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Head Of Engineering G6

Ministry of Defence
DMS Whittington, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14 9PY
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

Job Details

About us

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) plays a key role in keeping our country safe by managing and looking after the Defence estate and everyone who depends on it. This estate is one of the UK’s largest and most diverse property portfolios and enables our armed forces and Defence civilians to live, work, train and deploy, all with sustainability in mind. From net carbon-zero accommodation to runways for F35 fighter jets, our work is exciting and totally unique, and our people operate both in the UK and around the globe.

About you

As a natural communicator, you will demonstrate excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills. You will be a team player and capable of inspiring and motivating others.  You will be a creative problem solver with a strong sense of integrity and ethics and have the ability to think and act in an objective and analytical manner.

Are you ready to step forward and support delivery of critical Defence infrastructure?

A strategic and operational leader with a vision for mentoring, improving and driving change?

Do you act as a trusted interface between cross functional teams with a focus on delivery?

Are you accountable for effective leadership and delivery?

Inspire, motivate, and engage well in a customer focused organisation?

About the Role

We’re looking for great people to lead our diverse expert teams in Structural & Civil Engineering, Electrical & Mechanical Engineering and Asset Class Engineering.  Do you have a flavour of:

  1. Building Control or Building Regulations
  2. Civil, structural or buildings engineering
  3. Airfield pavements
  4. Maritime engineering
  5. Electrical, mechanical, gas, fuels or building services infrastructure
  6. Water or wastewater infrastructure
  7. Asset management

Desirable Experience & Skills

  • Degree in chosen field or equivalent
  • Chartered membership of an appropriate professional institution or eligibility for
  • Skilled at presenting complex technical concepts to a non-technical audience
  • Skilled in creating and maintaining organisational networks


  • Full UK Driving Licence - required to enable travel to office or remote project sites not accessible by public transport.  Please note:  DIO covers journey costs, providing hire cars and fuel cards for UK wide travel.
  • Some of listed roles may be eligible for a £3,000 allowance


In return, you will enjoy a superb range of benefits, including enhanced parental leave and 25 days annual leave rising to 30 days upon completion of 5 years’ service. You will benefit from a c.27% employer pension contribution, as well as plenty of opportunities for Continued Professional Development, access to funded professional qualifications and specialist training.

We recognise that the best people for the job may have commitments outside of work, so we’re pleased to promote flexible working to support our colleagues in balancing work and home life and offer a hybrid working approach. You will benefit from significant flexible working options in line with our “Smarter Working” policy.

Most of our sites have sports and social clubs, a gym, on site shops and subsidised canteens, and you will have the opportunity to join one of our Diversity and Inclusion networks.

  • Highly competitive <a href=>Pension Scheme</a>  with an average employer contribution of 27%.
  • Alternative working practices such as working from home.
  • Opportunity to join one of our several D&I Networks. We value diversity and are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.
  • 25 days annual leave rising (1 day per year) to 30 days upon completion of 5 years’ service.
  • Enhanced Parental Leave.
  • Most sites have free car parking, Sports & Social Clubs, Gym, on site shops and subsidised canteens.

To hear from a range of Engineers on their positive career experiences in the Ministry of Defence, and how we champion all forms of diversity in our community please follow the link – Defence Engineers – Give it all you are

VAdm Paul Marshall CBE (Defence Head of Profession Engineering) in discussion with Dr Bethany Hickton regarding perceptions of Defence Engineers. My Lived Experience as a Civilian Defence Engineer

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation is committed to representing modern Britain in all its diversity, and creating a welcoming, inclusive workplace where all our people are able to bring their whole selves to work and perform at their best.


We are responsible for an inventory in excess of £30 billion and work closely with industry to provide equipment and services for military operations. With a £1.2 billion annual operating expenditure and responsibility to deliver around £13 billion of new equipment, in-service and logistics support each year on behalf of the Armed Forces, we are continually striving for excellence

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