Estates Manager (Hard Services) Ref. 918

Corporate Services and Facilities
£49,004 - £52,671 Plus Recruitment & Retention Allowance £8,000 per annum

This is a full-time position for 37 hours per week Monday to Friday, open to flexible, compressed and part time working patterns. 

Want to manage an estate with incredible technical facilities? Do you enjoy leading a team? Want to work somewhere where you can really make a difference?

Your leadership skills together with your extensive knowledge and experience of building services will enable you to support your team, maintain and improve the facilities and infrastructure for the site’s multiple buildings. 

You and your team will work across our diverse and interesting campus with many technical facilities, which includes manufacturing workshops, engineering laboratories, screened room, clean rooms, server rooms and offices. The campus has a range of buildings from ones being constructed now to others around 50 years old with varying types of building infrastructure.

You’ll work in a fast-paced environment where most days will be different as you oversee the multi skilled team and their contractors delivering everything from Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) to new facilities. Your expertise and recommendations will be crucial in maintaining our infrastructure, enhancing our estate and shaping our future buildings. It’s an exciting time to join the team as continues to grow, along with increasing facilities and buildings within the campus.

You will join a small supportive team where professional development and training is available and encouraged for both technical and core skills. These courses include externally recognised CIBSE courses as well as sessions hosted in house.

More About You

To apply for this role, you’ll already have,

  • A proven background and professional qualification in Building Services or Facilities Management or relevant experience.
  • Experience of managing conflicting priorities on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of legal and statutory compliance obligations.

To strengthen your application, it would be beneficial if you have one of more of the following (although these are not essential),

  • Experience of leading and developing others.
  • Experience of managing Facilities Management contracts.
  • Experience of championing Environmental and Sustainability initiatives.

Your Personal Skills

You’ll be the type of person who,

  • Enjoys working on multiple diverse projects.
  • Enjoys being part of a supportive team whilst nurturing and developing others.
  • Communicates clearly and effectively to a variety of audiences.
  • Establishes strong working relationships.
  • Promotes new and flexible ways of delivering services that are responsive to customer needs.
  • Is able to capture and convert a non-technical requirement into a technical specification.
  • Can adapt to change with the support of your team and management. 

Putting your skills to use

Using your diverse range of skills within the Estates team, you will,

  • Lead, develop, manage, and motivate the Estates team. Through mentoring and coaching provide technical support to the team to develop their skills.
  • Work collectively within the team to ensure the site is safe and legally compliant.
  • Ensure that all Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) is carried out to appropriate and agreed standards.
  • Ensure all Estates work is carried out effectively and safely.
  • Provide knowledge and expertise to advise on new works and site enhancements.
  • Manage all Estates Contracts to maintain standards and ensure value for money.
  • Contribute to the strategy and future direction of the team and the Estate.
  • Share in the on-call rota, typically for up to a week each month.

What we Offer

Now that we’ve explained a bit about what you will we be doing, here’s what we can offer you,

  • 25 days annual leave, rising to 30 after 5 years’ service.
  • 8 Bank Holiday days off in addition to your annual leave.
  • 2 ½ additional days leave (set dates through the year).
  • On call allowance.
  • Paid overtime or TOIL.  Your salary is for your contracted hours.  If you work more, and sometimes it’s needed, we believe you should be rewarded for that.
  • Training.  Lots and lots of training.  This can be anything from a ½ day internal course to a distant learning degree.  If it’s relevant to your career, we will aim to support you.
  • Pension.  Our Pension scheme is Alpha.  It’s competitive.
  • Sports & Social Society.  Whether its classic cars or baking, golf or crafting, we have a society for you.
  • On site nursery (subject to availability).
  • 3 days paid leave a year to support a registered charity of your choice.
  • Free parking.
  • Free onsite gym, open 24 hours a day.
  • Affinity Groups – whether you are disabled, LGBTQ and/or from an Ethnic Minority.  We provide an inclusive environment and support for everyone.


We are HMGCC, the engineering specialists at the heart of the UK’s national security.

We work with the national security community, UK government, academia, private sector partners and international allies to bring engineering ingenuity to the national security mission, creating tools and technologies that drive us ahead and help to protect the nation.

We invest in our people, not only with training but also support throughout your career with us; to allow you to reach your full potential at work, as well as enjoy the work/life balance many aspire to.

To find out more about us and if we’re right for you, please visit our website.

Equal Opportunities

Inclusion and diversity really matters to us. It's not just about hitting targets or visible differences.

HMGCC are committed to providing equal opportunities and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and those with disabilities or who are neurodiverse.

We’re not looking for any one type of person. We’re looking for talent from all different backgrounds to join our organisation, where we genuinely respect and value each other's differences, as well as our similarities. It makes us even better at what we do. 

We are proud to offer candidates the opportunity to apply through the Offer of Interview Scheme. The scheme ensures eligible candidates are selected for an interview as long as their application meets the minimum criteria for the role. To find out more and how you can apply under this scheme, please see the inclusion and diversity information on our website.

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Our Recruitment Team will process your application once the role has closed and everyone will get a response.

Please note dependent on the recruitment requirements, we withhold the right to bring forward the closing date for this role from the original closing date.  

*if you are relocating to the area then we can discuss the possibility of a relocation package