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Engineering Support Lead

Date: 02-Mar-2023

Location: Isle of South Uist, Scotland, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job description/Person specification:

Our team based at MOD Hebrides Ranges are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated person for the position of Engineering Support Lead. You will work as part of the Engineering Team and be responsible to the site Engineering Manager.


Responsibilities would include:

  • Management of Hebrides Change Control Process (CCP) which manages any changes to the existing equipment and infrastructure baseline. This includes initial review of change applications prior to dissemination ensuring accuracy and advising on any required improvements. Ensuring all installations are as per installation design plan and baseline drawings have been submitted and are accurate prior to CCP closure.
  • Technical support to all range investments, including Requirement Specifications, Support each phase of project ensuring proposals and integration work comply with applicable policy.
  • Oversight of current equipment and infrastructure baseline, implementing periodic checks to ensure baseline integrity.
  • Act as Site Coordinating Installation Design Authority (SCIDA) – Oversight of design solutions in accordance with MoD publications such as JSP604.
  • Lead on distinct elements as set out by the Site Engineering Manager e.g. compliance aspects, assurance evaluations, contractor RAMS reviews.
  • Building Incident Officer – support monthly Fire Warden Checks, Facility Reviews and emergency response activities.
  • Deputise for Engineering Manager and Maintenance Supervisor when required.
  • Support on-site resource demands via the site resource management tool.
  • Support technical reviews of Engineering Risk Assessments.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Delegated authority for on-site SCIDA.
  • Integrity of Engineering equipment and infrastructure baseline.
  • Support the sites demonstrable compliance to regulation and ISO standards through ownership and leadership of assigned aspects. Through liaison with the Site Engineering Manager, lead on a structured checks and balances regime ensuring records are maintained on the Compliance Assurance Tool (CAT) and the sites repository as necessary.
  • Lead and conduct appropriate Behavioural Observation and/or interventions as part of the Safe 4 Life Workplace Observations programme to monitor the 'what' and 'how' we conduct our work and that of our contractors. Ensure records of such observations are maintained through the Incident Management Reporting system.


Role Requirements:

  • Qualifications relevant to electronic/electrical/network engineering such as HNC/HND/Degree or equivalent.
  • Strong engineering background, able to provide advice, assurance and best practice.
  • SCIDA qualification will be required or individual will be prepared to achieve within agreed timeframe.
  • Ability to challenge poor behaviours and make corrective changes in their team and in others.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Travel across Hebrides sites including St Kilda and occasional deployment to other QinetiQ sites.
  • Eligible for full security clearance.

Desirable Experience/Qualifications:

  • Experience in the use of SAP Plant Maintenance of similar.
  • NEBOSH or equivalent
  • HUET Qualified


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 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 a 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, adaptive and 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.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that 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 that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.