Site and Engineering Lead

Yeovil | Other

Site and Engineering Lead
Permanent/ Full time 38 hours per week 
Yeovilton, Somerset BA22 8HT
Competitive salary plus benefits 

Serco have an exciting opportunity for a Site and Engineering Lead to be based at our site at RNAS Yeovilton located in Somerset. 

Serco are proud to support the Fleet Air Arm, including the Commando Helicopter Force based at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, delivering services ranging from the repair and maintenance of military aircraft- to fuel delivery and off aircraft support services. Yeovilton is one of the Royal Navy`s two principal air stations, is one of the busiest military airfields in the UK and home to more than 100 aircraft. 
This role will lead all operational activity, inspiring and developing a team, embracing our Values in both thought and action, and ensuring that policies and processes are in place, in line with the Serco Management System, to govern your areas of responsibility, mitigate risk and meet all business and legislative requirements. 

Our Site and Engineering Lead will manage a contract, with a significant focus on operational and engineering capability, to deliver excellent service to the customer, strong financial returns, service improvements and business growth. Additionally, you will be responsible for building and managing relationships with customer stakeholders.


Main Accountabilities: 


  • Oversee the management and operational delivery of the AESAS (Yvl) organisation, ensuring effective governance control, to enable sustained ability to meet contractual obligations.  
  • The establishment and operation of an organizational structure, in terms of personnel, procedures and geographical layout that provides a sound framework for safe efficient and effective engineering activity.
  • To hold, manage and maintain in accordance with the MOD guidance a Government Procurement card (ePC). 
  • The management, care, custody and security of all personnel and equipment assets within their charge.
  • The professional management of engineering resources under their control.
  • Ensuring that the required engineering standards and authorised practices are employed. 
  • Ensuring that an integrated Quality Management System and Quality culture exists.
  • Identify and implement strategic service improvements across the Contract.
  • Manage and develop the customer base providing our customers with innovative solutions and capability options to support their transformation plans and business goals.
  • Identify organic business growth and works closely with the Contract Manager to identify and deliver new growth on the Contract.
  • Provides inspirational leadership, to ensure employees understand and adopt our business strategy and plans so that they are successfully delivered.
  • Deputise for the AESAS Contract lead in his/her absence, liaising with external agencies, facilitating, and attending meetings as and when required and supporting the AESAS lead at RNAS Culdrose.


What you'll need to do the role:


  • An experienced Aircraft Engineer capable of holding Form 4 and delegated Level H authority. 
  • Hold an Engineering Degree or Higher National Certificate/Diploma.  
  • Be a registered member of an appropriate institution and hold Chartered or Incorporated Engineer status.
  • A minimum of 10-years' experience in either a Civil or Military aviation environment.
  • Knowledge of MAA, CAA & EASA Part 145 Regulations/Approvals.
  • Understanding of all Civil and Military Airworthiness Safety Regulations
  • Proven leadership and management skills, able to enthuse, inspire and engage.
  • A creative thinker, able to develop business improvement ideas and innovate.
  • An excellent communicator, with well-developed presentation skills and a first-class influencer.
  • Capable of thinking and working both strategically and operationally.
  • Capable of developing partnerships and professional relationships with customer, sub-contractors, and key stakeholders.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of health and safety in the workplace.


What we offer:


  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme.
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • A safe and supportive culture.
  • Interesting and enjoyable work.
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion.
  • Committed to professional and personal development with a wide range of training and coaching opportunities to expand your capabilities.


Why Serco

Meaningful and Vital Work - Everyone in our Defence business has an important role to play in the smooth operation of the UK's Armed Forces. Whether you're joining us from the military or from a civilian background, you'll take great pride in supporting the military and the care we take of our defence customers.

A World of Opportunity - With over 70 military contracts here in the UK and a wide variety of roles, Serco can offer excellent opportunities for progression, whether that's in Defence or in another part of our multi-sector business. We also support our teams with a range of training and accreditations.

Great People - Within Serco you'll find diverse and inclusive people that are driven by the same can-do attitude and values of Care, Trust, Pride, and Innovation. We are proud of who we are as individuals - and of how we come together as one team.


About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 


Are you interested in finding out more about a career in defence with Serco?


To discover more about the amazing careers at Serco, meet our team, what we offer and women in defence please follow this Link. We're also a signatory of the UK Governments Women in Defence Charter, to find out more please click here.



Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 


At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such 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. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. 


At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.







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