Operations Manager - RAF Shawbury





VIVO, a 50:50 joint venture between Serco and EQUANS, has been awarded places on the Defence FM and Housing Maintenance framework contracts. 

VIVO embodies both experience and innovation. It combines Serco's comprehensive track record delivering engineering, technical and FM services to the UK MOD for over 55 years with EQUANS' market leading FM, energy, asset optimisation and regeneration capabilities. 


Location: RAF Shawbury

Full time, Permanent

Competitive salary + benefits


Within VIVO we are currently recruiting for an Operations Manager (Hard FM) to be based at RAF Shawbury in Shrewsbury. As the Operations Manager, you will oversee the effective, compliant and timely delivery of maintenance and response works in accordance with statutory legislation and MoD Mandatory requirements, complying with all Health and Safety and Environmental standards and policies. In addition to this, you will manage Billable Works projects, ensuring they are completed on time and meet contractual requirements.


You will be responsible for ensuring that suitable qualified and experienced operatives are directed to relevant tasks and have the appropriate equipment to perform these tasks, monitor the Supply Chain service delivery to enable Key Performance Indicators are achieved, review Risk Assessments and ensure that all tasks are recorded against assets in the CAFM system and ensure that progress of works and documentation is recorded and completed. Works are carried out by contractors and you will have responsibility for managing them on site and maintaining these relationships.


Another important aspect of the role will be to ensure compliance with Legionella and Asbestos management plans, taking on the duties of Responsible Person where required, carry out inspections and audits and project manage various M&E tasks from inception to completion.


This role will be based out of RAF Shawbury but will also cover 2 or 3 local sites and you will be expected to be visible across all.


What You'll Need To Do The Role:   


 To be successful in this role, we require you to hold HNC or equivalent qualification in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, OR a Facilities Management qualification, strong IT skills and multi site hard FM sub contractor management/supervisory experience.


This role would suit someone working as a Hard FM Manager/Supervisor or Works Coordinator from a reactive maintenance environment.


Ideally you will have some project management experience, however this is not essential as we are happy to support your development in this area.


To be considered for this role you must hold a full UK driving licence and be able to pass SC Clearance.


What We Offer


As part of your package, we offer a company car or car allowance, 6% employer matched pension contribution, single private medical cover, life assurance up to 2x base salary and 25 days annual leave. In addition to this, we offer fantastic training and development, a supportive senior leadership team and varied and interesting work.

VIVO Defence Services

The role you have applied for is with VIVO Defence Services, a joint venture between Serco and EQUANS. By applying for this role, please be aware that information contained within your CV may be shared between VIVO Defence Services, Serco and EQUANS during the recruitment process.


At VIVO, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. Therefore, we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool.


We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working and operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly a Disability Confident Employer. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. If candidates wish to request extra time to apply then they should contact 0345 010 4000 and ask to speak to a VIVO Recruiter.


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29/02/2024 01:16:00
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