contract procurement and commercial management
  • Management and control of sub-contract accounts and variation accounts
  • Change management control
  • Assisting and liaising with the buyers on materials procurement and buying opportunities
  • To manage the day to day cost control, monitoring and reporting
  • Develop an understanding of the designated contract, specification and pricing ensuring compliance with conditions throughout
  • Assist the Contract Manager with subcontractor selection and ensure the chosen subcontractor has the appropriate skill set and capability to deliver the works. Place the appropriate order and all required information to carry out their work
  • Liaise with the Contract Manager over contractual issues and take action as required
  • Measure progress, submit valuations, submit final accounts and retention release and monitor receipt of payment in a timely manner in accordance with the contracts
  • Process subcontractor requests for payment
  • Completing a monthly cost / valuation report and cash flow for the designated projects
  • Where appropriate, assist with estimates and negotiations for future projects or phases
  • Attend project and company related meetings
  • Ensure the company is neither compromised nor disadvantaged by an contractual or financial arrangement
  • Manage the costs on a project to ensure both the company and the client is fully advised of the cost situation
  • Sufficiently manage the financial aspects of the project to ensure the correct safety equipment is used at all times
  • Be responsible for your safety and others around you
  • Ensure timely cash flow management for the Client and the group, and the supply change
  • Assisting the development and training of trainee and assistant surveyors
  • Maintain and develop professional relationships with the Client, to help future business development
  • Any other reasonable management request

What can we offer you?

On offer is a competitive salary, car allowance, bonus and benefits package, which includes;

  • Pension Scheme
  • 25 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to 2 times annual salary
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app
  • Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers
  • Gym membership discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalized support programmes

Who are we looking for?

Experience

  • Industry experience in the role of a Quantity Surveyor within a Social Housing environment
  • Post graduate experience within a surveying position reporting to either a Senior Surveyor or a Commercial Manager
  • Experience of social housing, including responsive repairs, void refurbishments, compliancy services and planned maintenance works

Skills and abilities

  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Excellent level of numeracy
  • Excellent influencing skills
  • IT skills – MS Office, Excel, Project, Word etc.

Key Attributes

  • Excellent Time Management
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Prepared to work within various geographical areas
  • Confident
  • Self-motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Flexible & adaptable
  • Good verbal and written communicator
  • Ability to work both alone and as part of a team
  • Resilient

 

Who are we?

EQUANS is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.  

In the UK & Ireland, EQUANS is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables.

EQUANS’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live.

EQUANS is a Bouygues group company.

What’s next?

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch.

For more information about EQUANS, please visit:

https://www.equans.co.uk/equans

For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. There is no re-location package with this job role. EQUANS do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community. Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements.

The EQUANS Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to EQUANS Managers.


Condition Surveyor

EQUANS is looking for a Condition Surveyor to join our team in Grimsby. This is a permanent role working full time hours per week. On offer is a salary of £30,000 – £35,000 depending on skills and experience and benefits package.

What will you deliver?

 

Equans have identified a great opportunity to introduce a competent Conditioning Surveyor for our Professional Services Team who has a background in the construction industry working both on site and in the office environment. The role will involve working both independently and as a part of the team primarily in carrying out quinquennial condition surveyors of our partners Estate, and reporting back findings to inform on forward programmes of works to maintain the estate.

Equans are looking to employ a confident and motivated professional to work at the North East Lincolnshire Contract who is looking for career and personal development opportunities. 

The successful candidate will be responsible to the Surveying Manager and their role will be to carryout the delivery of a comprehensive range of condition surveying services in accordance with client instructions and ensuring they achieve agreed outcomes. The role will allow the Condition Surveyor to programme in the yearly surveys and work with the Surveying manager to support in the delivery of other projects alongside this work. 

  • Working with the surveying manager to deliver the programmed Quinquennial Condition Surveys each year. Inputting and recording findings into the Technology forge system and sharing the findings with the relevant team for action where needed.
  • To undertake condition/measured//dilapidation/pre-acquisition/photographic/general surveys and prepare reports and estimates, accurately assessing property condition and priority of maintenance needs in accordance with Central Government guidelines.
  • Attend to building and/or building services defects, inspect and identify maintenance items, prioritise maintenance requirements and implement works for the repair, maintenance and improvement of buildings and associated land when required.

What can we offer you?

