Building Services Engineer - Electrical

Date: 13 Sep 2023

Location: Shoeburyness, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title:        Building Services Engineer - Electrical
Location:        Southend-on-Sea, Essex
Package:        Competitive Salary + Benefits Package
Role Type:      Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:           SF15497


Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as a Building Services Engineer at MOD Shoeburyness where you will deliver pre-planned and reactive maintenance across a range of facilities. This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced and ever changing environment across various areas of the business.


The Shoeburyness site has a unique terrain enables the over-water recovery of munitions up to a range of 22km, ground-to-ground firings of up to 27km and long-range direct fire up to 3.5km. MOD Shoeburyness is also a centre of excellence for environmental testing of ordnance, munitions and explosives


The  Role
As a Multi-Skilled Building Services Engineer with an electrical bias, you'll work within a wider team to deliver a range of hard facilities management (FM) at  the site. This hands-on role will focus on mechanical, electrical and hard FM competencies, as well as  stakeholder and customer engagement.


Day to day, you’ll provide the delivery of maintenance across all aspects of building services:

  • Provide maintenance support (including installations; planned, preventive and corrective maintenance) in relation to site services, plant / equipment and buildings
  • Deliver specialist technical maintenance support  services in relation to building plant / equipment
  • Prioritisation of work programme to satisfy business needs
  • Form part of the on call rota within the Maintenance Team
  • Ensure robust application of health, safety & environmental procedures and processes
  • Ensure maintenance standards and quality of work delivered are to the required level
  • Oversee the conduct of contractors on site; monitoring the implementation and performance of tasks allocated

Skills and experience of the Building Services Engineer 

  • Strong knowledge of  building services across all disciplines with a key competency in electrical maintenance. 
  • Good knowledge and level of competency in other areas of building services (BMS, mechanical services etc)
  • Testing & Inspection
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions


Qualifications for the Building Services Engineer 

  • Engineering  / Technical qualification: Apprenticeship or NVQ Level 3 (in an electrical subject)
  • 18th Edition or ability to work towards this
  • Full clean 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 (


Our Benefits

  • Training & Development including Authorised Person Courses
  • 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.