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Technical Project Manager-Defects

Requisition ID: 60098

Domain: Facilities Management/Technical Services Management

Contract type: Hidden (29021)

Schedule: Full-Time

Equans is looking for a Technical Project Manager-Defects to join our team in Smethwick on a 12-month fixed term contract basis. This is a full-time role working 37.5 hours per week. On offer is a salary banding of £50,000-£60,000, dependent upon skills and experience, company vehicle or allowance, bonus and benefits package.


Reporting to the Head of Estates. The post will be responsible for assisting in the technical management and planning of defects on the new facilities throughout the initial Defect Liability Period (DLP).

This is a unique opportunity to be involved at an early stage to work closely with the client and construction team to manage the resolution of post construction defects.

The new facility is a 9-story new built acute hospital due for completion in 2024.

The role includes the identification of defects, technical review and advice for rectification, onsite supervisor And management of remedial works and assistance with financial control of works.

The systems installed within the facility shall, include but not be limited to:

  • Complex close control air conditioning
  • Domestic water systems
  • Medical gases
  • Central boiler plant
  • Combined heat and power systems
  • Chillers
  • Sprinkler system
  • Lifts
  • Pneumatic tube systems
  • Water treatment including chemical and reverse osmosis
  • Automatic Guided Vehicle system
  • ETFE roof
  • Building access systems including man-safe systems and cradle systems
  • Drainage
  • Building fabric include windows and external cladding
  • Photo voltaic system

The Technical Project Manager-Defects will be an essential member of the team tasked with ensuring that process for the rectification is managed in an effective and efficient way inline with the contractual; requirement to protect the interest of all involved parties and to minimize disruption of the operation of the facility and delivery of services

What will you deliver?

  • Have a high level of technical knowledge covering complex system installed within a healthcare environment
  • Providing technical inspection, review, and evaluation of complex mechanical, electrical, and building fabric systems and infrastructure
  • Receive and review complex reports and analysis
  • Question and challenge information provided where appropriate
  • Undertake audits and reviews to identify potential issues
  • Manage designers and consultants to enable suitable solutions to be provided and delivered
  • Site management of complex schemes in an operational facility
  • Cost and programme management of schemes
  • Management of health and safety on site

What can we offer you?

On offer is a competitive salary, car or car allowance, bonus and benefits package, which includes;

  • 25 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to 2 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?

  • Must have Mechanical and/or electrical and/or fabric experience within a Healthcare environment preferably in a similar role
  • Have experience and ability to undertake a project management role including complex services on a healthcare facility
  • Provide strong review, challenge and positive critic of installed services based on agreed quality and performance standards
  • Clear communicate findings and results of assessments of a complex nature in both verbal and written reports
  • Take a lead in developing and maintaining a strong health and safety culture
  • Positively manage relationships with stakeholders and Trust representatives to enhance perception of service provision
  • Be prepared to undertake any relevant training in order to develop the post in line with changing needs of the service provision
  • Maintain records as appropriate
  • Liaise and undertake duties at other EQUANS projects as directed
  • Maintain confidentiality of information at all times
  • Experience of risk management and health and safety
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and industry guidelines
  • Computer literate with good IT skills to include BIM 360, AutoCAD, and Windows based packages 

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.