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Technical Manager & Authorising Engineer (Natural Gas/Mechanical/Biomass/ Petroleum)

Requisition ID: 55570

Domain: Facilities Management/Technical Services Management

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

Equans is looking for a Technical Manager & Authorising Engineer  –

(Natural Gas / Mechanical / Biomas / Petrolium) to join our team, working from home with weekly travel in Northern England and Scotland on a permanent basis.

This is a full time role working 40 hours per week. On offer is a competitive salary, company vehicle or allowance, bonus and benefits package.

The role holder will lead on requests for Natural Gas support and assist with medium hazard Mechanical systems across the North. The candidate will also be responsible for biomass and petroleum systems as AE and will set the standards within our operational teams for these disciplines.

You’ll be joining a dynamic and growing central engineering function, with the ability to work autonomously, and sculpt the future of the support we offer. Training and development opportunities are abundant, as we anticipate gaps in knowledge considering the complexities of the role. If you’re keen for progression and want to work within a competent, high-performance team, with a culture of continuous improvement, then please apply!

What will you deliver?

  • Ensure the EQUANS Safe Systems of Work for Natural Gas, Mechanical Systems (Low & Medium hazard), Biomass and Petroleum are managed and adhered to by our field operational teams.
  • Carry out technical training and Assessments and Appointments as governed by the various safety rules.
  • Achieve compliance with regards to Gas Safe requirements and Equans Rules for the Management of Natural Gas/LPG and Oil Combustion Installations.
  • Develop and support the production of Local Operating Procedures
  • Assess and, where appropriate, appoint Authorised, Responsible and Competent Persons.
  • Define the requirements of any training that is required for appointment.
  • Train and mentor appointed persons and other junior gas engineers to enable them to achieve the required standards.
  • Maintain a register of appointed persons including their training records and areas of responsibility.
  • Carry out audits at an appropriate frequency and on any other occasion deemed necessary and provide feedback to the LAE on any identified systemic issues. The content and nature of each audit is described in the relevant rule book.
  • Provide advice on design and operational considerations when new schemes and installations are being or considered.
  • Issue and management of all operational restrictions, safety notices and any amendments to the SSoW to each affected appointed person or Controlling Manager within their area of control
  • Investigate dangerous occurrences or RIDDOR incidents.
  • Provide advice and guidance to the Operating Unit Directors.
  • Act as subject matter experts to support the wider business.
  • As a Gas Safe registered engineer there may on occasions be a need to support contracts with the servicing and/or management servicing of Combustion Appliances and associated plant

What can we offer you?

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

  • 25 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to 2xtimes 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?

  • Mechanical trade qualifications and have hands on Gas compliance experience.
  • Highly competent Mechanical/Gas biased Engineering/Technical Manager, ready for the next step.
  • Significant expertise in the management and control of commercial Gas defect and issues, and a working understanding of Mechanical systems in a manufacturing, industrial, defence, commercial and/or healthcare environment, and will use that experience to help drive up standards across the Division.
  • An understanding of Biomass & Petroleum systems but not essential, the candidate will be provided with training to gain competency.
  • Able to ensure that EQUANS operations are compliant across a range of different disciplines and against a range of different legislation or standards, even those disciplines where an AE isn’t strictly required.
  • Be a 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.
  • Preferably member of relevant Institutions.
  • Significant experience of Building Services Engineering / Facility Maintenance (Manufacturing, Industrial, Healthcare, Education, Commercial facilities and environments).

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.