Assistant Director Capital Projects

London (Central), London (Greater)
C.£90,000 p.a. plus excellent benefits
12 Jun 2019
07 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

University College London (UCL) is a globally recognised Institution and one the UK’s most successful Universities.  UCL’s estate is unique, rich in history, at the heart of London and diverse in use. Our 230 buildings are predominately located in Bloomsbury but with a number of specialist satellite sites beyond that. UCL Estates are excited to be playing a key role in the delivery of UCL’s 20-year strategy, UCL2034, including the realisation of UCL East, our new campus at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which will offer world class research, teaching and living accommodation within the largest cultural and educational development in Europe.

UCL is in the midst of a programme to invest £1.25 billion to refurbish and develop some of our most iconic buildings whilst also bringing forward new world class buildings to ensure that the UCL Estate directly contributes to the creation of a truly inspirational environment for our academics, students and staff.  Having recently made several key senior appointments we now seek to recruit an Assistant Director Capital Projects to play a key leadership role within the team.

The Assistant Director Capital Projects will lead the development and delivery of a diverse range of capital projects at programme/portfolio management level.  You will lead and manage an in-house team of Senior Project Managers and Project Managers in the delivery of new-build, redevelopment, refurbishment and fit-out projects typically valued from £0.5m to £50m in value.

We are seeking an individual who has a proven track record of delivering a complex programme of capital projects in a leadership role.  You will have a high degree of commercial acumen honed in the construction industry, with a history of driving value during planning, procurement and delivery stages of a portfolio of projects across a diverse range of property types.

Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills are essential as you will inspire and manage an in-house capital projects team whilst engaging with and gained the confidence of a broad range of internal and external stakeholder groups.

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 0203 962 9900.  Applications should consist of a CV and Covering Letter and should be sent to

The closing date for applications is 7th July 2019.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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