Senior Project Manager

Coventry University
Coventry, West Midlands
c. £50,000 to £55,000 p.a. plus excellent benefits
13 Mar 2018
08 Apr 2018
Job Function
Project Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Project Manager

Coventry University is a dynamic, modern university with a proud tradition as a provider of high quality education and a focus on applied research.  We have risen to a top 12 position in the Guardian University Guide 2018 and are The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide ‘Modern University of the Year’ for 2014, 2015 and 2016. 

We are continuing the evolution of the University Group and as we look to build on our position of strength we aim to continue to create state-of-the-art campuses for our students, staff and visitors. Our strategy to 2021 will enhance our position as a leading provider of innovative education and impactful research both nationally and internationally, reinforced by the fact that we were awarded Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (2017).  A very high quality of estate provision is a key enabler to this.

We have invested £350m in the estate in the last 8 years including the addition of a ground-breaking £55m Engineering and Computing Building, an award-winning £35m Student Hub that opened in 2011 as well as the new £59m Science & Health Building which was opened in January 2018 by Their Royal Highnesses.  We have ambitious future plans with several key projects planned in the short to mid-term.

Working within the University’s multi-disciplinary Estates Development team, the Senior Project Manager will develop, procure and deliver a broad range of estate projects and development schemes typically valued from £1m to £10m across a diverse estate portfolio including research and teaching facilities, student residences, public realm, social space and commercial and office accommodation.  You will be responsible for the day to day management and leadership of projects and will also get the opportunity to support and in the longer-term lead on major projects valued in the £20m to £100m range.

The successful candidate will possess relevant experience in a project leadership role with responsibility for procuring and managing complex construction and property projects varying from small scale refurbishment schemes to medium scale capital projects. You will have strong commercial management skills, with the proven track record of managing project budgets and leading on contract procurement and management of external consultants and contractors.

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. 

For a confidential discussion and/or the Candidate Briefing Pack please contact our advisors Ben Duffill ( or Nick Coppard ( of The Management Recruitment Group on 0207 959 2368.  Applications should consist of a CV and Covering Letter and should be sent to

The closing date for applications is 8th April 2018.

Interviews will take place at Coventry University during the week commencing 23rd April.

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