Project Manager

Recruiter
The University of Leicester
Location
Leicester, Leicestershire
Salary
c. £50,000 to £55,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted
02 Jul 2018
Closes
29 Jul 2018
Job Function
Project Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Project Manager

The University of Leicester is seeking to make the appointment of up a Project Manager to play a key role in the delivery of the University’s capital investment programme.

At the heart of the UK, Leicester is a leading university committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. Celebrating diversity among our staff and students; widening participation in higher education; engaging with local, national and international communities – all of these are part of what we do and who we are.  

Our very compact campus contains a wide range of twentieth century architecture, though the oldest building dates from 1837. The main campus is a mile south of the city centre, adjacent to Victoria Park and Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College. The University has in excess of 20,000 students and The Association of Graduate Recruiters have recognised the University of Leicester as the institution in the UK with the best initiative to prepare students for the world of work.

The University has embarked upon a challenging and very exciting Campus Masterplan aligned to delivering the Physical Environment Strategy over the next 5-10 years. The first phase amounting to an initial £65m investment and the second phase and major part of the Capital Programme will then follow from 2020 with a total investment of circa £500m.

As a Project Manager for the Projects and Planning department within Estates and Campus Services, you will apply high-quality, client- focussed project management skills to a range of complex capital projects that emanate from the Capital Investment Programme ensuring schemes are briefed, designed, developed, delivered and governed within strict budgetary and programme constraints, fully satisfying University requirements.

Successful candidates will have gained demonstrable experience of managing complex refurbishment and new-build projects in a client side or client’s consultant role, with a track record gained on projects up to and in excess of £10m in value. Strong technical skills honed in the construction and property industry are essential as it is expected that candidates will be adept at leading and managing all stages of the project lifecycle from brief development and design through to procurement and construction delivery.

The University of Leicester offers a competitive salary and pension scheme, generous leave entitlement and a commitment to your continuing professional development.  Further details or the benefits of working at the University can be found at https://www2.le.ac.uk/staff/working/staff-benefits/staff-benefits

For a confidential discussion and/or a Candidate Briefing Pack, please contact our retained advisors Ben Duffill (ben.duffill@mrgpeople.co.uk) or Marcus May (marcus.may@mrgpeople.co.uk) at The Management Recruitment Group on 0203 962 9900. In order to apply please supply a comprehensive CV with a covering letter setting out your interest in the role. Applications should be sent to marcus.may@mrgpeople.co.uk

Closing date for applications is 29th July 2018.
Interviews are scheduled for w/c 3rd September 2018.

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