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Assistant Director of Estates Development

Coventry University is a forward-looking, modern university with a proud tradition as a provider of high quality education and research.

As a consequence of our continued excellence, we rank in the well-respected QS World University Rankings 2013/14, have risen to a top 30 position in the Guardian University Guide 2014 and are The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014 ‘Modern University of the Year’. Over the last five years we have invested over £150m in the estate including the addition of a ground-breaking £55m Engineering and Computing Building that opened in 2012 and an award-winning £35m Student Hub that opened in 2011. We are now embarking on our next phase of expansion with a £70m new development for Health and Life Sciences leading the way with many further significant projects in the pipeline.

Reporting to the Director of Estate Development, the Assistant Director of Estate Development will lead a team in the delivery of a diverse range of estate development schemes across the University’s estate portfolio. This will include new build developments, refurbishment and alteration projects and major long term maintenance programmes.You will play a key role in ensuring the University’s development programme is delivered to the highest standards.Key responsibilities include leadership of consultants and external delivery partners, development of project processes, determination of procurement strategies and strategy planning and programme management.

The successful candidate will have significant relevant experience in a project and programme leadership role with responsibility for procuring and managing major capital projects up to, and in excess, of £25m in value.You will have strong commercial acumen, with proven comparable scale budgetary and supply chain management experience.Responsible for leading an internal team of Project Managers and Building Services Engineers, as well as a diverse external supply chain of delivery partners, it is essential that the appointed candidate possesses excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, with a highly motivated and client-focused disposition.

For a confidential discussion and/or the full job description please contact Ben Duffill on 0207 868 5038 or ben.duffill@mrgpeople.co.uk.To apply please send a CV and covering letter to ben.duffill@mrgpeople.co.uk.The Management Recruitment Group has been exclusively retained for this campaign. All direct and third party applications will be forwarded to them.

Job added on 18-07-2014