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Senior Project Manager


UK / Greater London

Estates & Facilities Management



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: 15959
Posted: 12 April 2021
Closes: 02 May 2021

The University of Sussex is seeking to make the appointment of a Senior Project Manager to lead a major capital project that will deliver new state of the art academic and research facilities for its School of Life Sciences.

The University of Sussex is a leading higher education and research institution. The first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s, receiving its Royal Charter in 1961, Sussex is a successful, growing University with a top-20 place in the major UK higher education league tables. The University has a beautiful and diverse estate located in Falmer, to the east of Brighton and Hove. It is situated in the South Downs National Park and has amongst its buildings a core heritage estate designed by Sir Basil Spence.

Over the past two decades, Sussex has doubled in size in terms of activity, with the University trying to accommodate this growth within its existing constrained campus. The University has therefore developed a £300 million masterplan – a programme of investment to modernise and improve the campus so that we can provide the best facilities for our students, academic and professional staff, and the local community. The new estate for the School of Life sciences is a key project in this.

Reporting to the Deputy Director of Estates (Capital & Development) and as the lead for the Life Science Project, the Senior Project Manager will lead this hugely important project from brief development and design through to construction and successful delivery.

We are seeking an individual that has demonstrable experience of leading complex capital development projects in a comparable context. Given the significant diversity of stakeholder relationships required to successfully deliver the project the role will suit an individual with excellent interpersonal, communication and influencing skills, and who is passionate about delivering world-class buildings.

The University offers a compelling employer proposition including a positive approach to flexible working, significant investment in staff wellbeing and development, a very generous pension scheme and annual leave allowance, and access to campus facilities. There is also relocation support available for individuals seeking to relocate to the region to take up the position. The candidate brochure can be viewed at

For a confidential briefing discussion please contact our retained advisors Ben Duffill ( and Nick Coppard ( of The Management Recruitment Group (MRG) on 0203 962 9900. Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and should be sent to and

Closing date for applications is 2nd May 2021.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

UoS Senior Project Manager Life Sciences