Digital Impact Lead, Construction Innovation Hub, Cambridge

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Centre for Digital Built Britain

Recruiter: Centre for Digital Built Britain

Digital Impact Lead, Construction Innovation Hub, Cambridge

£55,751 to £59,135 per annum | East of England | Date posted 12 Mar 2020

West Cambridge

Full-time – Fixed Term

The Digital Impact Lead will be highly visible and influential across government, industry and the research partners in the Construction Innovation Hub (CIH) to ensure that we are successful in achieving our goal of transforming the UK’s construction sector.

In this role you will work closely with the CIH Programme Director, Keith Waller, and colleagues responsible for impact in Value, Manufacturing and Assurance to influence the emerging shape and delivery of the £72M CIH programme - the largest part of the government’s £170m investment in the construction sector.

The objectives of CIH are ambitious and challenging:

  • Adoption of CIH concepts into projects worth over £10bn
  • Demonstration that these concepts have the potential to produce step changes in CO2, delivery time, quality, value, productivity and balance of trade 
  • Industry participation and co-investment 
  • Expansion and extension of CIH funding and revenue base 

The Impact Leads will work individually and collectively to deliver these goals. The successful candidate will encourage uptake of digital concepts such as BIM and digital twins, and will shape the future programme to match the pull from industry and client organisations.

The Centre for Digital Built Britain is a unique Centre positioned in the University of Cambridge’s Academic Division. Founded in 2017, we form a multi-disciplinary team made up of specialist individuals all working towards the same goal – using digital techniques to support the modern digital transformation of the built environment sector. 

The Construction Innovation Hub is delivered by a consortium of the University of Cambridge, the Manufacturing Technology Centre and BRE Ltd.

To apply, please visit our website:

Closing date: 29th April 2020

Interviews will be held on: 1 November 2019

Informal enquiries regarding this position should be made via

Please quote reference AK22751 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


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£50,000 - £74,999

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Application deadline:
13 Apr 2020