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Head of Capital Projects

Highly competitive salary, plus excellent benefits

UK / Greater London

Estates & Facilities Management / Construction, House Building & Development / Project & Cost Management, Building Surveying



Ben Duffill
020 3962 9900

Specialising solely in recruitment management consultancy at middle to senior and executive management level, Ben has successfully planned and executed recruitment campaigns across the higher education, scientific research, local and central government, NHS, public landmark attractions,


Job Description

REF: 14243
Posted: 11 December 2018
Closes: 20 January 2019

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions. With more than 25,000 students, 4,500 staff and an annual turnover of £430m, we teach and research across a wide range of subjects in humanities and social sciences, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering. Based in a creative and culturally diverse area of east London, we are the only London University able to offer a completely integrated residential campus, with c. 2700 student bedrooms.

The Estates and Facilities Directorate is core to the University’s strategic ambition to provide a world-class managed estate with excellent facilities for staff and students. The Capital Development team within Estates and Facilities are responsible for the masterplanning and development of all campuses forming the QMUL estate. The team manage a large capital programme from inception to completion, delivering projects on budget, on programme and to a high standard of quality. The improvement in facilities supports academic research and enhances the student experience.

The Head of Capital Projects will be responsible for leading the delivery of the QMUL capital programme which consists of a very diverse portfolio of projects spanning for small works projects to major capital development schemes in excess of £50m. You will lead an internal team of project management professionals and will take responsibility for planning and allocation of projects and resources and taking oversight and reporting responsibility for the delivery of the programme against Executive Team expectations.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of leading large-scale capital programmes and projects across diverse, mixed-use estate portfolio. You will have strong leadership and management skills, with experience of motivating and leading project teams across a portfolio of projects and having taking responsibility for programme oversight and reporting. Experience of having led projects across a range of property types is required and a track record of delivering academic, science, student accommodation and commercial schemes would be advantageous.

We are seeking a highly motivated, dynamic and collaborative individual to join the team and it is anticipated that you will have the excellent interpersonal and communication skills required to successfully undertake a senior and influential role within the University.

For a confidential discussion and/or the full job description please contact our retained advisors Ben Duffill and 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

Closing date for applications is 13th January 2019. Interviews are scheduled for late January 2019.

Head of Capital Projects - QMUL