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Posted on: 19 January 2023
Job Title: Project Manager
Salary: £42,155 - £51,805 per year.
Job type: Permanent, Full time.
Closing Date: Wednesday 15th February 2023.
Shortlisting: Thursday 16th February 2023.
Interviews: Wednesday 22nd / Thursday 23rd February 2023.
ARU is a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. We are ranked in the world's top 350 HEIs in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and in the top ten mainstream universities in the country for the proportion of UK undergraduates in employment 15 months after graduating. We have campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford, London and Peterborough with around 2,500 staff and 35,000 students from 180 countries. With a focussed civic mission, we are committed to working with others through education, research and knowledge exchange to enhance the economic, cultural and social wellbeing of the communities in which we work and live.
Estates & Facilities are responsible for all the services required to make our campuses pleasant and positive places to work and study. Our services include estate development, cleaning and maintenance, environmental management and travel services, timetabling, space management, catering, conference services and residential services.
ARU has an ambitious development plan to encourage student growth over the coming years and is committed to develop the existing campuses to provide an outstanding student experience. With masterplans currently being developed, and several large projects already underway, this is an exciting time to join a busy, dynamic team.
Reporting to the Head of Projects the Project Manager you will lead projects teams to deliver estate development projects typically from £20k to £10m in value across an estate portfolio including academic and teaching facilities, social and hospitality space and specialist workspace.
You will get the chance to manage a diverse range of projects, with a significant proportion of the projects being complex redevelopments and refurbishments within live, operational environments. Key aspects of the role include brief development, design management, contract procurement and oversight of construction delivery and commissioning/handover, whilst taking lead responsibility for ensuring projects are delivered to quality, time, cost and safety expectations.
The successful candidate will possess relevant experience in a project management role with responsibility for the delivery complex refurbishment projects within live, operational environments. You will have strong commercial management skills, with a proven track record of contract administration and the procurement and management of consultant and contractor teams. We are seeking an individual with a highly motivated and proactive disposition and the interpersonal and communication skills to operate successfully with a diverse range of stakeholder groups.
You will be educated to degree level in a relevant construction related subject and hold (or demonstrate you are working towards) a recognised professional membership RICS, CIOB, MAPM etc.
We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page on our website for full details.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment.
We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.
We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of; Project Coordinator, Project Management, Project Administrator, Service Delivery Coordinator, Operations Coordinator, Project Manager, Project Controller, Project Supervisor, Construction Coordinator and Site Coordinator may also be considered for this role.
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