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Assistant Technical Services Manager (Fabric)

Requisition ID: 50988

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 (Fabric) to join our team at Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH) on a permanent basis. This is a full-time role working 40 hours per week. On offer is a salary banding of £40,000-£45,000, dependent upon skills and experience, and benefits package.


The role is to assist the Technical Services Manager (TSM) 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.


Reporting to the Technical Services Manager (Fabric), the post holder will be responsible for coordinating the activities of the maintenance services in accordance with the requirements of the Maintenance services Agreement with Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust.


Responsible for the effective management of trade staff ensuring all maintenance activities comply with the statutory, NHS, Trust, and Company guidelines.

The post holder will also collaborate and co-operate with the Trust to deliver customer focused, cost effective and efficient maintenance service.

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.

What will you deliver?

  • Support the TSM in ensuring Building Tasks are closed out in timely manner, assisting with the other trades (Mechanical & Electrical) when the need arises
  • Assist the Management and co-ordination of directly employed labour and sub-contractors in reacting to breakdowns and implementing the Planned Preventative Maintenance Systems
  • Ensure all maintenance activities comply with statutory, NHS, Trust and Company guidelines
  • Assist in the review and development of the quality of service at an operational level and Control expenditure as delegated by the Technical Services Manager
  • Ensure all staff are trained and aware of health and safety responsibilities in accordance with statutory, NHS and Trust guidelines and the companies Incident and Behavioural Safety Initiatives
  • Positively manage relationships with stakeholders and Trust representatives to enhance perception of service provision
  • Maintain records as appropriate, relevant plant and equipment for technical performance
  • Ensure Planning and scheduling all planned preventative maintenance activities for the building team is completed using the Maximo system
  • Consideration to statute, Regulations, ACOP’s and Guidance (HTM’s).
  • Give additional support with financial controls with reference to departmental budgetary control, 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
  • Responsible for the safety of plant, equipment, and infrastructure and for safe working practices
  • Contribute to ensure that plant and equipment data and information is delivered in an accurate and timely manner
  • Responsible for bringing to the attention of all Senior Management any unsafe working conditions, working practices, unsafe plant or equipment encountered during the execution of duties including reporting on the company AIMS system
  • Responsible for the execution of any other estates and facilities related duties in an emergency/urgent situation, as directed by the Senior Management Team
  • Participate as a member of the Estates Team by achieving Authorised Person (AP) or Responsible Person (RP) status as required and directed by Senior Management Team
  • Responsible for participating in the ‘on call’ rota, as directed by Senior Management
  • Responsible for supervision and participating in a ‘recall working’ procedure for emergency repairs as required when not on call
  • 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
  • Responsible for liaising with other Managers
  • Responsible for maintaining comprehensive maintenance records

What can we offer you?

On offer is a competitive salary, 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?

  • Experience with Fabric maintenance and management of contractors
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and industry guidelines
  • Good level of verbal, written and numeric skills
  • Computer literate with good IT skills
  • GCSE / O Level Mathematics and English or equivalent

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.