Senior Facilities Programme Manager

Southampton, Hampshire
£35,222 - £40,505
29 Nov 2018
29 Dec 2018
Job Function
Programme Manager
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

We are looking for a Senior Facilities Programme Manager to provide leadership of our Facilities projects here at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton. Working to NOC project management standards, the role provides assurance through leadership that all projects are delivered in accordance with the relevant regulatory compliance. 

The annual facilities projects programme has a budget of approximately £1.5m, and the projects range in cost from £10,000 to £100,000. Projects cover a wide range of areas within the building, including lighting, ventilation units, gas pipework, generator fuel tank and seawater pumps.

You will report to and work closely with the Head of Estates, as an integral member of the Facilities leadership team, to produce, monitor, manage and evaluate detailed project plans.  You will be required to take responsibility for the coordination of developing project specifications and deliverables in line with the customer requirements. On a daily basis you will be required to monitor project activities, proactively engaging with consultants and contractors to solve problems across projects. A pivotal aspect of this role is impeccable communication, managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders, with a particular focus of creating an environment of joint venture with our external stakeholders.

About you:

The successful candidate will have both Facilities Management and Project Management experience, with a recognised qualification, such as Prince II.

You will have extensive experience of managing multifaceted projects in a facilities/estates environment and be able to work effectively and efficiently toward goals in an intricate and diverse environment with multiple and changing demands.

You will have experience in the creation and development of project specifications, excellent understanding of project standards and documentation including first-rate working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Project.  A very proactive and flexible approach will be required for this post.

Other information:

The starting salary for this position will be between £35,222 and £40,505 per annum (Band 5). Depending upon skills and experience, additional allowances may be available for exceptional candidates.

Please note for this role we are not able to sponsor candidates who require a right to work in the UK

About us:

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is a national research organisation, delivering integrated marine science and technology from the coast to the deep ocean and is one of the top five institutions of its kind in the world. With sites in Liverpool and Southampton, it is the UK’s leading centre for sea level science, coastal and deep ocean research and technology development.        

NOC is part of the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC), which is one of the nine partners within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). For more information visit

What we can offer you:

At the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) we know that the quality of our science and the impact that we want it to have depends entirely on the knowledge, skills and engagement of our people. The NOC is committed to flexible employment practices to support employees’ work and personal commitments where possible. Our flexi-time system and flexible working policy contribute to this important aim.

In return for your talents, we offer a competitive remuneration package, including a RCUK pension scheme, 30 days annual leave with a further 14 Public/local days off. The centre is well connected by public transport and has ample cycle parking in addition to free  car-parking. We support opportunities for further training and development.

For more information visit Working at NOC.

Our Commitment as an Employer:

The NOC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. There is a guaranteed interview scheme for suitable candidates with a disability and we welcome applications from ethnic minorities currently under-represented. The NOC is an Investors in People organisation, and has signed up to the Athena SWAN charter principles to take action to address gender equality.