Ref: 1624513

Original Listing

Company: 1624513

Salary: 26,412 (+ additional 5,500 allowances)

Closing Date: Closing date: 8 Apr 2019

Location: Woolwich, London, SE18 6XJ

DIO Security Service Group Maintenance Manager South East Region

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 Service Groups (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.”

This vacancy is for the role of Maintenance Manager South East Region. This is an exciting, interesting and challenging role within Government Security. You will work in high profile and technically complex Defence sites, Other Government Departments and Critical National Infrastructure security programs.

Maintenance Managers will be tasked from SSG’s offices in Woolwich and be responsible for planned maintenance and remedial works; predominantly in London and across the South East of England. You will liaise with MOD clients, commercial companies and SSG Operations Project Managers. In addition, you will also be involved in the deployment of Security System Technicians within the region.

The successful candidate will be required to engage with staff, customers and suppliers, at all levels. You must therefore have strong interpersonal and communication skills, be able to operate in a collaborative working environment and have high literacy and numeracy levels. In addition, successful candidates will be able to manage a dynamic work programme in response to changing SSG’s priorities.

Successful applicants 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. You will be included on the roster for ‘out of hours’ calls for which you will receive a on call allowance (including recall to duty allowance when called out), opportunities for overtime, detached duty visits (overnight stays) and travelling time depending on business needs.

Main Responsibilities

• Provide customer interface and represent SSG at high level external meetings.
• Undertake complex discussions and negotiations with SSG’s Project Managers and Client Security Officers for Key Project and Maintenance accounts
• Line Manage the dedicated “in-house” Skill Zones and sub-contractors to deliver 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 and Health & Safety policies.

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. 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.

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


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

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;

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. Under the Future DIO Transformation Programme, DIO will become the MOD’s professional estate services business and realise our organisational vision of providing a better estate, a better service and a better business. 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.