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Head of Commercial

£55,163 - £67,111

UK / Greater London

Estates & Facilities Management / Project & Cost Management, Building Surveying

Permanent

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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

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Job Description

REF: 13657
Posted: 29 June 2018
Closes: 31 July 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 Head of Commercial to further strengthen the team.

The Head of Commercial (Estate Development) will take strategic responsibility for ensuring that UCL gets best value and a high degree of assurance from its capital investment. The post holder will lead a multitude of stakeholders including UCL Estates colleagues, cost and commercial management consultants, consultant and contractor teams to successfully plan and manage commercial, contractual, procurement and supply chain challenges and mitigate risk across major capital projects and a range of complex capital and small works projects including new build, refurbishments and improvements spanning the entirety of the UCL estate.

Candidates for this role will have a proven track record of leading the commercial aspects of large-scale capital projects and programmes in a client-side or client’s consultant role. You will have demonstrable experience of project and programme reporting from a commercial and risk assurance perspective. Experience of leading the commercial aspects of a large-scale (£100m plus p.a.) portfolio of projects across a diverse, multi-building estate portfolio would be particularly advantageous.

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 http://ucl.ac.uk/hr/benefits/employee_benefits.php.

For a confidential discussion and/or the Candidate Briefing Pack please contact our advisors Ben Duffill (ben.duffill@mrgpeople.co.uk) or Nick Coppard (nicholas.coppard@mrgpeople.co.uk) of The Management Recruitment Group on 0203 962 9900. Applications should consist of a CV and Covering Letter and should be sent to ucl@mrgpeople.co.uk.

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