Mechanical Maintenance Team Lead

Date: 9 Jul 2024

Location: Boscombe Down, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title:                 Mechanical Maintenance Team 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 a Mechanical Maintenance Team 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.


Located on the outskirts of Salisbury and Amesbury in Wiltshire, the site spans over one thousand acres and boasts two operational runways - including the longest military runway in the UK. The airfield and its infrastructure has been operated by QinetiQ on behalf of the Ministry of Defence since 2001. 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 Maintenance Team Lead, you'll coordinate 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. There is also the future opportunity to qualify as an Authorised Person and require the relevant responsibilities and renumeration.


You will also: 

  • 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 the 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 e.g. audits, risk register


This role is full time with a hybrid working arrangement. The standard working hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00 to 16:30.
Essential experience of the Mechanical Maintenance Team Lead:

  • Experience leading a team
  • Understanding 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
  • Knowledge of all relevant UK Regulatory Bodies, Local Authorities and associated legislation


Qualifications for the Mechanical Maintenance Team Lead:

  • Must have a valid driving licence


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

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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


Our volunteering programme enables our people to use their professional skills to make a positive difference in our local communities, for example STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassador days in schools. We support a number of charities that are important to our people, including those which help the defence 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.

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. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.