Mars UK • United Kingdom

Engineering and Facilities Manager

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

The job holder gives strategic direction for the engineering group and ensures that the team deliver excellent operational results. The role is accountable for all Quality, Health, Safety, Environmental, Engineering standards and Compliance in this area.

It is an integral and active member of the Waltham Operations leadership team and as such has shared responsibility for the development and execution of the overall operational strategy and is accountable for the development and delivery of the site asset masterplan to support the goals of the Institute.

What are we looking for?

  • Strong engineering background educated to Degree level in an engineering discipline (essential)

  • Significant line manager and people leadership experience with proven ability to build and lead high performing teams (essential)

    A proven ability to build strong collaborative relationships with a variety of stakeholders, both internal and external (essential)

  • Previous experience of operational performance delivery, quality systems and lean methodologies (desirable)

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Accountable for the creation, design, development and implementation of the Waltham Site Masterplan and Asset Health Check process and development of a roadmap that delivers the required site investment.

  • Accountable for Financial, Quality, Health, Safety, Security, Welfare and Environmental standards for all Waltham Engineering work, ensuring that appropriate metrics and continuous improvement targets are defined, monitored and met.

  • Leadership, accountability and strategic development of the IFM programme and contract for MARS at the Waltham Site. This includes the development, tracking and delivery of relevant KPIs through strong governance and continual audit process.

  • Development of the stakeholder map for facilities across the global and engineering structures, this associate needs to create and maintain a broad internal and external network.

  • Leads a team of approx. 7 direct and up to 10 indirect reports and indirect leadership of around 65 hard and soft services contractors on the IFM contract.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by The Five Principles.
  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.
  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Bank holiday swaps

We asked employees of Mars UK how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring
Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4,000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
United States
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