Major Projects Manager

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 Deputy Director of Estates (Projects), the Major Projects Manager will take the lead role in the project management of the University’s major capital projects across a mixed-use estate portfolio of research and teaching facilities, student residences, social and hospitality space, sports facilities and commercial space. The capital programme is currently estimated at £170m with several individual major refurbishment and new build projects in the £20m to £75m range.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of leading and managing large scale refurbishment and new build schemes from inception to completion across technically complex estate portfolios. Experience of working on projects with a high level of technical complexity in live high footfall environments is essential as is the ability to lead design teams and contractor teams in an assured manner. It is expected that candidates will possess a related professional qualification.

You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to operate successfully at a senior level with a diverse range of stakeholder groups.

Why join Brunel?

  • Generous annual leave entitlement – (30 days annual leave + 8 bank holidays + University closure days).
  • Excellent pension scheme.
  • Private Healthcare Scheme 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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