Multi-Skilled Building Services Engineer

  • Job Reference: 5849
  • Date Posted: 15 June 2022
  • Employer: QinetiQ
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  • Location: Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: + Benefits
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Job title: Multi-Skilled Building Services Engineer (5849)

Location: Kyle of Lochalsh & Applecross MoD BUTEC sites, GB Company: QinetiQ

About the role

Are you looking for a fantastic opportunity to kick-start a long-standing career within a leading global defence organisation based within the Western Isles of Scotland? Here at QinetiQ, we are currently recruiting for an incredibly exciting Multi-Skilled Building Services Engineer. Within our Ministry of Defence sites based at our Kyle of Lochalsh, BUTEC and Applecross sites, you will have the chance to work across a range of projects. In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to work on a number of trials with the potential to travel abroad.

These sites provide a range of test and evaluation capabilities as a part of our T3E contract. The BUTEC (British Underwater Test and Evaluation Centre) headquarters use the waters of the inner sound between the Scottish Mainland and the Isle of Skye, carrying out both surface and underwater range tests for vessels, weapons and equipment.

What do I need?

You'll need experience in some of the following areas would be desirable, but not essential.

  • An engineering / Technical qualification: Apprenticeship C+G or NVQ Level 3 (within a relevant discipline).
  • Competent Microsoft Office User
  • Ability to solve technical problems and make decisions
  • Full driving licence
  • Years' experience within relevant fields would be desirable

Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum. Visit UKSV National Security Vetting Solution: Guidance for Applicants via the GOV.UK webpage.

What will I be doing?

You will have the opportunity to work across all disciplines with a key competency in mechanical maintenance. You'll be working to provide a range of maintenance tasks:

  • You'll be delivering preventive maintenance support within repair, and reactive tasks.
  • You will learn to provide some installation of planned, preventive & corrective maintenance across a range of site services, plant/equipment & buildings.
  • You'll form part of the on call rota team, carrying out on call duties for 1 week in 4 with the opportunity to earn overtime pay.
  • You will oversee the conduct of contractors on site; monitoring the implementing tasks.
  • There will be various training opportunities including the chance to progress to Approved Person status; to deliver specialist technical support including the ability to work across heating, ventilation and BMS systems, oil fired boilers; and deliver support to various teams across sites making it an incredibly varied and exciting role.

Why Join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there's never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation, courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You'll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you'll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential.

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits. You'll receive highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what's happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more.

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.