Assistant Estates Project Manager
Hays are excited to be working in partnership with the University of East Anglia (UEA) who are looking to recruit an Assistant Estates Project Manager to support the Senior Estates Project Manager in the delivery of a portfolio of construction related projects.
As well as being a local employer of choice in Norfolk, the UEA is a well-renowned institution, currently ranked in the top 15 universities in the UK, and worldwide sits in the top 200. In a recent UK-wide student satisfaction survey, they were ranked at 5th. Set on a beautiful 360 acre estate in Norwich, the University is investing over £300m in their estate over the next few years. The estate has all of the facilities of a small town; 4,500 residential units, music and performance venues, sport facilities that includes an Olympic sized swimming pool, commercial units (incl. shops and a bank), teaching facilities, laboratory’s, offices, car parks and even its own electrical distribution networks. Projects you will be working on are varied and will be of a multi-disciplined nature covering refurbishments of existing facilities to constructing new buildings. With up to 100 ‘live’ projects at any time with values ranging from £20,000 to £35m you will have a unique opportunity to excel within your chosen discipline.
You will be joining a small team that manage the estate both operationally and strategically. As the Assistant Estates Project Manager you’ll be acting as a ‘trusted advisor’ to the client, for projects that are simple in technical nature, or are of a value up to approximately £500,000. It will be key for you to liaise with all University departments to ensure all these projects meet the requirements set. Due to the ‘live’ nature of the UEA estate, you must ensure that the construction projects cause least possible disruption to the University and that projects are carried out to meet the agreed programme and financial budgets.
The Assistant Estates Project Manager will also assist with the administration and management of major projects, taking these from: client’s brief; feasibility studies; preparing and evaluating tender information; to managing the development of the design and technical requirements.
You will need detailed knowledge of budget, project and cost planning, checking all relevant documentation prior to the commencement of the work. As projects progress you’ll be carrying out regular site inspections, reporting on progress and ultimately ensuring a smooth transition at the end of the project through post completion period.
As the Assistant Estates Project Manager you will be educated to higher technical level (e.g. NVQ Level 4, HNC, HND, Foundation Degree or equivalent) in an appropriate construction/engineering discipline. You will need a thorough understanding of the statutory legislation and associated frameworks for construction contracts, mechanical and electrical services and building design.
It would be highly desirable if you held a Health and Safety Qualification as well as membership status in a recognised professional construction/property body such as (e.g. RICS, RIBA, CIOB, CIBSE or CIAT. You will need to be adaptable, assertive and be able to influence stakeholders.
A commercial approach and an eye for detail is essential alongside a proficiency with IT software, i.e. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, AutoCAD and Databases.
In return, the UEA are offering a competitive salary with a range of attractive benefits including a relocation package where required and career progression. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly experienced team in a fantastic working environment.
For more information about the role and organisation please visit their dedicated recruitment website hays.co.uk/jobs/university-east-anglia or for an informal discussion please contact John Martin who is the retained consultant working in partnership with the UEA, alternatively please click apply now with your up to date CV.
Closing date for all applications will be on Sunday 1st October
Interviews will take place w/c 9th October day/times tbc
The University is a Bronze Athena Swan Award holder, currently working towards Silver.