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Mechanical Chargehand

Requisition ID: 59738

Domain: Engineering/Mechanical

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

Equans is looking for a Mechanical Chargehand to join our team in Dungeness, Kent on a permanent basis for our EDF contract. This is a full time role working 37 hours per week. On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package.

General Overview:

Equans is a leading facilities management Company providing business critical solutions to a broad range of customers across the UK. We succeed by working with passion and by working together. Equans are looking for an experienced and qualified mechanical fitter with strong maintenance knowledge. The candidate will be expected to join a team of engineers that maintain ventilation systems and associated plant within the nuclear facility.

Technical Competences:
• Formal and recognised apprenticeship served in relevant skill area or minimum of 4 years relevant and practical experience within control and instrumentation.
• Awareness of risk assessment and working safely with electronic test equipment
• Able to service and fault find on both conventional and Bespoke installations.
• Ability to follow work instructions, read/ interpret technical diagrams and report technical information as required
• Electrical fault finding & rectification skills

Qualifications or Required Experience:
• Level 3 (NVQ) Diploma in Engineering Maintenance, or similar
• Level 3 Diploma in Installing Engineering Construction Plant and Systems – Mechanical Fitting
• Level 3 Combined Diploma in Process Engineering Maintenance OR Demonstrable, Similar Level of Mechanical or Mechanical Maintenance Experience

Equans / EDF Energy Training Requirements ;
• Equans Company Induction
• CCNSG Qualified including COSHH
• Equans Manual Handling
• EDF Energy – Safe Unescorted Access to Site (Site Specific)
• EDF Energy – Entry into Radiation and Contamination Controlled Areas
• EDF Energy – Generic Dressing / Undressing for CCA
There is also an expectation to undertake further training as requested in line with the clients and Equans operational requirements

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

Operational Responsibilities
•Ensure compliance with statutory and company procedures, maintaining up to date knowledge of H/S and Environmental regulations
•Repair systems, plant or equipment to the required standard
•Install, commission and service plant equipment
•Diagnose, fault find, debug and commission systems where required
•Provide out of hours cover where required
•Complete relevant paperwork
•Compliant with all safety related policies and procedures

•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

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 1.5 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.