Facilities Maintenance Engineer

Date: 17 Nov 2023

Location: Portsmouth, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title:     Facilities Maintenance Engineer

Location:     Portsmouth, Hampshire 

Package:     Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package

Role Type:   Full time / Permanent

Role ID:       SF15505


Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as a Facilities Maintenance Engineer at Portsdown Technology Park (PTP)  where you will have the opportunity to support maintenance-based building services within a modern, high-quality facilty, which includes laboratories, offices, and a number of other important assets. 


PTP has over 50 years’ worth of heritage in enabling the Ministry of Defence to achieve maximum value from its equipment and ensuring safe and effective mission systems for the Royal Navy.


This position would suit a talented Multi-Trade Engineer who has a varied range of skills and experience and is looking for a diverse role.


The role

As a Facilities Maintenance Engineer, you will have a role that is out of the ordinary, delivering of maintenance across all aspects of building services, you will have strong knowledge of building systems across all disciplines, with a key competency in either Electrical or Mechanical maintenance. You will also be expected to support some of our other local sites when needed, gaining more experience and development.


Day-to-day, you’ll be responsible for all mobile call outs for pre-planned and reactive maintenance tasks and objectives. You will be mostly supporting infrastructure, but other needs in our Gosport site will vary. Below are some more Responsibilities:


  • Provide maintenance support (including installations; planned, preventive & corrective maintenance) in relation to site services, plant / equipment & buildings
  • being responsible and reliable for all mobile maintenance call outs including other local sites
  • See that all Health & Safety requirements are met for individual sites
  • Being able to think on your feet, as all call outs vary so must be ready to come with a solution


This position is full time, 37-hours per week; working hours are 7:30am - 4:30pm Monday – Thursday with a 12pm finish on a Friday. You'll be based at PTP but you will also be required  to provide support acrossour other local sites, as and when required.


Essential experience of the Facilities Maintenance Engineer

  • Technical background
  • Experience of working in a commercial maintenance / business services capacity
  • Experience of working as part of a team on a rota system, with a good understanding of own responsibilites
  • Multi-trade experience including Plumbing or Carpentry is highly desirable
  • IT literate, with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

Qualifications for the Facilities Maintenance Engineer

  • Engineering / Technical qualification: Apprenticeship or NVQ Level 3 (in a relevant discipline Electrical or Mechanical) and hold the appropriate conversion
  • Good knowledge and level of competency in other areas of building services (BMS, Electrical or Mechanical services)
  • Full UK Driving Licence


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

  • 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 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.