Senior Project Manager (Estate Improvement)

University of Sussex
Brighton, East Sussex
Negotiable upon experience plus excellent benefits and relocation support
Closing date
5 Dec 2021

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Full Time
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Project Manager
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Senior Project Manager (Estate Improvement)

Negotiable upon experience plus excellent benefits and relocation support

The University of Sussex is seeking to make the appointment of a Senior Project Manager to lead on the delivery of estate improvement projects across its estate portfolio.

The University of Sussex is a leading higher education and research institution. The first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s, receiving its Royal Charter in 1961, Sussex is a successful, growing University with a top-20 place in the major UK higher education league tables.  The University has a beautiful and diverse estate located in Falmer, to the east of Brighton and Hove.  It is situated in the South Downs National Park and has amongst its buildings a core heritage estate designed by Sir Basil Spence.

Over the past two decades, Sussex has doubled in size in terms of activity, with the University trying to accommodate this growth within its existing constrained campus.  The University has therefore developed a £300 million masterplan – a programme of investment to modernise and improve the campus so that we can provide the best facilities for our students, academic and professional staff, and the local community.  Investment in our estate portfolio is a key enabler in this.

Reporting to the Deputy Director of Estates (Capital & Development) and as the lead for estate improvement and minor works projects across the campus, the Senior Project Manager will lead a diverse range of refurbishment, alteration and maintenance projects to ensure that the University benefits from high-quality estates and facilities provision to support it growing academic, research, enterprise and student activities.

We are seeking an individual that has demonstrable experience of leading complex refurbishment and modernisation projects typically in the £300k to £1m value range.  You will have strong technical skills and will be adept at procurement and managing projects that are delivered in live, operational high public footfall environments.

The University offers a compelling employer proposition including a positive approach to flexible working, significant investment in staff wellbeing and development, a very generous pension scheme and annual leave allowance, and access to campus facilities.  There is also relocation support available for individuals seeking to relocate to the region to take up the position.

For a confidential briefing discussion please contact our retained advisors Ben Duffill ( / 07976125010) and Nick Coppard ( / 078960794951) of MRG.  Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and should be sent to and

Closing date for applications is 5th December 2021.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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