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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: 14031
Posted: 01 October 2018
Closes: 28 October 2018

Keele University is a world class campus-based university committed to providing the highest quality learning and living environment in which our students and staff can flourish. Keele is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student life. With a turnover in excess of £150 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2,000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects. Keele has ambitious plans for its future growth and development, building upon its reputation as a research-led campus University with a broad academic base.

Keele has embarked on an ambitious capital development programme that will see investment of over £350m into the University Estate over the next 5-10 years. Due to the scale and complexity of the capital programme the University is seeking to make the appointment of a Project Manager to strengthen the Projects team within the Estates and Development Directorate.

The Project Manager will lead a range of estate development projects including refurbishment, alteration, fit-out and new build schemes ranging in value from £100k to £10m. The postholder will enjoy a great deal of variety, with projects across teaching and research facilities, commercial workspace and hospitality space, public realm, sports facilities and residential accommodation on buildings varying from the heritage to state-of-the-art.

The successful candidate will possess significant experience of leading technically complex estate development projects in a client side or client’s consultant project management role. You will have a high degree of commercial acumen, with the ability to monitor and report on development progress from both a design, programme and contractual perspective.

It is essential that the successful candidate possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work successfully with a diverse range of stakeholders across a large, complex organisation. Experience of having worked on major capital projects in the education, healthcare, science, commercial and/or student accommodation development schemes would be particularly advantageous.

For a confidential discussion and/or the full briefing particulars, please contact our retained advisors Ben Duffill (ben.duffill@mrgpeople.co.uk) and Nick Coppard (nicholas.coppard@mrgpeople.co.uk) at The Management Recruitment Group on 0203 962 9900. Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and should be sent to ben.duffill@mrgpeople.co.uk.

Closing date for applications: 28th October 2018

Keele - Project Manager