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Nick Coppard
020 3962 9900

Nick joined The Management Recruitment Group in 2015, initially supporting the Residential Development team before moving to a crucial delivery role for the business, manging the delivery of retained recruitment campaigns for the Education and Public Estates Practice. He began his


Job Description

REF: 13823
Posted: 18 July 2018
Closes: 12 August 2018

Coventry University is a dynamic, modern university with a proud tradition as a provider of high quality education and a focus on applied research. The University ranked 13th in the Guardian University Guide 2019 and was voted ‘Modern University of the Year’ for three consecutive years (2014, 2015 and 2016) in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

We are continuing the evolution of the University Group and as we look to build on our position of strength we aim to continue to create state-of-the-art campuses for our students, staff and visitors. Our strategy to 2021 will enhance our position as a leading provider of innovative education and impactful research both nationally and internationally, reinforced by the fact that we were awarded Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (2017). A very high quality of estate provision is a key enabler to this.

We have invested £350m in the estate in the last 8 years including the addition of a ground-breaking £55m Engineering and Computing Building, an award-winning £35m Student Hub that opened in 2011 as well as the new £59m Science & Health Building which was opened in January 2018 by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. We have ambitious future plans with several key projects underway including a second building for the Engineering and Computing Faculty, the redevelopment of the Faculty of Art and Humanities Building and a new home for Coventry University College.

Working within the University’s multi-disciplinary Estate Development team, the Cost and Programme Manager will provide strategic leadership on all cost management, programme and contractual matters across the University’s capital programme. With a capital spend over the next period in excess of £430m it is vital that the forecasting and management of costs and expenditure is exemplary and that procurement methods provide maximum value for money.

The post holder will develop and implement a strategic plan to ensure provision of a robust and comprehensive cost reporting and contract management service for all projects from inception through to completion, and will create and manage an overall programme tool to bring together the programmes for all projects. It is also expected that the successful candidate will undertake an in-house quantity surveying role on smaller scale projects within the programme.

The successful candidate will possess relevant experience in a quantity surveying, cost management role with responsibility for cost and programme management of construction and property projects. You will have experience of reporting on projects and programmes from a cost, contract and risk perspective and will relish the challenge of achieving value from a large scale and diverse capital programme.

This role represents a fantastic and rare opportunity for a cost professional to move into a client-side strategic management role on an industry-leading capital programme. The Candidate Brief can be viewed at

For a confidential discussion 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