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Property and Estates Manager (Facilities Management)

Closing date
7 Jun 2023

Job Details

MBDA is a leading defence organisation. We are proud of the role we play in supporting the Armed Forces who protect our nations. We partner with governments to work together towards a common goal, defending our freedom.

Salary: Circa £60,000 depending on experience

What we can offer you:
  • Bonus of up to 21% of base salary
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Annual salary review
  • Paid overtime
  • Up to 15 days flexi leave
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities

Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working

The opportunity:

We have an exciting opportunity within the MBDA Facilities Management team. We are a busy, friendly team, and keen to push forward with improvements to performance and service delivery, making this is great time to be joining us.

We are looking for someone to take responsibility for the management and planning of the MBDA UK property portfolio, in both the UK and selected overseas locations. This will involve managing all UK property services, in regards to both Landlord and Tennant duties. You will be sourcing and delivering property solutions that match business requirements, ensuring sufficient size and quality of properties to meet current and future needs. This could include the opportunity to oversee projects from inception to completion, such as office fit outs or land purchase.

We are looking for someone to;
  • Manage MBDA accountabilities for all UK owned and leased properties, providing expert advice and support to senior leadership.
  • Manage critical lease events, working closely with external real estate consultants
  • Manage acquisitions / disposals of real estate, including occasional overseas travel
  • Prepare and present relevant business cases to exec level
  • Act as interface for Local Authority Planning Applications
  • Manage a small team delivering related FM functions

What we're looking for from you:
  • Experience in a Facilities Management environment and in-depth knowledge of property related matters, backed up by a suitable qualification.
  • Strong communication skills, with an ability to communicate and influence at all levels
  • Strong stakeholder engagement, building relationships both internally and externally
  • Attention to detail and excellent organisational skills, including ability to multi-task and manage timescales
  • Good knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrate a positive, proactive approach in all circumstances with a focus on continuous improvement and results oriented mind-set
  • Ability to lead a small team

Our Business:

We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential.

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.

Please Note: MBDA UK Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role. Further restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may also apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.


Together. For the future of defence.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides better, smarter and more effective defence capabilities to the UK and their allies. Regarded as one of the most trusted suppliers of defence solutions in Europe, we have a relationship with the UK military spanning back over 70 years.

Whether it’s designing a future concept for the British Army, managing the procurement of a missile component or harnessing their expertise in software in order to integrate one of our products on to the newest fighter jet, all of our employees are a part of delivering a more secure tomorrow.

In addition to being the only defence company on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2022 list, MBDA are also recognised nationally with three Investors in People Gold Awards (People, Apprenticeships, and Wellbeing), a top 10 finisher on the Best Big Companies to Work For 2022 league tables.   

For the latest vacancies, employer updates and stories from our people, make sure to visit and bookmark our MBDA UK Careers site.

Our Values 

Our values are at the core of everything we do and shape the culture of our organisation. No matter what role, our people from leadership to entry-level encompass these values knowing that they are working towards the same common goal, sharing a bigger purpose in order to protect national security and enable strategic independence.

Through promoting change with Innovation, taking ownership through Commitment, building trust through Integrity, inspiring others through Passion and encouraging collaboration through Team Spirit, we have created a place where people feel connected with each other and valued in our community.



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