Senior Project Manager
The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. Fifty percent of our organisation is made up of Professional Services support staff that partner closely with the Academic colleges to ensure we achieve our strategy and vision. Working within Estate Services the Senior Project Manager will take the lead responsibility for managing the implementation and delivery of a range of key complex and major capital projects within the University’s estate development programme. These works will include construction, refurbishment and major planned maintenance projects across a diverse range of property types with projects typically valued up to £25m. The successful candidate will possess extensive experience in a project leadership role with responsibility for procuring and managing complex construction and refurbishment projects in excess of £7m in value, either in a client side or client’s consultant role. You will have strong technical and commercial management skills, with experience of design management, contract management and supply chain management in relation to project delivery. You will have excellent communication skills, with the personality and authority to lead and manage project teams and stakeholder groups coupled with a track record of working effectively in or with a large scale, complex organisation. It is expected that the successful candidate will possess relevant a professional qualification/membership (e.g. RICS, CIOB). This role offers an opportunity to work for one of the region’s top employers on a large scale and diverse estate portfolio and capital programme. The University offers some fantastic benefits including 41 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, an onsite gym, parking and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter. If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website (www.exeter.ac.uk/thesouthwest) for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in. For a confidential discussion and/or a full job description, please contact our retained advisors Ben Duffill ( ben.duffillmrgpeople.co.uk ) or Nick Coppard (nicholas.coppardmrgpeople.co.uk) at The Management Recruitment Group on or 0207 959 2368. Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and should be sent to ben.duffillmrgpeople.co.uk. Closing date for applications: 3 rd July 2017 The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.