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Assistant Estates Manager- Shifts

Requisition ID: 60036

Domain: Facilities Management/Technical Services Management

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

Equans is looking for an Assistant Estate Manager-Shifts to join our team in Birmingham on a permanent basis. This is a full-time role working 40 hours per week. On offer is a salary banding of £45,000-£ 48,415, dependent upon skills and experience, shift allowance, and benefits package.


Shifts include a 4 on 4 off pattern made up of two days 07:00am – 19:00pm and two nights 19:00am – 07:00am


The role is vital to ensure that the estate is maintained to a high compliant standard and that all statutory requirements are fully complied with and documented for all services and facilities under the control of the contract. This role will ensure that the services are delivered 24/7 as part of a four-person shift management team.

The role is to assist the Technical Services Managers in the provision of Hard FM & Lifecycle Services whilst delivering a high-quality and statutory compliant maintenance service. The role will include assisting in the operation, repair and maintenance of mechanical and electrical engineering services whilst working within a multi-disciplinary hard service team environment.

What will you deliver?

  • Work in collaboration with the other AEM’s to provide an efficient and cohesive service across the Estate
  • Directly accountable for day to day matters to the Technical Services Managers
  • Manage the day-to-day performance of the relevant Acute Shift team, assisting as required, including Planned, Corrective and Reactive maintenance tasks
  • Deliver training to staff on relevant subjects as appropriate so experience is gained (e.g., toolbox talks & trade specific subject matter)
  • Ensure that planned and scheduled preventative maintenance activities for buildings, plant and equipment using the Maximo system or other works management system, are compliant with Statute, Contract Requirements, Regulations, ACOP’s and Guidance (HTM’s)
  • Ensuring that all staff and subcontractors Response and Rectification times are met, and repairs are undertaken diligently, with due care and without undue delay. Where there is risk of failure to achieve SLAs swiftly intervene and resolve via ‘recall to work’ procedure for emergency repairs as required
  • Carry out inspections and audits of both in house and 3rd party staff to ensure compliance with Contract Requirements, in a timely manner, to the required standard and documented correctly
  • Managing and resolving incidents of non-compliance across the Estate in line with Contract and Company Requirements
  • Responsible for the safety of plant, equipment and infrastructure, compliance documentation and for safe working practices
  • Responsible for bringing to the attention of the Technical Services Managers and all Senior Management any unsafe working conditions, working practices, unsafe plant or equipment encountered during the execution of duties including reporting on the company AIM’s system
  • Responsible for the execution of any other estates and facilities related duties in an emergency/urgent situation, as directed by the Technical Services Managers or Senior Management Team
  • Participate as a member of the Estates Team by achieving Authorised Person (AP) status in several disciplines as required and directed by Senior Management Team
  • Carry out Monthly minimum 10% Audit checks on works carried out by the estate’s teams ensuring compliance, report shortfalls and training requirements

What can we offer you?

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

  • 24 days annual leave, increased to 25 days once 2 years service is reached (+ 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 looking for?

  • City & Guilds Mechanical Engineering Level 2 & 3
  • City & Guilds Pipefitting & Plumbing Level 2 & 3
  • City & Guilds Plumbing Level 2 & 3
  • Relevant City & Guilds Mechanical qualifications


  • Electrical Installation – Approved apprenticeship with either:
    • City & Guild 236 Part 1, 2 & 3 Parts A, B, C or
  • City & Guilds 2360 Parts 1, 2, 3 or
  • City & Guilds 2330 Level 2, Level 3, (Level 4 – desirable) or
  • City & Guilds 2560 (2357) – Diploma
  • 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations (BS 7671 – 2018 Amendment)
  • City & Guilds 2394 Testing & Inspection Certification
  • City & Guilds 2395 Testing & Inspection Certification

Any other relevant and equivalent qualification/experience

  • High level of verbal, written and numeric skills and must be computer literate with knowledge of CAFM systems and all Microsoft Office packages
  • Must be able to manage people, be self- motivating, able to work on own initiative, liaise and delegate effectively with staff operating in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • A sound knowledge of the Health and Safety at Work Act, the Construction Design and Management Regulations and other relevant statutory requirements will be required
  • Able to demonstrate a sound understanding of technical and estates and building issues in the provision of construction, maintenance and FM services
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to communicate at all levels

This role includes a DBS Standard check therefore ability to pass is essential.

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.