Senior Facility Specialist

  • Job Reference: R21940
  • Date Posted: 3 May 2024
  • Recruiter: AWE
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  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Additional Benefits
  • Sector: Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Senior Facility Specialist

Location - Reading / Basingstoke Area

Salary - £45,370 ( Negotiable dependent on relevant experience / qualifications)

There is a possibility this role will require shift working.

Why AWE?

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours of annual leave (plus every other Friday off work)

  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training.

  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services

  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)

  • Life Assurance

  • Discounts - access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending

  • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family.

  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing - more information available on our careers site.

What's A Day like in the life of a Senior Facility Specialist?

As a Senior Facility Specialist, you will support the Senior Asset Operations Manager in maintaining in maintaining capability, compliance, and the Authority to Operate for allocated facilities, and maximising availability of assets to programme demanders.

You will be required to:

  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders to produce and maintain a Facility Safety Justification (FSJ) for allocated facilities.

  • Collate information and prepare regular Annual Reports in support of the ATO.

  • Ensure operators/residents work within Safe Operating Envelope (SOE)/Safe Operating Boundaries (SOB), as defined by the FSJ.

  • Enable / respond to Planned Preventative and Reactive Maintenance for allocated facilities.

  • Ensure maintenance plans are created and maintenance is completed within required timescales.

  • Ensure allocated facilities remain configured.

  • Maintain accuracy and compliance of all documents and records for allocated facilities.

  • Support stakeholder, regulatory, compliance, based reviews / audits.

To be successful in this role you should have the following skills:

  • General management (business, customers, and people) to manage and resolve complex cross discipline, technical and organisational issues.

  • Ability to drive continuous improvement by identifying problems, evaluating options and formulating effective process, system, and organisational solutions.

  • Capable of maintaining a high degree of effectiveness in a multitask role, managing priorities and delivering to challenging timescales.

  • Decision making skills that have either a high degree of complexity or diversity and takes prime responsibility.

  • Effective motivational skills and be a great collaborator.

  • Logical and analytical thinker, enabling performance.

  • To have excellent communication, presentational and negotiation skills.

  • Prior Facility, Health and Safety, relevant management experience is essential.

  • Experience working in/with project teams to ensure delivery of modifications to facilities/plant.

All candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and be willing and able to work in designated areas.