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Site Foreperson

Requisition ID: 57026

Domain: Engineering/Electrical

Contract type: Hidden (29021)

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 Site Foreperson who has worked either within the highways infrastructure or the street lighting sector. This position will require the postholder to be prepared to work across parts of Cambridge. This role is currently a 12 month fixed term contract.

As a Site Foreperson in our street lighting sector, you’ll play a crucial role in ensuring the planning of our street lighting contracts and EV charging installations across London and the home counties. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring the safety of all personnel on-site
  • Overseeing daily work activities
  • At time assisting the teams to carry out installation works when required
  • Managing multiple subcontractors effectively
  • Problem solving
  • Reviewing and optimizing work schedules to programme works
  • Ordering materials
  • Scheduling and maintaining site offices
  • Upholding project availability standards
  • Providing training and ensuring the safety of technicians
  • Effective communication with the management team

In addition, you will be responsible for setting site and individual goals, staying within budgetary constraints, and handling disciplinary actions when necessary.

Skills, qualifications and experience


  • Previous experience in infrastructure projects in street lighting, utilities and EV charging installations on the highways sector
  • Supervisory experience
  • Basic computer proficiency, including MS Office
  • NRSWA Street Works certified


  • BS7671 Electrical Testing & Inspection Level 3
  • SSSTS certification
  • Familiarity with current solar technology
  • First Aid certified

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.