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PhD Studentship: Structuring Programme Organisations

UCL - The Bartlett

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: London
Funding for: UK Students
Funding amount: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 5th December 2023
Closes: 8th January 2024
Reference: B04-04558

About us

We are The Bartlett, UCL’s global faculty of the built environment. Individually, our schools and sections lead their fields. In partnership, they develop new responses to pressing world issues. As a whole, they represent a world-leading, multidisciplinary faculty, united by the radical spirit of UCL. Our vision is of a world where everything that’s built aims to add to the well-being of people and the environment. The Bartlett is unrivalled in its breadth and depth of disciplines, programmes, and departments. It is made up 12 Schools, Centres, and Institutes, providing teaching and research in a wide range of subject areas to over 4,000 students each year from across the world. Further information about The Faculty can be found here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/

About the role

University College London (UCL) is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD scholarship on “Structuring Programme Organisations to deliver Gigaprojects”. The PhD Scholarship is situated at UCL’s Megaproject Delivery Centre and is part of the AECOM Infrastructure Scholarship Programme, created to advance science in major programme management globally. The duration of the scholarship is for 3 years, available from the 1st March 2024 to 1st March 2027.

About you

This PhD Scholarship will investigate how to structure organisations responsible for delivering Gigaprojects. The research will investigate coordination and integration of system of systems by exploring topics such as: the initiation of programme delivery organisations, the set-up and evolution of organisational strategies, the decomposability of the Gigaproject into multiple megaprojects, and the inter-(mega)project relationships.

The appointed PhD candidate will be based at UCL’s Megaproject Delivery Centre and will have the opportunity to collaborate with AECOM’s Global Programme Management leadership to disseminate cutting-edge scientific findings. UCL and AECOM are on a mission to advance programme management and improve the delivery of the world’s largest infrastructure projects.

The appointee is required to have a Master's degree, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a relevant subject such as, but not limited to (project management, construction management, engineering management, operations management, organization studies, strategy).

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Excellent academic record (including a Master level degree in an appropriate subject)
  • Good proficiency in English
  • Commitment to a 3-year period of research within UCL
  • Interest in working closely with world leading infrastructure companies.

For further details including a job description, visit ucl.ac.uk/jobs and search for the role using the reference: Job Ref: B04-04558 Closing Date: 08 January 2024, 11pm (UK time)

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer great benefits. Please visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/rewards-and-benefits to find out more.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women.

You can read more about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/equality-diversity-inclusion

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