We are working with the Nuclear Decomissioning Authority (NDA), a multi-site organisation with a variety of assets, including land, major infrastructure, and highly regulated and technical environments, to recruit a Property Manager. This is a Corporate Center role acting in an intelligent client capacity to manage multiple transactions and stakeholders across a complex UK wide portfolio.

About NDA

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) is a non-departmental public body created to clean up the UK’s earliest nuclear safety sites safely, securely and cost-effectively, with care for people and the environment. The NDA’s role is to secure the safe and efficient clean-up of Britain’s nuclear legacy at 17 sites across England, Wales and Scotland. This includes implementing policy on the long-term management of nuclear waste.

Role description

This role compliments the Functional Strategy of the NDA’s Property Management activities which sets out how land and property is effectively used, efficiently re-used and ultimately released. It further sets out the framework for Group accommodation and management of a wholly owned subsidiary NDA Properties Limited.


  • Manage our land and property in support of the NDA Mission and to make it available for alternative uses which optimise revenue and socio-economic benefit
  • Deliver, safe, sustainable and publicly acceptable solutions to the challenge of nuclear clean-up and decommissioning
  • Lead – negotiations of acquisitions and disposals, rent review, lease renewals, dilapidation schedules, lease covenant enforcement and other landlord and tenant issues
  • Lead – develop and formulate formal instructions to the in-house Legal team and drive transactions to completion
  • Govern – implement strategy and oversee estate management to ensure long term strategic needs of the Group are protected with simplified and standardised process
  • Govern – assure and measure the performance of the Group Land and Property in line with NDA and Government policies and procedures
  • Share – focus on applying NDA/Government policies and knowledge across the Group and report positive mission progress
  • Engage – establish and maintain a programme of internal and external engagements within the Corporate Centre and across Government, SLC’s and subsidiaries to standardise

Essential skills

  • Ability to live the NDA values of respect, openness, collaboration, performance and creativity
  • Ability to manage own workload, including time and deadline management
  • Ability to communicate complex information in an accessible and engaging way to a broad range of stakeholders
  • Track record and demonstrable practical experience of project/contract management.
  • Experience in all of the key aspects of the role, as stated above.
  • Experience in building relationships with internal and external stakeholders and work collaboratively
  • Experience in exerting leadership and influence to implement new approaches, improve performance and deliver objectives
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Strong inter-personal skills with a focus and discipline to work on own initiative

Desired skills

  • Chartered / professional qualification ideally a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors,
  • Significant experience of working within highly regulated environments ideally within a Corporate Centre environment
  • Capability, and career track record of, successfully managing interactions at all levels within organisations similar in nature to the NDA and with other stakeholders


  • Competitive base salary
  • Generous Bonus
  • Industry leading pension contributions up to 25%
Published by Thomas Thor

Thomas Thor Associates is a consulting and recruitment organisation providing services to the global nuclear sector. We represent nuclear industry experts and provide nuclear jobs to our clients for either freelance contract assignments or permanent staff positions.

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