Operations Team Leader - OME T&E Operations

Date: 23 May 2023

Location: Pendine, Wales, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title: Operations Team Leader

Location: Pendines, Camarthenshire

Company: QinetiQ


About the role


Here at QinetiQ we have an exciting opportunity for an Operations Team leader to join us and take on responsibility for leading the operations of the Pendine Range.

MOD Pendines site comprises land-based ranges with an area of 20.5km². It has various enclosed tunnel ranges, a 9km shoreline suitable for aircraft landing training sorties, a large sea danger area extending approximately 18km², airspace up to 23,000ft, and a high tidal range of up to 8metres. The 1,500 metre long test track facility is suitable for dynamic testing of warheads, precision ground attack systems and missile components, enabling trials of systems up to Mach 3, with accelerations of up to 130g.

What will I be doing?


As the Operations Team Leader you will be responsible for all day to day operational activities across the site, ensuring that all activities are properly scheduled, planned, resourced and conducted appropriately.

The role reports directly to the Group Leader / Head of Site.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for ensuring that all operational elements are brought to bear to deliver the right level of resource to the various activities relating to Pendine Range.
  • Responsible for ensuring, with the Engineering Manager, that facilities and equipment are fit for use.
  • Will develop an effective environment that facilitates vibrant and collaborative working on site in line with QinetiQ behaviours and values.
  • Responsible for ensuring a smooth transition to organisational models, leading members through change.
  • Will either have a broad range of expertise in operations management or be a specialist in a particular type of facility operation pertinent to the post.
  • Responsible for maintaining and developing the capability and competency, so that customer demands are met. The role holder will develop an internal and industry network to enable transfer of best practice into their team.

What do I need?

Key Capabilities/Knowledge:

• Excellent delivery skillset and operational leadership experience
• Operational/Facility Management
• Understanding of how to apply many and varied rules and regulations
• A respected leader across the appropriate community
• Experienced in providing advice, assurance and best practice into businesses and functions
• Experience of developing others and building effective teams
• Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
• Ability to quickly understand the broad and diverse operating domains that the team supports and the implications to the development and sustainment of capability

Experience & Qualifications:
• Experience of operationally leading a facility
• Leadership and capability development of teams to meet specific objectives
• Experience in stakeholder engagement
• Knowledge of the type of facility that the post applies to.


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

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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.