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Senior Project Manager

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

The University was named Entrepreneurial University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards 2011 in recognition of the innovation and entrepreneurship demonstrated by academic and professional services staff alike. The University has invested heavily in developing state-of-the-art facilities with GBP 160m earmarked for improvements over ten years, including the addition of a ground-breaking GBP 55m Engineering and Computing Building that opened in 2012 and an award-winning GBP 35m Student Hub that opened in 2011.

Working within the University's multi-disciplinary Estates Development team, the Senior Project Manager will take the lead role on the delivery of a broad range of estate improvement projects valued from GBP 10k to in excess of GBP 50m across the University's diverse estate portfolio including research and teaching facilities, social space and office accommodation. Projects are varied and will include but are not limited to new build, renovation and adaptation schemes. You will be responsible for the day to day management of projects and also the delivery of large elements of the overall programme of work.

The successful candidate will possess significant experience of managing a range of construction and property projects (valued up to and in excess of GBP 25m) in a comparable context in either a client project manager or a client's consultant project manager role. You will have strong technical skills, with a built environment background and proven experience of working with a variety of contract types and technically complex property and project types.

Excellent interpersonal skills are essential as you will be required to lead projects across a large, complex organisation successfully working with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.

For a confidential discussion and/or the full job description please contact our advisor Ben Duffill on 0207 868 5038 . To apply please send a CV and covering letter . 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