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Assistant Project Manager

University of East London
Docklands Campus
Starting at £41,216 per annum inclusive of London Weighting
Closing date
8 Nov 2021

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Now you’ve got some Project Management experience under your belt, are you looking for a fresh challenge in an environment that’s open and vibrant, provides great training and welcomes new ideas? Would you like to be in at the start of an exciting new capital works programme with a varied portfolio, where you’ll be involved in reimagining a University’s campuses and help create something special for the future? Then join the University of East London as an Assistant Project Manager within our Projects & Development service.

There’s never been a better time to join the University of East London. With our transformational 'Vision 2028' strategy implemented, we’re reimagining and repurposing our campuses (that include a Grade II listed building and a library that won the RICS ‘Design Through Innovation’ award) so that they are fit for an ever-changing, careers-led world. And, with our Estates and Facilities Management set to play a major part in our exciting plans for the future, we need experienced project professionals like you on board.

As an Assistant Project Manager, you’ll be responsible for supporting the management of a variety of estates related projects across the University’s diverse portfolio, including refurbishments, new-build and master planning. As well as helping Project Managers identify, plan and deliver projects, we’ll rely on you to assist in producing detailed feasibility reports and identify, procure and appoint specialist delivery partners. Ensuring assigned budgets and resources are managed and reported on in a professional manner will be important too, as will assisting with the supervision of delivery partners to maintain health, safety and welfare standards are always maintained. And, when it comes to regularly updating CAD drawings, participating in post project and occupancy reviews, or conducting site and handover meetings, again, we’ll count on you. In short, it’s a challenging role in a dynamic Projects & Development environment that will see your career develop and thrive.

To make this exciting and unique opportunity yours, you’ll need an appropriate professional qualification in a construction related discipline. You’ll also need substantial project management experience gained working on a wide variety of public buildings (including listed) for a complex multi-site organisation. Knowledge of current health, safety and environment legislation and the issues relating to construction and project work is important too, as is exposure to cost, budget, reporting and project management of new building projects and fast track refurbishment. Used to dealing with multiple internal and external stakeholders at all levels, managing delivery partners and project teams comes naturally to you too. What’s more, you’re familiar with project phasing and planning, MS Office and appropriate Project Budget Software and have excellent report writing, presentation and problem-solving skills.

In return, we’ll provide a structured training & development programme up to Level 4 in Project Management and ensure that you’re mentored and provided with opportunities to enhance your knowledge and experience to enable career progression. You’ll also work with a management team that’s committed to progression, both of the environment and their people and, crucially, the chance to help create a truly exciting new landscape in the heart of East London.

So, what are you waiting for? The future’s waiting for you to reimagine it.

At the University of East London, we aim to attract and retain the best possible staff and offer a working environment at the heart of a dynamic region with excellent transport links. You can look forward to a warm, sincere welcome, genuine camaraderie and mobility in an institution led with passion, visibility and purpose. Your impact, resilience and sense of collegiality will directly contribute to the University’s future and those of the students whose lives you will touch and change forever. We also offer a great range of benefits including pension, family friendly policies and an on-site nursery and gym at our Docklands Campus.

CVs without a completed application form will not be accepted.

At UEL we are committed to working together to build a community which values diversity in both our staff and student populations, is representative and inclusive, enabling all to progress and thrive.

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