Project Manager

Requisition ID: 43583

Domain: Facilities Management/Operational/Account Management

Contract type: Hidden (29021)

Schedule: Full-Time

Equans is looking for a Project Manager to join our team on a prestigious account on a Fixed term Contract for 6 months.  This is a full time role working 40 hours per week. On offer is hybrid working, a negotiable salary dependent upon skills and experience, company vehicle or allowance, bonus and benefits package.


Are you a PMO looking for the next step in your career? Do you have an understanding of project delivery and project processes? Are you organised, tenacious, energetic and a clear communicator?

You will be responsible for generating and delivering a variety of FM Project Works on our customers sites across the UK to meet the needs of the business. You will have full accountability and responsibility for managing and delivery of all Project works ranging in values from £35,000 – £1,000,000.

This role offers hybrid working with a need to travel and work from our sites based in Manchester and Liverpool. You may also be asked to cover work anywhere in the country to meet business needs.

What will you deliver?

  • Identify and generate project work opportunities from within a set portfolio of maintenance contracts.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders on their requirements and explain feasibility of their schemes to become a trusted advisor.
  • Work with developers, designers and sub-contractors to define and document scope(s) of work(s).
  • Develop and understand the full scope of works in line with the desired project business case and in turn outcome. This is to be within agreed budget requirements and required profit margins.
  • Manage, run and draw up tenders on behalf of the customer as required. Carry out full tender analysis of all sub-contractor returns.
  • Ensuring all project works are compliant to CDM 2015.
  • Identify, reduce and manage all statutory and commercial risks associated with the project they are leading.
  • Ensure EQUANS SHEQ practices and processes are fully embedded in each project.
  • Ensure full compliance with project management policies and procedures.
  • Manage the day-to-day operational aspects of the project(s) “end to end”. Activities to include but not be limited to estimating, business development, quantity surveying, sub-contractor management and site manager duties.
  • Work closely with relevant stake holders to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the project(s).
  • Ensure customer acceptance is adhered to, in writing and in line with the project plans.
  • Mutually agree payment schedules and applications for payment to the benefit of the project and the business.
  • Ensures project documents are complete, current and appropriately stored.
  • Provide timely monthly reports to the Head of Projects/Sector Director in an agreed format.

Business Development

  • Identify and develop a short/medium and long-term pipeline of project work opportunities from the portfolio of customers within the Sector.
  • Leverage opportunities through visibility and presence on customer sites.
  • Liaise with colleague’s managers to determine and identify project opportunities. Use case studies to promote business and host key decision makers on show site tours.

Building Relationships

  • Build strong effective working relationships with our customers and site teams.
  • Build a pipeline of supply partners with the correct approvals in conjunction with the central procurement team.

Commercial Awareness

  • Full accountability for the P&L on each project.
  • Ensure that all financial objectives are met.
  • Analyse variances and initiate corrective actions.
  • Value all sub-contractor accounts and make application for payments.
  • Ensure the projects are commercially viable and satisfy the commercial terms of the contract.
  • Ensure all projects are managed through Company policies and procedures in relation to commercial activities.

The Project Process

  • Define and understand the scope of work to meet the customer’s specification.
  • Competitively price the works whilst returning expected profit margins.
  • Review all pre-construction information and information from the Principal Contractor.
  • Engage with sub-contractors under the correct commercial terms.
  • Define the project plan and programme to deliver the works.
  • Appraise all sub-contractor RAMS to make sure that they are suitable and sufficient.
  • Co ordinate attendance on site for the works inclusive of any out of hour’s requirements.
  • Set up the QHSE processes and make sure they are monitored.
  • Ensure all variations to the works are captured, costed and claimed for.
  • Make sure all O&M manuals are complete and available prior to practical completion.
  • Close out all final accounts with both the customer and all those in the supply chain.

What can we offer you?

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

  • 25 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to 2 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?

  • CDM regulations.
  • Recognised technical qualification in construction, M or E or similar.
  • Understanding of commercial awareness
  • Up to date knowledge of the construction market.
  • Fully competent with Project Management methodology.
  • Broad understanding of construction Health and Safety law and legislation.
  • Understanding of the difference between mark up and margin.
  • Minimum of 2 years proven Project work Management experience in an M&E, FM, construction or critical environment.
  • Proven experience of running a P&L.
  • Demonstrable evidence of having managed a team. CDM regulations
  • Strong Financial acumen.
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to present with confidence.
  • Ability to understand commercial and financial metrics.
  • Internal and external customer management.
  • Networking skills.
  • Selling and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to deliver to deadlines.

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.