Project Manager

London (Greater)
£45,610 to £58,404 plus excellent benefits
Closing date
31 Oct 2021

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Project Manager

UCL is seeking to appoint to recruit a Project Manager within its Estate Development team to play a key role in the delivery of a £1.8bn capital investment programme.

UCL is one of the world’s leading multi-disciplinary universities. We operate in a global context and are committed to excellence, innovation and the promotion of global understanding in all our activities: research, teaching, learning, enterprise and community engagement.

UCL’s estate is unique, rich in history, at the heart of London and diverse in use. Our 270 buildings are predominately located in Bloomsbury in Central London but with a number of specialist satellite sites beyond that. The scale, variety and complexity of the estate is unparalleled within the sector.  To support the delivery of UCL’s 20-year strategy, UCL2034, are delivering a £1.8bn capital investment programme to develop a truly inspiring estate for our students, staff, visitors and partners.  This includes the development of UCL East, our new campus at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which will offer world class research, teaching and living accommodation within the largest cultural and educational development in Europe.

The Project Manager will lead the delivery of a range of adaptation and refurbishment building projects and support on new-build projects across an incredibly diverse estate portfolio including academic and research facilities, commercial space, and student accommodation.  Responsible for providing a high level technical advisory service to UCL stakeholders, you will play a key part in the successful delivery the estate development programme personally being responsible for projects from £0.1m to £5m in value but also with the opportunity to support Senior Project Managers and Assistant Directors on major projects up to and in excess of £20m in value.

The successful candidate will possess experience of developing, procuring and managing projects from inception to completion in a project leadership role, and will be seeking to progress their career in a lead project management role.  You will have a track record of working effectively either in or with a large scale, complex organisation on projects and buildings of a technically complex nature.  You will also possess strong commercial skills, with proven experience of contract management.

With a strong customer focus essential, it is vital that the Project Manager will have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills coupled with the ability to work in a collaborative manner with a multitude of stakeholder groups.  We are seeking an individual that is adaptable, enthusiastic and resilient. 

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to develop their career in a client side project management role on one of London’s most diverse and large scale estate development programmes.  The candidate brochure can be viewed at

The role attracts a competitive salary and excellent benefits including 41 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and closure days), a generous pension scheme, personal and professional development support and health and wellbeing benefits.  Further information on the details of the benefits of working at UCL can be found at

To arrange a confidential briefing discussion please contact our retained advisors Ben Duffill ( or Nick Coppard ( at MRG on 020 3962 9900.  Applications should consist of a CV and Covering Letter and should be sent to

The closing date for applications is 31st October 2021.

UCL aims to acknowledge, understand, and tackle structural inequities and unjust social power imbalances that affect our communities across the institution.  For this recruitment campaign we particularly welcome applicants from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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