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General Operative

Requisition ID: 51918

Domain: Trades & Maintenance/General Maintenance

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time


Equans is a renowned energies & services contractor and a proud member of the Bouygues global industrial group. Our expertise spans the design, construction, and maintenance of buildings and critical infrastructure worldwide.

We have an opportunity for a General Operative to carryout street lighting maintenance and installations across the eastern side of Kent. This is a permanent full-time position working 07:30 to 17:00 Monday to Friday.

Key activities:

  • To carry out instructions daily as laid down in the Task Instruction Sheets and the Companies Operations Manual.
  • Operate a MEWP
  • Carry out work in accordance with the regulations and to the client specifications.
  • Ensure that all materials and components are transported to and from site in a safe and secure manner without damage.
  • To ensure that the full co-operation and best Customer Relations are maintained at all times, specifically on site.
  • Be flexible in their working hours and location of works and to ensure all work is completed in accordance with specification.

Skills required for this role:

  • Good communication skills
  • Hard working and committed to role.
  • Ability to work on own initiative whilst maintaining a good quality output.
  • Be able to identify risks on site and report back to line management.
  • Previous experience of using PDA/Tablet PC systems
  • Full driving Licence (HGV class 2)
  • IPAF to operate van mounts
  • Previous experience of working within a street lighting role

Our excellent benefits package includes:

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Company share scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Employee assistance programme

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.

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 WiE (Women in Equans), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Professionals Network) and our Disability Network. 

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.

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