Operations Facility Manager

Date: 22 May 2024

Location: Malvern, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title:      Operations Facility Manager
Location:      Malvern
Package:      Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package 
Role Type:    Full-time / Permanent
Role ID:        SF16993


Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as an Operations Facility Manager at our Malvern site where you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and many of the industry’s most brilliant minds.


The Role

We are looking for an Operations Facility Manager to join the Science and Research Facilities Group within UK Defence Operations in a permanent role. You will be responsible for the safe and effective operations of several laboratories and facilities at the QinetiQ Malvern site. You will 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.


You will 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 ISO accreditation, jointly responsible for implementation of security and IT procedures and the various corporate, statutory and regulatory processes and guidelines that QinetiQ businesses adhere to.


Day-to-day you'll be:

  • Responsible for creating and maintaining a safe working environment within a number of facilities and 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.
  • Ensuring all H&S aspects are kept up to date (e.g. first aid kits, risk assessments, control of hazardous substances, COSHH)
  • Ensuring equipment is calibrated and PAT Tested in a timely manner
  • Responsible for high-value asset management of Electronic, Optical, Radio Frequency: Test and Measurement equipment


Essential Experience of the Operations Facility Manager:

  • Facility Management experience (not property management)
  • Good knowledge of Health & Safety, Governance and Security
  • A good working background in engineering with a strong appreciation of an allied science or engineering discipline eg. Electrical, electronic, radio frequency (RF), optical, lasers or instrumentation.
  • Previous experience working in an engineering lab, workshop or related facility as a qualified Technician/Foreman


Experience of the Operations Facility Manager:

  • Technical qualifications e.g. recognised Apprenticeship
  • City and Guilds, BTEC or Foundation Degree


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

  •  Adaptive and flexible working
  • 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 communities.


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 that 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.