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Requisition ID: 59619

Domain: Trades & Maintenance/Electrician

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

Equans is recruiting for an Electrician to be based on site at the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People in Edinburgh. This is a permanent full-time role working 42 hours per week. On offer is a competitive salary and excellent benefits package.
Please note this is a shift role – working 4 on 4 off between the hours of 9am – 9pm

What will you deliver?

  • Possess an advanced understanding of policies and procedures relative to the role, ensuring compliance with these standards and maintaining high-quality outputs and standards.
  • Have a thorough understanding of Health and Safety at Work (HASAW) requirements and duties. Ability to risk assess work processes, develop method statements, and train employees to adhere to HASAW requirements.
  • Implement principles of industrial and commercial system installations and protection measures. Utilize resources effectively and demonstrate effective planning, organizing, and prioritizing skills.
  • Undertake personal training and development activities, stay updated on industry advancements and practices, and support the learning and development of others by providing guidance and support.
  • Take ownership of assigned tasks, ensure proper completion and accurate documentation of work performed, and communicate any obstacles to work delivery in a timely manner.
  • Communicate clearly and confidently, adapt communication methods to the needs of the target audience, and actively listen to others before reaching a view.
  • Demonstrate sound judgment in decision-making, seek input from others, and escalate work issues when necessary.
  • Perform Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) and Reactive Planned Maintenance (RPM) tasks assigned through Maximo or other designated systems. Sign off completed work and report any issues to the shift lead for rectification.
  • Learn from experience, make suggestions to improve personal work processes, and implement improvements to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Anticipate and adapt flexibly to changing environments, support the team in coping with pressure and change, and embrace challenges as opportunities for learning and improvement.
  • Think laterally, propose innovative solutions to problems, seek input from others, and plan and prioritize team and project workload effectively to meet deadlines.  

What can we offer you?

On offer is a competitive salary, and excellent benefits package, which includes;

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Company share scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee assistance programme 

Who are we looking for?

  • Relevant technical qualification or apprenticeship in Electrical Engineering or a related discipline.
  • Proven experience as an Electrician or similar role in a healthcare environment.
  • Strong knowledge of SHTM (Scottish Healthcare Technical Memorandum), PPMs (Planned Preventative Maintenance), and SLAs (Service Level Agreements).
  • Excellent understanding of Engineering Building Services installation and maintenance techniques.
  • Advanced problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Flexibility and adaptability in a dynamic work environment.  
  • The role requires the successful post holder to obtain a PVG Disclosure prior to starting.

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 manage this requirement. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries should 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.