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QEH – Mechanical Craftsperson (Water)

Requisition ID: 41732

Domain: Engineering/Mechanical

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

EQUANS are looking for a Mechanical Craftsperson (Water) for our QEH contracts in Birmingham. This role would be a permanent full-time role working 37.5 hours per week. On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package.

General Overview:
To undertake the water system planned preventive maintenance, testing, breakdown maintenance and other maintenance related activities to the Estate.
• Working on a day shift from 0800 – 1600, Mon – Fri.
• The responsibilities will mainly be at the Retained Estate but may also include duties at the Mental Health unit and Acute Hospital.
• To undertake any reasonable duties to maintain all services to the NHS Trust(s).
• To carry out all works in compliance with Equans KPI’s.
• Participate in the Out of Hours on Call Rota.

This role 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 QEH Estate.

• To perform the complete range of Mechanical Technician (Water) tasks as required or directed by management.
• 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.
• To understand the operation of water systems and to correctly apply this knowledge and understand during the performance of Estates Services maintenance and testing activities.
• Interpret and work from all instructions, drawings, and specifications appropriate to his/her own trade, without supervision.
• Ensure all PPM work is carried out effectively in compliance with maintenance instructions.
• Maintain records and logbooks, ensuring they are kept up to date and available for inspection.
• To record information as required for the operation of Maximo or similar system.
• To assist in ensuring that immediate corrective action is taken in the event of emergencies, so that the Trusts/client needs are met, to avoid danger to people, property, and service provision.
• To provide as requested by management reports, calculations, and recommendations for the correct and efficient running of all plant and equipment.
• To undertake additional and continual training in job skills and techniques that may be required to meet personal and organisational aims.
• To undertake any other duties as requested by Management, to comply with Equans contact and KPI’s.
• To participate in the Equans appraisal system.
• To take part in the out of hours on call rota
• After appropriate training, work off tower scaffolding, MEWP’s, ladders, and step ladders and within confined spaces.
• To be contacted by radio and/or PDA to receive instructions. This can involve frequent disruption to work patterns.

Qualifications or Required Experience:
• Previous experience of working within a health care environment (desirable)
• NVQ or C&G Level 2 Heating/Vent/Plumbing
• NVQ or C&G Level 3 Heating/Vent/Plumbing (desirable)
• Legionella/TMV/Disinfection awareness and training
• HTM 04 RP/CP training (desirable)


What can we offer you?

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

  • 24 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to 1 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?

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.

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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.