Lead Electrician

Requisition ID: 46698

Domain: Facilities Management/Technical Services Management

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

Equans is looking for a Lead Electrician to join our team at Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital on a permanent basis. This is a full time role working 40 hours per week. On offer is a competitive salary, and benefits package.


Flexible working hours required which may include paid overtime working, as well as participate in the on-call rota.


The Electrician (Lead) as part of a team carries out electrical planned and reactive maintenance on all on site infrastructure. The post holder will communicate regularly and effectively with clients and develop excellent professional working relationship to ensure a smooth running of the business. They will organise works allocated in a timely manner and work supportively with the team as well as submit clear and accurate reports.

What will you deliver?

  • Help ensure compliance with statutory and company procedures, maintaining up to date knowledge of H&S and environmental regulations and helping us to achieve our H&S target.
  • Diagnose, fault-find, commission systems, monitor and assess ongoing machine/facility performance, through Planned Preventive Maintenance programme, identifying any additional works required.
  • Assist in installing, commissioning, and servicing plant, equipment and industrial furniture.
  • At all times maintain a smart appearance and professional manner that is representative of EQUANS in the workplace.
  • Carry out and assist in planned/reactive maintenance to on site systems.
  • Administer and complete relevant paperwork.
  • Fair, consistent, and courteous attitude in all dealings at all levels.
  • Ability to work under pressure, take ownership of problems and deal with them to their conclusion.
  • Ensure that all issues are reported to the Technical Services Supervisor/Technical Services Manager.

What can we offer you?

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

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

Candidate must be able to maintain, service and repair a wide range of the building services, some listed below: Training will be provided as necessary.

  • Working with Lighting and Small Power.
  • Low voltage electrical distribution system and switchgear.
  • Emergency standby generators.
  • Fire alarm systems.
  • General and Emergency lighting.
  • Building Management Systems, PTS System, UPS/IPS, Safety Sources.
  • Recognised Electrical apprenticeship and or qualifications.
  • Valid UK driving license.
  • To be an experienced Electrical system with a proven track record. Highly multi skilled individual in building services.
  • Fully qualified electrician; Qualified to IEE 17th /18th edition.
  • Testing and certification of electrical installations.
  • Basic computer literate.
  • Sound awareness of risk assessment and working safely with equipment.
  • Sound knowledge of Health & Safety.
  • Experience of working within a Healthcare environment preferred but not essential.
  • Ability to follow instruction, work to plans (method statements), communicate, present and report technical information as appropriate to trade/skill.
  • Must have completed an electrical apprenticeship with relevant qualifications.
  • NVQ level 3 or equivalent.
  • AM2 – Desirable.
  • City & Guilds 2392 – Inspection & Testing or equivalent – Desirable.

This role includes a DBS Standard check therefore ability to pass is essential.

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.