Estates Project Manager

Guildford, Surrey
Salary up to £50,000 p.a.
17 Jul 2019
17 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research. With a beautiful and vibrant campus, we provide exceptional teaching and practical learning to inspire and equip our students for personal and professional success. Set in the bustling town of Guildford in the heart of the southeast of England, the University is easily accessible by road and rail with great connections to London. Just a 10-minute stroll from campus, Guildford town centre is alive with bars, restaurants and cafes.

At Surrey, we prepare students for the world of work and the vast majority of our students take up Professional Training placements as a part of their degree. We’re known for our outstanding graduate employability figures, with the Higher Education Statistics Agency revealing that 93 per cent of Surrey’s 2017 graduates were in work or further education six months after they graduated. In the QS World Employability Rankings 2019, Surrey has been ranked 1st in the UK and 7th in the world for work placements and research partnerships with employers.

Surrey was recognised as an ‘outstanding’ institution when it received a prestigious Gold award in the first ever Teaching Excellence Framework, which is testament to our passion for inspiring our students and preparing them for a bright future.

The University is seeking to appoint a Project Manager who will play a key role in the delivery of the Universities capital programme. The Project Manager will take the lead role in the project management of the University’s capital and minor works projects across a mixed-use estate portfolio of research and teaching facilities, student residences, social and hospitality space, sports facilities and commercial space.  Projects will typically range from £50k to £5m in value, with the opportunity to progress on to larger schemes in the future.

We are seeking an individual who is experienced in and enjoys delivering complex refurbishment and fit-out projects, typically in in the £50k to £5m value range.  You will have strong technical and commercial management skills, with experience of managing the design, procurement, contract administration and post-contract delivery stages of projects.

The role would suit an individual that wants to progress their career in a client-side project management role in a fantastic campus estate portfolio setting. 

The University offers a progressive approach to flexible working, generous annual leave (25 days annual leave + 7 closure days + bank holidays) a competitive pension scheme (18% employer contributions), season ticket loan, childcare facilities and subsidised membership of the Surrey Sports Park.

For more information, including the full job particulars, please contact our retained advisors Ben Duffill or Nicholas Coppard at The Management Recruitment Group. Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and should be sent to