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Technical Manager & Authorising Engineer (Water Hygiene/Mechanical Systems)

Requisition ID: 43941

Domain: Facilities Management/Technical Services Management

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

EQUANS is looking for a Technical Manager & Authorising Engineer (Water Hygiene/Mechanical Systems) to join our team on a permanent basis. This is a full-time role working 40 hours per week. On offer is a competitive salary, company vehicle or allowance, bonus and benefits package. This role is home based but requires travel to sites in the South of England. 


This is a senior role within the Technical Services Division central Engineering function. The successful candidate will lead on requests for Water Hygiene and Mechanical support across the region and will be responsible for setting standards in the Water Hygiene and Mechanical disciplines, plus assessing and appointing person into defined roles under the Equans Safety Rules and where required undertaking audits.

We are looking for a highly competent Water Hygiene specialist with Mechanical Engineering skills currently operating as a Technical Manager or Supervisor, who is ready for the next step. You’ll be joining a dynamic and growing central engineering function, with the ability to work autonomously, and sculpt the future of the support we offer. Training and development opportunities are available, as we strive to deliver more centrally, to support our operational colleagues. If you’re keen for progression and want to work within a competent, high-performance team, with a culture of continuous improvement, then please apply. The ideal candidate will be highly skilled and knowledgeable in Water Hygiene i.e. predominantly the requirements of L8, but any knowledge of S/HTM 04-01 and experience within a healthcare environment will be an advantage, but will also have mechanical trade qualifications.


What will you deliver?

  • Ensure the EQUANS Safe Systems of Work for Mechanical Systems (Pressure Systems and other hazardous Mechanical Systems) and Water are managed and adhered to by our field operational teams together with the specific requirements of S/HTM 04-01 for water in healthcare environments and SHTM 08-08 for Mechanical Systems in Scotland. Carry out technical training and Assessments/Appointments as governed by the various safety rules and S/HTM.
  • In time the successful candidate will further develop their role in the disciplines of FGas and Confined Spaces.
  • The successful candidate will have significant expertise in the management and control of complex Water Hygiene issues, and a working understanding of Mechanical systems in a manufacturing, industrial, defence, commercial and/or healthcare environment, and will use that experience to help drive up standards across the Division.  
  • Work within the wider Technical Team to define, implement, monitor and audit our Safe Systems of Work. By doing so the post holder will be helping to ensure that EQUANS operations are compliant across a range of different disciplines and against a range of different legislation or standards, even those disciplines where an AE isn’t strictly required.
  • In addition, the role will provide Subject Matter Expertise (SME) support across the business including into bids, projects, new opportunities and day to day operational support, including advice and guidance on best practice standards, system and operational asset performance improvements.
  • Compliance assurance will be a key feature of this role, with the need for multi-site Technical and Authorising Engineer audits, requiring the ability and skills to work on own initiative, drawing on experience and guidance from the Head of Technical/Co-ordinating AE.
  • Promote EQUANS within the wider market by providing representation/attendance at various seminars, trade events etc.
  • The post holder must be proficient at drafting technical reports, be able to support and actively lead accident or operational incident investigations, that may have caused injury to personnel or an interruption to our customer’s operations.
  • Be able to support in house training deployment needs to inform our technical resources across our contracts by deliver current training packages, and identify opportunities to enhance on these, in collaboration with operational colleagues.

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?



  • Significant Water Hygiene management experience
  • Authorised Person (or similar level) in Mechanical/Pressure Discipline
  • Isolation and maintenance of Steam or/and High/Medium Temperature Hot Water experience
  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (current edition)
  • Relevant Trade Qualifications or Apprenticeship
  • Permit to Work, Risk Assessment and Method Statement experience
  • Familiarity with relevant regulatory, legislative requirements and British Standards as applicable


  • Authorising Engineer Qualification via recognised training body
  • Confined Space management/awareness
  • Health and Safety Qualification (IOSH/NEBOSH) or equivalent
  • Commercial and or Domestic Gas Qualifications
  • FGas Category 1 or 2 qualifications
  • BOAS Qualification
  • The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (current edition)
  • First Aid training
  • Auditing Training or previous experience
  • Accident and Incident investigation training or experience including report writing
  • Healthcare experience

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.

As part of a positive action drive to address under-representation in senior management positions we encourage applications from women, ethnically diverse individuals and people with disabilities, along with all candidates who identify with protected characteristic groups under the Equality Act 2010.

In support of our positive action measures, we will consider applications that do not meet all the technical requirements if candidates can demonstrate how transferable skills will enable them to successfully deliver the remit of the role in an environment which promotes a flexible working culture.

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.