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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Facilities Manager

Fareham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 30 August 2023

Saab Seaeye is the world leader in electric underwater robotic. Our innovative, smart and sustainable technology has been trusted for complex missions for over 30 years in the toughest environments on the planets.

For over 30 years our pioneering innovations have advanced underwater robotic technology and we continue to expand its potential responsibly and sustainably to reduce environmental impact.

Our manufacturing facilities are in the UK and we are part of the Saab Seaeye. We serve a global market with representation in 23 countries around the world. Our customers operate in varied industries such as;

Oil & Gas, Renewables, Telecoms, Salvage, Hydro & Civil, Aquaculture, Marine Science, Seabed Minerals, Nuclear, Leisure & Tourism, Security & Emergency, Defence.

The Job:    

We are looking for an experienced Facilities Manager to oversee all building-related activities at our new 3 building campus. You will be responsible for preserving the good condition of infrastructure and ensure that facilities are safe and well-functioning. 

The ideal candidate will be well-organised and able to optimise the use of space and equipment while reducing operating costs. Leadership abilities and high levels of efficiency will set you apart among our candidate pool.

The goal is to ensure our business’s accommodation is problem-free and safe so that employees can work under the best conditions in our engineering, manufacturing and assembly facilities. 

General Responsibilities

  • Overseeing building and grounds maintenance;

  • Monitor, manage and coordinate all services (telecommunications, air conditioning, air handling, heat, electricity, cleaning, catering and vending services, waste disposal, security presence, etc.)

  • Work closely with the Health and Safety manager ensure compliance to all Health and Safety regulations;

  • Work with Team Leaders to make changes and refurbishments to the facilities as necessary;

  • Manage the upkeep of equipment and supplies to meet health and safety standards;

  • Plan and coordinate inspection regime of the buildings’ structures to determine the need for repairs or renovations;

  • Review and monitor utilities consumption and strive to minimise costs;

  • Supervise all contractors and facilities staff (technicians, groundskeepers and external contractors etc.) when on site;

  • Control activities like parking space allocation, waste disposal, building security etc.

  • Work with relevant department leads to ensure working space is allocated according to the business area needs;

  • Ensure compliance to business insurance policies;

  • Handle service contracts (lifts, fire protection, all production equipment, crane, forklift scissor lift etc.)

  • Ensure all aspects of buildings use is documented and kept up to date, including keeping financial and non-financial records;

  • Effectively communicate with staff in respect of any infrastructure changes;

  • Managing parking facilities and use of production and yard space;

  • Keep a contacts database on all the contacts you make, handymen, services etc.

Requirements and skills

  • Proven experience as a Facilities Manager or relevant position

  • Well-versed in technical / engineering operations and facilities management best practices

  • Knowledge of basic accounting and finance principles

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills

  • Good analytical / critical thinking

  • BSc/BA in facility management, engineering, business administration or relevant field

  • 3+ years in facilities management

  • Project management skills

  • Good organisational skills

  • Multitasking ability

  • Good time management

  • Fostering a professional working environment

  • Security clearance will be required

General accountabilities and responsibilities:

  • To use personal judgement and initiative to develop effective and constructive solutions to challenges and obstacles in day to day activities and procedures within the specified role.

  • To maintain personal ability in, and appropriate use of, all relevant IT (Information & Technology) and other systems required to adequately perform the role.

  • To act ethically, with integrity and in the best interest of the business at all times.

  • To maintain a professional and supportive relationship with team members and other departments in order to deliver business and delivery objectives or deadlines.

  • To carry out any other duties as detailed by your Manager from time to time.

Quality, health, safety and environment (QHSE)

  • Lead on the company’s efforts to achieve a healthier, safer and more sustainable working environment

  • Responsible for defining and rolling out safe and sustainable working practices and ensuring they are being followed

  • Lead by example in relation to HSE; “Do the right thing even when no one is looking.”

  • Responsible for define, developing and deploying the product and service quality strategy whilst ensuring delivery against quality goals and objectives