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RB & SHEQ Business Partner

Requisition ID: 49420

Domain: Facilities Management/Technical Services Management

Contract type: Hidden (29021)

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 a RB & SHEQ Business Partner to join our team at Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH) on a 9 month fixed term contract. This is a full-time, onsite role working 37.5 hours per week. On offer is a competitive salary, company vehicle or allowance, bonus and benefits package.


This is an exciting opportunity to be an integral part of the mobilisation. The ideal candidate will be able to hit the ground running with the mobilisation and have a hands-on approach. Construction NEBOSH and a minimum or 2 years’ experience within the construction industry are essential.

The purpose of the role is to provide guidance and leadership to ensure that contracts in the Technical Services (TS) division meet their statutory safety and environment requirements and to assist contracts in delivering on responsible business initiatives.

This role will identify and deliver solutions to improve operational safety, health, environment & quality (SHEQ) in contracts in the part of TS that they are assigned to. Working closely, and in partnership, with the operational teams and the Responsible Business, CDM and TS SHEQ Solutions teams this role will ensure the EQUANS objectives, Responsible Business (RB) & SHEQ culture are embedded within sites and contracts at a regional level.

What will you deliver?

  • Management of RB & SHEQ across the Regional Operational area to ensure all work is undertaken to external and internal standards and guidelines.
  • Work with the Sr RB & SHEQ Managers, SHEQ Solutions BPs, RB, CDM and Central SHEQ to utilise and maintain adequate systems to meet all statutory and EQUANS obligations.
  • Ensure all reportable data (Near Misses, Accidents, RIDDORs, HiPo’s, LTI’s, Incidents, LSV/MSV, Waste, Water, Energy, Social Initiatives, Volunteering etc) is recorded accurately on the contract – coach contracts, sites and individuals where required
  • Establish RB & SHEQ Action Plans for each contract with the Contract Director/Manager – these outputs will deliver safer workplaces, improved employee engagement, culture and support our work-winning activity as models of best practice.
  • Act on the findings of RB & SHEQ Audits – providing guidance to the sites and feedback to SHEQ Solutions on tools, processes and systems that made be needed to improve the safety and quality of our work.
  • Actively promote and champion Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and our Responsible Business (RB) agenda across the contracts that you will be responsible for.
  • Mentor the Safety Ambassadors and the Responsible Business Champions within the contracts that you will be responsible for.
  • Lead by example in following the company’s Responsible Business values and objectives.
  • Ensure that each contract has a Training Matrix or Learning Management System to ensure that all colleagues within the area have the appropriate Responsible Business, Quality and H&S training, qualifications, and development. The delivery of training that impacts safety should be monitored and prioritised.
  • Lead investigations and liaise with stakeholders, ensuring detailed investigations are undertaken and full reports/ recommendations are provided – these reports will adequately identify the root causes of incidents.
  • Hold close out meetings, to ensure incidents/ investigations are fully closed and firm action plans with recommendations are presented to the Accident Incident Review boards to prevent further occurrences across the division and UKBU.
  • Support other internal functions to ensure systems and resources are appropriate to manage the risks across the area.
  • Coach contracts to use the Divisional Reporting tools (such as the ETS Essentials) and feedback to the SHEQ Solutions team on what further reporting may be needed.
  • Form strategic relationships with the HSE/EHO’s and other appropriate industry forums.
  • Support key bids, attend tender interviews, lead competitive dialogue in the bid process to demonstrate that H&S is top the agenda.
  • Support RB activities including volunteering posters, Clean Air Day campaign, Save Water campaign etc.
  • Working as a team with other RB & SHEQ Solutions BPs in ETS RB & SHEQ, functions and operations to ensure a positive Health & Safety culture, compliance and management system across the area BU.
  • Provide innovation and market leading solutions, delivering continuous improvement and data led focus on safety and responsible business.

What can we offer you?

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

  • £5,200 car allowance per year or company car
  • 25 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to 2 times annual salary
  • Onsite parking
  • Access to food outlets and gym within the Trust’s estate
  • 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?

  • At least 2 years experience within the construction industry
  • Construction NEBOSH
  • Previous experience of a Health and Safety role within the construction, energy sector, FM or related industries
  • Understanding of construction, energy and FM technology and methods
  • Demonstrable experience relevant SHEQ legislation
  • Previous experience with mobilisation is desirable

This role includes a DBS Basic 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.