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Defects Project Manager

Requisition ID: 59320

Domain: Facilities Management/Technical Services Management

Contract type: Hidden (29021)

Schedule: Full-Time

Equans is looking for a Defects Project Manager to join our team in Birmingham on an 18-month fixed term contract. This is a full-time role working 37.5 hours per week. On offer is a competitive salary, company vehicle or allowance, bonus and benefits package.


As part of the Project Management team you will take full accountability for the delivery of Defect related projects or assist in the proving of defects under the FMA Contract. As part of this you will be expected to manage the P&L and H&S for your projects from concept to completion with the support from the PFP Lead PM and Head of Projects. Your role will be fundamental to the efficient delivery of Defect projects to support the SPV (Client) who you will build relationships with as part of your role. You will be expected to work well with the remainder of the team and support the wider Operational team to support the business in its Contractual delivery, while maintaining a strong Contractual position specifically around CDM.

This role is fundamental to the delivery of all projects and lifecycle works on behalf of Equans and the Client. Meeting the Clients needs and ensuring works are delivered within budget and on time is paramount and the post holder needs to reflect this in the day-day operations. All projects must ensure a favourable financial return.

We are looking for a driven individual to add expertise and dimension to the team at the Hospital. The individual will be able to demonstrate flexibility and efficiency in responding to a changing workload and business imperatives while able to establish excellent working relationships within the existing team and clients alike. Experience within a contractual, KPI-driven environment and exposure to a hospital PFI environment a pre-requisite.

What will you deliver?

  • Full Profit & Loss responsibility for your delivered projects & life cycle works
  • Build and sustain strong relationship with relevant stakeholders (Trust / SPV) at management level to ensure the delivery of the defect projects
  • Work with the wider Project, Life cycle and operational teams to ensure all work is carried out efficiently to minimise disruption to the Trusts
  • Ensure on time delivery and margin optimisation is achieved for all projects
  • Support all phases of the project, from initial request to close out, to meet all contractual requirements
  • Support the Lead PFP PM with processes and governance across the site which will make the Queen Elizabeth contract a Centre of Excellence across the business area
  • Continually refining the project delivery model to ensure the right resources and approach is deployed and optimised for each project
  • Make sure project risks are identified and managed through effective mitigation measures. Manage the implementation of designated projects. Ensure the project plan is maintained from inception to completion
  • Monitoring and communicating project financial performance and administration to the Lead PM so that you can review targets against budget
  • Oversee and support your team to co-ordinate operatives, suppliers in a planned and controlled manner ensuring efficiency and minimising costs
  • Implement and comply with Equans policies and procedures, all legal requirements and best practice within Equans Group’s including regular safety inspections within the allocated business area
  • Detailed discussions with Trust staff and careful planning are required to ensure that works can proceed with the minimum of disruption to building users
  • Ensure as necessary, all drawings, specifications and tender documents are prepared. Must adhere to requirements to be compliant with all statutory requirements including Health and safety
  • Check and comment on designs and specifications provided by consultants for larger capital projects
  • Monitor working procedures and performance of suppliers with particular regard to health and safety. Liaise closely with Technical Services, and Estates Maintenance Managers to assist with monitoring and performance measurement
  • Responsible for undertaking work in any other building/property/location as required

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 2 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 looking for?

  • Proven background in FM, maintenance delivery, and the PFI environment
  • A strong Project Manager, who will have a proven track record working in Healthcare and delivering projects in a live environment
  • Strong Commercial awareness will be needed to manage and flow Supplier Contracts downstream
  • Ability to show understanding of Local Authority legislation, Planning Applications, Fire and Building Regulations Approvals
  • High level of verbal, written and numeric skills and must be computer literate.  A sound knowledge of standard spreadsheet packages and computerized estates and project management systems
  • Must be able to work with all stakeholders and operational staff, be self-motivating, able to work on own initiative, liaise and delegate effectively with staff operating in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • A sound knowledge of building and engineering services design and associated British Standards
  • A sound knowledge of the Health and Safety at Work Act, the Construction Design and Management Regulations and other relevant statutory requirements will be required
  • Able to demonstrate a sound understanding of technical and estates and building issues in the provision of construction, maintenance and FM services
  • Financially aware and able to use Equans finance software (Coupa) to support the team in the delivery of projects
  • HNC /HND or equivalent qualification in a building or engineering discipline
  • Considerable experience operating in the public and/or private sector with a demonstrable track record of directly managing small works within a large and complex estate is essential

This role includes a DBS Standard check therefore ability to pass is essential.

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.