Deputy Director of Estates (Projects)

Brunel University London - Estates

Brunel University London is a leading research-intensive University, which was recently ranked 29th in the world among institutions under 50 years old.

Today, the university has a reputation for high-impact academic research in a range of disciplines, organised into three institutes and 15 themes. Within this structure Brunel works extensively with industry partners, contributing to global innovation and policy change.

In recent years the university has invested more than £400 million into a campus redevelopment programme and now possesses an impressive range of modern, state-of-the-art facilities. It has a diverse population of nearly 13,500 students, of whom around 3,725 are pursuing postgraduate studies as well as 2,874 international students from more than 90 countries.

Reporting to the Director of Estates, the Deputy Director of Estates (Projects) will lead a team of internal and external Project Managers in the delivery of small, medium and large scale capital projects across a mixed-use estate portfolio of research and teaching facilities, student residences, social and hospitality space, sports facilities and commercial space. You will head a capital programme currently estimated at £170m with several individual major schemes in the £20m to £75m range.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of leading large scale development schemes and programmes of projects including both refurbishment and new build schemes across technically complex estate portfolios. You will have proven team leadership experience, with the capability to lead internal staff members as well as external project teams. You will have excellent communication and leadership skills, with the ability to operate successfully at a senior level with a diverse range of stakeholder groups.

Experience of working in or with the higher education sector is advantageous although not essential. It is expected that candidates will possess a related professional qualification.

Why join Brunel?

  • Generous annual leave entitlement – (30 days annual leave + 8 bank holidays + University closure days).
  • Excellent pension scheme.
  • Private HealthcareScheme available.
  • Excellent location and transport links. The Uxbridge campus is within close proximity of Underground, National and International Rail links, the M40, M25 and M4 motorways, and Heathrow Airport.

For a confidential discussion and/or to apply, please contact our advisor Ben Duffill or Marcus May at The Management Recruitment Group on 020 7959 2368 on or The further particulars can be viewed at

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Sunday 11th December 2016.

The Management Recruitment Group have been exclusively retained for this campaign. All direct and third party applications will be forwarded to them.

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