Mechanical Operations Lead

  • Job Reference: 16777
  • Date Posted: 2 May 2024
  • Employer: QinetiQ
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  • Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: + bonus + benefits
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Job Title: Mechanical Operations Lead
Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire
Package: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Role Type: Full Time / Permanent.
Role ID: SF16777

Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as an Mechanical Operations Lead at our Boscombe Down site, where you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and many of the industry's most brilliant minds. The airfield and its infrastructure has been operated by QinetiQ on behalf of the Ministry of Defence since 2001.

Located on the outskirts of Salisbury and Amesbury in Wiltshire, the over one thousand acre site features two operational runways - including the longest military runway in the UK. There are extensive facilities to undertake a wide range of test, evaluation, demonstration and consultancy programmes. It is also the home of the world's first test pilot school (ETPS) that provides world class training for flight test professionals of both civilian and military customers.

The role
As a Mechanical Operations Lead, you'll have a role that is out of the ordinary, coordinating the delivery of property operations in a mechanical discipline in accordance with all legal and regulatory frameworks.

Day-to-day, you'll enable users to continue to occupy and undertake business as usual in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Lead a team in a specific discipline to deliver the requirements of the site within that field whilst managing task types of work to time, cost and quality
  • To help deliver the site(s) budget through prioritising work, reconciling conflicting demands, reviewing and revising timing of work to agreed deadlines
  • To deliver a proactive, trained and engaged team ensuring that the QinetiQ principles are embedded within the team
  • Ensuring effective facilitation and co-ordination of third party contractors on sites
  • Advising on management and supervision of maintenance of buildings
  • Lead on distinct elements as set out by the Property Operations Manager eg. audits, risk register

This role is full time, Monday to Friday, 8:00 to 16:30.

Essential experience of the Mechanical Operations Lead:

  • Health & safety and environmental legislation
  • Sound experience with dealing in subcontractor services (scope, cost and delivery). Ensuring delivery of VFM and QHSE standards
  • Understanding of the principles of contract management and experience of procurement of suppliers including the following areas: Service Delivery Management, Relationship Management and Contract Administration,
  • Good stakeholder management. Ability to develop productive working relationships with a wide range of people across all levels. Have sound and strong interpersonal skills to deal with team and a very diverse customer base.
  • Knowledge of all relevant UK Regulatory Bodies, Local Authorities and associated legislation
  • Track record in managing teams and dealing with conflict / poor performance
  • Define and drive a positive work, safety and customer culture across the teams

Qualifications for the Mechanical Operations Lead:

  • Knowledge and appropriate qualifications gained through relevant training, with an experience of delivering FM Service with the ability to be appointed as an Authorised Person in future
  • Apprenticeship or NVQ Level 3 in an Engineering discipline
  • Must have valid driving license

Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance, as a minimum.

Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Health Benefits
  • Pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee discount portal: Personal Accident Insurance, Travel Insurance, Restaurants, Cinema Tickets and much more.
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy up to 5 days' additional leave
  • We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering - helping charities and local community

Application Guidance
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please contact your regional recruiting team in strictest confidence. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive.