Project Manager

London (Central), London (Greater)
£43,023 - £55,163 (depending on experience) plus excellent benefits
14 Jun 2018
08 Jul 2018
Job Function
Project Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

University College London (UCL) is a globally recognised Institution and one the UK’s most successful Universities.  The UCL Estate comprises over 200 buildings valued in excess of £2 billion, more than four million square feet of academic accommodation and c 4000 student bedrooms. The scale, variety and complexity of the estate are unparalleled in the sector. UCL Estates is responsible for managing the delivery of an Estate Strategy with a capital investment programme in excess of £1.25 billion over the next ten years, with projects ranging in scale, complexity and value (from £100k to £500m).

Based on the requirements to deliver UCL’s projected £1.25 billion capital programme UCL Estates is embarking on a period of transformation to ensure that the Estates Development and Major Projects teams are resourced and organised in line with best practice and the scale of what needs to be achieved.  Having recently made several key senior appointments we now seek to recruit a Project Manager to further strengthen the team.

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 of a multi-million development programme by personally leading projects up 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 £50m 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. 

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 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

For a confidential discussion and/or the Candidate Briefing Pack please contact our advisors Ben Duffill ( or Nick Coppard ( of The Management Recruitment Group on 0207 220 7319.  Applications should consist of a CV and Covering Letter and should be sent to

The closing date for applications is 8th July 2018.  Interviews are scheduled for w/c 23rd July 2018.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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