Share this Job

Maintenance Scheduler

Date: 02-Nov-2022

Location: Portsmouth, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

The National Maritime Systems Centre (NMSC) provides a mechanism whereby new or upgraded military maritime equipment is tested and integrated into the Combat System under a contract agreement with the MoD.  The contract requires equipment to be installed or modified to meet the trials requirements for future systems. On completion, equipment is de-installed and either returned to Naval Stores or disposed as agreed with MoD, through the approved disposal route as required by current legislation. The Facility Scheduler is part of the Facility Team and will support the scheduling of the installations and maintenance activities as required by the Facility Operations Manager.


Principal Accountabilities

  1. Working with the Facility Operations Manager and the Installation Manager you will be responsible for creating and updating the overall Facility schedule of installations  - ‘The Installation Plan on a Page’ and maintenance activities.
  2. Maintain the schedule ensuring it accurately reflects the most up to date information. Ensure that before an entry is made in the schedule, all meta data is provided, i.e. CRM Number, Sales/PM/BM & Customer POC and Activity Event Type.
  3. Identify where changes to plans (e.g. fewer or more days) would contribute to a smoother schedule and communicate to the SIF Operations Manager and the Installation Manager.
  4. Escalate to the Facility Operations Manager and the Installation Manager if the schedule is affected significantly by customer requirements.
  5. Maintain a database of schedule variation (Trial Movements and Cancellations) and the reasons for this i.e. Customer has rearranged a number of trials due to ammunition availability.  Themes will be identified and their impact will be quantified and shared with Facility Operations Manager and the Installation Manager.
  6. Ensure that suitable data is recorded and regularly reported through relevant meetings to inform Key Performance Indicators and associated metrics.
  7. Review and update the Facility Gantts with the latest demand signal on a monthly basis and report results at the monthly Facility reviews.
  8. Work closely with Trials Manager and relevant Team Leads to develop and maintain a detailed resource load and update into the Facility Gantts and schedule. Compare the actual work performed against the baseline programme and report into the monthly Facility Review
  9. To assist the function of the Facility pass office when other staff are on leave.
  10. To assist in the function of booking Facility Trials when staff are on leave.


Technical Skills

Communication - Able to communicate technical concepts clearly and simply to a customer base ranging from novice to expert.

Methodical – ensures process is followed, can design and improve process, can design and implement configuration management.

Good IT skills knwoedge and practical experience of using excel in particular.



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

UKSV National Security Vetting Solution: guidance for applicants - GOV.UK (

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.