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Senior Shift Engineer

Requisition ID: 59428

Domain: Engineering/Mechanical

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

Equans is looking for a Senior Shift Engineer to join our team in Leeds on a permanent basis for our Leeds Oncology contract. This is a full time role working 40 hours per week. On offer is a competitive salary (£30,500 + 15% shift allowance £4,575 = £35,075) and benefits package. 

General Overview:
• Work alongside a dynamic maintenance team to deliver the required services, ensuring the Hospital is maintained to the highest standard.
• Participate in a 4 “on” 4 “off” shift pattern which consists of 4 Days on (06:00 to 18:00), 4 Days off, 4 Nights on (18:00 to 06:00), 4 days off
• Provide a customer facing highly responsive maintenance service to the Leeds Oncology Wing
• Undertake a wide range of reactive and planned maintenance tasks and carry these out to a very high standard
• Provide technical guidance, assistance and information to other members of the maintenance team
• Carry out training to be able to provide Authorised Person duties
• Work with a high level of multi-skilling and flexibility
• Manage a small shift team consisting of Maintenance Craftsman and Maintenance Assistants.

To assist in maintenance services EQUANS provide for the NHS Trust through a 30-year concession agreement through Leeds Oncology SPC

1. Lead the shift team and provide support to working colleague’s
2. Carry out maintenance, repairs, testing and inspection of building, mechanical and electrical services, associated systems, plant and equipment in accordance with relevant standards and operational procedures.
3. Participate in a rotating shift pattern in order to provide a 24/7/365 service
4. Provide cover for absent colleagues as appropriate to maintain the service
5. Carry out duties in accordance with safe working practices within statutory, NHS, Trust and Company guidelines.
6. Be able to maintain, service and repair a wide range of the building services listed below:
• Heating and domestic water services
• General Electrical services such as lighting and power
• Air handling units
• Low voltage electrical distribution system and switchgear
• Emergency standby generating plant
• Fire alarm systems and emergency lighting
• Electrical control systems
• Building Management System
7. Have an awareness of the operational procedures and safe working practices of major items of plant and systems as described above
8. Maintain records and complete service reports as appropriate. Providing regular reports on progress to your line manager
9. On occasion carry out installation work involved in minor upgrading and adaptation works.
10. Assist other skilled trades in carrying out maintenance, repairs, testing, inspection and installation work.
11. Undertake training to maintain and develop skills in line with the requirements of the service.
12. Act as Competent or Authorised Person as directed and appointed.
13. Liaise and undertake duties at other healthcare projects as directed.
14. Undertake overtime as required to maintain the service
15. Carry out any other duties as required commensurate with grade.

Qualifications or Required Experience:
Qualified time served engineer with minimum 3 years post apprenticeship experience required, Healthcare experience desirable but not essential, Cross-trade experience advantageous.

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.