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Job description

The Challenge
The Technical Manager is a key member of the Scotland & Northern Ireland Regional Technical Team (RTT), supporting the Grade 7 Team Lead in co-ordinating the work of the multi-disciplinary technical team and providing both technical and project management expertise in driving improved statutory and mandatory compliance across the Defence estate.

The successful candidate will act as the conduit for receiving and implementing DIO corporate policy as it impacts on Regional Delivery, as well as being the interface between the technical subject matter experts within the Technical Services team in Sutton Coldfield and the multi-disciplinary technical team within the region. This will cover a broad range of technical subjects, particularly those relating to strategic compliance (eg Fire Safety, Fuels Infrastructure, Gas Management, and Asbestos Management) but also extending to more general compliance matters such as building standards, adherence to planned and preventative maintenance specifications and schedules, management of Safety Alerts, sustainability, and improving quality control in delivery.

As the regional Technical Manager, you will collaborate with Regional Delivery colleagues and trusted partner organisations to drive improved technical standards and compliance across the estate, whilst at all times acting as a trusted advisor to our Front Line Command (FLC) customers.

As DIO transitions to the new Future Defence Infrastructure Services (FDIS) contract for the provision of hard facilities management, you will provide the regional lead in the implementation of new ways of working in key areas, such as asset management, facilities condition management, Building Information Modelling, and Government Soft Landings.

The role is interesting and varied and will require a balance of construction/estates technical experience and proven ability in the fields of project and stakeholder management.

Main Responsibilities
Deputise for the Grade 7 Team Lead, including preparing briefs for the Regional Delivery Management Team on matters of RTT interest.
Act as regional focal point for the management and implementation of incoming corporate technical compliance matters.

Represent the region at national technical compliance working groups, including co-ordinating input of multi-disciplinary peers within the RTT.

Develop effective working relationships with the Technical Services team subject matter experts in the interests of ensuring the region benefits from the right advice at the right time, as well as developing the region-s technical capabilities through knowledge sharing.
Manage the Safety Alert process within the region, including managing the interfaces with the Industry Partner(s) and operational teams in terms of data gathering, as well as making timely returns to the Safety Alert originator in relation to response planning and works scheduling.

Act as regional focal point for the escalation and resolution of technical disputes, including contractual interpretation of technical standards. Produce briefing papers as necessary where issues require to be further escalated to the Grade 7 Team Lead.

Support an ethos of continuous improvement in technical compliance through the drafting and publication of technical policy, processes and guidance documents.

Act as a Trusted Adviser, providing FLC-s with technical advice and support as necessary.

Manage the implementation of FDIS new ways of working in the field of asset management, including facilities condition management, Building Information Modelling, and Government Soft Landings.

Flexible Location
DIO Regional Delivery (Scotland & Northern Ireland) has offices across the region. Our regional hub is based in Rosyth; however we offer a flexible base location for this role and may therefore consider flexibility of duty station location within the region.

Work location will be agreed once the successful candidate has been selected.


Full UK Driving Licence essential - noting regional nature of the role and relative remoteness of some key sites.


Chartered membership of a recognised construction or engineering related Professional Body is essential.


Membership of a recognised construction or engineering related Professional Body is essential.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
  • Leadership
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Working Together
  • Delivering at Pace

We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:
  • Leadership
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Managing a Quality Service

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
  • Professional/Technical Expertise - Foundation Practitioner level
  • Understanding and complying with Statutory, Regulatory and Professional requirements - Foundation Practitioner level


We enable our people to work at the right place, with the right people, at the right time.

We believe that if we look after our people they will be passionate about delivering great things for our customers.

We understand the importance of life outside of work and our industry leading flexible working practices, digital technology and modern workspaces will give you the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work-life balance.

The MOD Discover My Benefits page lists the full set of benefits. Some of the many benefits you will receive include:

- Highly competitive Pension Scheme
- Flexi-time scheme
- Alternative working practices such as working from home
- 25 days annual leave rising (1 day per year) to 30 days upon completion of 5 years- service
- Ability to roll over up to 10 days annual leave per year
- In addition to 8 public holidays per year you will also receive leave for HM The Queen-s birthday
- Minimum of 15 Days Special Leave in a rolling 12-month period to for volunteer military or emergency service reserve commitments
- Special Paid Leave for volunteering up to 6 days a year
- Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
- Employee Assistance Programme to support your wellbeing
- Most sites have good travel links with free car parking; many also have other facilities such as a Sports & Social Club, Gym and / or site shops

Learning & Development
- Professional and Personal Development of skills
- Access to thousands of training courses through Civil Service Learning, some free or paid by DIO
- Ability to obtain industry recognised qualifications supported by DIO

The post advertised is for 37 hours net


This post does not offer any assistance with relocation allowances.

Please be advised that the Department is conducting a review of all pay related allowances which could impact on those allowances that the post currently being advertised attracts.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check .

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.

Please ensure that at the application and interview stages of the campaign you review the Success Profiles Framework to assist you in the demonstration of your skills and experience.

Your suitability for the role will be assessed using the Success Profile elements that have been chosen for this campaign. Each element will be scored accordingly, and the successful candidate will be appointed on merit.

Applications will be sifted on all Behaviours, but in the event of a significant number of applications, an initial sift will be conducted on the 1 or 2 lead behaviours (Leadership and Communicating and Influencing) along with the CV and Personal Statement.

In this instance the remaining elements will be tested at interview.

At application you will be assessed against the following:

Communicating and Influencing
Managing a Quality Service.

CV including Career History and Full Qualification details

Personal Statement in no more than 500 words detailing the below essential requirements:

1. Wide-ranging experience in one or more construction disciplines is required, backed-up with proven project management capability in either a construction or estates management field.
2. Experience of managing construction or maintenance standards, their implementation and compliance monitoring and assurance.

Professional/Technical Expertise- Foundation Practitioner level
Understanding and complying with Statutory, Regulatory and Professional requirements - Foundation Practitioner level

At interview you will be assessed against the above along with the following:

Working Together
Delivering at Pace.

Application sifting is scheduled to take place on week commencing 2nd November 2020.

Interviews will take place on week commencing 16th November 2020. Due to Covid-19 restrictions remaining in place, telephone interviews will be held.

A minimum of 2 full working days- notice will be provided for interviews. We endeavour to stick to these dates, but these are subject to change around business needs.

To assist with your application please find attached below:

Government Property Profession Competence Framework.

For help and support with your application check out our
Civil Service Careers Homepage and the How to apply section

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here .

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles .

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
Job Sector
Job Position
Technical Management
Estimated Salary
£50,000.00 - £60,000.00 / year
Postal Code
KY11 2BL
Hilton Rd, Rosyth, Dunfermline KY11 2BL, UK Show on map
Post date
Closing date

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