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: 16008
Posted: 30 April 2021
Closes: 31 May 2021

Defect Manager

To £75,000 p.a. plus bonus and benefits package

National portfolio

University Partnerships Programme (UPP) is the leading infrastructure and services partner to UK Universities – and this is an exciting time to join a business with an overarching mission to be the strategic partner of choice to Universities by delivering next-generation campuses.

UPP is seeking to make the crucial appointment to the role of Defect Manager within our Asset Management business unit. Reporting to the Asset Management Director, this role will lead on the successful delivery of the defect management from construction completion and into the full operational phase of projects across the UPP portfolio. This will include closing out defects during and after the 12-month defects liability period and subsequently, active progression of latent defects including identification, analysis, management, and resolution.

The successful candidate will possess a proven track record of working on the post-construction stages of large-scale construction projects married with a strong technical and commercial understanding of post-construction defect management, aftercare and contractual obligations. A technical understanding of how design & build is administered would be advantageous, as would experience of working on design, build, finance, operate projects.

You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a high level of personal and professional credibility, as a key aspect of the role is the capability to work successfully with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders. The role calls for an individual who is proactive and that would relish the chance to work across a national estate portfolio.

This is an exciting time to join a commercially focused, high performing, customer and results oriented organisation that operates with energy, pace and passion – and a to play a key role ensuring that UPP provides high-quality, industry-leading facilities.

UPP is an inclusive and flexible employer that offers excellent employee benefits in addition to competitive base salaries and bonus potential. The candidate brochure can be viewed at

For a confidential discussion please contact our retained advisors Ben Duffill ( and Nicholas Coppard ( at The Management Recruitment Group (MRG) on 0203 962 9900. Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and should be sent to and All direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to MRG.

Closing date for applications: 30th May 2021

UPP - Defect Manager