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Facility Manager

Date: 04-Aug-2022

Location: Malvern, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ


We are looking for a Facility Manager to join the RF, Cyber and Power Operations Group within E&O.This post is responsible for the safe and effective operations of several laboratories and facilities at the QinetiQ Malvern site.

The role reports to the Team Leader. Whilst you will not have any direct reports, you will be responsible for the coordination and deconfliction of facilities and equipment with internal and external customers and contractors.

This post is also responsible for the operational aspects of how a facility works and how it is maintained, improved or reconfigured – it is responsible for the non-engineering assurance aspects such as implementation of security and IT procedures and the various corporate, statutory and regulatory processes and guidelines that QinetiQ businesses adhere to.


The role requires the following functions



    • Booking in visitors to  labs for demonstrations and meetings
    • Where appropriate, ensuring the facility is opened and closed on time
    • Liaise with other QQ stakeholders including QQ Guard Service and BIO’s .
    • Managing and organising access control to the facility for staff and visitors, contractors and facilities/maintenance
    • Assist in the delivery of equipment to and from the Facility, completion of Risk Balance Cases, Hand Carriage Forms or Transportation Plans.
    • Ensuring specialist facility processes are captured and adhered to.
    • Identification, implementation and refinement of processes and procedures.
    • Adopt continuous improvement across the facility.
    • Management of GFE Items including coordination of cross site GFE Audits.
    • Be available to service out of hours alarm call outs.


Compliance (H&S, Security, Accreditation & Audit)

    • Ensuring all H&S aspects are kept up to date (e.g. first aid kits, risk assessments, control of hazardous substances, COSHH).
    • Presenting H&S and Security briefs to visitors and new staff.
    • Maintaining access control lists, briefing dates, re-briefs and debriefs, etc.
    • Updating the Facility Induction Pack(s) and delivering induction briefs to staff.
    • Ensuring equipment is calibrated and PAT Tested in a timely manner.
    • Responsible for maintaining Security Accreditation Documentation, such as updating the Security Furniture, RMADS and SyOps.
    • Responsible for local audits
    • Asset Control
    • Hardware, e.g. soldering irons, components, test kit, low value items/assets not on Asset log


Delivering to the vision
• Flexibility in delivery to meet changing project requirements to meet developing customer needs
• Maintain QinetiQ position for providing leading edge research and technology through the provision of world class facilities

Knowledge, skills and Personal Qualities Required
• Facility Management (not property management)
• Good knowledge of Health & Safety, Governance and Security
• Understanding of how to apply varied internal and external rules and regulations including experience in providing advice on HSE matters
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Key Accountabilities
• Responsible for creating and maintaining a safe working environment within a number laboratories.
• Responsible for supporting the delivery of research and project based facilities, including efficient delivery, quality, applying appropriate cost control whilst meeting security, governance and business requirements.

The preferred Experience and Qualifications would include:
• Experience in managing facilities or groups of laboratories including management of HSE aspects within a work area and supporting the implementation of safe systems of work to a facility
• Experience of hazard management, risk assessments and risk management including supporting HSE audits (IOSH, Risk and COSHH assessment is desirable)
• Ability to critically assess safety aspects of work activities within the workplace, the suitability of equipment within the specific facility or activity and allocation of appropriate facilities for work activities
• Microsoft Office tools experience.
• Stakeholder engagement and management (both within and external to QinetiQ)
• Must be British National willing to undertake higher level security clearance.

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.