Project Manager

up to £55,000 p.a. plus excellent benefits
11 Oct 2017
24 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Cambridge is seeking to make the appointment of a Project Manager to lead a range of estate development projects as part of the University’s £2.9 billion investment programme.

The University of Cambridge is one of the world’s oldest and most successful Universities, with an outstanding reputation for academic achievement and research. It is consistently ranked among the foremost universities in the world and its graduates have won more Nobel Prizes than any other university in the world. The University comprises more than 150 departments, faculties, schools and other institutions, plus a central administration and 31 independent and autonomous colleges.

The University has an incredibly diverse and large scale (660,000 sq. m. GIA excluding College estate) portfolio and has an estate development programme that will see capital investment range from £150m-£200m annually over the next 5 years and cumulative investment of £2.9bn over the next two decades.

Working within the Estate Projects team, the Project Manager will deliver a broad range of major capital projects valued up to and in excess of £50m across the University’s diverse estate portfolio including new build, redevelopment and adaptation schemes to academic and research facilities, historic buildings, commercial property and recreational space.   You will be responsible for the day to day management of large scale, high profile and technically complex projects from inception to completion as the University’s client side Project Manager.

The successful candidate will have gained significant experience of managing a range of large scale construction and property projects (probably valued up to and in excess of £20m) within either a client project manager or a client's consultant role.  You will have strong technical and commercial skills, with proven experience of working with a variety of contract types and technically complex property and project types.  Excellent interpersonal skills are essential as you will be required to lead projects across a high-profile, complex organisation successfully working with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.

For a confidential discussion please contact our retained advisors Nick Coppard ( or Ben Duffill ( of The Management Recruitment Group on 020 7959 2368.  Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and should be sent to