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Facilities Manager

Salary: £50,000

Location: GL7

Job type: Permanent

Category: Management

ZeroAvia is a leader in zero-emission aviation, flying the world’s largest hydrogen-electric aircraft since September 2020. We are now looking for an experienced Facilities Manager to join our team in Cirencester. The Facilities Manager is responsible for planning and executing all maintenance activities for the site building and support equipment, applying as a priority, preventive maintenance and troubleshooting techniques, committing to keep the facilities in full compliance with regulations as well as internal Zero Avia processes. Our focus is the design and commercialization of hydrogen-powered aviation solutions to address a variety of markets, initially targeting short-haul, sub-regional commercial flights up to 500 miles. To date, ZeroAvia has secured the UK CAA and FAA experimental permit to fly for its 6 seat aircraft powered by hydrogen-electric powertrain, passed significant flight tests, and is on track for commercial deliveries by 2023. Its achievements to date were rewarded by the UK prime minister by inviting ZeroAvia as a member to the UK Jet Zero Council. ZeroAvia’s powertrain development focuses on tightly integrating H2 Fuel Cell power systems and storage, along with electric drivetrain components, to deliver a unified solution that is both environmentally friendly and economically superior to traditional aircraft drivetrain solutions. Key Responsibilities: * You will develop and supervise the execution of facilities preventive and corrective maintenance plans to ensure optimal performance keeping direct communication with management staff for all changes that affects safety, quality and/or operating conditions of the site * You will plan, develop and implement new methods and procedures related to facilities maintenance to drive improvements, minimising operating costs and reducing environmental impact. Responsible for the design of the department structure including job descriptions, training, performance review and coaching to develop functional experts * You will be responsible for the design and implementation of equipment installation standards, and the administration of electrical and mechanical repairs at the facility * Manage all activities related to building maintenance and housekeeping ensuring high standards. You will be responsible for the technical evaluation and contract administration of the suppliers of maintenance services * You will be responsible for managing facilities risk assessments ensuring that all critical elements and gaps are closed on a timely manner * Schedule, assign priority, and follow up on all work done by direct reports to assure use of safe work practices and completion of assignment on schedule with a minimum interruption to the programme * You will plan estimated costs and oversee physical moves or rearrangement of machinery and equipment according to prepared plant layouts. You will determine jobs to be done by outside contractors and obtain and review bids to determine successful bidders. Oversee progress of work and check completed contracted jobs to ensure quality and conformance with specifications * You will plan, schedule, and coordinate maintenance to minimize downtime, unnecessary production costs and production delays, and to ensure good housekeeping * You will maintain spare parts and material stock to facilitate maintenance work. Participate in the activities related to the facility’s energy or environmental programs to ensure compliance with government rules and regulation, such as energy conservation and hazardous waste handling, storage and disposal * Work with the Hydrogen Infrastructure Engineer to maintain & oversee the manufacture of the storage and refuelling facility * Will involve travel/meetings to suppliers per current COVID rules Key Requirements: * A ‘hands on’ approach to dealing with issues and problem solving. Good communicator and self motivator. * Previous facilities management experience looking after general machinery. * Experience in dealing with H&S requirements for storage & refuelling systems * COSHH aware * Able to read building plans and proposals and calculate impacts of new equipment on current services. * Educated to degree level or equivalent Sounds interesting? Click APPLY to send your CV for immediate consideration. ZeroAvia is an equal opportunity employer and as a young company in the aviation industry, we value diversity and need people of different backgrounds that bring a plethora of skills, perspectives, and mindsets to the table that can spur originality, imagination, and creativity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Candidates with previous experience or job titles including; Facilities Manager, Contracts Manager, Project Manager, Facilities Coordinator, Service Delivery Manager, Service Manager, Works Manager, Maintenance Manager, Engineering Manager may also be considered for this role

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