Construction Director

Location
National remit with a requirement to be in London 2 days per week
Salary
Competitive Salary plus excellent benefits
Posted
13 Sep 2019
Closes
13 Oct 2019
Job Function
Construction
Job position
Director
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Construction Director

Competitive Salary plus excellent benefits

National remit with a requirement to be in London 2 days per week

University Partnerships Programme (UPP) is the UK’s leading provider of on-campus residential and academic infrastructure. We have more than 35,000 rooms under management or in construction through long-term partnerships with 15 leading UK universities. Since 1998 UPP has invested over £2.5bn in the UK higher education sector and provided homes to over 310,000 students.  Our unique partnership approach enables our university partners to develop their estates whilst reinvesting in their core services of teaching and research.

We intend to invest another £1bn delivering great services, in long term partnership with outstanding universities. As part of this investment and promise to deliver industry-leading facilities we are seeking to make the key appointment to the role of Construction Director.

The Construction Director leads the successful delivery of all construction projects and programmes across the UPP Portfolio, ensuring quality, programme and cost expectations are met.  You will lead a team of Project Managers across a diverse range of projects including new-build, redevelopment and refurbishment. Projects range in value from £0.5m refurbishments to major new developments valued in excess of £100m.

We are seeking an individual with a proven track record in the successful leadership of large-scale, high-volume construction projects and programmes, preferably in student accommodation, residential, education or a comparable sector.  In this programme level role you will have proven leadership skills with experience of managing internal teams whilst successfully working with partners such as contractors, consultants and end-users/clients. 

We’re seeking someone with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and who is results-focused, driven and enjoys working in a dynamic environment.  We are a business that is industry-leading and has a culture of continuous improvement, therefore the role would suit an individual with an innovative and proactive mindset.

This is a key leadership role with significant impact across the business and will contribute to the integration, development and growth of UPP Management maintaining the highest standards in line with the Group’s vision, strategic aims and priorities.

The Candidate Brief can be viewed at https://online.flippingbook.com/view/355274/

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

Closing date for applications: 13th October 2019

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