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Assistant Technical Services Manager (Electrical)

Requisition ID: 48818

Domain: Facilities Management/Technical Services Management

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

Equans are working closely in partnership with the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust to prepare for the opening of the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), the brand-new centre of healthcare provision for the local community.

Our vision is for the new facility to be more than a hospital – we want to provide a top-class healthcare provision, a sustainable service and deliver real value to the local community. We’re looking for a dedicated team with the skills, enthusiasm, and commitment to quality which will help us reach this!

Joining our team at MMUH, as part of a wider team responsible for maintenance across other sites within the Trust’s estate, you will have a unique opportunity to provide valuable input into the vital final stages prior to opening, influencing how the future management and maintenance of the facility is delivered. You will work on the site throughout the remaining construction and commissioning phases, liaising closely with both the Trust and constructor, and then to continue to maintain the completed hospital.

Joining Equans as part of the MMUH team also means you will be continuously supported and encouraged to grow your career and develop your professional skills!

The site is close to Birmingham city centre and will be serviced by public transport links as well as providing onsite parking facilities and access to food outlets.


Equans is looking for an Assistant Technical Services Manager (Electrical) to join our team at Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH) on a permanent basis. This is a full-time role working 37.5 hours per week. On offer is a salary banding of £40,000-£45,000, dependent upon skills and experience, Business use vehicle, and benefits package.

The role is based at the new Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH) which is due to start delivering clinical services in 2024. The new facility incorporates high level of modern services and technology both in terms of healthcare delivery and building management. Equans are working closely in partnership with the Trust to ensure the completed facility is of a good quality and able to provide a sustainable service to the area not only in respect to healthcare provision but also providing a diverse value to the local community.

The role is to assist the Technical Services Manager in the provision and deliver of a high-quality maintenance service. The role will also include assisting in the operation, repair and maintenance of building fabric and engineering services while working within a multi-disciplinary hard service team environment. Due to the wide range of services and systems installed within the building the role requires a wide range of skills and flexible nature but also provides the opportunity to work in a very rewarding environment with continued opportunity for learning and development.

Whilst the role will be based at the MMUH Equans are also responsible for the maintenance of other sites within the Trust’s estate and it is possible that the post holder will be required to work at other sites and may be requested to vary hours to cover shifts patterns where needed to cover annual leave and sickness.

The role is vital to ensure that the estate is maintained to a high standard and that all statutory requirements are fully complied with for all services and facilities under the control of the contract. Successful completion of tasks and a conscientious approach will significantly contribute to the ability to retain the high quality of the facility to assist in ensuring healthcare can be delivered in an appropriate environment.

What will you deliver?

