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Project Manager

University College London (UCL) is a globally recognised Institution and one the UK’s most successful Universities.  UCL’s estate is unique, rich in history, at the heart of London and diverse in use. Our 20 buildings are predominately located in Bloomsbury but with a number of specialist satellite sites beyond that. UCL Estates are excited to be playing a key role in the delivery of UCL’s 20-year strategy, UCL2034, including the realisation of UCL East, our new campus at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which will offer world class research, teaching and living accommodation within the largest cultural and educational development in Europe.


UCL is in the midst of a programme to invest £1.25 billion to refurbish and develop some of our most iconic buildings whilst also bringing forward new world class buildings to ensure that the UCL Estate directly contributes to the creation of a truly inspirational environment for our academics, students and staff.  Having recently made several key senior appointments we now seek to recruit Project Managers to further strengthen the team.


The Project Manager will lead the delivery of a range of adaptation and refurbishment building projects and support on new-build projects across an incredibly diverse estate portfolio including academic and research facilities, commercial space, and student accommodation.  Responsible for providing a high level technical advisory service to UCL stakeholders, you will play a key part in the successful delivery the estate development programme personally being responsible for projects from £0.1m to £5m in value but also with the opportunity to support Senior Project Managers and Assistant Directors on major projects up to and in excess of £20m in value.


The successful candidate will possess experience of developing, procuring and managing projects from inception to completion in a project leadership role, and will be seeking to progress their career in a lead project management role.  You will have a track record of working effectively either in or with a large scale, complex organisation on projects and buildings of a technically complex nature.  You will also possess strong commercial skills, with proven experience of contract management.


With a strong customer focus essential, it is vital that the Project Manager will have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills coupled with the ability to work in a collaborative manner with a multitude of stakeholder groups.  We are seeking an individual that is adaptable, enthusiastic and resilient. 


This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to develop their career in a client side project management role on one of London’s most diverse and large scale estate development programmes.


The role attracts a competitive salary and excellent benefits including 41 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and closure days), a generous pension scheme, personal and professional development support and health and wellbeing benefits.  Further information on the details of the benefits of working at UCL can be found at


For a confidential discussion and/or the Candidate Briefing Pack please contact our advisors Ben Duffill ( or Nick Coppard ( of The Management Recruitment Group on 0203 962 9900.  Applications should consist of a CV and Covering Letter and should be sent to

The closing date for applications is 2nd February 2020.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

Project Manager

London, UK
Senior Manager
£44,674 - £57,299 (depending on experience) plus excellent benefits

Published on 5 Feb 2020