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Requisition ID: 58048

Domain: Trades & Maintenance/Plumbing

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

Equans is looking for 2x Plumbers to join our team in Blackburn on a permanent basis for our Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital. This is a full time role working 40 hours per week. On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package.

General Overview:
We are looking for a proactive, enthusiastic, and motivated Plumber/Heating Engineer for maintenance work across Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital and Burnley General Teaching Hospital to join a team of onsite engineers who will integrate into the technical team as a whole. The individual will have the desire to expand their professional qualifications portfolio, ensuring the contract always provides robust and reliable authorised / competent person cover for our client.
Based at primarily at Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital, the Plumber / Heating Engineer will be responsible for the technical performance and maintenance of standards within the hospitals. They will provide guidance to others on site, showing technical expertise in mechanical (Plumbing/Heating Systems) and water systems. Ensure appropriate and compliant solutions and efficient customer service delivery. The Engineer will have advanced technical knowledge in more than one skill or technology area and will form part of the out of hours on call rota (additional allowance paid for on call). Working hours are 40 hours per week.
Basic Duties will include:
1st Fix Reactive Response and Rectification duties – Including fault finding and resolution
2nd Fix Reactive Response– Providing support to colleague and technical advice to resolve open problems and encourage a learning culture within the technical team.
Planned Maintenance – Pre planned works within the Hospital to ensure contractual compliance, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and Industry guidance and rectifying faults.
– Ensure workload is planned, delivered to customer specification, and agreed service requirement.
– Plan, prioritise and resource projects.
– Ensure compliance with statutory and company procedures, maintaining up to date knowledge of H&S and environmental regulations, and helping us to achieve our No Life at Risk targets.
– Install commission and service plant and equipment.
– Diagnose, fault-find, commission systems and monitor facility performance, through PPM programme, identifying any additional works required.
– Flexible working hours required.
– Administer and complete relevant paperwork.
– Understand and meet ongoing customer requirements, develop effective working relationships with business partners, suppliers, and sub-contractors.
– Fair, consistent, and courteous attitude in all dealings at all levels.
– Assist other members of the work force as required
– Willing to attend training in line with the business requirements and personal development
– Full driving licence required
– At all times maintain a smart appearance and professional manner that is representative of Cofely in the workplace.
– Ability to work under pressure, take ownership of problems and deal with them to their conclusion
– Ensure that all issues are reported to the Technical Services Supervisor/Technical Services Manager

The individual will play a vital role in EQUANS, working alongside an already established technical team to ensure that the operations are legally and contractually compliant and represent excellence in service delivery.

We are looking for a driven individual to add expertise and dimension to the building maintenance team at across the sites. They will demonstrate flexibility and efficiency in responding to changing business requirements and will establish good working relationships with other team members. The individual should have ambitions to progress within a company that offers plentiful opportunities to develop. The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary and benefits package.

Qualifications or Required Experience:
– Approved and formal apprenticeship served in relevant skill area or relevant and practical experience within a similar industry would be an advantage.
– Sound awareness of risk assessment and working safely with equipment.
– Sound knowledge of Health & Safety.
– Ability to work to plans (method statements), read technical diagrams.
– PFI/Healthcare experience would be an advantage.
– Experience of working on or with, LTHW, TMV’s, Sentinel/Representative testing, Pipe work, Valves, Drainage, Potable Water Storage/Systems.
– L8
– Vented and Unvented systems
– PPM & Reactive Work
– Friendly manner and excellent customer service skills.

Desired Qualifications:
• NVQ trained
• Water Regs Certificate
• Good computer skills
• Fire Extinguishers

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?

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.