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Team Lead Property Operations

Date: 24-May-2023

Location: Sevenoaks, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job title: Team Lead (Property Operations)    Location: Fort Halstead-Sevenoaks, GB    Company: QinetiQ


About the role

We are looking for an Operations Lead to join our site at Fort Halstead near Sevenoaks and work within a facilities management capacity to oversee the operations for maintenance on the TFM contract.


You will be providing a high level of operations coordination, delegation and support and will be organising maintenance, managing contractors against KPIs, overseeing suppliers, holding planning meetings and audits as well of an array of different facility and operational tasks across the Property Operations Assets area of QinetiQ.


You will work across a range of different small and large-scale projects and will be working on our base in Sevenoaks and will also oversee across other sites including Portsdown, Bedford and Lincoln and will have the opportunity to learn new skills and develop into and array of different areas across QinetiQ.


What do I need?

You will need to be able to demonstrate that you have proficient experience overseeing operations in facilities management.


We would also like you to have and/or be able to:

  • Providing direction and Governance by being aware of the benefits of learning to colleagues and understands the need to give colleagues fair, regular and useful feedback on their work performance, discussing and agreeing how they can improve
  • Manage Teams.  This covers management of colleagues performance, team communication, conflict in the team and the promotion of staff wellbeing as well as ensuring the allocation and quality assurance of their work to build effective teams
  • A Proven ability to work successfully across facilities management 


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

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What will I be doing?

  • Manage the availability of Property Operations Assets in an operationally safe and efficient manner through the aggregation and coordination of maintenance plans for all equipment and assets assigned
  • Focal Point for all Site Property Operations Matters. This role will deputise for the Group leader Property Operations, managing both the Hard and Soft Services delivery. Member of the Site Management Leadership Team and associated committees. Responsible for OPEX/CAPEX Forecasting
  • Prioritising work, reconciling conflicting demands, reviewing and revising timing of work to agreed deadlines, including Minor Works
  • Provide assurance to the GL Property Operations that all asset maintenance schedules are being adhered to and all contractual and regulatory documentation is up to date and accurate.
  • Manage contractors against their KPIs
  • Oversee suppliers, hold planning meetings and audits
  • Advising on management and supervision of maintenance of buildings and associated assets, including specialist advice to Projects.
  • Lead in overseeing all actions raised from maintenance and audits are completed in a timely manner and to the correct standard.



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.