Recruiter: Hays

Project Manager

£34,000 to £39,000 per annum | West Midlands | Date posted 05 Mar 2019

Be ambitious, brilliant and innovative – Join our new team andhelp transform our campus

Exciting opportunities with Staffordshire University

Your New Company
Staffordshire University is a great place to work. We care about our people. We reward hard work. We also celebrate diversity and individual success. And although our history dates back over 100 years, you’ll find that we are progressive and forward thinking.

Staffordshire University are transforming its campus to become a vibrant and welcoming place to work, study, live and visit. We are currently developing a new exciting masterplan that will reflect our 2030 strategic vision to become a leading digital university that includes a number of exiting projects such as our new £40m catalyst building. To help deliver this ambition the Estates team need to recruit Project Manager.

Your New Role
You will provide internal University project management & delivery service from inception to completion, working with in external Contractors & Construction Consultants on multiple projects ranging in value. You will be expected to take responsibility for the day to day management of discrete projects to act as the University’s Client Representative. You will deliver to the standards required by the University in a manner that provides best value for money, minimising disruption to academic delivery & compromise of the customer facing University buildings & landscape. You will also engage with key internal & external Stakeholders as required to ensure communication, management of aspirations & smooth handover to end users.

The role holder will be required to travel between university sites (Stafford, Lichfield and Shrewsbury) on occasions, however the position will predominantly be based at the Stoke campus.

Experience Required
You will be a Qualified construction professional – either Chartered Building Surveyor (membership RICS), Architectural Technologist (membership of CIAT), or Architect (ARB registers with optional membership of RIBA) with experience of Managing numerous and complex refurbishment and maintenance projects within tight timescales. You will also have experience managing project teams from inception through to completion, producing good quality, innovative sustainable and cost effective design solutions. Finally you will have a thorough practical understanding of construction contracts and administration through all stages of the project life cycle, including the ability to prepare detailed schedule/scope of works and coordinated tender documentation.

About You
You will have the ability to prioritise complex and often conflicting project demands ensuring appropriate risk management techniques are implemented. You will have the ability to communicate complex information to a range of audiences and stakeholders effectively using a variety of mediums. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to engage and influence at all levels, both internally and externally. Finally, you will have Excellent organisational skills with experience of managing multiple programmes of work with competing deadlines and challenging budgets.

If you’re ready to make a difference in Higher Education, be ambitious, brilliant and innovative, please apply now and join a team who are helping to transform our University Campus.

How to Apply
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Staffordshire University are working exclusively with Hays Specialist Recruitment. For more information about their current vacancies please visit our dedicated recruitment microsite at hays.co.uk/jobs/staffordshire-university-cp

Hays have been retained for this recruitment project. Any 3rdparty or direct applications will be forwarded to Hays as part of the campaign.


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£30,000 - £39,999

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West Midlands

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Job ref: 3540927
Application deadline:
01 Apr 2019