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Mechanical Craftsperson L2 (Heating & Plumbing)

Requisition ID: 58800

Domain: Engineering/Mechanical

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 currently have an exciting opportunity for a Mechanical Craftsperson (Heating & Plumbing) to join our Facilities Management team at the Royal Hospital for Children & Young People based in Little France, Edinburgh.  This is a permanent position working 48 hours per week. The role will be on a 4 on 4 off shift pattern, and working hours will be 0900 – 21:00. There will be participation in an out of hours on call rota, and overtime when necessary.

Key activities:

  • You will play a vital role in the installation, maintenance, and repair of Mechanical systems within the healthcare environment.
  • Oossess competency at level 3 in theory and practice or equivalent in a relevant Mechanical discipline or have achieved an advanced level recognized and relevant apprenticeship.
  • Mechanical Craftsperson may provide general supervision of Craft or Operative Maintenance Assistants or act as a Shift Lead Line Manager overseeing a small team.Lead Line Manager.
  • Perform planned preventative maintenance (PPM) and reactive preventative maintenance (RPM) tasks as assigned through Maximo (or other system)
  • Sign off on completed work and promptly report any issues to the M&E Lead for rectification. Ensure tasks are properly closed off in Maximo following full completion.
  • Demonstrate initiative and judgment in resolving non-routine problems independently.
  • Recommend options for improved task performance and provide workable solutions to immediate work problems.
  • Effectively plan, organize, and prioritize allocated work.
  • Take ownership of tasks and deliver them to the best of your ability.
  • Respond flexibly to changing circumstances, work priorities, and deadlines.
  • Complete tasks within agreed timescales and ensure adherence to high-quality standards.
  • Observe and follow work through to completion while checking for errors and making necessary corrections.

Skills, qualifications & experience:

  • Relevant technical qualification or apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline.
  • Proven experience as an Mechanical Craftsperson or similar role in a healthcare environment.
  • Understanding of SHTMs, PPMs, and SLAs related to Mechanical systems.
  • Competency at level 3 in theory and practice or equivalent in a relevant Mechanical discipline.
  • Familiarity with Health and Safety at Work (HASAW) requirements and risk assessment processes.
  • Knowledge of RAMS and codes of safe working.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative.
  • Organizational and time management skills.
  • We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, as well as opportunities for professional growth and development within our organization.
  • The role requires the successful candidate to obtain a PVG certificate. You will not be able to start until this is in place. 

Our excellent benefits package includes: 

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Company share scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 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.