Chief Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

United Kingdom


Chief Engineer

KBS Maritime, a Joint Venture between KBR and BAE Systems delivers Asset Management, Facilities Management and Energy Solutions across the maritime and defence environments. With parent companies KBR and BAE Systems, the JV has the pedigree of two global organisations, but we have the ethos of a small business where our people are valued and empowered to succeed. It’s a great place to work and we bring opportunity to all our team.

What’s the role all about:

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.

Your 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
  • Utilising a flexible and proportional approach to governance in order to retain control in a fast paced environment through empowerment, delegation & audit
  • In bringing about increased maturity of information exploitation to business operations such as utilising asset telemetry / IOT solutions and collaborative working environments for a range of different purposes

You’ll 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

Your key competencies will be:

  • 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

KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and solutions across the asset and program life cycle within the government services and technology sectors. KBR employs approximately 28,000 people worldwide with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries. ?

KBR is proud to work with customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, and long- term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver.

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