Senior Facilities Manager – Aerospace/Defence

  • Job Reference: N6030-699A
  • Date Posted: 24 May 2018
  • Location: Wimborne
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Government & Defence, Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Anne Hartley
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01252 710215

Job Description

Senior Facilities Manager – Aerospace/Defence


Our client is a highly successful global aerospace company they are looking for a Senior Facilities Manager to be responsible for overseeing Facilities, Security and SHE for their sites, the headcount for the sites is 800-900 staff.  This position is responsible for managing services which are outsourced to third parties and coordinating all aspects of building and facility equipment maintenance, modification and expansion. The position reports directly to the VP/Director Operations and is based in Wimborne, Dorset.


As a Senior Facilities Manager your skills, qualifications and competencies will ideally include:

Previous experience of Hard and Soft Facilities Management Services essential.

Demonstrable direct people management/ leadership/development experience essential

Capital Projects Experience essential e.g. Experience of new site facilities development

Experience of tendering and overseeing third party providers is essential.

Experience procuring and working with third party outsource providers/ subcontractors essential. Working with procurement to re-negotiate/negotiate contracts for providers for better commercial outcome is essential.

IOSH/NEBOSH certification or membership of a recognised professional HSE organisation highly desirable.

Manufacturing/Engineering/Aerospace FM experience highly desirable. 


As a Senior Facilities Manager your main responsibilities will involve:

Managing the maintenance of buildings, infrastructure equipment and grounds for both facilities.

Managing the security team and safeguards classified or sensitive material in accordance with MoD guidelines and regulations. Maintains the facilities List X status.

Managing SHE team and ensuring SHE compliance across the business. Maintains ISO14001 certification.

Coordinating planning, budgeting, design, construction, and modification activities for the facility and its infrastructure and managing project performance to defined schedules.

Managing and coordinates capital and expense purchases within established budgetary guidelines.

Responsibility for personnel management of the facilities department including activity coordination, staffing, and performance management.

Coordinating meeting the facilities needs of external customer departments including Manufacturing, Engineering and other functions on-site.

Act as a company liaison with subcontractors and vendors.

Managing Business Continuity plans for the company

Ensuring compliance with government regulations including building codes


Keywords:  IOSH, NEBOSH, Facilities Management, ISO14001


Senior Facilities Manager – Aerospace/Defence

Salary:  Competitive, plus large company benefits

Location:  Wimborne, Dorset