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Assistant Plant Engineer

Requisition ID: 45345

Domain: Engineering/Electrical

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

Equans is looking for an Assistant Plant Engineer to join our team on our AstraZeneca contract in Macclesfield on a permanent basis. This is a full-time role working 37.5 hours per week, between the hours of 7am – 3pm. On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package.

What will you deliver?

  • Provide technical support to the local leadership team and deputise in the absence of the Plant Engineer

  • Responsible for assisting the coordination of minor installations work and ensuring maintenance of site electro-mechanical systems including Compressed Air, Steam, Pressure, Water and Gas, ensuring that all equipment within responsibility and control is correctly operated, maintained and repaired to maximise plant operational efficiency and ensure the safety of oneself and others at all times

  • Assist the Plant Engineer in implementing SHEQ policies and procedures, ensuring compliance and a positive, pro-active approach to SHEQ, always identifying areas for improvement

  • Provide assessment and management of the reliability of plant operations that could impact the ability to provide site utility services. Helps evaluate current processes and highlight any failures or issues

  • Support others in fault diagnosis and repairs as necessary always ensuring a high level of General Safety

What can we offer you?

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

  • 24 days annual leave increasing to 25 days once 2 years service is reached  (+ 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 AccessAbility (representing those with physical and mental disabilities), Encompass (representing the LGBTQ+ community), RISE (representing people from ethnic backgrounds), WOMEN TOGETHER (representing women in Equans), Working Parents, and Young Professionals.
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app

Who are we looking for?

  • Knowledge and preferably proven experience and delivery of process plant operations, engineering, and maintenance

  • Extensive knowledge of data collection methods relating to plant reliability

  • Degree/ or equivalent experience in relevant Engineering discipline

  • A formal health and safety related qualification e.g. IOSH Managing Safely or equivalent

  • Additional relevant qualifications as dictated by Site / Contract requirements to include Crane Supervisor, Lifting and Slinging Supervisor, Hot Working and Manual Handling Assessor, Scaffold Inspector

  • Boiler Operation Accreditation Scheme (BOAS) trained (desirable)

  • Professional membership (desirable)

  • Good fault finding and diagnostic skills

  • Good IT Skills having experience in operating a range of Systems including Microsoft Office Suite and Maintenance Management System

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 our commitment to better reflect the markets within which we operate, 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. 

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 AccessAbility (representing those with physical and mental disabilities), Encompass (representing the LGBTQ+ community), RISE (representing people from ethnic backgrounds), WOMEN TOGETHER (representing women in Equans), Working Parents, and Young Professionals.


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.