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Senior Facilities Project Manager - Bristol

Closing date
22 May 2024

Job Details

MBDA UK Ltd is seeking an experienced and ambitious Facilities Project Manager to join our extraordinary team in Bristol, UK. This is a unique opportunity to oversee major, high-value, and often sophisticated construction and facilities projects

Job Title: Senior Facilities Project Manager

Salary: Circa £ 65,000 depending on experience

Location: Bristol (We may be able to offer a relocation package for this role)

Dynamic (hybrid) working: 2-3 days per week on-site due to workload classification

Security Clearance: British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship

Restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may 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.

The opportunity:

An exciting role for an experienced Construction / Facilities Project Manager has arisen within the MBDA Facilities department to handle major, high value and often sophisticated construction and Facilities projects. You will be leading project teams of internal and external expertise through development of designs right through to final delivery of new infrastructure and improvement projects. Primarily based at MBDA UK's Bristol Site.

Your projects will range from £500k-£50M+ in value. The role will call on your project & programme management and problem solving skills and you will be encouraged to successfully interface directly with executive and director level collaborators

What we're looking for from you:
  • A project leader with excellent people leadership skills, able to handle and drive the delivery of challenging projects.
  • Someone with validated Project Management experience and with a recognised Project Management Qualification, with a strong desire to embed these working principles within the team.
  • HNC Qualification or higher in relevant Construction or FM field is desirable
  • Experience and good knowledge of construction contract management
  • Experience and knowledge of handling project through RIBA Plan of Works stages
  • Good experience and knowledge in a Facilities Management / Construction environment - especially statutory compliance such as Building Regulations, CDM and Electrical Safety.
  • Strong problem solving capabilities.
  • Ability to present sometimes complex project proposals in a simple and effective way to senior internal collaborators in order to gain their approvals.
  • Strong collaborator management skills, including an ability to set expectations and balance conflicting demands.
  • Someone that can lead multi-functional project teams on new projects, inclusive of management of external consultants and main contractors, in order to meet programme, cost and quality requirements.
  • You will need the ability to interrogate and interpret requirements, based on business understanding, challenging wants against needs when appropriate.
  • You must have strong organisational skills and a keen eye for detail.
  • Ability to adapt to changing and diverse workload with autonomy and resilience
  • Demonstrate a positive, proactive and professional approach, even when under pressure.

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Our company:

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.

What we can offer you:
  • Company bonus: Company Bonus: Bonus of up to 21% of base salary
  • Pension: maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Enhanced parental leave: offers up to 26 weeks for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. Enhancements are available for paternity leave, neonatal leave and fertility testing and treatments.
  • Facilities: Fantastic site facilities including subsidised meals, free car parking and much more...
  • Training and Development: Excellent career progression, training and career development opportunities

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. MBDA is proud of our employee-led networks, examples include: Gender Equality, Pride, Menopause Matters, Parents and Carers, Armed Forces, Ethnic Diversity, Neurodiversity and more...

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.


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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