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General Maintenance Operative

Requisition ID: 43419

Domaine : Responsable chantier/site/Facility Management

Type de contrat : Permanent

Temps de travail : Hidden (30468)

Equans is looking for a General Maintenance Operative on a permanent basis for our HMCTS contracts in Manchester – this is a full-time role working 40 hours per week. On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package.

General Overview:

Equans provide technical and soft services to our client HMCTS across a large portfolio of buildings across the UK. As part of the service, we provide low voltage electrical maintenance and installation services, and because of business growth, we are recruiting for additional roles to provide these services for our customer

The primary purpose of the role is to carry out both planned and reactive maintenance on a wide variety of Fabric and limited Engineering Assets, ensuring all activities are completed in a safe and timely manner and in accordance with the contracted output specifications and EQUANS processes and procedures. This includes Legionella control and monitoring activities. Activities will include –

• Inspect/repair floor, walls, ceilings and roofs
• Inspect /repair free standing and fitted furniture
• Inspect/clear drainage and gully systems
• Inspect/replace lamps / tubes
• Inspect/repair doors (Inc. Fire Doors), windows and associated furniture.
• Legionella duties – tap temps and flushing
• Painting, re-decorating and hanging of pictures/signed/notices
• Plantroom inspections and AHU filter changes
• Reactive repairs and initial attendance for toilets, leaks and blockages
• Assist engineering staff in a wide range of duties as required
• Carry out reactive / Ad-Hoc activities – being the first response on site, and where appropriate taking immediate action to make safe
• Escorting contractors

Main Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that reactive tasks throughout the sites are completed and be proactive in highlighting areas where improvements can be made.
  • Ensure that suitable consumables are available to carry out both maintenance and reactive works. To provide parts lists and estimated timescales to carry out remedial works.
  • Ensure that all relevant paperwork/CAFM is completed regarding planned and reactive activities and that it is passed without delay to the contract administrator.
  • Ensure that Method Statements and Risk Assessments are prepared and used for all tasks undertaken to ensure safe working practices.
  • To develop a good working relationship with all members of Equans staff, subcontractors and the client representatives.
  • Ensure the provision of a Safe and Healthy working environment. To always include the wearing of uniform and PPE.
  • Ensure the professional image of Equans is presented to clients at all times
  • Ensure that all plant rooms under the responsibility of Equans are kept in a clean and tidy condition.
  • Supervising and monitoring of sub-contractors works whilst they are on site carrying out associated Fabric tasks
  • To arrange and provide holiday and sickness cover at short notice and be flexible in their working patterns.
  • To undertake lone working when and where required, subject to passing satisfactory training.
  • Ensure assigned tasks are actioned and completed as appropriate.
  • Ensure an awareness and compliance to the contractual KPI’s/SLA’s.
  • Ensure CAFM system, e.g. Maximo, is kept up to date and that PPM and reactive tickets are closed out with accurate data captured.
  • To carry out any other task as directed by the account management team.
  • The position will require you to provide support in emergency situations to ensure business and operational continuity.


• Respond in a timely manner to verbal and written requests
• Production of information for quotations

Helpdesk – PPM

• Support the Helpdesk as required when reporting or updating planned and reactive activities
• Be available for out of hours call-out support for the contract if required


• To gain Technical Appointments as required e.g. LVCP and Water Hygiene CP to permit Lamp changing and L8 activities e.g. tap flushing
• Produce Condition / Dilapidation Reports as required for fabric assets
• Ensure supervisor is informed immediately if dangerous circumstances occur


• Comply with requests for information from SHEQ manager
• Ensure you work to company health and safety policy
• Ensue PPE is safe to use
• Report accident and near misses in a timely manner
• Ensure your test equipment is within calibration
• Ensure you follow Method Statements & Risk Assessments for all works


Working to high standard of service, we require a fully reliable and competent Handyman/Fabric Tech who can work on own initiative, within a team or oversee subcontractor’s, producing good quality reports on their findings and work. The role will involve being the face of EQUANS so smart appearance and being able to discuss findings with others including customers is required.


The successful candidate will have the ability to work unaided and build rapports with end users and customers, promoting EQUANS’ values.

Have an excellent knowledge of carpentry, plumbing and/or painting/decorating techniques.

Have an eye for detail and be conscious of quality standards.

Qualifications or Required Experience:


Desirable to have an NVQ (or similar) in one of the below –
• Plumbing
• Carpentry
• Decorating services


Demonstrable experience in either carpentry, painting, plumbing or flooring in a construction, repair or maintenance environment. Good knowledge of Fire Door maintenance and inspection techniques.

Understanding of Legionella control techniques e.g. tap flushing

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 WiE (Women in Equans), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Persons Network) and our Disability Network
  • 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.


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 WiE (Women in Equans), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Professionals Network) and our Disability Network.

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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