  • Directly accountable for day-to-day matters to the Technical Services Manager
  • Deputise for the Technical Services Manager during absence from site as directed by Senior Management Team
  • Plan and schedule all planned preventative maintenance activities in conjunction with the Planning Coordinator for buildings, plant and equipment using the Maximo system, with consideration to statute, Regulations, ACOP’s and Guidance (HTM’s)
  • Assist the Technical Services Manager to undertake negotiations with subcontractors and suppliers to provide a cost-effective service with reference to the contract SLA’s
  • Responsible for specific elements of budgetary control and give additional assistance with financial controls with reference to departmental budget, stock, contracts etc
  • Ensuring that all staff and subcontractors’ response and rectification times are met, and repairs are undertaken diligently, with due care and without undue delay
  • To review the quality of work undertaken by both directly employed staff and contractors
  • Assist in ensuring cover is provided at all times by ensuring shift rota’s are adequately covered
  • Regularly meet with directly employed staff (collectively irrespective of their trade function and individually), subcontractors and suppliers to discuss performance
  • Responsible for the safety of plant, equipment and infrastructure and for safe working practices
  • Ensure adherence to all Statutory Standards and Regulations and Department of Health requirements
  • Involvement in the process of tendering contracts and the selection of new sub-contractors and suppliers
  • Attend as required Health & Safety forums with staff and the client on a regular basis
  • Contribute to ensure that plant and equipment data and information is delivered in an accurate and timely manner to enable Lifecycle Planning to be developed
  • Assist in the production of condition surveys and subsequent action plans in a timely manner allowing milestone targets and goals to be achieved
  • Responsible for bringing to the attention of the Technical Services Manager and all Senior Management any unsafe working conditions, working practices, unsafe plant or equipment encountered during the execution of duties including reporting on the company reporting and recording system
  • Responsible for the execution of any other estates and facilities related duties in an emergency/urgent situation, as directed by the Technical Services Manager or Senior Management Team
  • Participate as a member of the Estates Team by achieving Authorised Person (AP) status in a number of disciplines as required and directed by Senior Management Team which will include at least 2 of the following key disciplines along with any other disciplines deemed necessary:
    • HV/LV
    • Medical gas
  • Required to participating in the ‘on call’ rota as and when required, after suitable training and relevant experience is gained as directed by Senior Management
  • Required to supervision and participating in a ‘recall to work’ procedure for emergency repairs as required when not on call
  • Responsible for undertaking flexible working practices across the whole range of estates services. This will include electrical, mechanical, plumbing, cleaning, building etc – duties as directed by the Senior Management Team
  • Responsible for undertaking work in any other building/property/location as required
  • To attend and participate in training courses as required and to undertake any training in the future as may be required to ensure the duties of the post are effectively carried out or as required by the Senior Management Team
  • Managing and directing staff in a safe and efficient manner and conducting personal performance evaluations of staff in accordance with EQUANS policies and procedures
  • Deliver training to staff on relevant subjects as appropriate to experience is gained (eg tool box talks & trade specific subject matter)
  • Responsible for liaising with other Managers
  • Carry out appraisals of frontline staff
  • Responsible for supervision of contractors including review of Risk Assessment and Method Statements and onsite inspections of working practices and quality
  • To assist in establishing and monitoring systems to ensure that maintenance standards are to the optimum
  • Responsible for advising management and demonstrating where there is a demonstrable shortfall in resources to meet the standards required for patient environment and to meet legislation requirements
  • Responsible for first line management with regards to all EQUANS Human Resource and Health and Safety Policies and Procedures
  • Responsible for first line management with regards to all EQUANS Human Resource and Health and Safety Policies and Procedures
  • Responsible for the action and validation of time sheets, on-call sheet, Annual Leave requests and general personnel issues
  • Assist in the production of the relevant statistics for use in maintaining budgetary control
  • Responsible for maintaining comprehensive maintenance records
  • Assisting management with development and the implementation of relevant approved new works, inclusive of financial control
  • Assist in updating on new technology and advising on any future requirements to the staff training programme
  • Assist in ensuring that energy management systems work at optimum efficiency
  • Assist and Carryout EQUANS’s Management Safety Visit (MSV) across the contract on both tasks being undertaken by directly employed staff and Sub-contractors
  • Carry out monthly 10% Audit checks on works carried out by the estate’s teams ensuring compliance, report shortfalls and training requirements
  • Assist site engineer with carrying out inspections of site tools, plant, access equipment and first aid equipment, reporting on findings and manage resolution ensuring safety and compliance
  • Assist management with review on utilisation of workforce working closely with the CAFM management team
  • Cover the Technical Administrator during periods of absence
  • May be required to lead in the project management and delivery of Life cycle works
  • To actively identify continuing professional development requirements and demonstrate progress towards enhancing knowledge and training

What can we offer you?

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

  • 24 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?

  • City and Guild or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Ability to show understanding of statutory maintenance requirements, legislation, Health Technical Memorandums, Health Building Notes and other technical documentation
  • High level of verbal, written and numeric skills and must be computer literate
  • A sound knowledge of standard spreadsheet packages and computerised estates and project management systems
  • Must be able to manage people, be self-motivating, able to work on own initiative, and be able to liaise and delegate effectively with staff operating in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • A sound knowledge of the Health and Safety at Work Act, the Construction Design and Management Regulations and other relevant statutory requirements will be required
  • Able to demonstrate a sound understanding of technical and estates and building issues in the provision of construction, maintenance and FM services
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to communicate at all levels
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Experience of Microsoft Office software essential, including Outlook, Word

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.