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Co-ordinating Authorising Engineer and Technical Manager

Requisition ID: 48844

Domain: Facilities Management/Operational/Account Management

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

Equans is looking for a Co-ordinating Authorising Engineer and Technical Manager to join our team. This is a full time role working 40 hours per week, split 50% home based and 50% site based. Covering sites across the Central Belt of Scotland. On offer is a competitive salary, car allowance and excellent benefits package (information below). 

We are looking for a highly competent Electrical Manager/Engineer. You’ll be joining a dynamic and growing central engineering function, with the ability to work autonomously, and within an established group of Electrical Experts. 

What will you deliver?

  • Setting the strategic direction in the management of electrical compliance and safety in Scotland
  • Building relationships with contract Electrical representatives
  • Promoting good electrical safety practices to contract representatives, and acting as a conduit between operations and senior operational leaders, ensuring the effective management, governance, communication and oversight
  • Acting as a key member of the Electrical Authorising Engineer group
  • Interpreting and distributing electrical safety and compliance requirements, guidance, and information, including changes, to keep our operational teams and leaders up to date with current standards, and how this is to be adhered to by EQUANS
  • Act as EQUANS Electrical expert when evaluating designs
    Support in the procurement, setting to work, and monitoring of key service providers, ensuring inspections, maintenance and repairs are carried out to the correct standard.
  • To ensure the EQUANS/(S)HTM Safe Systems of Work for High and Low Voltage (HV/LV) systems are managed and adhered to by our field operational teams
  • Carry out technical training and Assessments and Appointments as governed by the HV/LV Safety Rules
  • Audit contract in accordance with the (S)HTM or EQUANS Rules requirements
  • Support our PFI contracts specifically in relation to Maintenance and Lifecycle planning
  • Support the review of data during mobilisation periods, and assisting operations with the prioritisation of remedial works to achieve compliance
  • Post holder 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.
  • Have significant Electrical maintenance/safety experience and be proficient at drafting detailed technical reports and be able to support and actively lead accident or operational incident investigations.
  • Be able to support and deliver in house training, increasing our self-delivery capabilities.

What can we offer you?

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

  • 25 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to 3 times annual salary
  • Partner level private medical insurance
  • 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?

  • Educated to degree level in engineering or equivalent through experience
  • Preferably a member of a relevant Institution.
  • Experience of Facilities Management in a related Services environment (Manufacturing, Industrial, Healthcare, Education, Commercial facilities etc.)
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office packages (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio etc.)
  • Leadership and/or Management qualifications, with previous line management experience
  • Commercially astute, with a natural understand for the complexities of PFI and Private Sector contracts, and how decisions EQUANS makes will have an impact on financial performance

Specific Trade Qualifications and/or Experience:


  • City and Guilds 236 A&B or 2360 parts 1 and 2 or 2330 or equivalent apprenticeship
  • City & Guilds 2394 / 2395 or 2391 Electrical Testing & Inspection
  • Authorised Person experience in HV and/or LV Discipline
  • Relevant Trade Qualifications or Apprenticeship
  • Understanding of Electrical Test and Inspection documentation


  • Health and Safety Qualification (IOSH/NEBOSH) or equivalent18th Edition Wiring Regs
  • First Aid trained
  • Auditing Training or previous experience
  • Accident and Incident investigation training or experience including report writing
  • Permit to Work, Risk Assessment and Method Statement training or experience
  • Familiarity with relevant regulatory, legislative requirements and British Standards as


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.