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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: 13385
Posted: 19 February 2018
Closes: 18 March 2018

University College London (UCL) is a globally recognised Institution and one the UK’s most successful Universities. The UCL Estate comprises over 200 buildings valued in excess of £2 billion, more than four million square feet of academic accommodation and c 4000 student bedrooms. The scale, variety and complexity of the estate are unparalleled in the sector. UCL Estates is responsible for managing the delivery of an Estate Strategy with a capital investment programme in excess of £1.25 billion over the next ten years, with projects ranging in scale, complexity and value (from £100k to £500m).

Based on the requirements to deliver UCL’s projected £1.25 billion capital programme UCL Estates is embarking on a period of transformation to ensure that the Estates Development and Major Projects teams are resourced and organised in line with best practice and the scale of what needs to be achieved. Having recently made several key senior appointments we now seek to recruit a number of Senior Project Managers to further strengthen the team.

The Senior Project Managers will lead the delivery of a range of high-profile new build, adaptation and refurbishment building projects across an incredibly diverse estate portfolio including academic and research facilities, commercial space, and student accommodation. Responsible for providing a high level technical advisory service to UCL stakeholders, you will play a key part in the successful delivery of a multi-million development programme with projects typically valued in the £1m to £40m range albeit with multiple projects valued at in excess of £50m.

The successful candidate will possess significant experience of developing, procuring and managing a panoply of projects from inception to completion in a project leadership role. You will have a track record of working effectively either in or with a large scale, complex organisation on projects and buildings of a technically complex nature. You will also possess strong financial/budgetary management skills and experience, with a high level of commercial acumen.

With a strong customer focus essential, it is vital that the Senior Project Manager will have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills coupled with the ability to work in a collaborative manner with a multitude of stakeholder groups.

The role attracts a competitive salary and excellent benefits including 41 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and closure days), a generous pension scheme, personal and professional development support and health and wellbeing benefits. Further information on the details of the benefits of working at UCL can be found at

For a confidential discussion and/or the Candidate Briefing Pack please contact our advisors Ben Duffill ( or Nick Coppard ( of The Management Recruitment Group on 0207 959 2368. Applications should consist of a CV and Covering Letter and should be sent to

The closing date for applications is 18th March 2018.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at these levels.