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Operations Lead

QinetiQ

QinetiQ

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Operations
Scotland, UK
Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Job Title: Operations Lead
Location: Isle of Benbecula
Package: Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package
Role Type: Full time
Role ID: SF16338

We are looking for an Operations Lead to oversee our maintenance work conducted on our Benbecula site in the Hebrides in Scotland. The role would suit a candidate who is looking for an opportunity to develop their leadership and management skills while providing the essential Line Management function for an established team primarily comprising of, but not limited to Mechanical, Grounds and Estate Fabric Maintenance support focused individuals.

The role:

The Operations Lead will be providing a high level of operations coordination, delegation and support and will be organising maintenance, managing contractors against KPIs, overseeing suppliers, holding planning meetings and audits as well of an array of different facility and operational tasks across the Property Operations Assets area of QinetiQ.

You will work across a range of different small and large-scale projects and will be working on our base in Benbecula and will have the opportunity to learn new skills and develop into and array of different areas across QinetiQ. Possibly requirement for travel across the Hebrides sites including St Kilda and occasional deployment to other QinetiQ sites.

Day-to-day, you will be:

  • Regularly liaising with the Site Group Leader and Project Managers to ensure that the team complement and competencies meet the business demands.
  • Being the primary Point of Contact for the pastoral and administrative requirement of the team members.
  • Advising on the management and supervision of maintenance of buildings
  • Supporting the site’s delivery of budget through prioritising work, reconciling conflicting demands, reviewing and revising timing of work to agreed deadlines through regular scheduling tasks via demand and supply planning meetings.
  • Fulfil the site role expectations of the Site Asbestos Responsible Person, and additional AP duties in accordance with core trade skills.
  • Ensuring all relevant site stakeholders have clarity on availability of facilities required to deliver the Range operational output.

Essential experience of the Operations Lead:

  • Trade qualifications relevant to building services such as Mechanical NVQ level 3 or apprenticeship and 5+years’ experience in trade area.
  • Strong building services technical background, able to provide advice, assurance and best practice
  • Sound experience with dealing in subcontractor services (scope, cost and delivery).

Qualifications for the Operations Lead:

We value difference and we don’t have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.

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

UKSV National Security Vetting Solution: guidance for applicants - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Our Benefits

  • Access to an end of year Bonus.
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance
  • Matched contribution 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

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. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.


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 six thousand 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.

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