Ref: 1624542

Original Listing

Company: 1624542

Salary: 32,970 (+ 3,300 allowances plus excellent pension and benefits

Closing Date: Closing date: 8 Apr 2019

Location: Engineer House, Mill Lane, Woolwich, London, SE18 6XJ

DIO Security Services Group Senior Project Manager



Join the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and have a future that matters: Be proud; Be challenged; Be unique.

Can you support MOD with securing some of the countries’ most important buildings and locations?

The Role

Security Services Group (SSG) assists the MoD and the wider Government Estate in meeting its security requirements.

Successful applicants will join a team described by industry auditors as “hard working and talented individuals – among the best in the business.”

The post holder will be responsible for managing a small team delivering high quality project & maintenance management services to some of SSG’s key accounts in London and South East of England. These services are critical to protection of sensitive and high-profile UK government property and assets.

The post holder will have a small in-house team of specialist engineering staff at D and SZ grades, will be responsible to the C1 Team Leader and will present written and verbal updates on work undertaken to SSG’s senior managers.

This role may require the successful applicant to work away from home at times providing support to the other SSG teams that work in other regions of the country & staying in overnight accommodation as required.  

Main Responsibilities

Provide customer interface and represent SSG at high level external meetings. Undertake complex discussions and negotiations with SSG Project Managers and Client Security Officers for Key Project and Maintenance accounts

Manage (Line Manage) the dedicated “in-house” Skill Zones and sub-contractors to deliver the project and maintenance contracts to time, quality and cost.

Provide full financial management: Estimating, Job costing, invoicing and budget management. Providing clear and precise financial breakdown reports to SSG Regional Team Leader

Be able to interpret and develop SSG Operations and external client requirements, working to support the team to deliver functional solutions.

Working knowledge of British, European and Government Standards relating to security together with knowledge of Quality Assurance (QA) and Health & Safety (H&S) policies.

Essential Requirement

You will need to have had a recognised Engineering background, Engineering Apprenticeship and / or Engineering qualifications listed below.

Desirable Requirements

• CEng Chartered Engineer
• HNC in Electrical or Electronic Engineering
• Membership of the Association of Project Managers

Travel Requirements

SSG’S regional office is based in Woolwich. Work is predominately at SSG Customer’s sites in London and the South East geographic region and depending on the successful applicant’s home locations this may involve periods of detached duty, including overnight accommodation.

In addition, the post holder may be required to provide support to other SSG regions as necessary and therefore have periods of detached duty in the UK and possibly overseas.

You will need a Full UK Driving Licence as you will take part in a 24/7 call out rota which could require attendance at sites at short notice, during silent hours. These sites are not necessarily easily accessible by public transport.

You will be provided with a company vehicle with the choice of a vehicle with private use which will be eligible for taxable benefit, or a van for business use which will be tax exempt. For the roster for ‘out of hours’ calls, you will receive a on call allowance (including recall to duty allowance when called out). You will also receive opportunities for overtime, detached duty visits (overnight stays) and travelling time depending on business needs.

Daily travel time payments are made if journeys meet certain criteria.

About our Team

SSG is a business unit of the MOD with over 200 staff located throughout the UK and overseas responsible for the design, installation and maintenance of security systems across the MOD and government estate.

Working within SSG’s Operations Team you will be part of a dedicated group of MOD Security Engineers providing key specialist installation and maintenance services, delivering MOD’s highest level of electronic security systems to protect the Nation’s assets.

To find out more about SSG and our specialist role within Government and MOD please visit;
Website: https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/security-services-group

SSG is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and so welcomes applications from anyone who meets the standard requirements. However, females are currently under-represented in our department and we would therefore particularly welcome applications from individuals in this group.

About DIO

DIO is part of the Ministry of Defence (MOD). We play a vital role in supporting Defence by leading and managing the delivery of what the Armed Forces need to live, work, train and deploy on operations. Our people share the common goal of supporting our Armed Forces through management of the military estate. See more on Defence Infrastructure Organisation - GOV.UK

To find out more about us, take a look at the attached Quick Guide to DIO or you can view our YouTube video to see more about our work

To help achieve our objectives, we believe in six important values (Safety first, Collaboration, Integrity, Agility, Accountability and Enthusiasm) that underpin our vision and mission. These values equip us for the future and shape how we work together. These values are designed by DIO for DIO.