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Highways & Street Lighting General Manager

Requisition ID: 55589

Domain: Construction/Project Management

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 a great opportunity for a General Manager to manage existing contracts and projects within the street lighting and highways electrical sector in the Northern part of the UK; along with identifying new opportunities.

Key activities

  • Leadership and Strategic Planning: The GM provides leadership to the team, setting a vision for the company and developing strategic plans to guide the organisation toward its goals. They are responsible for making critical business decisions and setting long-term objectives.
  • Operations Management: They oversee the day-to-day operations of their contracts, ensuring that the business runs smoothly. This includes managing (but not limited to) Redcar and Cleveland and Cheshire West and Chester contracts, and ensuring that the company meets its performance and efficiency targets.
  • Financial Management: The GM is responsible for the financial health of their contracts. They oversee budgeting, forecasting, financial planning, and analysis for their contracts.
  • Human Resources: They are involved in key aspects of human resources, including hiring, training, and performance management. The GM works to create a positive work environment, foster professional development, and ensure that their contracts have the talent it needs to achieve its goals.
  • Sales and Marketing: the GM will work closely with the BDM for the North. They will work to drive revenue growth, develop new work streams and partners in line with forecasted budget growth
  • Customer and Stakeholder Relations: The GM acts as a key point of contact for stakeholders, including customers, investors, and business partners. They ensure that the company maintains strong relationships with these groups, addressing concerns and leveraging opportunities.
  • Compliance and Risk Management: They ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements. The GM also oversees risk management, identifying potential risks to the organisation and implementing strategies to mitigate them.
  • Innovation and Improvement: The GM encourages innovation and continuous improvement within the organisation. They seek out opportunities for the company to grow and evolve, adapting to changing market conditions and customer needs.
  • Reporting and Communication: They are responsible for reporting on their contracts performance to the Senior Leadership Team. The GM ensures that all communication within the organisation is clear and effective, fostering a culture of transparency and collaboration 

Skills, qualifications & experience 

  • Industry Knowledge: A deep understanding of Highway electrical sector with PFI experience.
  • Leadership and Management Skills: Strong leadership abilities are essential, including people management, strategic thinking, decision-making, and the ability to inspire and motivate employees
  • Financial Acumen: a strong grasp of financial management principles, including budgeting, financial planning and analysis, and understanding financial reports.
  • Operational Knowledge: Understanding of operational management and the ability to streamline processes for efficiency and effectiveness is important. This includes knowledge of supply chain management, production, and service delivery.
  • Sales and Marketing: understand the fundamentals of sales and marketing, how they drive business growth, and how to align them with the overall strategy of the company.
  • Human Resources: Knowledge of HR management practices, including recruitment, training, performance management,
  • Communication Skills: Excellent communication skills to effectively convey vision, strategies, and expectations to all levels of the organisation and to stakeholders outside the company
  • Problem-solving and Analytical Skills: The ability to analyse complex problems, identify strategic solutions, and make data-driven decisions
  • Ethical Judgment and Professionalism: High ethical standards and professionalism are crucial

We offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Car allowance
  • Private health care
  • 360 health check
  • Pension
  • Company share scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee assistance programme (Private GP Appointments, Legal support, Counselling)

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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