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QEH – Electrician

Requisition ID: 29397

Domain: Trades & Maintenance/Electrician

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

EQUANS are recruiting for an Electrician for our QEH contracts in Birmingham. This is a permanent full-time role working 40 hours per week. On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package.

General Overview:

  • To undertake improvement work, maintenance and repairs of plant, services and physical assets including testing and routine fault finding.
  • The responsibilities will be at the Mental Health units.
  • To participate in the out of hours on-call rota for Mental Health (pool vehicle provided).
  • To undertake any reasonable duties to maintain all services to the NHS Trust(s).
  • This is a multi-tasking role whereby you will be required to carry out works outside of the scope of electrical craftsperson (including, but not limited to, light plumbing and carpentry (training will be provided) and unblocking toilets, sinks and showers etc.).
  • To carry out all works in compliance with EQUANS’s KPI’s


This position has an important role within the workflow process; the person will be actively involved in developing detailed knowledge, and the maintenance of the core plant and equipment on the Mental Health Buildings.


  • Interpret and work from all instructions, drawings and specifications appropriate to his/her own trade, without supervision.
  • Set up New Work appropriate to his/her own trade using relevant tools, equipment and machinery, without supervision, as appropriate to his/her grade.
  • After appropriate training, work off tower scaffolding, MEWP’s, ladders, and step ladders and within confined spaces.
  • To carry out unsupervised maintenance and repairs and report any defects or unusual circumstances to the Charge Hand/Supervisor.
  • Requirement to learn new techniques with training as necessary.
  • Scope of work will include entering secure Mental Health departments containing service users undergoing various psychiatric treatment after reporting to departmental staff. Occasional exposure to distressing or emotional circumstances could be encountered.
  • To understand the general working of the EQUANS Estate, so that work can be carried out in the most efficient manner, pro-active in developing new ways of working.
  • To understand fully the inter-relationship between various maintenance crafts.
  • To be contacted by radio and/or PDA to receive instructions. This can involve frequent disruption to work patterns.
  • To be knowledgeable of and to work to the current regulations, codes of practice, Health & Safety regulations and all safety rules both EQUANS and Statutory.
  • Produce, if necessary, list of materials to carry out remedial repairs or alterations to current task.
  • Ensure all PPM work is carried out effectively in compliance with maintenance instructions.
  • To maintain workshops and working environment in a clean, tidy and safe condition.
  • To record information as required for the operation of Maximo or similar system.
  • To participate in the EQUANS Top 3 appraisal system.
  • To understand the working of electrical systems within the EQUANS Estate.       
  • Diagnose and repair faults in engineering installation, plant and equipment. To deal with new situations as they arise and pass on knowledge to others. To inform immediate Charge Hand/Supervisors of any delays or difficulties encountered.
  • To maintain and efficiently run plant and equipment as appropriate.
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by Management, in order to comply with EQUANS’s contact and KPI’s
  • Staff will be employed on work appropriate to their core specialist skill. They will however progressively be suitably trained* to acquire elements of extra skills with the intention of reaching levels of flexibility and competence to enable them to achieve and apply the ability where required to perform the above. Pass knowledge gained to others.

Qualifications or Required Experience:

  • City & Guilds Electrical qualifications.
  • City & Guilds 18th Edition Regulations.
  • Indentured apprenticeship or equivalent training.


What can we offer you?

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

  • Pension Scheme
  • 25 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to 1 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?

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.

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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.



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EQUANS is a multi-technical expert that offers a comprehensive range of services across facilities management, energy management and construction.

As an international market leader, we help our customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.