Group Leader and Head of Site Fort Halstead
QinetiQ comprises teams of dedicated people; experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. We draw on our extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world's most challenging problems. Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving. Why don't you join some of the world's finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?Job description/Person specificationRole Purpose - Responsible for the day to day, safe and effective management of the QinetiQ facilities at Fort Halstead. Leading on delivery and ensuring that business demand is satisfied through the safe and efficient operation of all of the facilities under their control. As Head of Site, ensuring safe, secure and environmentally compliant operations. Key Accountabilities.Safety: Responsible for the safe operation of the QinetiQ Fort Halstead facilities ensuring compliance with all applicable legislation, guidance, standards and the associated aspects of the QinetiQ Operating Framework. Promoting a culture of continuous improvement for health, safety and the environment.Capability: Ensuring the availability of appropriate and fit for purpose Energetics capabilities to meet the current and future requirements of the business.Capacity: Collaborating with key leaders across QinetiQ and other stakeholders to ensure that the capacity of the current and future energetic facilities at Fort Halstead matches the agreed demand.Culture: Developing an effective working environment that facilitates safe, vibrant and collaborative team working in line with QinetiQ leadership behaviours and values.Technical Expertise: Working within programmes to improve business delivery through technical excellence, acting as a trusted advisor, mentor and key contributor.Company Collaboration: Through partnership and communication, work across the business and functional boundaries within QinetiQ to create collaborative working relationships.Professional Development: To be recognised as the operations and delivery lead at Fort Halstead, both internally and by external stakeholders. Demonstrating progression against professional competencies and driving a culture of continuous professional development within discipline.Key Capabilities/Knowledge.Good understanding of health, safety and environmental legislation, standards and practices. Proven track record in delivering safe, maintained and efficient facility operations.Ability to successfully lead and manage a team in a matrix management organisation. Ability to challenge poor behaviours, make corrective changes and promote continuous improvement.Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills.Good understanding of Process Improvement and Change Management techniques.Knowledge relating to the storage, processing and testing of explosives substances and articles would be desirable.Experience & Qualifications.Extensive operational experience, ideally managing teams in a high hazard facility or environment.Experience of developing and line managing others and building effective teams in a matrix management, technical environment to meet specific and challenging objectives.Experience of Process Improvement and Change Management.Degree or equivalent in an engineering or scientific discipline.Experience of working with ordnance, munitions and explosives would be desirable.Must be prepared to take on an emergency response role in support of facility and site operations.