On offer is a salary of £30,000 – £35,000 depending on skills and experience and benefits package which includes;

  • 24 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to 1.5 times annual salary
  • Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers
  • Gym membership discounts 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • 2 corporate social responsibility days per year
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalized support programmes
  • Attractive Employee Referral Rewards Scheme
  • Access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in EQUANS), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Persons Network) and our Disability Network
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app

Who are we looking for?

  • Experience and knowledge of building and/or building services construction, installation and maintenance is essential.
  • IT skills and experience of working with database systems are essential.
  • Detailed understanding of relevant legislation and regulations is essential.
  • Qualification in a related HNC e.g. building studies or building surveying or building services and building/building services maintenance techniques or relevant trade based qualification to advanced craft level and substantial experience or related degree and experience is essential and the ability to undertake further relevant technical training is also essential.
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation and regulations is essential. e.g. the Building Act, Town and Country Planning Act, Construction Act, the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations, Health & Safety Legislation, Asbestos Regulations and Building Service Installation Legislation.
  • Substantial experience in a building surveying/building services environment.
  • Experience of contract administration and building/building services. projects.

Who are we?

EQUANS is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.  

In the UK & Ireland, EQUANS is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables.

EQUANS’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live.

EQUANS is a Bouygues group company.

What’s next?

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch.

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in Equans), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Professionals Network) and our Disability Network.

For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements.

The EQUANS Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to EQUANS Managers.


Electrical Estimator

Equans is a renowned energies & services contractor and a proud member of the Bouygues global industrial group. Our expertise spans the design, construction, and maintenance of buildings and critical infrastructure worldwide.

Equans has a great opportunity for an experienced M&E Estimator who has worked either within the LED street lighting or highways infrastructure sector. This is a pivotal role in our aim to expand within the street lighting and highways sector. 

The role itself can be based from Manchester, Middlesborough, Welwyn Garden City, London Waterloo or Sittingbourne offices and potentially home based. 

Key activities

  • To prepare and compile large/complex quotations and maintenance tenders for submission to clients.
  • Receipt of client enquiries and establishment of suitability within the business. Creation of CRM record, review of the scope and circulation to relevant operational division.  
  • Liaison with senior management to develop the Bid Strategy and request support to produce programmes, risk/compliance matrices and quality submissions as dictated by the enquiry. Visit site if required. Engage with Procurement team where necessary.
  • Prepare Bills of Quantity from drawing take off (where required) and raise technical queries with the client, where appropriate.
  • Liaise with the operational team to assess labour and fleet resource required and cost using up to date rates. Agree productivities and works duration, including preliminary items.
  • Update CRM record on submission and track progress with client. Ensure the relevant divisional team management are kept up to date with any developments.    
  • Assist procurement with compiling the material approval package for submission to client.

Skills, qualifications & experience

  • Previous experience in an Estimating role within street lighting or highways
  • Preferably from an Electrical Engineering background with Engineering qualifications (degree/HND etc.), other disciplines may be considered such as Instrumentation & Control, Civil, Process Engineering etc.
  • Experience of a wide range of tender types/sizes in the Highways (Road Lighting & Motorway Communications) / M&E / Utilities sectors.
  • Experience of supporting multiple tenders simultaneously
  • Ability to identify and price risks & opportunities
  • Diplomatic communicator, with excellent relationship building skills
  • Strong attention to detail, organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and cross functionally
  • Comfortable visiting sites including highways and substations 
  • Degree/HNC in construction related subject, or qualified by experience
  • NEC and MF1 forms of contract experience
  • Able to produce simple programmes to evaluate preliminaries and phasing of work, and understand from a client/main contractor

Our excellent benefits package includes:

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Private medical
  • Non contractual bonus
  • Company share scheme
  • 2 paid volunteering days a year
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Employee assistance programme

Who are we?

EQUANS is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.  

In the UK & Ireland, EQUANS is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables.

EQUANS’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live.

EQUANS is a Bouygues group company.

What’s next?

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch.

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in Equans), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Professionals Network) and our Disability Network. 

For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements.

The EQUANS Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to EQUANS Managers.


Managing Quantity Surveyor

EQUANS are recruiting for a Managing Quantity Surveyor to be based in Oldham. This is a permanent full-time role working 37.5 hours per week. On

offer is a competitive salary, car allowance, bonus and benefits package.

General Overview

To assist the Commercial Manager with effective financial management during pre-commencement stage in order to reduce risk and increase target contribution prior to commencement on site.

