Construction Project Manager

Up to £51,000

UK / South East

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



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: 14606
Posted: 08 May 2019
Closes: 23 June 2019
Kingston University is a leading London University with 16,000 students and 2,000 staff based across 5 teaching campuses in and around Kingston upon Thames. With 4 successful faculties across a broad range of subjects and annual income of circa £200m the University is continually developing and improving its estate. This is an important client facing role in the Estates professional team – a team which provides strategic planning, design and project management, space and property management, energy management, biodiversity management and other expert advice to the University.

Estates leads on the development and implementation the vision for the estate which includes new buildings that will transform the learning and teaching experience at the University’s campuses as well as innovative refurbishments and space, energy management and biodiversity projects. We are currently working on schemes with architectural practices with worldwide reputations, including Grafton Architects and Haworth Tompkins.

The Project Manager will lead briefing, design development, procurement and project delivery on larger scale projects across the University Estate and will act as the in-house project manager on smaller scale projects. This is a unique client-side project management role that will give the post-holder great experience across a diverse range of projects. The role will give the University the in-house capability to deliver best value for money and design quality, ranging from minor projects at circa £0.1m to £0.5m to major capital schemes in excess of £20m. There will be immediate involvement with a £20m+ refurbishment project at the Kingston School of Art.

The successful candidate will possess significant project management experience, including leading small scale projects and large capital schemes, working on building types with comparable characteristics to those found in the Higher Education sector. Strong strategic planning and project management skills with experience of business reporting to senior level stakeholders will be expected. Prospective candidates will be technically competent and familiar with construction contract administration and able to demonstrate good experience of managing construction projects safely and within agreed parameters of time, cost and quality.

Excellent interpersonal, communication and analytical skills together with the capability to work in a cross-functional way are required in this role.

Kingston University offers an attractive package of additional benefits including:

35 days annual leave per year, in addition to public holidays.

• An excellent local government career average pension scheme.

• A positive attitude to returners to work / requests for flexible working.

For a confidential discussion and the full job description please contact our retained advisors Ben Duffill ( and Nicholas Coppard ( on 0203 962 9900. To apply please send a CV and covering letter to

Closing date for applications: 9th June 2019. Interviews are scheduled for: w/c 24th June 2019.

Kingston University - Construction Project Manager