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Fire Plant Assistant

Requisition ID: 59681

Domain: Construction/Site Management

Contract type: Hidden (29021)

Schedule: Full-Time

Equans is looking for a Fire Plant Assistant to join our team in Heysham on a 6-month Fixed-Term Contract for EDF. This is a full time role working 37 hours per week. On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package.

General Overview:

To undertake all fire and emergency preparedness systems work on a planned maintenance system. The main tasks include planned preventative maintenance on emergency equipment, including but not limited to fire extinguishers, fire tender, fire pumps, fire protection systems, hose reels, dry riser testing, fire hydrants and deluge tests. Reactive works as required.

Technical Competence:
• IT literate with experience of MS Office & work planning applications
• Knowledge of Fire protection systems
• Breathing Apparatus / systems knowledge and understanding
• Ability to carry out minor installation work

Industry Qualifications:
• Breathing Apparatus Interspiro Spiromatic maintenance (Mandatory)
• FETA Extinguisher maintenance (Mandatory)
• BA Compressor training (Mandatory)
• Dry Riser (Desired)

Equans / EDF Training Requirements:
• Equans Induction (Mandatory)
• Equans Health and Safety (level one) including COSHH(Mandatory)
• Equans Manual Handling (Mandatory)
• EDF – Safe Unescorted Access to Site (Site Specific) (Mandatory)
• EDF – Entry into Radiation and Contamination Controlled Areas (EIRCA & EICCA) (Mandatory)
• EDF – Generic Dressing / Undressing for CCA (DUCCA) (Mandatory)
• EDF – Fire Prevention (Mandatory)
• EDF – Information Security Level 2
• EDF – Competent Person (Mandatory)
There is also an expectation to undertake further training as requested in line with the clients and Equans operational requirements

Key Performance Indicators:
Planning & Organising
• Work with appropriate line supervisors to ensure that tasks are planned and delivered to client specification and agreed service requirements.
• Plan and prioritise work
• Shows clear understanding of role objectives and responsibilities.
• Work schedules and projects are prioritised appropriately and delivered on time.
• An ability to work under pressure taking ownership of all delegated tasks ensuring that all work is of a high standard.

Operational Responsibilities
• Ensure compliance with statutory and company procedures, maintaining up to date knowledge of H/S and Environmental regulations
• Provide out of hours cover where required
• Complete relevant paperwork
• Compliant with all safety related policies and procedures
• Identification and reporting of areas and procedures that fail to meet expected standards (Safety, Technical and Environmental)
• Appropriate risk assessments undertaken on all work.
• Rectifies problems where appropriate (ensuring that the correct procedures are followed)
• All paperwork completed (permits, reports, and work order cards) is accurate and submitted within set time scales.

• Establish good working relationships with other team members, provide guidance to others (e.g., apprentices)
• Willingly contribute to the overall team and company objectives, responding quickly to new directives
• Delivers/Contributes to pre-job briefs, exchanging ideas and putting forward suggestions to improve team performance.
• Positive feedback from other team members.
• Good communication skills, with the ability to communicate at all levels in a clear and concise manner. Interacting positively with the client and their representatives, proactively sharing information with others.

Health & Safety
• Reads and understands the relevant generic Risk Assessment
• Completes Point of work Risk Assessment
• Ensures appropriate PPE is worn/used and is good working order
• Ensures work area is protected using appropriate barriers/signs
• Ensures full training has been received for each aspect of the job
• Ensures work area is left safe on completion of the job
• Uses appropriate access equipment where necessary

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.