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Delivery Continuity Team Technical Officer

Delivery Continuity Team Technical Officer

Posted 20 November 2019 by DIO


Anodver, SP11 8HJ: RAF Wyton (Huntingdon), PE28 2EA; Sutton Coldfield, B75 7RA; Rosyth, KY11 2BL, Kentigern House, Glasgow, G2 8EX

About the job


Join the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and have a future that matters: Be proud; Be challenged; Be unique.

DIO Delivery Continuity Team (DCT) manages the delivery of several business change programmes and projects to deliver Estate related services. These programmes and projects cover UK and overseas requirements and are generally Category A. The DCT Programmes and Projects are at a range of stages from timescales already set & Initial Gate Business Case development underway, with others yet to begin and teams still to be formed.

Job description

The Technical Officer is accountable for providing technical specification and support to procurement work ensuring it adheres to all statutory requirements and conforms to all MOD mandatory requirements for both Hard and Soft Facilities Management on the MOD estate, with a focus on the functional aspects, for Facilities Management in the UK and also overseas.


They will work collaboratively with stakeholders and other Subject Matter Experts (SME) to develop the scope of the requirement promoting strong working relationships with Stakeholders, SME’s and other teams across DIO and wider MOD. This will involve initial capture of the requirement including identification of the data and documents required and then following review - translating the need into the relevant contract documentation format in consultation with DIO Commercial and appropriate SMEs.

They will ensure the requirement is clearly laid out and that identified risk is mitigated appropriately. The Technical Officer will provide support to the project and programme teams in activities such as providing technical questions and marking criteria to comply with procurement regulations, undertaking technical evaluation of bids in accordance with the marking criteria and provide assurance reports when required. They will provide the final technical document set as well as guidance on the contract, mobilisation and its management and respond to queries relating to the contract specification. The incumbent will be expected to maintain awareness of developments internally with MOD and externally which may impact the work of the projects and programmes with an ethos of continuous improvement. Lastly the Technical Officer will be expected to undertake any other tasks appropriate to the grade.

Desirable - Membership of a construction or Facilities Management professional body for example CIOB, BIFM, IET, RICS


Applicants should be aware that as part of the Defence Estates Optimisation Programme it is anticipated that the DIO Sutton Coldfield site will close and all staff will be relocated to Defence Medical Services (Whittington) near Lichfield as the preferred new site option. This relocation is currently expected to occur in the Summer of 2020.

Travel Requirements

This position can be located in either of the 3 location advertised. However there is likely to be a need to travel to other MoD sites which many include overnight stays.

A UK Driving Licence is desirable

About DIO

DIO is part of the Ministry of Defence (MOD). We play a vital role in supporting Defence by leading and managing the delivery of what the Armed Forces need to live, work, train and deploy on operations. Our people share the common goal of supporting our Armed Forces through management of the military estate. See more on Defence Infrastructure Organisation - GOV.UK

To help achieve our objectives, we believe in six important values (Safety first, Collaboration, Integrity, Agility, Accountability and Enthusiasm) that underpin our vision and mission. These values equip us for the future and shape how we work together. These values are designed by DIO for DIO.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Leadership
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Changing and Improving
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Managing a Quality Service

We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:

  • Leadership
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Changing and Improving

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Portfolio, Programme & Project Management: P3M07 - Requirements Management



We are passionate about delivering great things for our customers. But we also know you will have a life outside of work; we respect your priorities and our industry leading flexible working practices will give you real freedom to balance work and life.

We employ talented people who challenge and guide each other. At DIO you will work within a highly capable team who will support you to develop your skills, knowledge and experience.

Some of the many benefits you will receive:

• Professional and Personal Development of skills
• Flexi-time scheme upon completion of 6 months service
• Alternative working practices
• 25 days paid annual leave rising (1 day per year) to 30 days upon completion of 5 years’ service
• 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 for volunteer reserve commitments.
• Special Paid Leave to volunteer up to 6 days a year.
• Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave.
• Highly competitive pension scheme
• 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

Reference: 39410673

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