Facilities Manager

Date: 19 Sep 2023

Location: Boscombe Down, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Role:               Facilities Manager
Location:        Salisbury, Wiltshire
Package:         Attractive Salary + Benefits Package
Role Type:      Full time / Permanent
Role ID:           SF15080

Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as a Facilities Manager at our Boscombe Down site -  a 1,400-acre site featuring two operational runways (including the longest military runway in the UK) as well as 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, today, provides world-class training for flight test professionals of both civilian and military customers.


As a Facilities Manager you will have a role that is out of the ordinary, where you will lead and manage both pre-planned, reactive and upgrades to hard and soft FM services to enable a safe, functional, comfortable, clean, and sustainable environment for the QinetiQ community, now and into the future. 


Day-to-day you will;


  • Ensure operations teams are effectively sized
  • Develop employee engagement and empower others
  • Oversee budget and financial management
  • Manage contractors – Covering logistical, financial and regulatory aspects
  • Provide appropriate input and advice to Project Teams and Trial Test Readiness Reviews
  • Customer satisfaction and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Shaping the Site strategy and organisation to be ready for the future including supporting QinetiQ’s Net Zero target


This is a full-time role, based onsite at Boscombe Down, Wiltshire.


Essential experience of the Facilities Manager

  • Experience in scheduling, planning and overseeing routine maintenance, hard and soft including lifting and shifting, cleaning and grounds maintenance operations ensuring they are compliant.
  • Budgeting and financial management experience
  • Organise manage and monitor resources, risks and issues.
  • Resilient with exemplary stakeholder management skills, able to communicate with conviction and manage conflict
  • A natural leader with experience of managing large teams and passionate about improving employee engagement and inspiring others


Qualifications for the Facilities Manager

Degree in a relevant engineering discipline, desirable but not essential -  we don’t have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience athen 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

  • 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 and having the 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 a diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Visit our website to read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture.


About QinetiQ
As a company of thousands of 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.



Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants who already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information, which mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may affect the roles that you can be employed in.