To play a fundamental role within the site team to ensure the efficient delivery of each scheme. It is also essential that the SQS undertakes financial management and accurate reportage, in accordance with company procedures.

To assist the CM in financial pre-commencement activities such as pricing of works for submission to client, appointment of consultants, initial subcontract negotiations.

To carry out key commercial tasks such as bonus payments, subcontract procurement and management, site measurement, internal and external valuations, Management of change orders, Cost Value reportage, Performance Reviews – all in accordance with the Quantity Surveyors Manual and Training Plan.

Key Accountabilities

Within the Business

  • Promote the Company Mission and participate in Company Training and Development.
  • Maximise profitability and cash benefit for the company.
  • To build up relationships with site teams, office staff, clients and their representatives.
  • Continue personal professional development.

Subcontract procurement and order placement

  • Production of enquires.
  • Obtaining quotations and completing comparisons.
  • Order value negotiations and agreements.
  • Ensure subcontractors price is in line with our supply chain agreements to maximise rebates.
  • Appoint subcontractor and complete Pre Order Meeting.
  • Administration of order documents.

Subcontract Account Management

  • Monthly valuation assessment and administration.
  • Monitor and record works complete.
  • Administration of payments in line with agreed payment dates.
  • Forecasting final accounts through to completion.
  • Agreement of final accounts and obtainment of Final Account Indemnity form upon completion.

Monthly cost value reports

  • Completion of initial internal value split within cost value report to determine value within each discipline.
  • Completion of cost projection for duration of scheme across all elements to establish projected final cost.
  • Produce accurate cost information for monthly Cost Value Report.
  • Completion of Cost Value Report by inputting accurate costs.
  • Updating internal value in line with most recent projected final account.
  • Updating projected cost for the duration of scheme.
  • Ensure Subcontract and Material liabilities are input accurately.
  • Completion of Contribution Action Plan.
  • Ensure cash position updated accurately.
  • Attend budget meetings with site team.
  • Production of performance review document for senior management.
  • Present current Cost Value Report to senior management during performance review.

Management of change orders/variation accounts

  • Accurately record occurrence of any change orders; whether client or contractor led.
  • Pricing of change order to establish cost and value.
  • Production of early warning notice / change order for submission to client.
  • Update Cost Value Report ensuring both cost and value are updated prior to monthly report.
  • Update projected final account to be submitted to client with monthly valuation claim.
  • Value engineering process to ensure best value for client and to maximise internal contribution.

External valuations

  • Produce accurate information from site measures and subcontract accounts to enable the completion of the monthly external valuations.
  • Produce accurate information on change orders to enable the completion of monthly external valuations.
  • Production of external valuation; ensuring cash position is maximised.
  • Update projected final account to be submitted to client with monthly valuation claim.
  • Update cash flow to be submitted to client with monthly valuation claim.
  • Ensure interim certificate is obtained by the 7th of the month.

Internal valuations

  • Produce accurate information from site measures and subcontract accounts to enable the completion of the monthly internal valuation.
  • Produce accurate information on change orders to enable the completion of monthly internal valuation.
  • Production of internal valuations prior to completion of monthly Cost Value Report.

What can we offer you?

On offer is a competitive salary, car allowance, bonus and benefits package, which includes;

  • Pension Scheme
  • 25 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to 2 times annual salary
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app
  • Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers
  • Gym membership discounts 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalized support programmes

Who are we looking for?

Experience

 

  • Industry experience in the role of a Quantity Surveyor
  • Experience of planning, organising and prioritising workload whilst maintaining high levels of accuracy
  • Soft skills encompassing empathy, understanding and listening
  • Knowledge of social housing contracts including responsive repairs, voids, cyclical works and planned works is a must

 

Skills and abilities

  • High level of interpersonal skills (i.e. listening skills)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good understanding of budget forecasting, cashflow and CVR reporting
  • Experienced of managing a small team and is able to demonstrate the ability to develop team members
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Outlook, Excel and word

 

Key Attributes

  • Team Player.
  • Confident and able to communicate effectively with internal and external clients;
  • Ability to multitask;
  • Well organised;
  • Good time management skills;
  • Self motivated; and
  • Enthusiastic.

Who are we?

EQUANS is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.   
In the UK & Ireland, EQUANS is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables. 
EQUANS’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live. 
EQUANS is a Bouygues group company. 

What's next?

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch. 

 At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in Equans), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Professionals Network) and our Disability Network.  

For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements. 

The EQUANS Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to EQUANS Managers.