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Assistant Technical Manager – Electrical

Requisition ID: 48798

Domain: Engineering/Electrical

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

Equans is looking for an Assistant Technical Manager (Electrical Bias) to join our team at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth on a permanent basis. This is a full-time role working 37.5 hours per week. On offer is a competitive banding of £38,000-£41,000, dependant upon skills and experience, and benefits package.


The purpose of the role is to assist the Technical Manager in delivering an efficient and effective operation and maintenance of hospital HV & LV electrical systems, and the promotion of good engineering practices whilst ensuring compliance to statutory and healthcare engineering.

The ideal candidate will have an electrical engineering background, be driven and hungry to progress and develop. We are keen to talk to any Lead Electricians or Supervisors looking for their next challenge.

The role includes an out of hours on call roster as well as AP responsibilities which offer a financial uplift.

What will you deliver?

  • Ensure safe systems of work are used, in line with HTM’s, recognised codes of practice, Equans  quality (ISO 9001) system and all statutory legislation such as Health & Safety at Work Act, COSHH Regulations, Electricity at Work Act, etc.
  • Carry out the duties of Authorised Person, for the systems assigned to you (following training, assessment and formal appointment).
  • Oversee the day-to-day management of the engineering systems under your control, ensuring all planned and reactive maintenance tasks are completed on time and to a high standard.
  • Support the estates management team in the provision of a 24hr maintenance service, within the Portsmouth University NHS Hospital, for the SPV.
  • To provide technical support in resolving complex issues with regards to the estate infrastructure.
  • Monitor equipment maintenance records / service reports to ensure any follow-on action is completed promptly, and recorded within the CAFM system and associated documentation for systems under your control.
  • Manage and oversee external sub-contractors and other professionals.
  • Ensure that contractor and in-house engineering team are competency checked and they are appointed as Competent Persons as appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with other stakeholders, i.e. Technical Managers, Engineering Manager, Senior Operations manager, Head of Estates and site delivery teams.
  • To work in areas occupied by patients and staff, having regard for the health, safety, dignity and confidentiality of occupants within that area, and to the Data Protection Act.
  • To carry out any other such reasonable tasks and duties relevant to the post, as may be determined by the Head of Estates.
  • Promote a culture of customer service to both internal and external customers and partners and to liaise with other departments regarding maintenance issues if required.

What can we offer you?

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

  • 25 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 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?

  • ONC/HND in an engineering discipline (or equivalent)
  • Good customer care and flexible approach to working practices
  • Strong Electrical background
  • 18th Edition BS7671
  • City & Guilds 2391 Inspect & Test
  • Excellent contractor management skills

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.