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Senior Technical Manager & AE Mechanical

Requisition ID: 48874

Domain: Facilities Management/Operational/Account Management

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

Equans is looking for a Senior Technical Manager & Authorising Engineer (Mechanical) 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 North West and Scotland. On offer is a competitive salary, car allowance and excellent benefits package (information below). 

We are looking for a highly competent Mechanical 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 Engineering Experts. Our team sets the standards, and strives to deliver more centrally, to support our operational colleagues.

What will you deliver?

  • Setting strategic direction in the management of Mechanical Healthcare compliance and safety
  • Building relationships with contract Mechanical representatives, including strong ties with our external Ventilation and Medical Gas Authorising Engineers
  • Acting as the single point of contact for our external Ventilation and Medical Gas Authorising Engineers. Using your experience, provide Authorised Person support as required
  • Promoting good practices to contract representatives, and acting as a conduit between operations and senior operational leaders, ensuring the effective management, governance, communication and oversight
  • Interpreting and distributing Mechanical/Healthcare 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 Mechanical Healthcare expert
  • Supporting in the procurement, setting to work, and monitoring of key service providers, ensuring inspections, maintenance, repairs, testing and verification activities are carried out to the correct standard.
  • Developing robust demarcation agreements between EQUANS and our clients regarding mechanical responsibilities, and represent EQUANS at client meetings
  • Act as an Authorising Engineer for Mechanical Systems (Mechanical/FGas/Water Hygiene) ensuring the EQUANS/(S)HTM Safe Systems of Work are managed and adhered to by our field operational teams
  • Carry out technical training and Assessments and Appointments as governed by the relevant Mechanical 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

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 2 times annual salary
  • Single 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 or equivalent through experience in Engineering and Management
  • Member of a relevant Institution e.g. IMechE, CIBSE, IET
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Mechanical, Electrical and Fire Safety systems
  • Experience of engineering operational delivery in a Healthcare environment
  • Good understanding and working knowledge of PFI contracts and SHTM/HTM requirements
  • Good knowledge of general compliance in Facilities Management
  • Experience working in a highly competent, multi discipline engineering team
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office packages (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio etc.)

Specific Trade Qualifications and/or Experience:


  • Authorised Person experience in either Medical Gas, Critical Vent, or both
  • Relevant Trade Qualifications or Apprenticeship
  • Significant experience  working within the Healthcare environment managing Medical Gas/Critical Vent systems, or both     


  • Authorised Person experience in Mechanical disciplines
  • Health and Safety Qualification (IOSH/NEBOSH) or equivalent
  • 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 applicable

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.