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M&E Operative

Requisition ID: 59621

Domain: Trades & Maintenance/Electrician

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

Equans is recruiting for an M&E Operative 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?

  • Apply principles of industrial and commercial systems, implementing protection measures for effective resource utilization.
  • Understand and adhere to relevant policies, procedures, and RAMS (Risk Assessment Method Statements) and codes of safe working practices.
  • Engage in personal training and development, staying updated with work programs to ensure efficient service operations.
  • Perform Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) and Reactive Preventative Maintenance (RPM) tasks as assigned through Maximo or other systems, based on required skill levels.
  • Sign off on completed tasks and promptly report issues to the M&E Lead for rectification, ensuring proper closure of tasks in Maximo.
  • Exercise initiative and judgment to resolve non-routine problems independently, providing solutions to immediate work issues.
  • Plan, organize, and prioritize allocated work effectively, taking ownership and delivering tasks to the best of your ability.
  • Seek clarity on objectives, openly report progress, and act on feedback to ensure high-quality standards and timely task completion.
  • Support personal development and the learning of others, responding positively to empowerment and giving and receiving constructive feedback.
  • Adapt to changing circumstances, work priorities, and deadlines, maintaining personal well-being and remaining calm under pressure.
  • Communicate clearly and confidently, adapting your style and methods to the needs of the target audience.
  • Collaborate effectively with colleagues and managers, advising promptly of any obstacles to work delivery, and representing the team positively.
  • Exercise sound judgment in decision-making, understanding risks and taking personal responsibility for decisions.
  • Learn from experiences, make suggestions, and implement improvements to personal work processes, ensuring high-quality standards.
  • Make autonomous decisions, escalate when necessary, and involve stakeholders early in decisions that affect them.
  • Think laterally and propose innovative solutions, seeking input from others to encourage collaboration and diverse perspectives.
  • Plan and prioritize workload effectively, negotiate realistic timescales, ensure adherence to budget constraints, and develop contingency plans.

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?

  • Level 2 qualification in a relevant mechanical/electrical trade is desirable.
  • Significant demonstrable experience in a building services environment.
  • Training or willingness to undertake training for CP roles in high-risk disciplines.
  • Thorough understanding of relevant policies and procedures and adherence to RAMS and codes of safe working.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety at Work (HASAW) requirements and duties.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently, demonstrate initiative, and prioritize tasks.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing circumstances and work priorities.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to delivering high-quality work.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • 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.