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Recruiter NameSandra Tye
Industry OIL & GAS, Civil/Building
SalarySalary negotiable
Locations UK, London and the South East
Contract TypePermanent




Our Client is seeking a Chief Engineer (Infrastructure Assurance) to work with their team based in Portsmouth.



Candidate will ideally have the following qualifications, memberships etc:

  • Membership of related technical professional body such as CIBSE, IMechE, IET,
  • CEng, or equivalent technical accreditation / membership.
  • Health and Safety training i.e. IOSH Managing Safely, CITB SMSTS or CSCS or equivalent
  • Hold, have held or eligible to apply for security clearance



Candidate Key experience will be:

  • Gained as a manager within the construction / facilities / asset management industry at strategic, operational and tactical levels
  • In leading engineering activity across asset and project lifecycles with a focus on commissioning and handover to deliver the required estate and Programme outcomes
  • In maintaining a system of systems viewpoint while understanding component level design and investigation rationale when required
  • In assuring compliance to all relevant statutory and regulatory legislation within a maritime and built infrastructure environment
  • In safely satisfying operational demands in an uncertain climate with new and aged infrastructure
  • In approving standards & specifications for use by other internal departments
  • Experience / knowledge of creating and implementing maintenance strategies including, but not limited to Condition and Risk Based Maintenance.
  • In supporting the development of strategic plans for infrastructure and business improvement
  • Experience / knowledge of Building Management Systems (BMS) and strategies to exploit these in the built environment to support the Naval Base’s journey towards Net Zero Carbon.
  • Experience of Building Information Management (BIM) and Asset Data Management systems
  • Utilizing a flexible and proportional approach to governance in order to retain control in a fast paced environment through collaboration across client and internal engineering teams, delegation & audit
  • Supporting increased maturity of information exploitation to business operations such as utilizing asset telemetry / IOT solutions and collaborative working environments for a range of different purposes
  • Candidate will need to show the following behaviours: Leadership, Collaboration, Positive Communication, Listening, Strategic Thinking, Openness, Striking a Balance, Innovation, Questioning the Status Quo.



  • Leadership – sees the bigger picture/interpret wider strategy, leads by example, motivates others, makes decisions, initiates action, takes responsibility
  • Communication and influencing – establishes communication routes, actively listens, clarifies, gives/seeks feedback, clear and concise, persuasive/negotiation
  • Client facing skills – confidence to deal with people at all levels
  • Organisational skills – plans well in advance, sets clear objectives, manages time/delegates, reviews progress against plan, ensures enough resources, encourages improvements
  • Presentation skills – able to convey complex concepts and lengthy workstreams in clear, concise and visually appealing formats, taking into account the target audience.
  • Values – lives and endorses the company values



You will provide leadership and effective management of a multi-disciplined engineering delivery team with accountability for specification development, technical governance, legislative, regulatory and safe to operate assurance of the Infrastructure at Portsmouth Naval Base.  Working with internal and external teams across the Team Portsmouth enterprise comprised of MOD and industry partners, you will be comfortable operating in a complex and volatile environment where you will draw on your vast experience of technical delivery in the built environment.


You will inspire innovation and build strong and trusted relationships to enable the development of modern, data led, solutions and services.


SALARY:                     Negotiable. Please quote what salary you would be lookign for when applying.


We are instructed to only submit to our Client candidates whose qualifications and experience match client’s specifications and are eligible to work in the UK.

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